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News & Analysis
3D-Printed UAVs Complete Preliminary UK Trials
Parker Hannifin Moves Forward with Indego Exoskeleton
Intuitive Surgical: da Vinci Robot Revenue Down 59%

Analyst Outlook
Fast, Brainy Robots and a Fistful of Patents
The Pleasanton, CA-based Adept, provider of intelligent robots and autonomous mobile products and services, has a number of strong cards to play for 2012: the fastest robots, for one; then the truly brainy concept of putting the intelligence “inside” the robot, thereby reducing the footprint of the robot/manipulator/controller system; and now the announcement at MODEX 2012 in Atlanta about their new line of “easily operated” robots. As Rush LaSelle, vice president and general manager of mobile robots, enthuses, “This product solves an array of material handling challenges in a manner permitting deployment and operation by non-technical personnel." (February 20, 2012)

Analyst Outlook
MAKO Skirts Adverse Scrutiny
MAKO Surgical Corp., a medical device company, markets its advanced robotic arm solution and orthopedic implants for orthopedic procedures in the United States and internationally. MAKOplasty, introduced in 2011, is MAKO's patented RIO Robotic Arm Interactive Orthopedic System, which is designed to support a surgeon's ability to more accurately align and position a hip implant. (February 20, 2012)

Analyst Outlook
Up the Down Elevator for iRobot
After its dramatic stock plunge, why are analysts recommending it as a buy? For one thing, iRobot has no debt and a Price-Earnings Ratio of 16 due to the 21 percent decrease in its stock price. (February 20, 2012)

In-Depth Analysis
Robots Among Us
Consumer Robotics Knocking at the Front Door (February 18, 2012)

Scientists Test MRI Controllable Pill
Mini-robot as an endoscopic capsule to deliver drugs or perform laser surgery. (February 17, 2012)

Miniature Robot Removes Stomach Cancer From Within
Researchers in Singapore have created a miniature robot to remove early-stage stomach cancers. (February 17, 2012)

iRobot Invests $6 Million in InTouch Health
Investment established to explore opportunities for healthcare applications on iRobot platforms. (February 17, 2012)

Army orders 1,100 micro-robots for $13.9 million
Largest order in the 6-year-old company’s history. (February 17, 2012)

Google Acquires CleverSense
Google has acquired mobile app maker CleverSense. a learning AI with a natural language processing front-end - and the developer of the popular Alfred personal assistant app for an undisclosed amount. Fear that Apple’s Siri “could provide a new paradigm for searching the Web that circumvents Google’s search engine and ads” may be the reason.The first language processing front-end made available to developers by either Apple or Google will be a windfall for human-robot communication systems development. (February 17, 2012)

SIPP International Industries, Inc. (SIPN) Adds to Short-Term Accounts Receivables
Receivable comes in the form of a note secured by the Intellectual properties to patents, trademarks licensing agreements, etc. (February 17, 2012)

FMC Technologies to Increase Ownership of Schilling Robotics to 100 Percent
FMC Technologies, Inc. gave notice to exercise its purchase option for the remaining 55% of outstanding shares of Schilling Robotics LLC. (February 17, 2012)

Analyst Outlook
Adept Adapted For Advancement
Adept Technology (ADEP) rose on higher than usual volume Thursday. After release of earnings, revenues for the company were 14.2% higher than the same quarter last year. (February 17, 2012)

Using New Mass-Production Technique, Robotic Insects Spring to Life
The production method, inspired by children's pop-up books, enables rapid fabrication of tiny, complex devices. (February 17, 2012)

In-Depth Analysis
Medical Robots and “Star Trek” Remote Sensing Technology
Scanadu has a modest goal: It wants to create a tricorder! (February 15, 2012)

In-Depth Analysis
Prototyping Robots with 3D Printers
Roboticists are turning towards 3D printers for their prototyping needs. But are 3D printers ready for large-scale robot production? (February 15, 2012)