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MARC’s Multifaceted Charter and Vision

The recent economic downturn has created new challenges for the state of Michigan, a region heavily dependent on a declining American automotive industry. Recognizing this, a group of business leaders, with the support of the U.S. government, is working to...

Autonomous Glider Technology Advances Steadily

The quest to further explore the oceans and marine life, as well as natural and man-made disasters like the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, are all driving strong demand and increased production of a class of unmanned...

Happy Birthday Robot!

The word robot was first coined 90 years ago today, January 25. According to the website Gearlog, “On January 25, 1921, the word ‘robot’ was introduced to the world in Karel Capek’s play R.U.R. (Rossum’s Universal Robots). The play premiered in Prague...

Robotic Bipartisanism

President Obama’s State of the Union remarks on America’s “Sputnik moment” emphasized energy independence as a key ingredient of the nation’s competitive renewal-a worthy point, to be sure. But if he’d mentioned robotics as another key ingredient, he would have...

Watch This Space

Welcome to my new blog on Robotics Trends. True to the website’s name, the blog will look deeper into the field to discover where robotics is headed. Robotics, as everyone involved with it knows, is a vast space, encompassing everything...