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Finance
Why Intel is Betting on Drones
Robo-Stox Launches in Europe on London Stock Exchange
Boeing, Liquid Robotics Team Up on Maritime Drones

WHOI Center for Marine Robotics Awarded $5M
WHOI $5 million grant toward the construction of new facilities for the testing and research into innovative marine robotics. (December 21, 2014)

Investing in Robotics: What to Watch for in 2015
The webcast "Investing in Robotics: What to Watch for in 2015" will discuss what investors look for in robotics companies and outline the investment landscape for robotics in 2015 and beyond. Webcast date: January 22, 2015 (December 15, 2014)

Welltec’s $31M Shows How EU’s Horizon 2020 Finances Innovation in Robotics
Denmark’s Welltec A/G is that country’s first loan under a new generation of financial instruments from the European Investment Bank (EIB). (December 14, 2014)

Hollywood Stars Not Immune from Losing Jobs to Robots
Although Clooney will easily survive the job scare and the Nestlé snub, Hollywood has been put on notice that no job is safe from robots, even if you've won an Academy Award. (December 12, 2014)

EU Robotics Update: Horizon 2020 Confirms $102M New Funding
EU goal is to create 240,000 jobs through robotics by 2020. (December 05, 2014)

Motifs: Want to Invest in a Robotics Portfolio that “You” Create?
Putting your money into a mutual fund or an ETF can feel a lot like buying a cable TV package. (December 05, 2014)

In-Depth Analysis
Can China’s Homegrown Robots Supplant Foreign Brands?
The robot gold rush for foreign robot brands may well be coming to an end. (November 13, 2014)

Restoration Robotics Raises $45M for Robotic Hair Transplants
Restoration Robotics, a privately held medical robotics company, has raised $45 million in Series C extension funding, which will be used to develop the second generation of its ARTAS robotic hair transplant system. (November 11, 2014)

RMT Robotics Joins Muratec Group as Part of Cimcorp Acquisition
RMT Robotics, a Cimcorp Oy company, joined the Muratec Group as part of the acquisition of Cimcorp Oy and its subsidiaries by Kyoto, Japan-based Murata Machinery, Ltd. Together, the companies will provide material handling solutions to a global client base. Both Muratec and Cimcorp will continue business operations going forward with no change to their current strategies. (November 10, 2014)

Why Intel is Betting on Drones
Intel invests in PrecisionHawk, a data delivery company that uses a small drone and cloud-based software to gather data. (November 07, 2014)

Medrobotics Closes $20M in Series F Financing
Medrobotics has closed $20 million in Series F funding and will use the money to extend its runway while pursuing commercial launches in Europe and FDA clearance and commercialization in the United States and other global markets. (October 29, 2014)

Robo-Stox ETF Launches in Europe on London Stock Exchange
Robo-Stox Global Robotics and Automation GO UCITS ETF has been listed on the London Stock Exchange, becoming the first European ETF providing exposure the global robotics and automation sector. Based in Ireland, the Robo EU index will be listed in three currencies and registered for distribution in 12 countries. (October 27, 2014)

AI Firm arago AG Receives $55M Investment
arago AG, a German-based developer of artificial intelligence that companies can use to cut costs, has received a $55 million investment from KKR, which will support the global roll-out of arago’s product portfolio with growth equity. (October 16, 2014)

Monsieur Robot Bartender Raises $2M in Seed Round
Monsieur, the robot bartender that launched in 2012, has raised $2 million in seed investment that it will use to meet growing demand from hotels, restaurants, arenas, and bars. (October 10, 2014)

KUKA Falls First, Buys Swisslog for $335M. Who’s Next?
Fluke, aberration, or sign of the times is KUKA’s $335M purchase of mobile robotics maker Swisslog? (September 29, 2014)


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