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Finance
Why Intel is Betting on Drones
Robo-Stox Launches in Europe on London Stock Exchange
Boeing, Liquid Robotics Team Up on Maritime Drones

Welltec’s $31M Shows How EU’s Horizon 2020 Finances Innovation in Robotics
Denmark’s Welltec A/G is that country’s first loan under a new generation of financial instruments from the European Investment Bank (EIB). (December 14, 2014)

Hollywood Stars Not Immune from Losing Jobs to Robots
Although Clooney will easily survive the job scare and the Nestlé snub, Hollywood has been put on notice that no job is safe from robots, even if you've won an Academy Award. (December 12, 2014)

EU Robotics Update: Horizon 2020 Confirms $102M New Funding
EU goal is to create 240,000 jobs through robotics by 2020. (December 05, 2014)

Motifs: Want to Invest in a Robotics Portfolio that “You” Create?
Putting your money into a mutual fund or an ETF can feel a lot like buying a cable TV package. (December 05, 2014)

In-Depth Analysis
Can China’s Homegrown Robots Supplant Foreign Brands?
The robot gold rush for foreign robot brands may well be coming to an end. (November 13, 2014)

Restoration Robotics Raises $45M for Robotic Hair Transplants
Restoration Robotics, a privately held medical robotics company, has raised $45 million in Series C extension funding, which will be used to develop the second generation of its ARTAS robotic hair transplant system. (November 11, 2014)

Why Intel is Betting on Drones
Intel invests in PrecisionHawk, a data delivery company that uses a small drone and cloud-based software to gather data. (November 07, 2014)

Medrobotics Closes $20M in Series F Financing
Medrobotics has closed $20 million in Series F funding and will use the money to extend its runway while pursuing commercial launches in Europe and FDA clearance and commercialization in the United States and other global markets. (October 29, 2014)

Robo-Stox ETF Launches in Europe on London Stock Exchange
Robo-Stox Global Robotics and Automation GO UCITS ETF has been listed on the London Stock Exchange, becoming the first European ETF providing exposure the global robotics and automation sector. Based in Ireland, the Robo EU index will be listed in three currencies and registered for distribution in 12 countries. (October 27, 2014)

Monsieur Robot Bartender Raises $2M in Seed Round
Monsieur, the robot bartender that launched in 2012, has raised $2 million in seed investment that it will use to meet growing demand from hotels, restaurants, arenas, and bars. (October 10, 2014)

KUKA Falls First, Buys Swisslog for $335M. Who’s Next?
Fluke, aberration, or sign of the times is KUKA’s $335M purchase of mobile robotics maker Swisslog? (September 29, 2014)

Boeing, Liquid Robotics Team Up on Maritime Drones
Boeing and Liquid Robotics, two RBR50 companies, have signed a multiyear agreement to collaborate on autonomous ocean robots that will handle a variety of surveillance jobs. Terms of the deal were undisclosed, but a Liquid exec says it could be worth hundreds of millions and lead to a future IPO. (September 24, 2014)

Deadline Extended for Game Changer Awards
Hurry! The deadline for Game Changer Award is Friday, September 26th (September 23, 2014)

Corindus Vascular Raises $26.6M for Healthcare Robotics
Corindus Vascular, developer of the FDA-approved CorPath System, has raised approximately $26.6 million through a Securities Purchase Agreement pursuant. The money will be used for expansion and investment into new products. (September 19, 2014)

ReWalk Robotics Eyes Future After $36M IPO
ReWalk Robotics raised $36 million during its recent initial public offering (IPO), becoming the best-performing IPO for 2014. ReWalk will now expand its exoskeleton technology into other applications. (September 16, 2014)


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