Kurion Acquires Oxford Technologies for Reactor Robots
Top Robotics Transactions of 2015
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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)
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)
Chinese Robotics Investors Buy Canada’s ESI for $300M
Industrial automation and actuator technologies make robotics companies attractive acquisition targets.
(September 15, 2015)
Drone Makers Look for Funding to Take Off
The market for aerial drones could double in the next five years, as Lily Robotics and others fly beneath the radar of larger companies in making deals.
(September 09, 2015)
Vicarious’ AI Vision Draws $70M From International Investors
Vicarious tries to emulate human vision, and big companies hope to apply its technology.
(August 19, 2015)
Industrial Automation Acquisitions Show Bullish Market
Deals between Robotnik and Smokie Robotics, Lincoln Electric and Rimrock, and Hypotherm and Jabez try to take advantage of automation synergies.
(August 06, 2015)
Bubble Wrap Maker Buys Packaging Company
Sealed Air continues acquisitions for logistics automation, as Clearpath Robotics also hires staffers.
(August 05, 2015)
Delta Tau Data Systems Acquired by OMRON Group
This acquisition will allow OMRON to combine DT's PMAC motion controller with its wide range of products and offer new solutions to its customers globally.
(July 31, 2015)