Drone Racing League Season 2: More Funding, More Drones

Marco Margaritoff for The Drive: Drone Racing League Season 2 acquires $20m in additional Series B funding and is ready for takeoff next week on ESPN.

GE Aviation acquires OC Robotics

Acquisition of snake arm robotics manufacturer will expand jet engine repair capabilities.

Embedded Vision

The use of compact devices that run embedded software is becoming increasingly popular in industrial environments. From smart cameras and vision sensors to smart phones, tablets, and handheld devices, it is almost impossible to imagine connected and highly automated Industry 4.0 processes without these small devices.

Hamburger-Making Robotics Firm Secures $18 Million

Daniel Liberto for Investopedia: San Francisco-based Momentum Machines debuted its prototype burger-making machine in 2012, eliciting awe from tech geeks and criticism from employment activists.

Honda to focus on self-driving cars, robotics, EVs through 2030

Naomi Tajitsu for Reuters: Unveiling its mid-term Vision 2030 strategy plan, Honda said it would boost coordination between R&D, procurement and manufacturing to tame development costs.

SoftBank Announces Agreement to Acquire Boston Dynamics

Companies to Collaborate in Advancing the Development of Smart Robotics Technologies

Impacts of Tolerances Refinement

Tolerances refinement is a well-known concept for manufacturers in the aerospace industry. This new reality has a direct impact on how they do things. To succeed reaching new market standards, an upgrading of their plants and equipment is inevitable.

Stäubli Anniversary: Quality and Innovation as a driving force for 125 years

Stäubli is a mechatronics solutions provider with three dedicated activities: Connectors, Robotics and Textile. With a global workforce of over 4,500, the company generates annual turnover of 1.1 billion Swiss francs. Originally founded in 1892, today Stäubli is an international group headquartered in Pfäffikon, Switzerland.

The Three Laws of Robotics need to be overhauled if AI is to power our homes, cars and lives

Liat Clark for Wired: Driverless cars will pander to our every whim, predicts Audi's CEO, but none of that will be possible until the public trusts artificial intelligence

'Make in India' initiative could be a bigger success with help of cobots

Pradeep David for Financial Express: The government of India launched the 'Make in India' initiative in 2014 to enhance skill development as well as build a strong manufacturing infrastructure

Building Up Today's Manufacturing Startups: Lowercase NYC

If I make a change on a design, I have to be able to apply the changes quickly. And since we are competing against bigger, high-end eyewear manufacturers, we have to deliver the highest quality even if we do quite smaller productions.

Questions to Ask When Specifying a Frame Grabber for Machine Vision Applications

Frame grabbers are no longer exclusively used in machine vision; they are today an essential component of dozens of industries. It is therefore important that the frame grabber manufacturer is involved in standards committees and other groups monitoring the evolution of this fast-changing technology.

This cutting-edge drone port could be the future of the shopping mall as we know it

Megan Harney for Business Insider: CallisonRTKL wants to transform the shell of the former mall into a delivery warehouse that's ideal for drone takeoff and delivery.

THE NEXT BIG LEAP IN AI COULD COME FROM WAREHOUSE ROBOTS

Nick Statt for The Verge: Kindred thinks the path to smarter software is by giving it a physical body

The No. 1 industry being threatened by robots

Kari Paul for MarketWatch: The robot revolution may not have replaced us yet, but automation is undoubtedly creeping its way into many careers.

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