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The Deal that Shocked Robotics

The Deal that Shocked Robotics

The Amazon/Kiva deal came as cannon shot across the bows of warehouses everywhere?and not just at pick & pack, goods-to-person order fulfillment shops. All warehousing, up and down supply chains everywhere, is now on notice that the robots are coming.

To Hell With Dancing Robots

To Hell With Dancing Robots

Editor?s note: Dan?s back?and we?re thrilled! Informed, insightful and articulate, Dan Kara has returned to these pages with his excursions into the world of robotics. Join Dan here at Robotics Business Review for his perceptive bi-weekly ?Opinion? columns and also...

The $78 Robot with a Multi-million Dollar Upside

The $78 Robot with a Multi-million Dollar Upside

?Romo is a toy with 'real' robot capabilities, meaning he is an intelligent machine, capable of being semi-autonomous, and able to be programmed with new features. We felt that a lot of 'robot' toys out there lack the capability to...

IEEE Spectrum Outlines Robotic Developments to Watch For in 2012

When the world?s pre-eminent electronic engineering magazine makes predictions about the near-term future of our industry, it?s worth paying attention. And that?s particularly true when the magazine?s predictions are based on comments from a panel of experts. Their forecasts included...

Aircraft in Search of Robotic Assembly

Aircraft in Search of Robotic Assembly

Aircraft manufacturing is a multi-billion dollar worldwide industry ?but one that's still in search of a completely automated set of solutions. The first ones to achieve that target will surely steal a segment of the industry --with very profitable results.

Amazon Acquires Robotic Inventory Technology

Amazon Acquires Robotic Inventory Technology

Amazon.com, Inc. today announced that it has reached an agreement to acquire ?RBR50 member?privately-held Kiva Systems, Inc., a leading innovator of mobile-robotic warehouse automation systems technology.

Where No Robot Has Gone Before

Huffington Post blogger Dr. Richard Garriott de Cayeux calls himself ?the first second-generation astronaut,? and his credentials offer ample proof. A video game entrepreneur who is the son of an astronaut, Garriott bought his own ticket to the International Space...

“Disaster Bots” Controlled by Multi-touch

“Disaster Bots” Controlled by Multi-touch

The point of using robots in search and rescue missions is to send them where it's too dangerous for humans to go, something Mark Micire knows very well. Micire has worked with FEMA as a technical specialist and was with...

Finding the Unfindable

Less than three decades ago, the Titanic sat undiscovered at the bottom of the sea. Now, as an article in the Sydney Morning Herald noted recently, the wreck site has been meticulously mapped by autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs), revealing minute...