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“Our products are totally robots. But customers don’t know that.”
(September 12, 2014)
Can Dyson’s New Smart Vac Challenge Roomba?
Dyson: “Vision, combined with our high speed digital motor and cyclone technology, is the key."
(September 06, 2014)
Energid Testing Software for Self-driving Military Vehicles
RBR50 company Energid Technologies has landed a Pentagon contract to test software for self-driving military convoys to ensure it is safe. Energid will receive $150,000 for the first six months of the program, which is being funded by the Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD).
(September 04, 2014)
Adept Technology Posts Disappointing Results for Quarter
Adept Technology president & CEO Rob Cain describes fiscal year 2014 as an "inflection point" as sales in the U.S. "declined significantly" in the fourth quarter.
(August 27, 2014)
Bargain Hunting for Robotics Investments? Act Now!
Most everything on the robotics landscape is a bargain investment.
(August 10, 2014)
Flying Robots Meet Game Cubes as 3DR Buys Sifteo
The merger's full implementation will take place over the next year, with Sifteo directly providing technical support to its existing customers until the end of July 2015.
(July 30, 2014)
Taiwanese Firms Form Industrial Robot Alliance
Advantech and Hiwin Technologies have formed a strategic alliance for robot manufacturing, adding that they plan to build a robotics ecosystem to help system integrators or robotic arm producers target different applications in China.
(July 28, 2014)
Northrop Grumman Q2 Earnings Jump 5% to $511M
RBR50 company Northrop Grumman reports second quarter 2014 net earnings increased 5 percent to $511 million, compared to $488 million in the second quarter of 2013.
(July 24, 2014)
How Robotics Can Change Building Design
We go inside the construction of Landesgartenschau Exhibition Hall in Germany to see how a seven-axis system from Kuka Robotics aided the design of the geodesic structure.
(June 06, 2014)
EC Announces $3.8B Partnership in Robotics: SPARC
Europe, in finally getting the SPARC program up and running now at the beginning of Horizon 2020, is showing leadership, organization and money—lots of money.
(June 05, 2014)
Industrial Robotics Growth: $27B to $41B by 2020
Near doubling of market size due to expanding demands of automation
(May 28, 2014)
Ekso Bionics Revenue Jumps 52%
RBR50 company Ekso Bionics reports that revenue was up 52 percent to $1.1 million in the first quarter of 2014. Medical device revenue was $0.5 million for the quarter.
(May 20, 2014)
Solar Robotics Startup QBotix Raises $12 Million
QBotix has raised $12 million in Series B financing from two of the world's biggest energy companies. QBotix uses robots to tilt solar panels as needed to face the sun.
(May 15, 2014)