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.
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