New RobotExpert Software Helps Small and Medium Size Manufacturers Improve Robotic Efficiency

Siemens PLM Software's Intuitive, Easy-to-deploy, Simulation and Programming Solution Minimizes Robot Downtime and Increases Throughput

KUKA Robotics Corporation Rethink & Reshore Technology Event

August 14-15 event showcases 20 live robotic automation demonstrations and presentations by leading technology providers

SwRI Launches ROS-Industrial Consortium

Consortium members will have access to practical user services, including technical support and training, to foster the use of ROS-Industrial by industry

Global Defense Robotics Market to Reach US$7.5 Billion by 2018, According to New Report by Global Industry Analysts, Inc.

GIA announces the release of a comprehensive global report on Defense Robotics markets. The global market for Defense Robotics is forecast to reach US$7.5 billion by the year 2018, propelled by rapid technological developments and imminent benefits on the warfront. Increased Government spending, technological maturity, and enhanced cost-benefit ratio of the unmanned systems are the major growth drivers for this vibrant sector. In the future, robots will increasingly replace humans on combat ground in all branches of the military, significantly lowering casualties and altering field strategies.

Cardboard Robot Reaches Funding Goal

$150 giant six-foot robotic arm becomes successful on Kickstarter.

Startup Brings Industrial-Sized Robots Into Your Home

Cardboard Robot Allows DIY's The Freedom To Program A Robotic Arm

Nanoscience Instruments Announces Distribution of miBot Nanomanipulator from Imina Technologies

Imina Technologies' miBot, a mobile micro-robot for carrying out various nanomanipulation, probing and sensing tasks, is now available in North America through Nanoscience Instruments.

iRobot Launches New Indoor and Outdoor Home Robots

iRobot Looj® gutter cleaning robot and iRobot Roomba® 600 Series vacuum cleaning robots released with new technologies and design

QUAN Makes Plans to Deliver More Efficient Robot Actuators

More efficient actuator technologies could benefit not only robotics systems, but all actuated systems, such as prosthetic limbs.

Mazor Robotics Enters into Agreement with Investors to Receive up to $15 Million

Transaction Led by Oracle Investment Management---- Mazor to Announce Second Quarter Financial Results and Hold Conference Call on August 14, 2012, 11:00 AM ET

Freescale and Partners Launch Reference Platform to Streamline Development of Programmable Logic Controllers

Freescale, QNX Software Systems, ISaGRAF, and koenig-pa (KPA) collaborate to accelerate the development of industrial control systems

ITT Launches Automation Grade Brushless Servo Motor

New product designed for medical, packaging applications

RMT Robotics Presents "The Case for Robotics" at 2012 National Beer Wholesalers Association's Annual Convention

Tom Pollard presents with commentary from former director of information technologies, Brewers Distributor Ltd. Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2012

New Space-qualified, Low-power Aitech SBC Offers Exceptional 1.0 GHz Processing

Rad-tolerant 3U CompactPCI SP0 features extensive memory arrays, exceptional I/O

Honeywell launches new wireless switch button for industrial applications

Ideal for large industrial and warehouse facilities, Honeywell has rolled out an industrial wireless (802.15.4) push button switch for their Limitless industrial wireless network

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