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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
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?

Locus Robotics Enters Warehouse Automation Race
After Amazon bought Kiva, Quiet Logistics developed on its own mobile warehouse robots.

FANUC’s New Big Boy Co-robot Can Heft 77 lbs.
Solid idea, but does this new industrial size co-robot have a looming safety issue?

3D Printing Adds Advanced Polymers for Demanding Apps
Arevo Labs, Prodways and partners produce lighter, stronger composite parts.

U.K. Robotics and Employment—What Does the Future Hold?
Job fears echo in the British media, but some studies come to contradictory conclusions.

Analyst Outlook
Taiwan Finally Gets Serious About Building Robots
With lots of catching up to do, East Asia’s smallest nation looks to robot-driven automation

Japan Begins Executing on Its Robot Plans
Automation across industries is seen as the key to economic and social revitalization.

3D Printing Reaches New Highs, But Not Without Wobbles
Stratasys and 3D Systems race for slowing market; partners' fortunes vary.

This Changes Everything: Advanced Manufacturing
Webcast: Why factories will never be the same ever again because of robots, and why that’s a good thing

RoboBusiness Europe Is Reborn in Denmark
Marianne Andersen to lead company building on the strengths of the annual RoboBusiness Europe conference.

Cyberworks Gets Bought, Wins Canadian Guidance Grant
Company researches autonomous navigation, gets back into the industrial floor-cleaning market.

South Korea Spends $14.8M to Replace Chinese Robotics Components
Samsung Electronics will lead effort to develop home-grown robot parts and help SMEs.

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



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
More in 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’?