Self-Driving Cars Get More Fuel From Big Automakers
Car makers and software companies partner up in quest for safer transport, but legal and cultural barriers are still ahead.
(March 14, 2016)
General Dynamics Buys UUV Maker Bluefin Robotics
The global fleet of naval robotics is growing, as General Dynamics Mission Systems acquires Bluefin Robotics.
(February 29, 2016)
Toshiba Wields Robot Arms in Delicate Fukushima Fuel Job
Five years after the earthquake and tsunami devastated Fukushima, Japan, purpose-built robots are going where people can't.
(February 16, 2016)
Hansen Medical Sells Cardiac Robot to Dutch Center
Maastricht University Medical Center buys robotic-guided cardiac catheter system, but recent acquisitions demonstrate industry's growing pains.
(January 25, 2016)
Segway Rolls Into Robotics, Sort Of…
Personal Transportation, will make up one half of the new entity, the other half will be known as Segway Robotics.
(January 05, 2016)
Top Robotics Transactions of 2015
Catch up on a baker's dozen mergers, acquisitions, and investments that altered the fast-moving robotics industry in the past year.
(December 31, 2015)
Kurion Acquires Oxford Technologies for Reactor Robots
Startup Kurion has bought fellow hazardous materials handler Oxford Technologies to expand its robotics team and grow its European presence.
(December 09, 2015)
Marine Robotics Goes Under, Salvaged by Kraken Sonar
Newfoundland-based Marine Robotics has sunk, but Kraken Sonar Systems picked up its staff and a drone, and other AUV companies are doing well.
(November 19, 2015)
Orthopedics Firm Smith & Nephew Buys Blue Belt for $275M
A U.K. orthopedics company has acquired Blue Belt, whose Navio robotically controlled device is used in the expanding market for joint replacements.
(October 29, 2015)
Autodesk Acquisition Leads Additive Manufacturing Growth
Autodesk and Proto Lab expand their 3D printing capabilities, but MakerBot layoffs show slow household adoption.
(October 12, 2015)
Market for Medical Robotics Hits Growth Spurt
Auris Surgical Robotics and XACT Robotic raise millions, while TransEnterix and Omnicell make strategic buys.
(September 29, 2015)
Omron to Acquire Adept Technology for $200M
Omron is buying Adept, the largest industrial automation provider in the U.S., for $200 million. Both companies stand to gain distribution, and Adept hopes for financial stability.
(September 16, 2015)