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Industrial Automation Resource Center
Video: Boeing Shows Robotic Build of 777 Fuselage
Fuselage sections to be built by robots drilling and filling more than 60,000 fasteners that are today installed by hand. Read more.
EU researchers develop flexible learning system that allows factory robots to be easily trained by co-workers via an iPad app and simple gestures. View Factory Robots Get STAMINA Boost


Industrial Automation News
The Importance of Being Thailand
Future keystone of ASEAN robotics gets ready

$260M in Charges Adversely Impacts ABB’s 4Q Earnings
Main culprit cited was storm-related delays in offshore wind projects

Unfortunately for Some, What Happens at CES Stays at CES
CES: The five-day struggle to break out into real-world electronics and stay there

Analyst Outlook
Is Perceptron’s Technology a Worthy Acquisition Target?
Company’s 3D laser measurement system gaining close attention amid sector’s M&A activity

FABTECH Showcases Agile, Smart Robot Fabricators
As automation reaches its limits, robotics offers dynamic new solutions

Without Robots, Welding Is in Trouble
Welding could well become the first human-robot trade cooperative

Materials Science Muscles into Robotics
Change in fundamentals of mechatronics to spur investment in vanadium

Rethink Robotics Refocuses, Downsizes
Market specialization results in 21 layoffs

KUKA Takes 51% of Reis Robotics with Option for 100%
KUKA Trio: Shanghai factory opens; sells 1,375 robots to China and concludes the Reis deal

Grenzebach Equity in Swisslog Now Tops 25%
Also owns 24.4% of KUKA

Yum, Google Gobbles Up yet Another
Boston Dynamics becomes the eighth entrée in the quest for GoogleBots

KUKA Embraces New Shanghai Factory, Chinese Market
KUKA’s week is looking good with a new factory and orders on the rise

Samsung Factory Turns to RoboCV Autonomous Vehicles
Six vehicles move fully autonomously and are integrated into the intra-logistics processes of the factory.

Advanced Manufacturing with GE’s Canadian Robots
Integrating new robotics automation technologies into GE’s supply chains

And Now for Something Completely Different: GoogleBots!
The world of robotics just got put on notice: watch out, the gorilla has arrived



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.


Intel’s Jimmy the Robot: “Like a Smartphone with Legs”

3D Systems vs. Stratasys: Will Industrial Sector Decide?

3D-Printed Construction Tech Reaching Critical Mass
More in 3D Printing



The Autonomous World of Marine Robotics

How WPI is Shaping the Future of Robotics

RAS 2020: The $257M Plan to Jumpstart UK Robotics

Design-Patent Protection: What to Do When the Face of Your Robot Becomes the “Face” of Your Company

Google Pulls Out of DARPA Robotics Challenge