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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
Research Report
Industrial Automation Technologies Converge for Advanced Manufacturing
Profiles and analyzes trends, challenges and future opportunities for Advanced Manufacturing

Automating Logistics: From Four Lanes to Four Walls
Double Feature! RoboBriefings & RoboBusiness: Highways to warehouses, the future of logistics automation is taking shape surprisingly fast.

In-Depth Analysis
Whiplash: What Happened to 3D Printing Stocks?
Prototyping only is out. Manufacturing totally is in. Do it or else!

Carbon3D Gets $100M from Google Ventures
Google and Ford are interested in Continuous Liquid Interface Production, which is faster than other 3D printing methods.

Spanish Researchers Develop Aerial Robots for Manufacturing
The ARCOW project involves drones that operate in the restricted airspace of aircraft factories.

Astonishing Mismatch: Fear of Automation…and Reality
Don’t look now but robots may be the good guys

Vicarious’ AI Vision Draws $70M From International Investors
Major Indian and South Korean firms invest in machine vision research, as do IT bigwigs.

Zymergen, Ginkgo Raise Millions for Automated Biotech
Fortunes of bioengineered materials makers using automation rise as fast as yeast.

Rethink Robotics Gets Packaged With Sonoco Alloyd
Collaborative robots to be sold as part of systems for medical, retail packaging.

Analyst Outlook
Robots to Rise in India for Different Reasons Than in China
The potential Indian labor pool is huge, but robots could fill current skills gap.

Industrial Automation Acquisitions Show Bullish Market
U.S. sales this year enjoy uptick as global market for manufacturing robotics is expected to double.

When Warehouse Vehicles Know Where They’re Going
Smart AGVs faster to the shipping dock while driving savings to the bottom line

Delta Tau Data Systems Acquired by OMRON Group
Delta Tau acquisition allows OMRON to combine DT's PMAC motion controller to offer new solutions to its global customers

Hypertherm Acquires Jabez Technologies
Developer of simplified complex robotic programming joins manufacturer of cutting systems

Analyst Outlook
Tokyo Olympics, “Abenomics” and Robot Automation
Are Japan’s SMEs quietly forging the beginnings of a burst in robot-driven productivity?



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.


Whiplash: What Happened to 3D Printing Stocks?

Carbon3D Gets $100M from Google Ventures

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