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Volvo Opens $70M AstaZero Test Site for Self-Driving Cars
AstaZero will enable testing of autonomous vehicles in an adaptive environment. Read more.
Seafaring in 2025 will have captains using heads-up displays that turn the ship's bridge into an augmented reality command system. View Autonomous Ships: Inside the Unmanned Bridge of the Future


Transportation News
Robotics Companies Garner Funds for Converging Technologies
Chips, sensors, and code attract investors to robots, AI, and self-driving cars.

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.

Self-Driving Cars Get U.K. Government Support
Grants to fund R&D into connected and autonomous vehicles, including real and simulated test courses.

Mazda Taps the Brakes on Self-Driving Car Hype
Not every automaker is racing headlong to fully autonomous vehicles, but more driver-assist tech is coming.

Google, Boston Dynamics Part Ways: 5 Takeaways
Atlas and Big Dog were popular, but not profitable or team players, according to Alphabet.

Ocado Expects Robots and IoT to Revolutionize Logistics
Wireless controls developed with Cambridge Consultants generate a portion of the data analyzed by online grocer.

Self-Driving Cars Get More Fuel From Big Automakers
GM, Ford, and Toyota make strategic moves in ongoing race to autonomous vehicles.

Self-Driving Cars Advance in India, Despite Potholes
Could India be a major developer, supplier, or user of autonomous vehicles?

Toyota Staffs Up for AI, Robotics Research
The Toyota Research Institute is hiring in California and Massachusetts.

Where Do the Candidates Stand on Robotics?
The presidential race is an opportunity for voters to reassess U.S. technology policy.

Funding Fuels Self-Driving Vehicle Startups
NuTonomy, 5D Robotics, and Savari get cash in race to develop autonomous vehicles.

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.

Seegrid’s IP Goldmine: Logistics, and Then Some
Evolution from old-line hardware company to developer of 3D vision navigation software changes everything

Rugged, Multi-purpose UGEV: Toolbox on Treads
Transforms itself into four different vehicle modes to meet a wide range of crisis needs

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.



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
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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!
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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’?