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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
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

Google Mulls Partner for Its Self-driving Cars
GM, Ford, Toyota, Daimler AG and Volkswagen AG all in the mix

Omron and Cyberdyne Join Forces in Factory Automation
Omron and Cyberdyne want to take the “heavy” out of heavy lifting in factories, warehouses and construction sites

Zacks Applauds iRobot’s Tenacity for Success
iRobot helps elevate robotics and automation to overall top 5% on Zacks Industry Rank

Rubin Exits the GooglePlex. Here’s a Thought as to Why
Not to worry, the GoogleBot may have just found its true leader

Panasonic’s “Robot Effect” on Healthcare
Elements of “robotedness” are being increasingly fused into everyday objects

Mr. RoboBusiness, Rich Erb, on TV’s Willis Report
Fox TV’s business news show questions Erb on robots “stealing” jobs

U.S. and Japanese Navies Team Up on Robo-Sub
Buried energy treasure in South China Sea sparks search for fuel-cell powered surveillance craft for submerged, month-long patrols

Can Dyson’s New Smart Vac Challenge Roomba?
Contender or pretender? With a 12-year head start in the marketplace, the competition has a huge lead on Sir James

Dyson to Announce Major New Product Sept. 4
Best guess on the dramatic product tease will most likely reveal a robot vacuum



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.


3D Printing Podcast: Growth Projections, Drivers and Major Players

3-D Printed Metal Bridge to Span Dutch Canal

GE, Boeing Use 3-D Printing for Durable Aircraft Parts
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