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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
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.

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

Clearpath’s Solid Strategy for Spending Its $11.2M VC Jackpot
Small company with a suddenly very big bankroll rolls out big plans into a mega-size market

In-Depth Analysis
2014 Robot Orders Up 28% in Units, 19% in Dollars over 2013
North America: Orders top $1.6 billion with auto makers way out ahead, but welding, assembly, and material handling fastest growing

Uber Lite: No Drivers at All!
It’s not about cabbies vs. Uber drivers: it’s all about why bother owning a car in the first place.

Japan Pledges $850M plus Deregulation of Robots to Spur Jobs
Promoting deregulation to expand the use of robot technology to ease labor shortages

Google Mulls Partner for Its Self-driving Cars
GM, Ford, Toyota, Daimler AG and Volkswagen AG all in the mix

How Will Driverless Cars Impact Insurance Premiums?
Once accidents caused by human errors are eliminated, 90 percent of accidents could be reduced, say experts

In-Depth Analysis
Exoskeleton Revolution: From Rigid to Soft to Ultra Soft
2014 was a breakout year in the rise of newest billion-dollar industry: wearable robotics supplementing human powers with mechanized ones.

“Baidu Map” Key to BMW’s Self-Driving Car Venture with China
BMW’s “Vision Zero” and Baidu’s NavInfo technology will try to navigate China’s unruly traffic

Automakers, Robotics & the Feds Join Forces on Vehicle-to-Vehicle Technology
Vehicles will communicate with each other by 2021—and the economy, the environment and society, will benefit, experts predict.



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
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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