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Packaging, Mobile Robots Must Keep Up With Product Lifespans
The need for speed and flexibility is driving ease-of-use improvements in robots, says a product line manager at Adept Technology. (October 02, 2015)

SynTouch Gets $2.5M in Grants for New Machine Touch Applications
The DoD and NSF award two grants to commercialize systems for fragile grasping and standardized haptic properties. (October 01, 2015)

New Network to Boost U.K. Robotics Capabilities
The U.K. Robotics and Autonomous Systems Network and the Northern Robotics Network invest millions to facilitate commercialization, help local economy. (September 30, 2015)

Five Things We Learned at RoboBusiness 2015
This year's RoboBusiness in San Jose was our eleventh gathering of robotics researchers, makers, investors, and users. See what one newbie found out from panelists and exhibitors. (September 26, 2015)

Advanced Manufacturers Build a Jobs Pipeline With Schools
There's a mismatch between what parents and job seekers expect and the actual opportunities in advanced manufacturing. Organizations are working to help make employment matches. (September 24, 2015)

Five Ways for Robotics to Save California
Disaster relief, agriculture, industrial automation, and traffic reduction are just some of the areas where robotics applications can help the Golden State thrive. (September 23, 2015)

Omron to Acquire Adept Technology for $200M
Omron is buying Adept, the largest industrial automation provider in the U.S., for $200 million. Both companies stand to gain distribution, and Adept hopes for financial stability. (September 16, 2015)

Chinese Robotics Investors Buy Canada’s ESI for $300M
Industrial automation and actuator technologies make robotics companies attractive acquisition targets. (September 15, 2015)

German Robotics Research Targets New Horizons
Germany has long been a strong user of industrial automation, but expanding applications, university research, and savvy PR are helping the country retain its robotics leadership. (September 15, 2015)

Dell to Invest $125B in China for AI, Market Access
Dell Inc. to spend billions over the next five years on partnerships and developing R&D and sales capabilities in China. (September 10, 2015)

Singapore Builds on Robotics Innovation
The city-state is pursuing robotics through university-corporate partnerships and by attracting international talent. (September 08, 2015)

Robotics—the Indian Way
India lags in robotics adoption compared with East Asia and the West, but a clean slate and frugal innovation could help it catch up. (September 03, 2015)

Vecna Cares About Robotics Standards, Absorbs VGo
Vecna is working with other organizations to develop robotics standards, says CTO Daniel Theobald, who says that automation for its own sake isn't enough. (September 03, 2015)

Canon Spends $3.2B to Widen Focus to Robotics
Camera company plans to increase automated production, while Fanuc readies for IoT. (September 02, 2015)

Whiplash: What Happened to 3D Printing Stocks?
Gone are the halcyon days of being the Merlin of prototyping and basking in its glow. It’s now all about manufacturing. (August 26, 2015)

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