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Finance
Intuitive Surgical: da Vinci Robot Revenue Down 59%
Robo-Stox Hits $100M in Assets: Analyzing ETF's Future
Global Hawk Drone Replaces U-2 Spy Plane: Here Comes…

$10.7M Series A to Airware for Universal OS and Platform for Drones
Wants to fill the gap between the massively-funded military drone work and the nascent DIY drone community. (May 16, 2013)

iRobot Announces First RP-VITA Sales
7 hospitals are now utilizing the uniquely autonomous remote presence technology. (May 14, 2013)

KUKA and Nolek Partner on Leak Detection Solution
KUKA robots now sold as official SniffIT operators. (May 13, 2013)

Nurse-friendly Robots More Effective at Delivering Care
More than half of healthcare providers prefer a robotic helper rather than a human. (May 10, 2013)

Big Bots Meet Big Ag: Who Will Fill the Void in Agrobotics?
How close are we to autonomous farming? Jim Nash takes a look at the companies ahead of the curve. (May 03, 2013)

Need Cash? Come Back in Four Years
Genesis Angels plans to be involved primarily in early stage seed funding, in the fields of robotics, augmented reality and artificial intelligence. (April 26, 2013)

Consumer Robot Sales to Quadruple to $6.5B by 2017
As underlying component cost drops, the ability to deliver more affordable personal and task-based robots increase. Research expects that all of the consumer-focused robotic market segments will drive the market to the projected $6.5B by 2017. (April 26, 2013)

France’s Robot Initiative Pledges $126.9M to Grow the Industry
France's plan includes small business stimulation, more cooperative research and access to a $78.4 million investment fund (April 15, 2013)

MAKO Takes Stanmore Implants Out of Robotics Market
MAKO settles to save cash on patent infringement case (April 15, 2013)

Honeybee Robotics Selected for 2 NASA SBIR Awards Totaling $250K
Awards will fund development of spacecraft systems for drilling, sampling from a variety of heavenly bodies (April 11, 2013)

AeroVironment Lands $13.8 Million Army Contract
Procurement represents continued progress toward U.S. Army’s acquisition objective for Raven systems (April 11, 2013)

Diving into ABB’s Discrete Automation Division
Analyst Jim Nash profiles ABB's Robotics division. (April 02, 2013)

OC Robotics Consortium Clinches Cash from Nuclear Industry
Robotic technology is one piece of the UK's plan to lead the $1 trillion global nuclear industry (March 28, 2013)

Tesla Offshore Selects Bluefin to Expand its Deepwater Oil and Gas Field Development
Tesla’s use of the Bluefin-21 hints at future sales as the company pursues government contracts (March 27, 2013)

Medrobotics Closes on $10M in Financing
Medrobotics Closes on $10M in Financing (March 22, 2013)