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Robots on the Radio: Ocado Disrupts Grocery Delivery
The Ocado Smart Platform includes new mobile robots, innovative wireless controls, and home-grown software. Read more.
Part of the new Intera 3.1 software, the Robot Positioning System more quickly and easily re-deploys Baxter after common plant-floor variations occur. View Baxter Collaborative Robot More Flexible with Robot Positioning System


Industrial Automation News
MiR Moves Into U.S. Logistics Automation Market
Danish startup hopes to serve growing sector with affordable mobile robots.

RBR Insights
Kunshan’s 60,000 Layoffs Recall U.S. 1960’s Gloom
Computers silently stalked the Kennedy years with millions of job losses

Machine Vision Attracts International Investment
ARM buys Apical for $350 million, as chip company and others ready for IoT and robotics.

Are U.K. Manufacturing and Industrial Automation Turning a Corner?
There is plenty of room for British industry to add robotics and automation, but more managers in the U.K. need to know about the potential ROI.

China’s Midea Bids on KUKA for German Industrial Robotics Prowess
Potential purchase of 'big four' robot maker is part of a recent wave of Chinese deals.

In Asian Robotics Industry Race, India Goes Its Own Way
A survey of national strategies for developing the robotics industry across Asia finds India taking a different path.

Taiwanese and U.K. Robotics Sectors Forming Strong Links
British trade reps visit Taiwan and Japan in search of synergies for U.K. robotics R&D.

maxon’s New Position Controllers Offer Superior Dynamics & Power Density
EPOS4: Smart, small-sized, full digital, control units for brushed and brushless motors

Go East, Logistics Robot, Go East…and Quickly!
Sales of warehouse robots to skyrocket as China moves from capex to opex economy

Robotics Funding Focuses on Industrial Automation
ABB, Siasun, and JBS pick up firms for their capabilities, while China and HP look for innovative startups.

Industry 4.0: Robotics Presents a Golden Opportunity
Competitive pressures are encouraging countries to invest in industrial automation, each in its own way.

Why Robot Law Around Industrial Automation Varies Worldwide
Safety policies serve not only worker concerns, but also competitive interests.

Cobot Applications Still Widening, Says UR Exec
Flexible cobot deployments promise to increase productivity without threatening jobs.

Horizon 2020 Update: European Robotics Projects Proliferate
Not only does the $90 million program plan to encourage European innovation; it also hopes to shift public opinion.

Automotive Robotics Prompts Detroit-China Partnership
Wanfeng Technology acquires Paslin, which is still staffing up, while Finland sets a robotics record.



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.


How Patents Die: Expiring 3D Printing Patents

Autonomous Marine Systems Raises Seed Funding

3D Printing Begins to Come of Age…Finally!
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’?