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7 Game-Changing Robots
RoboBusiness presents the winners of the 2014 Game Changer Awards, honoring the robotics industry's remarkable technical accomplishments and their makers. Read more.
The Small UAV Coalition is going to bat in Washington for the fast-growing drone industry. View Amazon, Google Form Small UAV Coalition


Consumer & Household News
Every Robot Equals the Sum of Its Parts…and Then Some
Building robots and keeping them healthy is critically reliant upon a steady supply of superior parts

Google Parent Alphabet Demoes New Biped Robot
Possibly named 'Rob870,' the robot shows Google's continued interest in humanoid designs.

Are Home Robots Good Medicine for Age, Loneliness & Ill-health?
Want to be happier and live longer? Better get a home robot real soon

Japan Sets Its Sights on Commercial UAVs at Drone Expo 2016
A variety of unmanned aerial vehicles were demonstrated for telecommunications, infrastructure maintenance, and security.

Deep Learning Leads to More AI Investments
Accenture, Kodak, NEC, and Nvidia join big companies chasing deep-learning applications.

iRobot Divests From Defense Business for $45M
After a strong Q4, Roomba maker makes sale to Arlington Capital Partners.

Robotics Takeways From CES 2016
What can we learn about the robots shown among this year's gadgets and toys?

Toyota’s New AI Hire Discusses Research at CES 2016
Carmaker beefs up staff and advisory board, gets Google's James Kuffner for robotic route planning.

Five Robotics Predictions for 2016
Our robotics future is here, but which areas will benefit most from new technology?

Top Robotics Transactions of 2015
Bullish investors pumped billions into robotics R&D, market moves.

The Top 10 Robotics News Stories of 2015
See what RBR readers found most intriguing or exciting in the past year.

Chinese Firms Invest $20M in Israeli Robotics R&D
Israeli research to support Chinese industrial automation, service robotics.

Can iRobot Survive Red Mountain?
Willem Mesdag and his activist partners “deeply concerned” about performance, and letting it show

Concern Grows Over Robots Behaving Badly
“Accountable Innovation” is the goal of newly formed Foundation for Responsible Robotics

Making Room for a Home Robot? They’re Coming!
Webcast reprise: An army of home robots is massing. Which one will become a member of your family?



Special Focus: Robots and the Law
Robots and the Law

Expert insight on the ethical and legal issues affecting robot regulations globally.


Starship Goes the Last Mile for Deliveries

Get Ahead of Commercial Drone Rules

RoboLaw Expert Tries to Educate European Legislators
More in Robots and the Law

Special Focus: 3D Printing
3D Printing

The new reality of customizable, one-off production:
Additive Manufacturing (AM). Where it’s going, why and what’s
driving its emergence.


How Patents Die: Expiring 3D Printing Patents

Autonomous Marine Systems Raises Seed Funding

3D Printing Begins to Come of Age…Finally!
More in 3D Printing



Robotics Takeways From CES 2016

Chinese Firms Invest $20M in Israeli Robotics R&D

RoboBusiness Europe Is Reborn in Denmark

In Their Own Words: 10 Women Talk About the Future of Robotics

Is Robotic Welding ‘Inevitable’?