Rethink Robotics Introduces Industry-First Robot Positioning System

Unique capability allows Baxter to quickly re-orient itself to work cell changes, saving time and increasing flexibility in dynamic manufacturing environments

Army researchers envision future robots

The U.S. Army is investing in robotics research and development with a vision of increasing autonomy.

Indiegogo - Maker Club: The 3D printed home robot revolution is coming.

Tired of 3D printing chess sets? The 'home robot revolution' is coming, according to, Maker Club.

3D Reconstruction Firm Paracosm Has Closed $3.3 Million In Seed Funding

From Paracosm:

Paracosm, a cloud-based software company, raised 3.3 million in seed round funding to further its mission to 3D-ify the world. The round, led by Atlas Venture, includes contributions from iRobot, Osage University Partners, BOLDstart Ventures, New World Angels, Deep Fork Capital and a number of angel investors. 

Paracosm's advanced three-dimensional reconstruction technologies create digital models of physical spaces. When shared with machines, these models serve as blueprints which provide robots and applications a greater sense of awareness and understanding of the physical world. Such technologies are valuable for robotics, video game development, special effects, indoor navigation applications, and for the improvement of both virtual and augmented reality experiences... (full press release)

3D Firm Paracosm Attracts $3.3 mln Seed

3D firm Paracosm has closed $3.3 million in seed funding. Atlas Venture led the round with participation from other investors that included iRobot, Osage University Partners, BOLDstart Ventures, New World Angels and Deep Fork Capital.

RoboBusiness Takes Boston By Storm

1,000 Professionals Join Together to Invest, Innovate & Implement

Forbes Names FANUC a Top Global Innovator for the Fourth Consecutive Year

FANUC CORPORATION, the leading manufacturer of CNCs, robots, and ROBOMACHINEs, has been named one of the top 100 innovative companies in the world by Forbes. This is the fourth consecutive year Forbes has named FANUC a top global innovator.

Team MIT-Olin Sails to Victory at RobotX Challenge in Singapore

Team MIT-Olin Sails to Victory at RobotX Challenge in Singapore

Pack Expo - Universal Robotics Introduces Affordable 3D Vision Package

Spatial Vision Robotics 4.2 at Pack Expo 2014

Telemedicine Robots Bring Expertise to Remote Areas

Sophisticated controls and positioning deliver a lifelike experience to doctor and patient alike.

MegaBots: Live-Action Giant Robot Combat

From MegaBots Kickstarter:

The mad scientists at MegaBots, Inc. have been zealously working on the prototypes and final design of 15-foot-tall, 15,000-pound, walking humanoid combat robots with giant, modular pneumatic cannons for arms. A driver-and-gunner team pilot each MegaBot in a battle against other MegaBots, vehicles, and a variety of other defenses and obstacles in live-action combat – the likes of which the world has only dreamed of through video games and movies...

...At our minimum funding level ($1.8M), we can build two robots. They’ll duke it out in an epic 1-on-1 deathmatch tournament. At higher funding levels, we can build more MegaBots and unlock the gameplay options you know and love: team deathmatches, free-for-alls, king of the hill, capture the flag, home base capture, escort missions, and more!  (Kickstarter)

Carnegie Mellon's Inflatable Robotic Arm Inspires Design of Disney's Latest Character

Fictional Baymax in the Movie "Big Hero 6" Embodies New Research on Soft Robotics

HGH Infrared Systems Provides Unprecedented 360 degree thermal Surveillance on UGV System

The Robbox UGV from SERA and Nexter Robotics debuted at this year's Eurosatory 2014 tradeshow in Paris with HGH Infrared Systems' Spynel panoramic thermal infrared imaging system installed to provide full 360 degree air surveillance at the MBDA demonstration.

DARPA Circuit Achieves Speeds of 1 Trillion Cycles per Second, Earns Guinness World Record

Accomplishments in Terahertz Electronics program could pave way for new areas of research and unforeseen applications in the sub-millimeter wave spectrum

G10 Photoelectric Sensor Can Be Mounted and Aligned in Seconds

The G10 is a cost-effective sensor that can be mounted and aligned in less than 10 seconds, drastically reducing commissioning and installation time.

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Industrial Robotics - Featured Product

Stäubli – TP80 Fast Picker robot

Stäubli - TP80 Fast Picker robot

Introducing the TP80 Fast Picker, a new series that delivers speeds in excess of 200 picks per minute, and more flexibility at a lower cost. Stäubli has long set the standard for high speed and precision in robotic performance, ensuring the highest possible throughput and shortest cycle times.