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Consumer & Household Resource Center
Modular Robotics: A Scrappy Approach to Educational Robots
Learn how Modular Robotics leverages the plummeting cost of chips and sensors, crowdfunding campaigns, and a growing base of tech-savvy consumers. Read more.
Previously raised $12.2M in 2012 View Neato Robotics Vacs Up $14M


Consumer & Household News
Dyson to Announce Major New Product Sept. 4
Best guess on the dramatic product tease will most likely reveal a robot vacuum

The Quiet Invasion: Robots in Suburbia
The welcome mat is out for robots as consumers automate the commonplace

Flying Robots Meet Game Cubes as 3DR Buys Sifteo
RBR50 FIrm 3D Robotics acquires the consumer electronics company in an apparent bid to further its reach into the general consumer market.

Intel’s Jimmy the Robot: “Like a Smartphone with Legs”
Affordable, customizable and web-connected, consumer robotics just got an upgrade

Market Need Plus Thoughtful Design Plus Founder Credibility Equal Success in Educational Robotics
It's a mini empire built on wooden blocks -- literally. KinderLabs, barely a year old, has already received orders for hundreds of copies of its robotic building kit.

3D Systems vs. Stratasys: Will Industrial Sector Decide?
Market timing couldn't be better, but rivals are gathering

Suitable Technologies Designs Beam+ Telepresence Robot for Homes
RBR50 company Suitable Technologies now taking pre-orders for its Beam+ telepresence robot.

Additive Chocolatiering!?  3D Systems, Hershey Collaborate
Commercial-grade 3D-printers headed into global, chocolate market

Nikkei Ticks Up as Robot Shares Draw Buyers
SoftBank’s robot entry spurs interest and investment across Japan’s publicly traded robot companies

Hanson Robotics Moves to Hong Kong
Will make human-sized robots—parts made on the mainland, with assembly taking place in Hong Kong—and sell for $30K to $250K

RobArt’s Robotic Navigation Nets $4.14M from Euro Investors
Company's navigation systems for autonomous household devices seen as driver of robotics for consumer applications

Is There Such a Thing as a Robot?
Can "robot law" be effectively separated from “software law”?

Anki Drive Adds New Robotic Cars, Tracks, Race Mode
Corax and Hadion cars now available for $70 each.

In-Depth Analysis
Modular Robotics: A Scrappy Approach to Educational Robots
Learn how Modular Robotics leverages the plummeting cost of chips and sensors, crowdfunding campaigns, and a growing base of tech-savvy consumers.

The Essential Interview: iRobot’s Paolo Pirjanian
Proving that it can be done: What every robotics entrepreneur needs to know



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.


Tomorrow’s Supply Chains Today

What’s Wrong with Supply Chains? Plenty!

Hurco Files Patent for Adapter that Turns CNC Machines into 3D Printers
More in 3D Printing



Jibo to Reveal Secrets of Commercializing Social Robots

Six Values Re-writing Laws of Healthcare Robotics

RVT Capitalizing on Robotic Vision Systems

U.S. Navy Testing Lockheed Martin Fortis Exoskeletons

Game Changer Awards: Early Bird Deadline Approaching