Intel Invests $67M in China Tech Firms
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Intel Corp.'s investment arm is spending $67 million in eight Chinese technology companies in the hope of building an ecosystem for its processors.
(September 21, 2015)
Uber Gives CMU $5.5M to Rebuild Self-Driving Research
After hiring away 40 researchers from CMU, Uber is giving the school $5.5 million as it faces increasing competition and questions around self-driving cars.
(September 17, 2015)
Omron to Acquire Adept Technology for $200M
Omron is buying Adept, the largest industrial automation provider in the U.S., for $200 million. Both companies stand to gain distribution, and Adept hopes for financial stability.
(September 16, 2015)
Chinese Robotics Investors Buy Canada’s ESI for $300M
Industrial automation and actuator technologies make robotics companies attractive acquisition targets.
(September 15, 2015)
WPI Wins $570,000 in NSF Grants for Soft Robotics
Worcester Polytechnic Institute wins two grants to develop soft robotics, which could be useful for medical, search-and-rescue, and co-working applications.
(September 14, 2015)
Dell to Invest $125B in China for AI, Market Access
Dell Inc. to spend billions over the next five years on partnerships and developing R&D and sales capabilities in China.
(September 10, 2015)
Throwbot Maker ReconRobotics Forced to Regroup
The rise and fall of ReconRobotics isn't because its Throwbot is a bad product; federal budget wrangles and questionable expenses took their toll.
(September 09, 2015)
Drone Makers Look for Funding to Take Off
The market for aerial drones could double in the next five years, as Lily Robotics and others fly beneath the radar of larger companies in making deals.
(September 09, 2015)
Toyota Spends $50M on AI Cars, Hires DARPA Lead
Unlike Uber or Google, Toyota is cautiously pursuing technology to make driving safer, not fully autonomous.
(September 08, 2015)
Zimplistic Gets $11.5M for Kitchen Robots
Startups and established food companies are using autonomy, 3D printing, and IoT to get robots into households.
(September 04, 2015)
Canon Spends $3.2B to Widen Focus to Robotics
Camera company plans to increase automated production, while Fanuc readies for IoT.
(September 02, 2015)
Bombs Away: Intel Drops $60M on China Drone Maker
"At Intel we believe in a smart and connected world." --CEO Brian Krzanich
(August 28, 2015)
Vicarious’ AI Vision Draws $70M From International Investors
Vicarious tries to emulate human vision, and big companies hope to apply its technology.
(August 19, 2015)