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How ROS Revolutionized Robotics
We examine the history of the open source robot operating system, how it evolved, and what lies ahead with ROS 2.0. Read more.
Advantech and Hiwin Technologies say more companies need to join in to improve Taiwan's strength in the robotics market. View Taiwanese Firms Form Industrial Robot Alliance


WPI’s IrisHand Nabs First Place & $10K at Cornell Cup
“Enabling prosthetic hands that intelligently provide grasp assistance is transformative.”

Grabit Receives Funding from Flextronics, Draper Nexus Ventures
Grabit plans to use funding to further develop electroadhesion-based products for industrial robotics and warehouse logistics.

Embedded Vision Summit Presents on Next-Gen Products
Event success indicates embedded vision has hit prime time

Three “Twofers” Down; Healthcare Robotics Next
Webcast & research report combos wonderfully received by our audience

More Robots to Arrive at Amazon This Year
These will be additional warehouse-based robots, not drones, per CEO Jeff Bezos

Fast or Frenzy: Why Warehouses & DCs Can’t Keep Up!
A webcast that offers a way out and a way forward in the “fast-or-else” world of new-age automation

Google Cars: No One Really Knows Where They’ll Take Us
Search giant's experimental vehicles "leave the driving to" technology while we...just go along for the ride...literally!

With Engelberger Award, Rod Brooks Joins Rarefied Group
Finally the industry’s most illustrious award arrives with his name on it

Research Report
Robotics and the Revolution in Global Agriculture
RBR's "Big Ag & Agribotics: 2014-2020 Robotics and the Revolution in Global Agriculture" examines the factors driving and chal­len­ges hindering the adoption of robotics in agriculture.

Industrial Robotics Growth: $27B to $41B by 2020
Near doubling of market size due to expanding demands of automation

RoboBusiness Europe 2014 Opens in Denmark
Where robotics means business! Annual platform for robotics developers and end users.

Nightmare in the Sky: Drugs via Drones
Reportedly, each drone drug flight earns $ 2M for drug traffickers

Congress Blinks: Patent Reform R.I.P.
Technology companies looking for relief from patent trolls didn’t get it.

Help Wanted: Dumb Robots Only!
Just pick and pack, don’t think. Okay?

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



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.


Intel’s Jimmy the Robot: “Like a Smartphone with Legs”

3D Systems vs. Stratasys: Will Industrial Sector Decide?

3D-Printed Construction Tech Reaching Critical Mass
More in 3D Printing



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