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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)

MassRobotics Seeks to Build Industry Standards
Daniel Theobald, CTO of Vecna Technologies, discusses his hopes for MassRobotics to help the entire industry. (April 23, 2015)

Household Robots that See, Need Also to Recognize
For household robots ever to be practical, they’ll need to be able to recognize the objects. (April 22, 2015)

Clearpath Gets Funds for Materials Handling
Clearpath Robotics has raised $11.2 million to hire developers and reach into manufacturing. (April 21, 2015)

Swisslog (er, KUKA) Acquires FORTE Industries. Why?
Big time consolidation is rolling into logistics and intralogistics. Just ask Swisslog. (April 21, 2015)

Can Any Robot Survive Fukushima? Maybe None!
Research has demonstrated that no robot is robust enough or can be hardened enough—without encasing it in concrete. (April 18, 2015)

Intellibot Robotics Acquired by Sealed Air Corp.
Sealed Air expands into robot floor cleaning with acquisition. (April 17, 2015)

University of Michigan Approves $54M for New Robotics Center
$54 million robotics center approved for University of Michigan. (April 17, 2015)

China South Rail Buys U.K. Robot Maker
Zhuzhou CSR Times Electric is buying Specialist Machine Developments, following China's strategy of gaining robotics expertise through acquisition. (April 16, 2015)

Segway and Ninebot Roll Off Together as a Couple
Crowd-funded into existence in 2012 by a team of Chinese robotics engineers, Ninebot has expanded rapidly and globally. (April 16, 2015)

Swiss Team Develops Self-Stabilizing Drones
The University of Zurich and SenseFly have designed a system for drone self-stabilization without GPS. (April 15, 2015)

ABB Buys Gomtec, Expands Co-Robot Offerings
ABB Group announced that it has bought Gomtec, and both companies expect to benefit from shared resources for promoting safer industrial automation. (April 14, 2015)

Falling Fuel Prices Boost Undersea Robots
Offshore oil companies worldwide are looking ahead to robotics even as a current slump has led to layoffs in the Gulf of Mexico. (April 13, 2015)

Robot Invasion of Pearl River Delta at Full Tilt
A remarkable and fast-moving change is taking place in China’s province of Guangdong. (April 10, 2015)



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