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Major Robot Makers Trend Towards Expanding in China

Major Robot Makers Trend Towards Expanding in China

With China now clearly on the robot bandwagon, the world's major robot makers are looking to quickly capitalize on the nation's automation boom. But the move to automation has one possible major drawback. It could actually be more economical for...

Rethink Robotics: Unpacked!

Rethink Robotics: Unpacked!

Rodney Brooks likens his manufacturing humanoid robot to the invention of the tractor. Analyst-at-large, Dan Kara, analyzes Rethink Robotics' business model and the robot's vast repercussions.

Culinary Robotics: Kitchen-ready Buddies to Take Home

Culinary Robotics: Kitchen-ready Buddies to Take Home

In the most futuristic vision, you won?t even have a kitchen?you?ll share a central one with fellow apartment dwellers, and experience it virtually, Matrix-like, through a helmet-like headset that will allow you to choose meals, ingredients, and cooking techniques, and...

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...

Hygienic Robots Getting More Food Prep Jobs

Hygienic Robots Getting More Food Prep Jobs

?Advancements in the hygienic design of robots have been driven by the increasing call to achieve the highest level of sanitation in the handling of raw food products,? said John Bubnikovich, executive director, marketing and business development, ABB Robotics. ?Working...

I, Surgeon

I, Surgeon

Dutch researchers have developed a robot for performing complicated eye surgery, with the intent of enabling eye surgeons to operate with increased ease and greater precision on the retina and the vitreous humor of the eye. The system, developed by...