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Finance
Boeing, Liquid Robotics Team Up on Maritime Drones
ReWalk Eyes Future After $36M IPO
Energid Testing Software for Self-driving Military Vehicles

Grabit Inc. Clinches $6M Series A with Eyes on Material Handling Industry
Startup Grabit Inc. plans to disrupt the materials handling industry with low-cost gripping technology for robots. (October 07, 2013)

$4.2M Funding for Robotic Pipeline Restoration Firm
Eliminating a need to dig up and replace pipe section installed in 1939. (October 04, 2013)

Rostec and ECA Robotics in Pending Submersible Deal
An agreement to produce some of the components for the machines and their remotely controlled mine-detonation systems (October 01, 2013)

QinetiQ North America Receives $20M for TALON Robot
The contract will support foreign military sales along with spares and training, to Iraq. (September 30, 2013)

3D Robotics Zooms in on $30M in New Funding
Farmers are already allowed to use drones on their own land to survey crops, (September 26, 2013)

Move Over Honda and Cyberdyne, Here Comes Yaskawa’s Exoskeleton
Argo Medical Technologies and Yaskawa Electric Corp partner up for market success (September 25, 2013)

Stryker Acquires Mako in $1.65B Pricey but Strategic Buyout
Will dilute Stryker’s adjusted earnings by 10 cents to 12 cents a share. (September 25, 2013)

NSF Awards $2.3M to Georgia Tech Robotics Program
Four projects receive funding to advance human robot interaction and robot learning. (September 23, 2013)

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)


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