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Finance
ReWalk Eyes Future After $36M IPO
Energid Testing Software for Self-driving Military Vehicles
Taiwanese Firms Form Industrial Robot Alliance

AV&R Vision & Robotics and IMAC Automation form AV&R Aerospace
The merger brings completely automated production to aerospace assembly in Canada. (June 20, 2013)

Yaskawa Motoman Acquires Agile Planet
The Motoman Robotics Division of Yaskawa America, Inc. acquires Agile Planet, Inc., a provider of intelligent software products for industrial robots. (June 18, 2013)

Robotics’ Top Transactions 2012
2012's most newsworthy robotics transactions now available in one downloadable document! (March 20, 2013)

3D Systems Set to Acquire Geomagic
3D Systems Set to Acquire Geomagic (January 09, 2013)

Lockheed Martin Acquires Assets of CDL Systems Ltd.
Lockheed Martin Acquires Assets of CDL Systems Ltd. (December 21, 2012)

Lockheed Martin Acquires Chandler/May
The UAS developer to become part of Lockheed Martin's Mission Systems & Sensors business. (November 15, 2012)

iRobot Vacs Up Evolution Robotics in $74M Deal
Expands iRobot's position as market leader in global robotic floor care (September 17, 2012)

RobotShop Acquires Lynxmotion, A Leading Manufacturer Of Educational Robot Kits
With the move from distributor to owner, Robotshop will continue to honor Lynxmotion's educational standards (September 12, 2012)

Helukabel Acquires Robotec Systems
Newly integrated units allow Helukabel to promote enhanced levels of robotic services to a global customer base (July 31, 2012)

3D Systems Acquires Viztu Technologies
3D Systems Acquires Viztu Technologies (July 23, 2012)

Permira Funds To Acquire Intelligrated To The Tune Of $500M
Permira funds recognizes Intelligrated as a company working across its core investment sectors – industrial services, consumer and technology. Intelligrated designs, manufactures and installs complete material handling automation solutions for the warehousing, distribution, consumer product manufacturing, postal and parcel markets. (June 08, 2012)

FMC Technologies Completes Acquisition of Schilling Robotics
Schilling is a leading producer of remotely operated vehicles (ROVs), ROV manipulator systems, control systems and other high-technology equipment and services for oil and gas subsea exploration and production. The company has offices in Davis, California; Houston, Texas; and Aberdeen, Scotland. (April 26, 2012)

In-Depth Analysis
Musings on eCommerce, Automation and Societal Change
The long-term ramifications of the purchase are not clear, but in the end Amazon could become an architecture provider for ebusiness order fulfillment (own the architecture, win the war). It could also develop fulfillment and distribution centers that for all practical purposes contain no people. That’s more than a paradigm shift, it is a seismic change and one with profound implications for businesses and society. (April 10, 2012)

In-Depth Analysis
The Deal that Shocked Robotics
The Amazon/Kiva deal came as cannon shot across the bows of warehouses everywhere—and not just at pick & pack, goods-to-person order fulfillment shops. All warehousing, up and down supply chains everywhere, is now on notice that the robots are coming. (March 24, 2012)

Amazon Acquires Robotic Inventory Technology
Amazon.com, Inc. today announced that it has reached an agreement to acquire —RBR50 member—privately-held Kiva Systems, Inc., a leading innovator of mobile-robotic warehouse automation systems technology. (March 20, 2012)


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