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Otherlab: Developing Low-Cost, Inflatable Robots
Robots with textile-based, inflatable actuators that contract upon inflation exhibit large strength-to-weight ratios. Read more.
Ruling effectively invalidates FAA's ban on the use of commercial drones. The FAA can appeal the decision. View Drones Legal in US, Judge Rules


Supply Chain & Retail News
Vecna Acquires VGo: Logistics Marries Telepresence
Move adds new dimension to Vecna's hospital logistics while bolstering warehousing capabilities

Productivity Chasing Humans Out of Warehouses
As the robots come rolling, walking and flying in to rescue logistics

High-flying India: 7.4% GDP Growth, and Very Robot Ready
Five Indian robot makers tool up as a resurgent India offers up best-ever prospects for success

Seegrid, Topper Industrial Partner on Materials Handling Solutions
Seegrid’s tow tractors coupled with Topper industrial cart systems act as trains carrying multiple loads in one trip.

Fetch Robotics Gets $20M to Meet Warehouse Demand
SoftBank partner to join Pitchfire winner Melonee Wise on Fetch's board.

Ocado Designs SecondHands To Be the Equal of Humans
Online grocer works with European universities on SecondHands warehouse robots.

The Essential Interview: Esben Østergaard of Universal Robots
UR co-founder discusses global differences in collaborative robots.

Amazon Picks a Robotics Challenge Winner
Autonomous pickers become more dexterous but are still painfully slow

First 10 Startups Join Qualcomm Robotics Accelerator
Qualcomm hopes to link smartphone tech and autonomous systems.

Clearpath Provides a Mobile Platform for Rethink’s Baxter
Ridgeback puts wheels on research manipulator robots.

Techmetics Places $1M Order for Adept’s Lynx
Singapore-based service company to use Adept's mobile co-robots.

Vecna Offers Testing Facilities to MassRobotics
Startup incubator to benefit from proximity to corporate labs.

Fetch Robotics Chases After Logistics Industry Business
The Fetch and Freight robots can team up to facilitate order fulfillment.

Labor Shortages Prompt Strawberry Picking Automation
Prototype automated harvesters are being tested in Florida and California.

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



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3D Printing

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


3D Printing Podcast: Growth Projections, Drivers and Major Players

3-D Printed Metal Bridge to Span Dutch Canal

GE, Boeing Use 3-D Printing for Durable Aircraft Parts
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