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Intuitive Surgical Revenue Drops 24% in Q1 2014
Intuitive shipped 87 da Vinci Surgical Systems during the quarter, compared with 164 in the same period last year. Read more.
The Draganflyer X4-ES quadcopter will be used for agricultural research starting the week of May 5, 2014. View First Drone Test Site Ready


Honeybee Robotics Secures NASA Funding for Planetary Sampling Systems
NASA Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase II Awards build on Phase I development from 2013.

RBR Insights
Otherlab: Developing Low-Cost, Inflatable Robots
Robots with textile-based, inflatable actuators that contract upon inflation exhibit large strength-to-weight ratios.

Xconomy’s 3rd Annual Summing Up of Robotics
Robo Madness 2014: Perfect timing to take stock of profound change

Tasty Impact: 3D Printing, Twinkies and Robotics
3D printing takes on the globe’s largest industry—food! Listen up Nestle, and you too Cuisinart. And world hunger? What was that about?

Australia Invests in Northrop Triton MQ-4C Maritime Drones
Northrop Grumman Triton MQ-4C drones to patrol Australia's oceans and borders.

C-Bot Physiotherapist Robot Conducting Experimental Upper Body Treatment
Patients provided with RFID chip that stores a 3D model of their body to decide what treatment the robot needs to provide.

ABB Ventures and Berwind Put $14M into Persimmon
Further funds disruptive hybrid-field motor technology for components using 3D deposition processes

KUKA Acquires ALEMA Automation
ALEMA Automation has specialized applications expertise in the field of automated drilling and riveting of aircraft components

Boll vs. KUKA Robot Ping Pong Match a Missed Opportunity
The much-hyped ping pong match fails to communicate capabilities of highly-effective industrial robot arms.

Ekso Bionics Strengthens Executive Team
Both Glenn Davis and Thomas Looby have extensive experience in medical device market development.

RBR Insights
Robo-Stox Hits $100M in Assets: Analyzing the ETF’s Future
Robo-Stox has returned 10.4 percent since its inception in October 2013.

Fukushima: Japan Becoming Leader in Disaster Robots?
Fukushima has raised awareness about the need for robots, and the Japanese are moving fast in building emergency response robots.

Cäser Autonomous Fruit Robot Could Transform Agricultural Robotics
Cäser travels predetermined routes through a field and performs a variety of tasks, including fertilizing, tillage, grounds care and transporting

Seegrid Debuts GWS35 Unmanned Walkie Stacker
GWS35 unmanned walkie stacker automatically picks, drops, stacks and puts away loads up to 72 inches at a maximum load capacity of 3,500 pounds.

Webcast Thank You: Self-Driving Vehicles
The series launches with first of eight for 2014





3D-Printed UAVs Complete Preliminary UK Trials

Parker Hannifin Moves Forward with Indego Exoskeleton

Modular Robotics: A Scrappy Approach to Educational Robots

Factory Robots Get STAMINA Boost

How Honeybee’s Unexpected Meeting with NASA Changed Everything