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Transportation Resource Center
Volvo Opens $70M AstaZero Test Site for Self-Driving Cars
AstaZero will enable testing of autonomous vehicles in an adaptive environment. Read more.
Seafaring in 2025 will have captains using heads-up displays that turn the ship's bridge into an augmented reality command system. View Autonomous Ships: Inside the Unmanned Bridge of the Future


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

Carbon3D Gets $100M from Google Ventures
Google and Ford are interested in Continuous Liquid Interface Production, which is faster than other 3D printing methods.

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

Bubble Wrap Maker Buys Packaging Company
Sealed Air purchase of B+ Equipment to serve fast-paced e-commerce market; Clearpath expands into the U.S.

Russian Military Unveils T-14 Armata Semi-Autonomous Tank
Could robotic tanks encourage an arms race, and are Russia's capabilities competitive?

Where the Robots Meet the Road: ‘Mcity’ to Test Self-Driving Cars
Autonomous vehicles face rigorous safety tests on their way to market.

Adept Technology Sells $8M in Shares, Gets Distributors
Industrial automation provider raises money, widens reach in the Mid-Atlantic and Midwest.

Uber’s CMU Raid Raises Robotics Partnership Doubts
21st century highwaymen make off with researchers, showing the level of self-driving competition.

First 10 Startups Join Qualcomm Robotics Accelerator
Qualcomm hopes to link smartphone tech and autonomous systems.

Autonomous Solutions Grows Despite Mineral Price Slide
Safety and productivity help vehicle automation provider ASI grow as mining firms delve deeper for value.

Daimler in Nevada: Driver a Must for Driverless Big Rig
Big step for big rigs in preventing the country's 11 fatal truck crashes daily and 4,000 deaths annually.

NIST Develops Tests for Robotic Grasping
Get a hold of this: Robotic hands and gripper software to get more consistent tests for eventual flexible usage.

Meet Me in Milan: RoboBusiness Europe 2015
Horizon 2020 controversy reflects uncertainty over EU robotics support.

EU Preps Robot Laws But Shouldn’t Cut Spending, MP Says
Diversion of Horizon 2020 funds raises questions about European priorities.

Robotic Welding to Benefit From Updated Controls, Clearer Vision
At Automate 2015, a panel discussed recent advances in robotic welding.



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.


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3D Printing as a Production Tool: New Era of Productivity

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