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2015 RBR50 Nominations Now Open
Deadline for nominations January 31; RBR50 winners for 2015 announced February 16. Read more.
Philae robotic lander touches down on Comet 67P, marking the first time a spacecraft has safely landed on a comet. View Philae Robot Space Probe Makes Historic Comet Landing


Get Ahead and Stay There! Robotics: 2014-2018
Inside look at the next four years in robotics

AeroVironment Announces $2.3M DARPA Project, Eurocopter Co-Op
AeroVironment ups its ante in new commercial and defense system development

$7M Investment for CyPhy “Tethered” Drones
Cash infusion to fund indoor hovering robot and outdoor multi-copter robot

IFR Elects Arturo Baroncelli as New President
Dr. Shinsuke Sakakibara has stepped down from the position after a two-year term

Automation and Robotics: 2014-2018
The near-term future of robotics research, business and investment 2014-2018

Be Fruitful, Go Forth and Multiply…the Willow Way
Steve Cousins, last to leave the ark, begets yet another Willow Garage progeny: Savioke

Rethink Discloses $11.5M in New Funding
Funding led by Two Sigma Ventures, a division of Two Sigma Investments

Intuitive Surgical Facing Litigation from its Own Insurer
Legal action claims that Intuitive was not forthcoming in disclosures to insurer

DoD Funds RE2 ForeRunner UGV
The Phase III SBIR focuses on the integration of more intelligent UGV guidance behavior

NSF Champions $3.6M Project to Make Robotic Surgery More Intuitive
Researchers at three key universities to collaborate over the course of five years

Prepping for Robotics in 2014 at RoboBusiness 2013
Ramping up for a New Year of robotics business and technology

MDA Signs $10.8M UAV Surveillance Contract with DND
MDA will provide video software, training and maintenance support for Raven-B UAVs

Robot Colleague Boosts the Bottom Line
Universal Robots integrates with Danish metalworking company Stantræk, proves a good investment

Newport Corporation Sells its MRSI Advanced Packaging Business
Newport found that selling its Micro Robotics Systems (MRSI) business was a necessary move for their company.

Aldebaran Goes “Natural” with Nuance’s Text-to-Speech Technology
Natural language technology to enhance voice interactions between robots and humans



Special Focus: Robots and the Law

Special Focus: 3D Printing
3D Printing

The new reality of customizable, one-off production:
Additive Manufacturing (AM). Where it’s going, why and what’s
driving its emergence.


Future Supply Chains: Faster, Smaller, Cheaper, Local

Can China’s Homegrown Robots Supplant Foreign Brands?

Wall Street Finally Tosses a Smile at HP. Could It Be 3D Printing?
More in 3D Printing



2015 RBR50 Nominations Now Open

Philae Robot Space Probe Makes Historic Comet Landing

Why Intel is Betting on Drones

CMU Names Martial Hebert Director of Robotics Institute

Baxter Collaborative Robot More Flexible with Robot Positioning System