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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
China: Industrial Automation Grows Despite Slowing Economy
Rising wages and robot improvements lead Chinese manufacturers away from labor-intensive processes

Webcast: 3D Printing in a World of Plastics
Remaking of the industrial economy 3D-printed piece by 3D-printed piece

Forecast: Advanced Industrial Robots to Power New Wave of Productivity
Drumbeat gets louder as inflection point gains credibility, adherents and momentum toward 2025

$3M for RoboCV’s AI System for Warehouse Vehicles
Series A funding to expand company’s X-Motion intellectual autopilot system

The Essential Interview: Rodney Brooks, Founder of Rethink Robotics
Rodney Brooks, founder of Rethink Robotics, shares some of his underlying principles in technology, academia and business.

In-Depth Analysis
2014 Robot Orders Up 28% in Units, 19% in Dollars over 2013
North America: Orders top $1.6 billion with auto makers way out ahead, but welding, assembly, and material handling fastest growing

Fetch Robotics Grabs $3M for New-Look Logistics Robot
She's back! Melonee Wise returns with new company, new machine and same old crew

Analyst Outlook
China’s Industrial Robot Boom Amazes Experts
Robots prime acquisition as China’s new factories arise

RBR Insights
Touch of Genius: Modbot’s Standardized Parts
Three parts to build a robot…any robot!

Japan Pledges $850M plus Deregulation of Robots to Spur Jobs
Promoting deregulation to expand the use of robot technology to ease labor shortages

Accidents with Robots: Bruises, Broken Bones or Worse
What’s it take for a robot to hurt a human? Apparently, not much.

Webcast: Investing in Robotics for 2015
Why the top of your 2015 investment playbook should read robotics

$26.6M More: Investment Money Loves Rethink Robotics
It’s refreshing to see robotics pulling in IT-type investment money. But why?

Omron and Cyberdyne Join Forces in Factory Automation
Omron and Cyberdyne want to take the “heavy” out of heavy lifting in factories, warehouses and construction sites

Analyst Outlook
Future Supply Chains: Faster, Smaller, Cheaper, Local
The growth of 3D printing, intelligent robots, and open-source hardware is re-shaping logistics from head to toe…forever!



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
More in 3D Printing



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