Hansen Medical Receives FDA Clearance For Magellan Robotic System
Hansen Medical, Inc., a developer of robotic technology for accurate 3D control of catheter movement, today announced that it has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its Magellan Robotic System, including the catheter and accessories. The Company will commence commercialization at selected centers in the U.S. immediately, with a full launch expected later in the year.
(June 04, 2012)
Ekso Bionics Poised To Go Public?
Ekso Bionics' Ekso suits are performing in U.S. rehabilitation centers across the country. They have begun shipping to Europe, and CEO Eythor Bender is focused on the consumer market next.
(June 01, 2012)
Family Focus Purchases PCS Robotics Software For Chicago Youth
PCS Edventures!.com, Inc., a prominent distributor of K-16 programs focused on Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM), announced that Family Focus Inc., a Chicago-based not-for-profit, has purchased $48,568 worth of PCS Robotics programs.
(May 31, 2012)
iRobot Receives U.S. Army Orders Totaling $6 Million
iRobot Corp. (NASDAQ: IRBT has received two orders from the U.S. Army’s Robotic Systems Joint Program Office (RSJPO) totaling $6 million for the delivery of spares for iRobot 510 PackBot robots, including operator control units, manipulator arms and radios.
(May 31, 2012)
Diffbot Earns $2M Endorsement From Web Leaders
Diffbot, based in Palo Alto, CA is a young company and a promising new form of visual learning robot technology targeted at Web developers. With a fresh, $2 million injection of capital, Diffbot is poised to revolutionize the way we use the Web, from online publishing to medical training.
(May 31, 2012)
Trillions in Treasure Await Asteroid Miners
Rather than exploiting scarcity on earth, Planetary Resources plan to exploit the new opportunities that an economics of abundance could create.
(May 30, 2012)
Health Robotics Upgrades Its Worldwide Network In Saudi Arabia With Hospital Automation Technology
Health Robotics replaces former supplier Arabian Health Care Supply company with Hospital Automation Technology
(May 29, 2012)
ABB Wins $50 Million Power Orders In Brazil To Expand Grid Capacity
ABB will engage in $50 million contract constructing and expanding transmission substations in Brazil. The projects are scheduled for completion by 2013, with a solid foundation for further expansion as Brazil's economy continues to grow.
(May 23, 2012)
RMT Robotics Signs Sales Rep Eepo To Market ADAM Robots
RMT focuses on Japan's automotive and manufacturing markets to move ADAM robot fleets
(May 22, 2012)
Canon Cameras Betting On Robot-only Production
Canon Inc. is moving toward fully automating digital camera production in an effort to cut costs — a key change being played out across Japan, a world leader in robotics.
Canon, the world's leader in digital cameras with a 20% market share, is building two automated plants in Oita Prefecture that are expected to be fully online by 2015.
(May 14, 2012)
$262M For Fire Scout Robot Choppers
According to press reports, the upgraded Fire Scout will provide greater range, endurance and payload capacity as compared to its predecessor. The Fire Scout endurance upgrade has been designated as the MQ-8C.
(May 10, 2012)
UK Pours $25M Into Robotics R&D
The partnership between the Government and industry is in the form of a working agreement between the EPSRC and an eight-strong group of industry leaders, including BAE Systems, Schlumberger, National Nuclear Laboratory, The UK Space Agency and Sellafield Ltd.
(May 09, 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)