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Intuitive Surgical Revenue Drops 24% in Q1 2014
Intuitive shipped 87 da Vinci Surgical Systems during the quarter, compared with 164 in the same period last year. Read more.
The Draganflyer X4-ES quadcopter will be used for agricultural research starting the week of May 5, 2014. View First Drone Test Site Ready


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Future Factory Robots Get STAMINA Boost
EU researchers develop flexible learning system that allows factory robots to be easily trained by co-workers via an iPad app and simple gestures.

Smart Robot with a Hot Hand: Welding Gets More Profitable
Collaborative welding assistant for small and medium-sized shops

On the Hunt for Assets, Aesynt Grabs Up Health Robotics
Adds automated intravenous capability to existing robot pharmaceutical system

How Honeybee’s Unexpected Meeting with NASA Changed Everything
The Manhattan-based RBR50 company never planned on being a key part of space endeavors. Here's how that happened.

Colorado Town Rejects Drone Hunting Licenses
The electorate in Deer Trail, Colo., rejected a plan to allow residents on private property to shoot at drones.

Do Surgical Robots Need a Second Opinion?
Could a little preventive care save robotic surgery from unnecessary legal scrutiny?

Intuitive Surgical Receives FDA Approval for New da Vinci Xi
da Vinci Xi has thinner robotic arms that should prevent friction during surgery, which has been an issue for Intuitive Surgical.

CybAero’s APID 60 UAV Helicopter Receives 1st Asian Order
CybAero sees growing demand in Asia as it's already in talks with others about the APID 60 unmanned helicopter.

Ekso Bionics Establishes Ekso Labs R&D Division
Company co-founder Russ Angold now heading up Ekso Labs.

Facebook Acquires Solar-Powered Drone Maker Ascenta
Solar-powered drones can stay in the air for months and deliver Internet access to unconnected parts of the world.

From Disability to Ability: Can Robotics Make the Leap?
Extreme bionics and the challenge of making humans whole again

Robot Solar Panel Installers 20x Faster Than Traditional Methods
Silicon Valley startup impresses Department of Energy with its hard-working, low-cost robots

Is Robotic Milking a Viable Option for Farmers?
Researchers expect 20% of cows in Europe to be milked by robots in 2020, but high costs and lower-quality milk remain challenges.

Elbit’s Hermes 900 Drone to Secure World Cup in Brazil
The Hermes 900, which features a new and advanced intelligence-gathering system, will be supplied within two months.





3D-Printed UAVs Complete Preliminary UK Trials

Parker Hannifin Moves Forward with Indego Exoskeleton

Modular Robotics: A Scrappy Approach to Educational Robots

Factory Robots Get STAMINA Boost

How Honeybee’s Unexpected Meeting with NASA Changed Everything