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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
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

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

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 to Aid Next Land-speed Record?

Zimplistic Gets $11.5M for Kitchen Robots

3D Printing as a Production Tool: New Era of Productivity
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