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Industrial Automation Resource Center
RVT Capitalizing on Robotic Vision Systems
Robotic Vision Technologies files for two new patents: a vision-based safety system and updates for its eVisionFactory software. 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


Industrial Automation News
Grey Orange Robotics Secures Investment with Series A Funding
Money will be used for hiring, R&D and international expansion.

Is Google the “New” Rad Lab?
Vannevar Bush would be over for lunch every day!

Ocado’s Warehouse Robots Getting the Gift of Sight
Vision a huge benefit when picking products from a 40,000 SKU catalog

Is There Such a Thing as a Robot?
Can "robot law" be effectively separated from “software law”?

Does This Robot Cleaner Have a Future?
Pricey but versatile, Care-O-Bot succeeds at real-world jobs

PetriJet Compact Lab Automation Robot Ready to Market
Diminutive lab automation robot PetriJet handles 100 petri dishes an hour. Early adopters are expected to come from the biotechnology and food processing industries.

Future Factory Robots Get STAMINA Boost
EU researchers develop flexible learning system that allows factory robots to be easily trained by co-workers via an iPad app and simple gestures.

Smart Robot with a Hot Hand: Welding Gets More Profitable
Collaborative welding assistant for small and medium-sized shops

British Robotics Aims for Revival
Is a re-energized British robotics industry finally coming into view?

Expense, Expertise and Fear Keep SMBs from Buying Robots
Hanging in the balance: Supply chain productivity, quality, performance and overall competitiveness

Could a Robot’s AI Algorithm Be Racist or Ageist?
How to anticipate and avoid legal landmines with workplace robots

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?

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.



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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.


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UPS, Stratasys Expand 3D Printers to 100 Stores Nationwide

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