NASA Centennial Challenges Push Robotics
WVU team has winning combo of mobility, machine vision, and manipulators.
EC Slashes Horizon 2020 Budget for Robotics Research
Portion of innovation funds diverted as European economies sag.
NIST Develops Tests for Robotic Grasping
Get a hold of this: Robotic hands and gripper software to get more consistent tests for eventual flexible usage.
DARPA’s Robotics Fast Track to Aid Smaller Firms
Program provides faster contract approval for smaller amounts and rapid prototyping.
Vecna Offers Testing Facilities to MassRobotics
Startup incubator to benefit from proximity to corporate labs.
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.