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7 Game-Changing Robots
RoboBusiness presents the winners of the 2014 Game Changer Awards, honoring the robotics industry's remarkable technical accomplishments and their makers. Read more.
The Small UAV Coalition is going to bat in Washington for the fast-growing drone industry. View Amazon, Google Form Small UAV Coalition


Consumer & Household News
iRobot Divests From Defense Business for $45M
After a strong Q4, Roomba maker makes sale to Arlington Capital Partners.

Robotics Takeways From CES 2016
What can we learn about the robots shown among this year's gadgets and toys?

Toyota’s New AI Hire Discusses Research at CES 2016
Carmaker beefs up staff and advisory board, gets Google's James Kuffner for robotic route planning.

Five Robotics Predictions for 2016
Our robotics future is here, but which areas will benefit most from new technology?

Top Robotics Transactions of 2015
Bullish investors pumped billions into robotics R&D, market moves.

The Top 10 Robotics News Stories of 2015
See what RBR readers found most intriguing or exciting in the past year.

Chinese Firms Invest $20M in Israeli Robotics R&D
Israeli research to support Chinese industrial automation, service robotics.

Can iRobot Survive Red Mountain?
Willem Mesdag and his activist partners “deeply concerned” about performance, and letting it show

Concern Grows Over Robots Behaving Badly
“Accountable Innovation” is the goal of newly formed Foundation for Responsible Robotics

Making Room for a Home Robot? They’re Coming!
Webcast reprise: An army of home robots is massing. Which one will become a member of your family?

Do Robot Vacuum Cleaners Signify a New India?
Six robotic vacuum vendors eye Indian market, as nation works to apply technology to helping people.

U.K. Consortium Gets $3M Grant for Home Care Robotics
Designability's CHIRON to combine smart homes and distributed robots and help the elderly avoid nursing homes.

Drone Startups Benefit From Investor Tailwinds
Commercial drones, collision-avoidance systems, and Chinese commercial drones get funding.

Jibo’s Purse Overflows as “Social” Robot Lures More Investors
Eleven investors and counting, Jibo still on a roll well after $3.7M Indiegogo funding

CyPhy Works Takes to Skies Over Japan, the U.S.
Company gets FAA exemption, pursues government, commercial, and consumer markets.



Special Focus: Robots and the Law
Robots and the Law

Expert insight on the ethical and legal issues affecting robot regulations globally.


Starship Goes the Last Mile for Deliveries

Get Ahead of Commercial Drone Rules

RoboLaw Expert Tries to Educate European Legislators
More in 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.


3D Printing Begins to Come of Age…Finally!

Exoskeleton Research Steps Up to Challenges

Robotics Takeways From CES 2016
More in 3D Printing



Robotics Takeways From CES 2016

Chinese Firms Invest $20M in Israeli Robotics R&D

RoboBusiness Europe Is Reborn in Denmark

In Their Own Words: 10 Women Talk About the Future of Robotics

Is Robotic Welding ‘Inevitable’?