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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
Machine Vision Attracts International Investment
ARM buys Apical for $350 million, as chip company and others ready for IoT and robotics.

Increased Telepresence Robot R&D Transforms User Experience
A new market report identifies recent innovations in telepresence robot use.

China’s Midea Bids on KUKA for German Industrial Robotics Prowess
Potential purchase of 'big four' robot maker is part of a recent wave of Chinese deals.

In Asian Robotics Industry Race, India Goes Its Own Way
A survey of national strategies for developing the robotics industry across Asia finds India taking a different path.

Taiwanese and U.K. Robotics Sectors Forming Strong Links
British trade reps visit Taiwan and Japan in search of synergies for U.K. robotics R&D.

What if Pepper Swallowed Viv? Magic! Right?
The makers of Siri are now rolling out their Viv personal assistant

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?



Special Focus: 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’?