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3D Printing Reaches New Highs, But Not Without Wobbles
Stratasys touts 2 million Thingiverse users, but MakerBot shrinks, and 3D Systems' CEO steps down. (October 30, 2015)

Orthopedics Firm Smith & Nephew Buys Blue Belt for $275M
A U.K. orthopedics company has acquired Blue Belt, whose Navio robotically controlled device is used in the expanding market for joint replacements. (October 29, 2015)

Amazon Warehouse Demand Devours Robots and Workers
Logistics automation isn't enough to satisfy Amazon's need for warehouse workers, and other retailers are following suit. (October 28, 2015)

RE2 to Give Nurses, Soldiers an Extra Hand
RE2 and QinetiQ are working with the University of Texas at Arlington on a robotic nurse assistant to help move patients. (October 28, 2015)

Ocean Aero Launches Submaran S10 Hybrid Vessel
Ocean Aero's marine drone combines the capabilities of AUVs and USVs. Networks of long-range drones could help keep humans ashore. (October 27, 2015)

Google Invests in Chinese AI Company
Google supports Mobvoi's voice-control software and hardware; combining machine sensing and learning seen as key to useful robots. (October 22, 2015)

Skanska UK Aims to Build Next-Gen Construction Robots
A research consortium including Skanska UK and ABB Robotics won a grant to develop robots for on-site and off-site construction. (October 22, 2015)

RoboBusiness Europe Is Reborn in Denmark
Danish and U.S. partners create RoboBusiness Europe to make annual robotics conference even more relevant and useful for regional and global industry leaders. (October 22, 2015)

South Korea Spends $14.8M to Replace Chinese Robotics Components
Samsung Electronics and South Korea's Ministry of Trade, Industry, and Energy are planning a three-year effort to keep the country competitive with Chinese manufacturers. (October 20, 2015)

Soft Robots Get a Grip on Fruit Picking
The growing sophistication of gripping technology has led to heightened competition for the potentially lucrative markets for agricultural and warehouse automation. (October 19, 2015)

ABB Consolidates in Canada, Invests in IoT
ABB is spending $70 million over the next decade to centralize its energy and automation functions in Quebec. (October 19, 2015)

Rethink Reaches Out to Latin America
As the global market for industrial automation grows, Rethink Robotics starts selling collaborative robots in Latin America. (October 17, 2015)

In Their Own Words: 10 Women Talk About the Future of Robotics
Ten prominent women in robotics describe their research and development in areas including human-machine interaction, materials handling, and nanomedicine. (October 15, 2015)

UPS Helps Raise $22M for CyPhy Works Drones
CyPhy Works has received investor support to commercialize its tethered PARC drones, but untethered UAV deliveries could also be in the works. (October 15, 2015)

Yaskawa, Midea Join Forces for Robot Ventures
Japanese and Chinese companies cooperate to capture a share of the growing industrial automation and service robotics markets. (October 14, 2015)

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