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ABB Buys Gomtec, Expands Co-Robot Offerings
ABB Group announced that it has bought Gomtec, and both companies expect to benefit from shared resources for promoting safer industrial automation. (April 14, 2015)

The U.K., France Partner on Anti-Mine Robots
An international contract calls for development of a cluster of automated vessels for mine removal. (April 10, 2015)

Robotics Enables ‘Omni-Channel’ Fulfillment
Supply chain automation evolves to help retailers keep up with orders across channels. (April 06, 2015)

Open Bionics: New-Age Prosthetics that Disrupt the Status Quo
UK startup harnessing innovative 3D scanning to cut costs of 3D printed robotic hand prosthetics. (April 02, 2015)

Australian Efforts to Hone Robotic Vision Get Government Support
The Australian Centre for Robotic Vision is working to improve machine vision for tasks such as fruit picking and environmental monitoring. (March 25, 2015)

Careful Robotic Hand Picks Its Way Through Technical, Competitive Challenges
A robotic hand developed at TU Delft copies biological movement to nimbly handle fruit for the growing international market. (March 21, 2015)

Rethink Robotics’ Baxter Gets a Little Brother in Sawyer
Rethink Robotics announced its Sawyer collaborative robot, a nimbler model than Baxter that is intended for a wide range of automated tasks in global manufacturing. (March 19, 2015)

University, NGO Develop Low-Cost Mine Removal Robot
Decades after war's end, Cambodians still suffer from unexploded ordnance. Villanova and Golden West are working on an alternative to putting humans in harm's way. (March 18, 2015)

Robotics Research at the Colorado School of Mines Ranges Far and Wide
Researchers at the Colorado School of Mines have developed robots for refinery inspection, as well as rehabilitation and laparoscopic surgery. (March 18, 2015)

Universal Does It Again with the UR3 Tabletop Robot
An expansive set of capabilities that could impact a whole range of industries. (March 17, 2015)

Intuitive Beats Out 34 Bidders to Grab $430M DoD Contract
Intuitive has been increasing its military and government business since 2012. (March 06, 2015)

In-Depth Analysis
2014 Robot Orders Up 28% in Units, 19% in Dollars over 2013
Robot orders: 25,425 robots valued at $1.6 billion for North American customers in 2014 set new record. (February 10, 2015)

Fetch Robotics Grabs $3M for New-Look Logistics Robot
"We’re targeting the logistics market, looking to do order fulfillment with robots." (February 09, 2015)

Back to Fukushima with a Snake Robot
Evaluating damaged reactors critical first step in decommissioning the plant. (February 08, 2015)

Analyst Outlook
China’s Industrial Robot Boom Amazes Experts
By 2017, there will be more industrial robots in China than in either the EU or North America. (February 07, 2015)



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