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Industrial Automation Resource Center
Baxter Collaborative Robot More Flexible with Robot Positioning System
Part of the new Intera 3.1 software, the Robot Positioning System more quickly and easily re-deploys Baxter after common plant-floor variations occur. Read more.
RoboBusiness presents the winners of the 2014 Game Changer Awards, honoring the robotics industry's remarkable technical accomplishments and their makers. View 7 Game-Changing Robots


Industrial Automation News
Meet Me in Milan: RoboBusiness Europe 2015
Horizon 2020 controversy reflects uncertainty over EU robotics support.

MassRobotics Seeks to Build Industry Standards
Vecna's CTO talks about how the tech community can help the industry and society.

Vecna CTO Talks About Nurturing Roboticists
Daniel Theobald hopes to find more engineers who want to improve life for all.

Clearpath Gets Funds for Materials Handling
Automated vehicle maker expands onto the factory floor.

Swisslog (er, KUKA) Acquires FORTE Industries. Why?
Industry consolidation continues to unfold across logistics and intralogistics operations

Intellibot Robotics Acquired by Sealed Air Corp.
Intellibot to merge with division that includes Taski-brand floor cleaning machines

Rethink Welcomes New Money, New Investors & New Robot
As Rethink Robotics announces closing on $13.4 million, VC investments in robotics hit new highs for 2015

ABB Buys Gomtec, Expands Co-Robot Offerings
Two RBR50 companies join forces for safe collaborative robots.

In-Depth Analysis
Robot Invasion of Pearl River Delta at Full Tilt
Massive social change and $154B looms in replacing 80% of human labor force by 2018

The Future Looks Rosy in U.K. Robotics Landscape Report
British market is ripe for robotics but needs investments, commercialization.

Robotics Enables ‘Omni-Channel’ Fulfillment
Retailers increasingly turn to robots to speed delivery from warehouses.

Robotic Welding to Benefit From Updated Controls, Clearer Vision
At Automate 2015, a panel discussed recent advances in robotic welding.

Is Robotic Welding ‘Inevitable’?
Industrial welding can benefit from robotics improvements, but should welders fear for their jobs?

Australian Efforts to Hone Robotic Vision Get Government Support
Researchers at the Queensland University of Technology are helping robots to pick peppers more precisely.

Rethink Robotics’ Baxter Gets a Little Brother in Sawyer
Rethink's latest robot packs a lot in a smaller package than its popular predecessor.



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.


Open Bionics: New-Age Prosthetics that Disrupt the Status Quo

Is Robotic Welding ‘Inevitable’?

3D Printing Plastics: Demand and Opportunities
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Is Robotic Welding ‘Inevitable’?

Healthcare Robotics 2015-2020: Trends, Opportunities & Challenges

Conducting R&D with Government Funding

2015 RBR50 Nominations Now Open

Philae Robot Space Probe Makes Historic Comet Landing