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Robotic process automation (RPA) is not necessarily a new term, but many middle-market companies are now leveraging the strategy at a rapid pace to gain greater efficiency. Read More
A competition robot packing a MaxBotix sensor

A competition robot packing a MaxBotix sensor

About 12 years ago, Bob Gross of Brainerd, Minnesota, entered a robotics competition with his 11-year-old daughter. Much to their frustration, they kept having problems with their robot’s sensor — the closest thing it had to eyes. Read More
Still see robots as a thing of the future? Think again. On Sept. Read More


Baxter, a robot featured in the 2013 Robotics Alley conference

Do you know an undergraduate science or technology student looking for scholarship opportunities? Read More
When Lakemaid Beer posted a YouTube video of a drone delivering a 12-pack of beer to fishermen on frozen Lake Waconia, it had the effect that president Jack Supple was hoping for: more than 381,000 YouTube view Read More
Today we frequently hear about laptop-toting champions of change and their successes with the latest Internet phenomena. Rowbot Systems is innovating in a more traditional field: agriculture. Read More
Homo sapiens and robots converge this month at the third annual Robotics Alley Conference and Expo, to be held Nov. 12-13 at the Saint Paul RiverCentre. Read More
If you want a glimpse of the future, a good place to look is the Center for Distributed Robotics. Part of the University of Minnesota's College of Science and Engineering, it's the "birthplace" of small but powerful robots that can roll, tumble, and fly over obstacles on land and in water. Read More