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Machine Vision Attracts International Investment
The promise of safer and more efficient factories, smart homes, and more responsive robots is encouraging the latest wave of machine vision spending. (May 26, 2016)

Go East, Logistics Robot, Go East…and Quickly!
One thing for sure is that there is a genuine robot gold rush waiting to happen for logistics robots in China. (May 14, 2016)

Cobot Applications Still Widening, Says UR Exec
Cobots are moving from major automakers to small and midsize enterprises, said Universal Robots' Scott Mabie at the International Collaborative Robots Workshop. (May 09, 2016)

POS Testing Goes Robotic With Rhiscom Automaton
Chile-based Rhiscom's Automaton testing system includes a robot that can swipe cards and operate a point-of-sale keypad. (April 28, 2016)

The FDA Weakens the Prospects for TransEnterix’s SurgiBot
The FDA's rejection of TransEnterix's submission of SurgiBot for approval could force the company to undertake an expensive effort to show that it's safe. (April 25, 2016)

Robotic Surgery Providers to Merge in a Challenging Market
As part of the growing market for robotic surgery, Hansen Medical gets bought by Auris Surgical, and TransEnterix suffers a setback. (April 21, 2016)

Soft Robotics Blend Rigid, Deformable Components
A combination of materials is enabling soft robots to be more responsive, as researchers develop devices that can hop and shapeshift. (April 20, 2016)

Warehouse Robots From IAM Move to Meet Demand
With a combination of vision-based autonomy, vacuum picking, and management software, IAM's robots can work in existing warehouses. (April 18, 2016)

Collaborative Robots: Power and Force
Power and force applications involve cobot operations where there is a chance of contact between the robot and the human co-worker. (April 05, 2016)

The “Mixed Pallet” Finally Falls to Robot Hands
Things have suddenly changed for the fabled humans-only mixed pallet. Its days are over! (April 04, 2016)

AutoLap Aids Surgery With Image-Guided Laparoscope
AutoLap, a three-part laparoscope positioning system, has received FDA approval, as MST and others look to U.S., Asian markets. (April 01, 2016)

Collaborative Robots: Speed and Separation
As part of its series of downloads on collaborative robotics, Omron describes how speed and separation are relevant to safe cobot operations. (March 29, 2016)

Collaborative Robots: Safety-Rated Monitored Stop
Omron explains how collaborative robots should be designed to work in a safety-rated stop application. (March 29, 2016)

Collaborative Robots: Hand Guiding
Collaborative robots can allow human operators to manually move them to certain limited positions. (March 29, 2016)

Collaborative Robots: Risk Assessment
Omron lays out the steps involved for ensuring safe operations of collaborative robots. (March 29, 2016)



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