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The Autonomous World of Marine Robotics
Autonomy is making headway in a new generation of surface and submersible robots. Read more.
Fuselage sections to be built by robots drilling and filling more than 60,000 fasteners that are today installed by hand. View Video: Boeing Shows Robotic Build of 777 Fuselage


3D-Printed Construction Tech Reaching Critical Mass
Marvelous machines that are redefining the construction industry

Argo Medical Works on IPO as ReWalk Personal Exoskeleton OK’d by FDA
Argo looks to raise $40-50 million for an initial public offering in 2014; ReWalk Personal Exoskeleton cleared by FDA.

$257M Funding for UK Robotics Is Way Not Enough!
Britain needs to treble that number just to kick start momentum, let alone catch up

RAS 2020: The $257M Plan to Jumpstart UK Robotics
As part of the UK's RAS 2020 strategy, factories, farms and towns will be turned into robotic testbeds.

In-Depth Analysis
Design-Patent Protection: What to Do When the Face of Your Robot Becomes the “Face” of Your Company
Design patents are gaining popularity as companies recognize the importance of protecting the significant time and effort that goes into designing products.

Google Pulls Out of DARPA Robotics Challenge
Google's HRP-2 Schaft robot easily won the qualifying round and was the frontrunner to win the $2 million competition.

Suitable Technologies Designs Beam+ Telepresence Robot for Homes
RBR50 company Suitable Technologies now taking pre-orders for its Beam+ telepresence robot.

FAA Drone Decision: Slow-Motion Brawl Over Wrong Issue
Never-mentioned, most critical word in the hot drone debate: airworthiness.

Additive Chocolatiering!?  3D Systems, Hershey Collaborate
Commercial-grade 3D-printers headed into global, chocolate market

Universal Robots Shows 3rd Generation UR5, UR10 Industrial Robots
Patented adjustable safety system is one of the new features for the UR5 and UR10 flexible industrial robot arms

Andy McAfee Keynotes as RoboBusiness Turns Ten: 2005-2014
“We ain’t seen nothin’ yet!” as keynoter Andy McAfee futurecasts “brilliant technologies”

Robot Inspectors Help Avert Infrastructure Woes
Non-vision-based, pipe-inspecting robots find minute cracks well before disaster strikes

WPI Surgical Robot Guided by MRI Images
WPI surgical robot uses piezoelectric motors to operate in the high magnetic field of an MRI machine.

The Need to Substitute Robots for Migrant Farm Workers
Stricter border enforcement and improving economy in Mexico limit U.S. migrant labor force

Nikkei Ticks Up as Robot Shares Draw Buyers
SoftBank’s robot entry spurs interest and investment across Japan’s publicly traded robot companies



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.


Intel’s Jimmy the Robot: “Like a Smartphone with Legs”

3D Systems vs. Stratasys: Will Industrial Sector Decide?

3D-Printed Construction Tech Reaching Critical Mass
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The Autonomous World of Marine Robotics

How WPI is Shaping the Future of Robotics

RAS 2020: The $257M Plan to Jumpstart UK Robotics

Design-Patent Protection: What to Do When the Face of Your Robot Becomes the “Face” of Your Company

Google Pulls Out of DARPA Robotics Challenge