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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.
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Industrial Automation News
Soft Robots Get a Grip on Fruit Picking
Cambridge Consultants refines agricultural automation; RightHand raises $3.32M for grasping robots.

ABB Consolidates in Canada, Invests in IoT
Office park will include robotics facilities and staffers as company works to apply IoT.

Rethink Reaches Out to Latin America
Cobot maker signs distribution deals with Mexican partners; Sawyer now available worldwide

Schunk EGL: Intelligent Gripping Module
Schunk offers mechatronic gripper for industrial applications.

Yaskawa, Midea Join Forces for Robot Ventures
Asian partners expand manufacturing automation and look to healthcare, household robotics.

Autodesk Acquisition Leads Additive Manufacturing Growth
3D printing companies consolidate to serve advanced manufacturing market.

Why Are Horizon 2020 Grants So Tough to Get?
“86 out of every 100 scientists [who apply] are unhappy.” —Hans-Olaf Henkel, a German MEP

Analyst Outlook
“New” Factory Asia 2025
Robot-driven automation readies to take over

Packaging, Mobile Robots Must Keep Up With Product Lifespans
Vision systems and IoT capabilities are also still developing.

New Network to Boost U.K. Robotics Capabilities
British government encourages industry-academia ties for robotics and autonomous systems.

Five Things We Learned at RoboBusiness 2015
Annual robotics convention showed the state of the art across tech and industry.

Advanced Manufacturers Build a Jobs Pipeline With Schools
High school robotics programs need to focus on what employers need, and employers need to help reset expectations.

Omron to Acquire Adept Technology for $200M
Japan-based sensing and control company adds U.S. industrial robotics business to its manufacturing portfolio.

Chinese Robotics Investors Buy Canada’s ESI for $300M
Mobility, actuators, and robot arms for military and commercial use lead to purchases.

German Robotics Research Targets New Horizons
Research and development efforts are leading German robotics in fresh directions.



Special Focus: Robots and the Law
Robots and the Law

Expert insight on the ethical and legal issues affecting robot regulations globally.


Starship Goes the Last Mile for Deliveries

Get Ahead of Commercial Drone Rules

RoboLaw Expert Tries to Educate European Legislators
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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.


3D Printing Begins to Come of Age…Finally!

Exoskeleton Research Steps Up to Challenges

Robotics Takeways From CES 2016
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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’?