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Industrial Automation Resource Center
Taiwanese Firms Form Industrial Robot Alliance
Advantech and Hiwin Technologies say more companies need to join in to improve Taiwan's strength in the robotics market. Read more.
Fuselage sections to be built by robots drilling and filling more than 60,000 fasteners that are today installed by hand. View Video: Boeing Shows Robotic Build of 777 Fuselage


Industrial Automation News
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.

Seegrid Debuts GWS35 Unmanned Walkie Stacker
GWS35 unmanned walkie stacker automatically picks, drops, stacks and puts away loads up to 72 inches at a maximum load capacity of 3,500 pounds.

Guangzhou Joins Shanghai as Rising Giant of Chinese Robotics
Robot demand hits 30% annually as Guangzhou’s labor shortages increase

Google Watch: How Will Meka Fit into the GoogleBot Anatomy?
The GoogleBot may be Foxconn-ready much sooner than later

Can Robotics Aid Australia’s Declining Industrial Base?
Beyond field robotics and mining the challenges are many...and difficult

How Robots Will Shape Future Employment & Labor Law
A look at key issues surrounding the future robotic workplace.

Analyst Outlook
Google and iRobot “Breaking Good” for Robotics in 2014
Industrial Automation and Consumer Robotics may have found their champions for the near future

Universal Robots Increases Distribution of UR5, UR10
Numatic Engineering and Intek Systems to distribute Universal's collaborative robots on East and West Coasts

INCJ Fund Acquires 20% of Robot Hand Maker for $4.9M
Squse Inc. to sell hands to industrial users in Asia, Europe and the U.S.

Google’s Robotics IP+Android OS=FoxBots?
Looming end run around ABB, KUKA and Yaskawa to dominate China’s robotics industry?

Vacuum King: Dyson Invests $8.2M in Robotics Vision Lab
"Mastering this will make our lives easier and lead to previously unthinkable technologies."

Robots in Washington on Lincoln’s Birthday
How robots and people together will change the nature of work and the workplace...forever!



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3D Printing

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