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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)

What If It’s a Robot that Saves Humanity from Cancer?
Maybe brilliant humans working together with brilliant robots will finally and to a finality solve the evasive riddle of this dreaded disease. (February 05, 2015)

Ouch! Adept Gets Slammed After Reporting Loss
Adept cites "delayed orders from several customers and geographic softening in China and Europe" for its woes. (February 04, 2015)

Careers in Robotics: Spotlight on the University of Michigan
University of Michigan: Robotics on the Move (February 01, 2015)

Modular Robot Platform Harvests Multiple High-value Crops
5-year EU program successfully combines sensing, manipulation, production and harvesting into single platform (January 30, 2015)

RBR Insights
Touch of Genius: Modbot’s Standardized Parts
The elegant thinking behind such a simple idea, engineering that could well revolutionize the building of robots. (January 26, 2015)

Apple Rejects Foxbots as Too Clumsy…by a Hair
Terry Gou’s robot army of Smartphone assemblers just got orders to retreat back to the R&D lab for refinements. (December 13, 2014)

Medrobotics Closes $20M in Series F Financing
Medrobotics has closed $20 million in Series F funding and will use the money to extend its runway while pursuing commercial launches in Europe and FDA clearance and commercialization in the United States and other global markets. (October 29, 2014)

Building the Factory of the Future at RoboBusiness
Baxter put an end to the conversations; Baxter made the co-robot a reality. (October 17, 2014)

7 Game-Changing Robots
RoboBusiness presents the winners of the 2014 Game Changer Awards, honoring the robotics industry's remarkable technical accomplishments and their makers. (October 15, 2014)

The Essential Interview: Rich Walker, Shadow Robot Company
Rich Walker, managing director of Shadow Robot Company, discusses his 25-year journey with the company, including evolution of technology, key challenges, the approach to intellectual property and more. (October 02, 2014)

Grabit Electroadhesion-based Grippers
Grabit grippers offer a flexible solution for handling of smart phones and tablets, printed circuit boards (PCBs), flexible circuit boards, fabrics and textiles, solar panels, glass sheets, composite pre-preg fiber sheets, and sheet metal. (September 30, 2014)



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