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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


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Apellix Readies Drones for Coatings Industry
Worker Bee system could extend human reach and ensure safety, compliance for structures like utility towers and ship hulls.

Hansen Medical Sells Cardiac Robot to Dutch Center
Sales, mergers mark growing pains among medical robotics suppliers.

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.

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

Soft Robotics Raises $5M for Flexible Fingers
2015 Game Changer winner applies gripper to food handling, plans to expand.

Mobile Robots Rev Up for Material Handling
AIVs are 'the first generation of collaboration technology finding its way into the factory and warehouse,' says an Adept manager.

Starship Goes the Last Mile for Deliveries
Are ground-based robots better than aerial drones for package deliveries?

Locus Robotics Enters Warehouse Automation Race
After Amazon bought Kiva, Quiet Logistics developed on its own mobile warehouse robots.

Omnicell Buys Automated Pharmacy Firm Aesynt for $275M
Merged company's portfolio intended to provide medical supply support from ER through long-term care.

CyPhy Works Takes to Skies Over Japan, the U.S.
Company gets FAA exemption, pursues government, commercial, and consumer markets.

U.K. Robotics and Employment—What Does the Future Hold?
Job fears echo in the British media, but some studies come to contradictory conclusions.

Drones Fly High Despite Ban in India
Both the public and private sectors find many uses for UAVs, even with security concerns.

Simbe Robotics Unveils Tally, Autonomous Shelf Auditing System
Robotic analytics product is designed to improve retailer inventory management.

Pepper for Biz Comes to Japan
SoftBank and Aldebaran's 'emotional' humanoid robot to gain custom software.



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.


3D Printing Begins to Come of Age…Finally!

Exoskeleton Research Steps Up to Challenges

Robotics Takeways From CES 2016
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’?