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Surgical Robotics and the Digital OR

Surgical Robotics and the Digital OR

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The market for surgical robotics is growing fast, but which technologies are converging to create the digital OR, and what still needs refinement?

Robot Harvest: Agribotics and the Food We Eat

Robot Harvest: Agribotics and the Food We Eat

“The only way to keep your health is to eat what you don’t want, drink what you don’t like, and do what you’d rather not.” —Mark Twain We all need to eat…three times a day. Many don’t! The coming food crisis...

Scaling Cobots: From One to Many; and Now…Apps!

Scaling Cobots: From One to Many; and Now…Apps!

When the handwriting on the wall becomes reality If you’ve had your head down at the turret lathe machine for too long, better look up soon because the great robot takeover is underway. Robots, especially collaborative robots (cobots), are populating...

Why Some M&As Work Out So Well: OMRON-Adept

Why Some M&As Work Out So Well: OMRON-Adept

M&As that Make Sense…and Why: OMRON and Adept Some mergers and acquisitions are very beneficial to the business and technology of robotics while others are questionable or just plain strange? Amazon acquires Kiva. ABB acquires Gomtec and SVIA. KUKA acquires...

Collaborative Robots on the Job: Safety & Liability

Collaborative Robots on the Job: Safety & Liability

Aside from the sizable boost they give to your productivity, how much thought and consideration have you given to how safe they around your other workers, the “humans”? Those claws sprouting from every cobot’s multi-axis arms look formidable, and they...

Self-driving Vehicles: Autonomy Just Up the Road

Self-driving Vehicles: Autonomy Just Up the Road

Every major automotive company has announced plans for a car with self-driving capabilities. Few among them will have a significant technology advantage. “At the end of the day,” according to Lux Research, “the company with the best business plan will...

Healthcare Robotics

Healthcare Robotics

The numbers are staggering as U.S. healthcare hits $3.09 trillion in 2014—including 36 million admitted patients—and will soar to $3.57 trillion by 2017. That’s 18 percent of the U.S. GDP! In nearly every category, from surgical and direct patient care...

Collaborative Robots

Collaborative Robots

A new army of industrial robots is descending; robots that can work with and alongside humans in performing work tasks previously needing separation between robot and human. Today, ever since the first appearance of robots in manufacturing over fifty years...

Investing in Robotics 2016

Investing in Robotics 2016

See how and why the evolution of robotics is driving automation growth at double-digit rates. Who will be the winners, losers and also-rans of robot-driven automation? Go inside on M&As, major investment trends and the winning picks of VCs (including...

Industrial Automation and the "New" Productivity

Industrial Automation and the "New" Productivity

Productivity, on a steep decline since 2000, has a new ally that is being hailed as a new force in everything from manufacturing to logistics: robot-driven automation. The London School of Economics is out with the first empirical study of...