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Kuka Robotics Ramps Up Production in China

Kuka Robotics Ramps Up Production in China

While demand from China so far was driven by automobile production, Kuka now seeks more business with customers in other industries. Manufacturers of semiconductors, electronic devices, food products and beverages are among the largest buyers of industrial robots, according data...

Polaris Expands Robotic Pool Cleaning Line

Polaris Expands Robotic Pool Cleaning Line

Introducing two new models, the Polaris 9400 Sport and Polaris 9100 Sport, to its Polaris advanced Sport Robotic pool cleaner line for the 2012 pool season. The two new models complement the company's popular Polaris 9300 Sport and 9300xi Sport...

Aethon Goes Asian with Mitsui (USA)

Aethon Goes Asian with Mitsui (USA)

Aethon, the premier developer of autonomous mobile robots for hospitals and health systems, announced today that it has received an investment from Mitsui & Co. (USA) Inc. The Mitsui USA investment is part of the $7.1 million raised in growth...

Robot Surgicals Soar Higher on Wall Street

Robot Surgicals Soar Higher on Wall Street

A quick look at the numbers of surgeries performed annually in the US, especially who the patients are?most notably their age?is enough to hint at why investors are more than a little overjoyed with their new-found wonder stocks: Intuitive Surgical...

Farm Robots Fill Gaps in Automation and Job Needs

Farm Robots Fill Gaps in Automation and Job Needs

?With agricultural labor shortages all over the world,? reports EUROP, ?and demographics showing the average age of farmers steadily climbing, complacency about the security of our food production isn?t an option, he delegates to the European Robotics Forum 2012 were...

The Robots Among Us

The Robots Among Us

An exclusive, year-long Robotics Business Review series ?Robots Among Us? tracks the evolution of robots into an ever broader participation with humans. From farming to deep-sea mining to automated transit systems to robot teachers, surgeons and household guardians, to autonomous...

Musings on eCommerce, Automation and Societal Change

Musings on eCommerce, Automation and Societal Change

The long-term ramifications of the purchase are not clear, but in the end Amazon could become an architecture provider for ebusiness order fulfillment (own the architecture, win the war). It could also develop fulfillment and distribution centers that for all...

Dan Kara Shares MIT Panel on Healthcare Robotics

Dan Kara Shares MIT Panel on Healthcare Robotics

The MIT Enterprise Forum took up the quest to examine this new era in medical care, to provide a few answers to some of the biggest questions and to forecast a way forward during its Innovation Series Event: Robotics in...