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Thinking Twice On Rethink Robotics

Thinking Twice On Rethink Robotics

According to expert analyst Dan Kara, Rethink Robotics is very well positioned, in terms of executive leadership, financing and first-to-market advantage to monopolize the market for its unique class of manufacturing robots for the foreseeable future.

Robot Freedom: Electromobility From High-energy Batteries

Robot Freedom: Electromobility From High-energy Batteries

Automated battery manufacturing is the key to affordable electromobility. It's manufacturing processes continue to inspire innovation in battery construction and promote industry growth. AUTOMATICA 2012 offers a special exhibition demonstrating the potential of a fully automated battery production process.

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...

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.

Toward a World Wide Web for Robots

Toward a World Wide Web for Robots

As one of its first demonstrators, RoboEarth has shown that robots with different hardware can share maps. Another demonstrator allowed a complex service robot to download hardware-independent object models from the RoboEarth database and use them for perception and manipulation....