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RoboBusiness Celebrates Massachusetts Robotics

RoboBusiness Celebrates Massachusetts Robotics

RoboBusiness 2014, celebrating its 10th year as the leading business development event for the global robotics industry, kicked off in style last night as the New England Robotics Validation and Experimentation (NERVE) Center at the University of Massachusetts Lowell hosted...

Microsoft Lays Off Robotics Team

Microsoft Lays Off Robotics Team

In a second round of planned layoffs, Microsoft cuts 2,100 jobs, including the entire robotics research team. CEO Satya Nadella plans to cut 18,000 positions.

C-TEC High School Receives $1.5M Grant for Robotics Program

C-TEC High School Receives $1.5M Grant for Robotics Program

The robotics program at Career and Technology Education Centers (C-TEC) High School has received $1.5 million in funding from Ohio’s Straight A Fund, a $250 million grant pool created by Gov. John Kasich to foster educational innovation. C-TEC says $1.2...

Google Pulls Out of DARPA Robotics Challenge

Google Pulls Out of DARPA Robotics Challenge

Google has pulled its HRP-2 Schaft robot from the DARPA Robotics Challenge to focus on a robot available to consumers. The Schaft robot easily won the qualifying round and was the frontrunner to win the $2 million competition.

WPI Surgical Robot Guided by MRI Images

WPI Surgical Robot Guided by MRI Images

WPI is developing a surgical robot to be used inside an MRI machine. Guided by real-time feedback, the robot can position a high-energy, interstitial focused ultrasound probe exactly at tumors, delivering optimal surgical results.

RoboBusiness Europe 2014 Opens in Denmark

RoboBusiness Europe 2014 Opens in Denmark

Let the business of robotics begin! The second annual RoboBusiness Europe (2014) kicked off this week to a full house of exhibitors and attendees in Billund, Denmark. Last year in Genoa, this year in Billund, and next year in Milan,...

Research Report: The Rise of Vision Systems

Research Report: The Rise of Vision Systems

This report examines the technology behind vision systems, the market’s key players, vision’s impact on different robotics sectors, and the industry’s recent performance and future expectations. If previous generations of robots were typified by durability, task repeatability and speed, the...