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Ekso Licenses Patents to Prosthetics Giant Ottobock
Ottobock will use Ekso's technology to further its innovation in the field of microprocessor-controlled prosthetic knees. Read more.
Objective of partnership is to transition exoskeleton technology to the Department of Defense industrial base and test for industrial hand-tool applications at Navy shipyards. View U.S. Navy Testing Lockheed Martin Fortis Exoskeletons


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Is Superflex the Low-cost Exo-suit We’ve All Been Waiting For?
The tight-fitting, 7 lbs wearable robot packs powerful capabilities

Machine Vision Attracts International Investment
ARM buys Apical for $350 million, as chip company and others ready for IoT and robotics.

Elder Care Robots Are Necessary and Imminent, Say European Experts
Managers and end users are still unsure of whether robots like Lilly are friend or foe.

Has Healthcare Robotics Flatlined on Us?
With the exception of Intuitive Surgical, most everywhere else in healthcare/medical robotics looks quite lackluster. Why?

In Asian Robotics Industry Race, India Goes Its Own Way
A survey of national strategies for developing the robotics industry across Asia finds India taking a different path.

Taiwanese and U.K. Robotics Sectors Forming Strong Links
British trade reps visit Taiwan and Japan in search of synergies for U.K. robotics R&D.

What if Pepper Swallowed Viv? Magic! Right?
The makers of Siri are now rolling out their Viv personal assistant

Horizon 2020 Update: European Robotics Projects Proliferate
Not only does the $90 million program plan to encourage European innovation; it also hopes to shift public opinion.

AI Research Translates Into International ‘Soft Power’
Nations pursue artificial intelligence differently for influence, security, and competitiveness.

Every Robot Equals the Sum of Its Parts…and Then Some
Building robots and keeping them healthy is critically reliant upon a steady supply of superior parts

Soft Robotics Blend Rigid, Deformable Components
Recent breakthroughs promise robots that are more mobile, configurable, agile, and adaptable.

The “Mixed Pallet” Finally Falls to Robot Hands
Kinema Systems launches new solution for fully automated depalletization

Are Home Robots Good Medicine for Age, Loneliness & Ill-health?
Want to be happier and live longer? Better get a home robot real soon

Robotics in India Starts Small but Is Growing Fast
Research-rich schools and innovative startups promise a bright future for the country's robotics industry.

Deep Learning Leads to More AI Investments
Accenture, Kodak, NEC, and Nvidia join big companies chasing deep-learning applications.



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.


How Patents Die: Expiring 3D Printing Patents

Autonomous Marine Systems Raises Seed Funding

3D Printing Begins to Come of Age…Finally!
More in 3D Printing



Robotics Takeways From CES 2016

Chinese Firms Invest $20M in Israeli Robotics R&D

RoboBusiness Europe Is Reborn in Denmark

In Their Own Words: 10 Women Talk About the Future of Robotics

Is Robotic Welding ‘Inevitable’?