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Where the Robots Meet the Road: ‘Mcity’ to Test Self-Driving Cars
The University of Michigan, working with several major automakers, is prepping Mcity for safe trials of multiple vehicles alongside one another. (June 22, 2015)

Adept Technology Sells $8M in Shares, Gets Distributors
Adept Technology raised money for working capital and announced distributors for its industrial robots. (June 16, 2015)

Uber’s CMU Raid Raises Robotics Partnership Doubts
Carnegie Mellon University's reputation will recover, but Uber's poaching of self-driving vehicle faculty could affect other industry-academia relationships. (June 09, 2015)

First 10 Startups Join Qualcomm Robotics Accelerator
Microprocessor maker Qualcomm is offering $1 million in funding, shared lab space, and industry mentors to build up the robotics community in San Diego. (June 04, 2015)

Autonomous Solutions Grows Despite Mineral Price Slide
ASI, which creates add-ons for vehicle automation, looks to fleet control software for long-term growth. (May 27, 2015)

Daimler in Nevada: Driver a Must for Driverless Big Rig
The positive implications of “safe” self-driving 18-wheelers in the U.S. are beyond question (May 22, 2015)

NIST Develops Tests for Robotic Grasping
The National Institute of Standards and Technology is working with an automaker and universities to develop consistent tests for manipulators and related software. (May 21, 2015)

Meet Me in Milan: RoboBusiness Europe 2015
At this year's conference, your intrepid reporter hopes to learn about current challenges and successes of the European robotics industry. (April 24, 2015)

EU Preps Robot Laws But Shouldn’t Cut Spending, MP Says
The European Parliament has formed a working group to propose a regulatory framework for European robotics, but is that what the continent needs to stay competitive? (April 23, 2015)

Robotic Welding to Benefit From Updated Controls, Clearer Vision
A presenter at the Automate show said that welding robots should be controllable from iPhones. (April 03, 2015)

Is Robotic Welding ‘Inevitable’?
A Frost & Sullivan report predicts wide adoption of welding robotics, but the U.S. lags amid worker uncertainty. (March 31, 2015)

Clearpath’s Solid Strategy for Spending Its $11.2M VC Jackpot
Kitchener is a hotbed of high-tech innovation that's growing great tech and solid companies. (March 20, 2015)

In-Depth Analysis
2014 Robot Orders Up 28% in Units, 19% in Dollars over 2013
Robot orders: 25,425 robots valued at $1.6 billion for North American customers in 2014 set new record. (February 10, 2015)

Uber Lite: No Drivers at All!
It’s all about why bother owning a car in the first place. (February 02, 2015)

Japan Pledges $850M plus Deregulation of Robots to Spur Jobs
The Abe administration expects the use of robots to also boost productivity. (January 24, 2015)



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