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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


Supply Chain & Retail News
Additive Chocolatiering!?  3D Systems, Hershey Collaborate
Commercial-grade 3D-printers headed into global, chocolate market

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

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

Grabit Receives Funding from Flextronics, Draper Nexus Ventures
Grabit plans to use funding to further develop electroadhesion-based products for industrial robotics and warehouse logistics.

More Robots to Arrive at Amazon This Year
These will be additional warehouse-based robots, not drones, per CEO Jeff Bezos

Fast or Frenzy: Why Warehouses & DCs Can’t Keep Up!
A webcast that offers a way out and a way forward in the “fast-or-else” world of new-age automation

Grey Orange Robotics Secures Investment with Series A Funding
Money will be used for hiring, R&D and international expansion.

Ocado’s Warehouse Robots Getting the Gift of Sight
Vision a huge benefit when picking products from a 40,000 SKU catalog

RBR Insights
Otherlab: Developing Low-Cost, Inflatable Robots
Robots with textile-based, inflatable actuators that contract upon inflation exhibit large strength-to-weight ratios.

Commercial Drones Legal in US, For Now, Judge Rules
Ruling effectively invalidates FAA's ban on the use of commercial drones. The FAA can appeal the decision.

$4M for PillPack as Robots Reinvent Retail Pharmacy
Watch out CVS and Walgreens, the PharmacyBots got a new way to deliver retail meds

Robots in Washington on Lincoln’s Birthday
How robots and people together will change the nature of work and the workplace...forever!

PaR Systems Acquires Elements of CAMotion Inc.
Both materials handling specialists are looking forward to the partnership

Inside Google’s Latest Series of Acquisitions
The company with the coveted crystal ball sees robotics as the new frontier

FANUC Debuts High Efficiency Palletizing Robot
Robot delivers 16% higher wrist load and 13% greater throughput that predecessor



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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”

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3D-Printed Construction Tech Reaching Critical Mass
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