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Locus Robotics Enters Warehouse Automation Race
Online retailers are increasingly relying on industrial automation to speed order fulfillment. Locus Robotics provides a mobile platform to aid warehouse workers. (November 25, 2015)

3D Printing Adds Advanced Polymers for Demanding Apps
Arevo Labs uses ABB robots for its Additive Manufacturing Platform, and Prodways buys Exceltec to integrate its polymers with its 3D printers. (November 17, 2015)

Taiwan Finally Gets Serious About Building Robots
The goal is to build robotics into Taiwan's next core industry over the next 20 years. (November 04, 2015)

Japan Begins Executing on Its Robot Plans
Researchers, companies heed Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's call for a robotics revolution, but "Galapagos Syndrome" is still a risk. (November 02, 2015)

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)

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)

Cyberworks Gets Bought, Wins Canadian Guidance Grant
Great Rock Development has acquired fellow Canadian robotics company Cyberworks, which helped develop the first autonomously navigating systems. (October 21, 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)

Schunk EGL: Intelligent Gripping Module
Schunk offers mechatronic gripper for industrial applications. (October 14, 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)

Autodesk Acquisition Leads Additive Manufacturing Growth
Autodesk and Proto Lab expand their 3D printing capabilities, but MakerBot layoffs show slow household adoption. (October 12, 2015)

“New” Factory Asia 2025
“New” Factory Asia will be something heretofore never seen on the planet. (October 09, 2015)

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