Intel wants to automate 3D printing

Intel wants to automate 3D printing

Like many other leading tech firms, Intel regularly ventures outside its comfort zone in pursuit of new revenue opportunities. The chip maker maintains a dedicated investment fund for backing startups in promising markets, while its engineering division usually runs at least several projects that fall under Google’s definition of a moonshot. One such initiative appears…

This two-armed lab bot may one day do your blood work

The next arena where robots could soon start replacing humans is the laboratory, and the newest creation of Japan’s Yaskawa Electric Corporation will be leading the charge. The two-limbed automaton revealed in its latest patent filing has been specifically engineered to work with samples that are too risky for its biological colleagues to handle. The…