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News & Analysis
BirdBrain Turns to Kickstarter for Robotics STEM Kit
Intuitive Surgical Revenue Drops 24% in Q1 2014
First Drone Test Site Ready

3D-Printed Skull Saves Woman’s Life
Technique could also be used for patients with other bone deformities. (April 07, 2014)

Northrop Grumman Lands $43.8M Navy Contract for 5 MQ-8C Unmanned Helicopters
Northrop Grumman is building five MQ-8C unmanned helicopters for the U.S. Navy. The MQ-8C will have faster speed, more maximum range and double the payload of previous models. (April 07, 2014)

Manhattan Frames, New Algorithm, Better Robot Eyesight
Algorithm for determining the orientation of objects that could aid robot vision. (April 05, 2014)

Thanks to You, RBR Just Turned Two!
Thanks to you, we just turned two! (April 05, 2014)

Future Factory Robots Get STAMINA Boost
European researchers involved in the STAMINA project have concluded a series of experiments on a flexible robot learning system that allows factory bots to be easily trained by co-workers. (April 04, 2014)

Smart Robot with a Hot Hand: Welding Gets More Profitable
Automated welding for small and medium-sized job shops. (April 04, 2014)

On the Hunt for Assets, Aesynt Grabs Up Health Robotics
Aesynt announces acquisition of Health Robotics (April 03, 2014)

How Honeybee’s Unexpected Meeting with NASA Changed Everything
Honeybee Robotics has done more than 90 projects for NASA. But the Manhattan-based RBR50 company never planned on being a key part of the United States' space endeavors. (April 02, 2014)

Colorado Town Rejects Drone Hunting Licenses
The electorate in Deer Trail, Colo., rejected a plan to allow residents on private property to shoot at drones. Supporters thereby lost a hoped-for revenue stream from the $25 hunting licenses. (April 02, 2014)

Do Surgical Robots Need a Second Opinion?
So far it does not look like "an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure." (April 02, 2014)

Intuitive Surgical Receives FDA Approval for New da Vinci Xi
Shares of Intuitive Surgical are on the rise as the FDA approves the company's new da Vinci Xi fourth-generation surgical robot. We examine the sales outlook for the new and improved device. (April 01, 2014)

CybAero’s APID 60 UAV Helicopter Receives 1st Asian Order
CybAero has signed a deal to provide its APID 60 unmanned helicopter to China, marking the Swedish manufacturer's first deal in Asia. China is expected to use the unmanned helicopter direct from ships for customs control, port management, and to counter smuggling. (March 31, 2014)

Ekso Bionics Establishes Ekso Labs R&D Division
The move is intended to further develop intellectual property through engineering contracts and research grants from government organizations and industrial partners. (March 31, 2014)

Facebook Acquires Solar-Powered Drone Maker Ascenta
Facebook has acquired the five-member engineering team at solar-powered drone maker Ascenta to deliver Internet access to unconnected parts of the world. (March 31, 2014)

From Disability to Ability: Can Robotics Make the Leap?
Making the next-generation prosthetics both available and affordable. (March 30, 2014)