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Supply Chain & Retail Resource Center
Seegrid Files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Protection
Pre-packaged reorganization plan includes a debt-for-equity swap with Giant Eagle Inc., which already owns a nearly 32 percent stake in Seegrid. Read more.
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Supply Chain & Retail News
Meet Me in Milan: RoboBusiness Europe 2015
Horizon 2020 controversy reflects uncertainty over EU robotics support.

MassRobotics Seeks to Build Industry Standards
Vecna's CTO talks about how the tech community can help the industry and society.

Clearpath Gets Funds for Materials Handling
Automated vehicle maker expands onto the factory floor.

Swisslog (er, KUKA) Acquires FORTE Industries. Why?
Industry consolidation continues to unfold across logistics and intralogistics operations

Swiss Team Develops Self-Stabilizing Drones
Autonomous drone launch, stabilization, and landing improve safety, commercial prospects.

Robotics Enables ‘Omni-Channel’ Fulfillment
Retailers increasingly turn to robots to speed delivery from warehouses.

Is Robotic Welding ‘Inevitable’?
Industrial welding can benefit from robotics improvements, but should welders fear for their jobs?

Automation Brings Opportunities for Savvy Job Seekers
Those who overcome robot reluctance, watch industries, and get training should find work.

Samsung Electronics Launches New $100M Robotics Lab
Goal: Samsung’s products—robots included—to be Internet-connected and IoT-capable within five years

What’s Driving iRobot’s VC Play? Roomba Competition?
Is iRobot's gambit good insurance against not being left behind?

In-Depth Analysis
CES 2015: Strategy for Making Lots of Money in Robotics
Half-day conference unveils looming investment bonanza ahead for consumer robotics

Analyst Outlook
Future Supply Chains: Faster, Smaller, Cheaper, Local
The growth of 3D printing, intelligent robots, and open-source hardware is re-shaping logistics from head to toe…forever!

EU Robotics Update: Horizon 2020 Confirms $102M New Funding
EU goal is to create 240,000 jobs through robotics by 2020

The Three Amigos: Jimmy, Pepper and Jibo
For personal robotics, it’s like Siri gets a body…and then some

Seegrid Files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Protection
Pre-packaged reorganization plan includes a debt-for-equity swap with Giant Eagle Inc., which already owns a nearly 32 percent stake in Seegrid.



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.


Open Bionics: New-Age Prosthetics that Disrupt the Status Quo

Is Robotic Welding ‘Inevitable’?

3D Printing Plastics: Demand and Opportunities
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