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Drones, autonomous vehicles on Echodyne's radar as it pulls in $29M from investors

Matt Day for Seattle Times: Echodyne’s radar arrays are designed to bring some of the power and precision of massive, heavy, military-grade radars to a tablet-sized device.

Another Race to the Moon—This Time by Robots

On September 13, 1959, the Soviet Union landed the first human-made object on the surface of the Moon. The United States landed the first human on July 20, 1969. Now, there is a race to land the first robot on the moon.

Festo Hannover Messe Pre Show Preview

Excellent Videos of five things to look for at Festo's Hannover Messe booth - BionicCobot, BionicMotionRobot, OctopusGripper, Motion Terminal, SupraMotion

Collaborative robots in the classroom deliver hands-on learning

RAMTEC Career center in Ohio is home to the largest, most comprehensive robotics education center in the U.S.

Robots: The Choreography of Man and Machine

Human-machine interaction, communication, relationships, emotional intelligence, social skills, and how robotics will have a more central role in our everyday lives, through virtual assistance in homes and buildings

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How Robotics Will Change the Food Industry

Quora via Forbes: I think we'll see this across industries where basic tasks that can be easily automated eventually will be, and it will pave the way for a workforce that is more productive and efficient.

The Not-So-Secret Code That Powers Robots Around the Globe

Ellen Huet for Bloomberg: A Silicon Valley startup is the guardian of the building blocks of robot life.

The tech giants of Silicon Valley are starting to rely on crime-fighting robots for security

Melia Robinson for Business Insider: On a recent night outside the offices of Knightscope, a robotics startup in the heart of Silicon Valley, a middle-aged man allegedly toppled a five-foot tall, 300-pound robot to the ground.

ELLIQ: Intuition Robotics Bridges Uncanny Valley To Cure Loneliness Epidemic

Red Herring: ELLIQ comprises a tablet screen and a small, bobble-headed assistant, which looks like two bell jars glommed together, that interacts with elderly users, the device and humans on the other end of communication.

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Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (IIT) and Movendo Technology Launch the Production of their First 30 Rehabilitative Hunova Robots

The first 30 robots will be available from June in Europe and the USA. The technology was developed and patented at the IIT laboratories and has been launched on the market by the IIT spin-off Movendo Technology thanks to a 10 million euro investment from entrepreneur Sergio Dompè.

Subsidiary Of MTD To Merge With Makers Of Robomow®, Creating More Opportunity For Robotic Lawn Mowing

A subsidiary of MTD Products Inc is set to merge with a leading maker of environmentally friendly, robotic residential lawn mowers sold mainly in Europe, enabling opportunities to employ this progressive technology under MTD's brands in Europe and North America.

Roboteam Named a Best Employer for Veterans

Selection focuses on corporate culture and policy that serves veterans

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St Robotics - R12 Robot Arm

St Robotics - R12 Robot Arm

ST Robotics have decades of experience in industrial robots having sold hundreds of robots over the years. The company has 3 main models, R12, R17 and R19 all using a unique simple industrial technology that dramatically reduces costs resulting in the lowest priced industrial robots available. The same uncomplicated technology vastly improves reliability. ST backs this up with a 2 year warranty. Typical applications are routine testing, sample handling and also education. The software is a different paradigm from most robots. It is command based; you type a command and see immediate action. Programming is a building block approach, building confidence as you program in small 'mind-sized bytes'. ST offers free unlimited technical support.

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Harmonic Drive LLC

Harmonic Drive LLC

Harmonic Drive LLC (HDLLC) designs and manufactures precision servo actuators, gearheads and gear components. Harmonic Drive® gears play critical roles in robotics, medical diagnostics and surgical robotics. We work with industry-leading customers and companies of all sizes to provide both standard product and custom-engineered solutions. The majority of the products sold by HDLLC are proudly made at our US headquarters and manufacturing facility in Massachusetts.