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Energid Testing Software for Self-driving Military Vehicles
Taiwanese Firms Form Industrial Robot Alliance
How Robotics Can Change Building Design

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)

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)


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