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Finance
Talking Stock Picks for 2015 at the Investing Webcast
Why Intel is Betting on Drones
Robo-Stox Launches in Europe on London Stock Exchange

AI Research Translates Into International ‘Soft Power’
Like robotics, AI research is increasingly seen as key to a nation's standing, but the question remains on how to share information while staying ahead. (April 27, 2016)

The Essential Interview: Aldo Zini, President and CEO of Aethon
Aldo Zini, CEO of Aethon, describes the development of the TUG mobile healthcare robot and what experience robotics students should get. (April 26, 2016)

The FDA Weakens the Prospects for TransEnterix’s SurgiBot
The FDA's rejection of TransEnterix's submission of SurgiBot for approval could force the company to undertake an expensive effort to show that it's safe. (April 25, 2016)

Every Robot Equals the Sum of Its Parts…and Then Some
ABI Research is forecasting “robotic component revenues to exceed $2.36 billion” in 2016. (April 24, 2016)

Research Report
Investing in Robotics
Global spending on robotics and related services to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 17% from more than $71 billion in 2015 to $135.4 billion in 2019. (April 21, 2016)

Robotic Surgery Providers to Merge in a Challenging Market
As part of the growing market for robotic surgery, Hansen Medical gets bought by Auris Surgical, and TransEnterix suffers a setback. (April 21, 2016)

Soft Robotics Blend Rigid, Deformable Components
A combination of materials is enabling soft robots to be more responsive, as researchers develop devices that can hop and shapeshift. (April 20, 2016)

Michigan Funds Training to Avoid Robots Taking Jobs
The state of Michigan is expanding training for logistics workers at Lansing Community College, and Wynright will be providing robots for real-world experience. (April 19, 2016)

Warehouse Robots From IAM Move to Meet Demand
With a combination of vision-based autonomy, vacuum picking, and management software, IAM's robots can work in existing warehouses. (April 18, 2016)

Manhattan to London Searching for Investments in Robotics
If successful, such robotics-only/automation-only funds will pop up literally everywhere, maybe something on the order of the familiar mutual fund industry. (April 17, 2016)

Our Man in Atlanta Scoping Out MODEX 2016
The cutting-edge technologies that will define the future of warehousing and supply chains. (April 17, 2016)

Robotics Companies Garner Funds for Converging Technologies
Grishin Robotics has raised $100 million for investing in robotics, as Intel and others look to components and IoT. (April 14, 2016)

AGVs Get an ETA With Seegrid’s Subway Platform
Safety and efficiency are the goals for humans and Seegrid's mobile robots working together in a washing machine factory. (April 13, 2016)

AI Competition Seen as Key to National Security
The U.S. is still the leader on the AI battlefield, but other nations are investing in AI for a different mix of strategic and economic goals. (April 12, 2016)

Google Parent Alphabet Demoes New Biped Robot
At the New Economy Summit in Tokyo, Schaft showed off a bipedal robot that could have numerous applications, even if it declined to say what they were. (April 11, 2016)


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3D Printing

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