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Innovation & Technology Resource Center
The Rise of Vision Systems: Turning Point for Robotics
Special Report examines the technology behind vision systems, the market's key players, vision's impact on different robotics sectors, and the industry's recent performance and future expectations. Read more.
Could a little preventive care save robotic surgery from unnecessary legal scrutiny? View Do Surgical Robots Need a Second Opinion?


Innovation & Technology News
Labor Shortages Prompt Strawberry Picking Automation
Prototype automated harvesters are being tested in Florida and California.

EU Preps Robot Laws But Shouldn’t Cut Spending, MP Says
Diversion of Horizon 2020 funds raises questions about European priorities.

MassRobotics Seeks to Build Industry Standards
Vecna's CTO talks about how the tech community can help the industry and society.

Rethink Welcomes New Money, New Investors & New Robot
As Rethink Robotics announces closing on $13.4 million, VC investments in robotics hit new highs for 2015

Swiss Team Develops Self-Stabilizing Drones
Autonomous drone launch, stabilization, and landing improve safety, commercial prospects.

The U.K., France Partner on Anti-Mine Robots
European naval pact contracts for the next phase of automated testing.

Boeing’s Robot Riveter Flys Through 737 Assembly
Slashes production flow time, defects, and worker injuries—on half the floor space.

Open Bionics: New-Age Prosthetics that Disrupt the Status Quo
A 3D-printed prosthetic hand at a tenth the cost of the going rate in a market forecast to exceed $4.5 billion by 2017

Robot Achieves Self-Awareness, Is Quickly Turned Off and ‘Dies’
A human-robot interaction test goes awry.

Analyst Outlook
Google, J&J to Scrub Together in New-Age OR
How robotics, 3D printing, and big data will impact the $500 billion surgical industry in the U.S.

Australian Efforts to Hone Robotic Vision Get Government Support
Researchers at the Queensland University of Technology are helping robots to pick peppers more precisely.

Clearpath’s Solid Strategy for Spending Its $11.2M VC Jackpot
Small company with a suddenly very big bankroll rolls out big plans into a mega-size market

Rethink Robotics’ Baxter Gets a Little Brother in Sawyer
Rethink's latest robot packs a lot in a smaller package than its popular predecessor.

Things Look Up for nLink’s Mobile Building Robot
Norwegian drilling robots set out to reduce worker strain, save contractors time.

Welcome to the Global RBR50 List for 2015
36% turnover brings many newbies and returnees to the RBR50



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.


Open Bionics: New-Age Prosthetics that Disrupt the Status Quo

Is Robotic Welding ‘Inevitable’?

3D Printing Plastics: Demand and Opportunities
More in 3D Printing



Is Robotic Welding ‘Inevitable’?

Healthcare Robotics 2015-2020: Trends, Opportunities & Challenges

Conducting R&D with Government Funding

2015 RBR50 Nominations Now Open

Philae Robot Space Probe Makes Historic Comet Landing