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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
Clearpath Provides a Mobile Platform for Rethink’s Baxter
Ridgeback puts wheels on research manipulator robots.

Techmetics Places $1M Order for Adept’s Lynx
Singapore-based service company to use Adept's mobile co-robots.

Vecna Offers Testing Facilities to MassRobotics
Startup incubator to benefit from proximity to corporate labs.

Fetch Robotics Chases After Logistics Industry Business
The Fetch and Freight robots can team up to facilitate order fulfillment.

Labor Shortages Prompt Strawberry Picking Automation
Prototype automated harvesters are being tested in Florida and California.

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?



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-Printed Heart Valves Top Mother Nature’s Own

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

Is Robotic Welding ‘Inevitable’?
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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