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Robots on the Radio: Ocado Disrupts Grocery Delivery
The Ocado Smart Platform includes new mobile robots, innovative wireless controls, and home-grown software. Read more.
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. View Baxter Collaborative Robot More Flexible with Robot Positioning System


Industrial Automation News
Precision Agriculture Cultivates Demand for Drones
Farmers look to imaging, IoT improvements while waiting for FAA rules changes.

Research Report
3D Printing Begins to Come of Age…Finally!
Look for 2016 to be the year when “fully automated additive factories get widespread implementation.”

Robotics Takeways From CES 2016
What can we learn about the robots shown among this year's gadgets and toys?

Analyst Outlook
Actually Making Things! 3D Printing for 2016
A projected $7.3B industry for 2016 begins to come of age

Moveable Factory: Addibot, 3D Printer on Wheels
One plus one equals one: a new idea born from two old ones

Five Robotics Predictions for 2016
Our robotics future is here, but which areas will benefit most from new technology?

Top Robotics Transactions of 2015
Bullish investors pumped billions into robotics R&D, market moves.

The Top 10 Robotics News Stories of 2015
See what RBR readers found most intriguing or exciting in the past year.

Chinese Firms Invest $20M in Israeli Robotics R&D
Israeli research to support Chinese industrial automation, service robotics.

Co-robots Awarded $37M by NSF to Spur Development
“Profound advances in the field” help in grant acquisition process

Analyst Outlook
Eye on China: Robots and Automation in Context
China begins to crack the code of large-scale automation: capability, flexibility and affordability

Soft Robotics Raises $5M for Flexible Fingers
2015 Game Changer winner applies gripper to food handling, plans to expand.

Cobot Makers Flex Their Muscles at iREX in Tokyo
One-armed bandits no more, collaborative robots strut their stuff without safety cages at biannual Japanese show.

Mobile Robots Rev Up for Material Handling
AIVs are 'the first generation of collaboration technology finding its way into the factory and warehouse,' says an Adept manager.

Can the U.K. Hasten Adoption of 3D Production?
As factories worldwide look to additive manufacturing, the U.K. is taking steps to encourage 3D printing, but are they enough?



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.


How Patents Die: Expiring 3D Printing Patents

Autonomous Marine Systems Raises Seed Funding

3D Printing Begins to Come of Age…Finally!
More in 3D Printing



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’?