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News & Analysis
RoboLaw: Inside the Guidelines on Regulating Robotics
Boeing, Liquid Robotics Team Up on Maritime Drones
Microsoft Lays Off Robotics Team

RBR Insights
Boeing: Steady Sales Promise Long-Term Results
Shareholders can expect increases in commercial aircraft production and international sales to counteract lower U.S. defense spending (June 26, 2012)

Prioria UAS Platforms Receive $5.5M In Funding
Prioria Robotics, a developer of small unmanned aerial systems, announced today that it has completed the final tranche of a $ 5.5 million Series C Preferred round of funding. Athenian Venture Partners, a venture capital firm specializing in investments in information technology and healthcare companies, joined a financing round together with Advantage Capital Partners, the lead investor, and existing investor Florida Gulfshore Capital. Prioria Robotics will use the new financing to advance the growth of its unmanned aerial system (UAS) platforms for military and civilian applications. (June 25, 2012)

In-Depth Analysis
Thinking Twice On Rethink Robotics
According to expert analyst Dan Kara, Rethink Robotics is very well positioned, in terms of executive leadership, financing and first-to-market advantage to monopolize the market for its unique class of manufacturing robots for the foreseeable future. (June 25, 2012)

In-Depth Analysis
Facebook for Robots? Why Not?
Imagine a future with millions of robots worldwide making friends, keeping in contact with each other and sharing information together? Maybe a robot-only petabyte or two of Wall photos, Timeline memories and special robot-to-robot chat. (June 23, 2012)

Liquid Robotics And Schlumberger Create Waves With Oil & Gas Venture
Liquid Robotics, Inc. and Schlumberger today announced the creation of Liquid Robotics Oil & Gas, a Houston-based joint venture to develop services for the oil and gas industry using Wave Gliders, wave-powered, autonomous marine vehicles. (June 21, 2012)

The Beat Goes On for 3-D Printing
Cubify and Z Corporation stand at the forefront of this generation's most disruptive technology (June 21, 2012)

Advanced Sensory Technology At Our Fingertips
SynTouch is the start-up company now marketing a robot finger that can sense textures more accurately than the average human. (June 20, 2012)

RBR Insights
MAKO: A Disappointing Quarter For Shareholders Could Be A Buying Opportunity For Bulls
The developer of Robotic surgical systems for hip and knee replacement disappoints the street, citing "missed" RIO system sales (June 19, 2012)

French Commandos Take Out Terrorist With Scout XT
ReconRobotics' Scout XT provides video essential to slaying a wanted extremist (June 18, 2012)

In-Depth Analysis
PharmacyBot: Miracle Rx for Drug Errors
It’s not just manufacturing jobs and factory automation where robotics is having an impact replacing human toil, professional jobs, especially repetitious, boring ones, are also affected. And if there ever was a professional occupation tailor made for robot conquest, dispensing drugs is it. (June 15, 2012)

$25M Robotics Fund Started by Russian Internet CEO
The robotics industry now is where the personal computing industry was in the 1980s: ripe for mainstream adoption and poised for massive growth, Grishin says. Technology has advanced to make production of robotics much cheaper now. (June 15, 2012)

ABB Robotics Debuts New Robot Palletizer
Programming times for the PalletPack 460 can be reduced by as much as 65% compared to traditional methods, shortening the return on investment and making robotic palletizing highly attractive to a wide range of end-users. What used to take days now takes only minutes. Robot programmers are an increasingly rare resource, so this package is truly transformational. (June 14, 2012)

Climbing Robots Reach New Heights With GE’s Wind Turbines
Checking machinery propped 300 feet high and buffeted by the weather can be tricky. GE has partnered with International Climbing Machines (ICM), the developer of a remote-controlled wall climbing robot, to conduct robotic inspections of their wind turbines. (June 14, 2012)

Apple Dominates With Billion-Dollar Robot Workforce
Apple is about to single-handedly make robots a fixture in consumer electronics while potentially delaying deliveries for its competitors. (June 14, 2012)

Mazor Now Cleared In Korea
Mazor Robotics Ltd.announced today that its Korean distributor, BR Holdings, received marketing clearance from the Korean Food & Drug Administration (KFDA) to market Mazor’s Renaissance system. (June 13, 2012)


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