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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
Competitiveness, Education at Stake for MassRobotics
Regional effort offers facilities as institutions struggle to meet the demand for engineers.

Automating Logistics: From Four Lanes to Four Walls
Double Feature! RoboBriefings & RoboBusiness: Highways to warehouses, the future of logistics automation is taking shape surprisingly fast.

Facebook Opens AI Research Center in Paris
Social networking company taps French expertise to keep up with Google and others.

Spanish Researchers Develop Aerial Robots for Manufacturing
The ARCOW project involves drones that operate in the restricted airspace of aircraft factories.

Vicarious’ AI Vision Draws $70M From International Investors
Major Indian and South Korean firms invest in machine vision research, as do IT bigwigs.

Rethink Robotics Gets Packaged With Sonoco Alloyd
Collaborative robots to be sold as part of systems for medical, retail packaging.

Warehouse Automator GreyOrange Gets $30M to Expand
Indian logistics automation provider to expand R&D and marketing to Asia, the Middle East, and Europe.

Mobile Robots Become Essential to Competitive Logistics
Maximize your use of mobile robotics for efficient warehouse automation.

Bubble Wrap Maker Buys Packaging Company
Sealed Air purchase of B+ Equipment to serve fast-paced e-commerce market; Clearpath expands into the U.S.

When Warehouse Vehicles Know Where They’re Going
Smart AGVs faster to the shipping dock while driving savings to the bottom line

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.



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.


3D Printing as a Production Tool: New Era of Productivity

Whiplash: What Happened to 3D Printing Stocks?

Carbon3D Gets $100M from Google Ventures
More in 3D Printing



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