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Otherlab: Developing Low-Cost, Inflatable Robots
Robots with textile-based, inflatable actuators that contract upon inflation exhibit large strength-to-weight ratios. Read more.
Ruling effectively invalidates FAA's ban on the use of commercial drones. The FAA can appeal the decision. View Drones Legal in US, Judge Rules

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Packaging, Mobile Robots Must Keep Up With Product Lifespans
Vision systems and IoT capabilities are also still developing.

Five Things We Learned at RoboBusiness 2015
Annual robotics convention showed the state of the art across tech and industry.

Five Ways for Robotics to Save California
Technology can't solve all of the state's problems, but robotics and AI are addressing the most pressing ones.

Uber Gives CMU $5.5M to Rebuild Self-Driving Research
Is money for a faculty chair and three grad students enough to maintain Pittsburgh pipeline for robotics experts?

Omron to Acquire Adept Technology for $200M
Japan-based sensing and control company adds U.S. industrial robotics business to its manufacturing portfolio.

German Robotics Research Targets New Horizons
Research and development efforts are leading German robotics in fresh directions.

Singapore Builds on Robotics Innovation
Asia's financial center plans for a bright future in robotics.

Robotics—the Indian Way
Mobile robots and saving costs without cutting corners could help 'India Inc.'

Vecna Cares About Robotics Standards, Absorbs VGo
CTO Daniel Theobald chats about easing robotics integration, human-friendly uses, and telepresence potential.

Competitiveness, Education at Stake for MassRobotics
Regional effort offers facilities as institutions struggle to meet the demand for engineers.

Automating Logistics: From Four Lanes to Four Walls
Double Feature! RoboBriefings & RoboBusiness: Highways to warehouses, the future of logistics automation is taking shape surprisingly fast.

Facebook Opens AI Research Center in Paris
Social networking company taps French expertise to keep up with Google and others.

Spanish Researchers Develop Aerial Robots for Manufacturing
The ARCOW project involves drones that operate in the restricted airspace of aircraft factories.

Vicarious’ AI Vision Draws $70M From International Investors
Major Indian and South Korean firms invest in machine vision research, as do IT bigwigs.

Rethink Robotics Gets Packaged With Sonoco Alloyd
Collaborative robots to be sold as part of systems for medical, retail packaging.

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