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Industrial Automation Resource Center
Baxter Collaborative Robot More Flexible with Robot Positioning System
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. Read more.
RoboBusiness presents the winners of the 2014 Game Changer Awards, honoring the robotics industry's remarkable technical accomplishments and their makers. View 7 Game-Changing Robots


Industrial Automation News
The Robot Question & The New Productivity
Chat with Investor's Business Digest on why "Robotics Stocks Still Don't Compute; Few Exist."

NIST Develops Tests for Robotic Grasping
Get a hold of this: Robotic hands and gripper software to get more consistent tests for eventual flexible usage.

Is Sale of Universal Robots Classic Innovator’s Dilemma?
Are new, unexpected competitors on the rise and readying to take over Universal Robots' market?

ABB Starts Manufacturing Robots in the U.S.
Global industrial automation provider claims that it is the first to do so.

Jabez Ships Latest Version of Robotmaster CAD/CAM Software
Design software could speed programming by up to 10 times.

Teradyne Buys Co-Robot Maker Universal Robots for $285M
U.S. testing equipment company and Danish robot maker pursue growing Asian markets.

Labor Shortages Prompt Strawberry Picking Automation
Prototype automated harvesters are being tested in Florida and California.

Spanish Cluster Tries to Lower Precision Farming Costs
FEMAC works to make agricultural automation affordable, valuable to farmers.

Overheard at RoboBusiness Europe 2015
A collection of quotes and thoughts from Milan.

MassRobotics Seeks to Build Industry Standards
Vecna's CTO talks about how the tech community can help the industry and society.

Vecna CTO Talks About Nurturing Roboticists
Daniel Theobald hopes to find more engineers who want to improve life for all.

Clearpath Gets Funds for Materials Handling
Automated vehicle maker expands onto the factory floor.

Swisslog (er, KUKA) Acquires FORTE Industries. Why?
Industry consolidation continues to unfold across logistics and intralogistics operations

Intellibot Robotics Acquired by Sealed Air Corp.
Intellibot to merge with division that includes Taski-brand floor cleaning machines

Rethink Welcomes New Money, New Investors & New Robot
As Rethink Robotics announces closing on $13.4 million, VC investments in robotics hit new highs for 2015



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.


Open Bionics: New-Age Prosthetics that Disrupt the Status Quo

Is Robotic Welding ‘Inevitable’?

3D Printing Plastics: Demand and Opportunities
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Is Robotic Welding ‘Inevitable’?

Healthcare Robotics 2015-2020: Trends, Opportunities & Challenges

Conducting R&D with Government Funding

2015 RBR50 Nominations Now Open

Philae Robot Space Probe Makes Historic Comet Landing