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Taiwanese Firms Form Industrial Robot Alliance
How Robotics Can Change Building Design
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Robust $132.8M Robot Connector and Cable Assembly Market for 2015
The demand for connectors and cable assemblies for the robotics market has increased dramatically. (September 20, 2013)

Is IBM Leading the Next (Virtual) Step in Cloud Robotics?
IBM’s new purchase, SoftLayer, powered the DARPA Virtual Robotics Competition, and could do the same for the future of cloud robotics. (August 19, 2013)

U.S. Navy Awards $60 Million for Unmanned Warplane
This is the first major push for a weaponized UAV to be tested for carrier launches and landings. (August 16, 2013)

U.S. Army Places $13.5 Million Raven UAV Order
This order constitutes the final tranche of a 2012 contract originally valued at $65.9 million. (August 16, 2013)

AeroVironment and Dynamatic Technologies to Manufacture UAVs in India
Potential customers include India’s Ministry of Defense and the Ministry of Home Affairs. (August 16, 2013)

Neato Robotics Vacs Up $14M
Neato says that its cleaning robots are better than Roomba (August 14, 2013)

First Unmanned Aircraft System Approved for Commercial Use
The hand-launched Puma AE is the first unmanned aircraft system to receive a "Restricted Category" rating from the FAA, permitting it to be used for commercial missions. (July 30, 2013)

The Race Is on to Peg the Best Driverless Car Investment
Jim Nash interviews Chunka Mui about what to look for in the ideal driverless car investment. (July 12, 2013)

Driverless Car Craze Calls for a Brake Check
Jim Nash explores the views, both fascinating and flawed, put forth in "Driverless Cars: Trillions Are Up For Grabs" (July 12, 2013)

Grishin Robotics Invests $300K in “Robots in Space”
NanoSatisfi’s autonomous nanosatellites have garnered VC attention as a significant part of the robotics revolution. (July 11, 2013)

QBotix Inc. Receives $5M in Funding, Releases New SolBot
QBotix Inc. gets quite the funding boost to branch out (July 10, 2013)

Fukushima Fallout Triggers Innovation at Honda
Honda put its own robot to work at Fukushima disaster site. (July 09, 2013)

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)

Adept Receives $2.6 Million Order From CASTEC International Corp.
Adept Receives $2.6 Million Order From CASTEC International Corp., Taiwan for robotics to be used in high precision assembly workcells for independent semiconductor manufacturing service provider. (June 18, 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)


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