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News & Analysis
Talking Stock Picks for 2015 at the Investing Webcast
Conducting R&D with Government Funding
2015 RBR50 Nominations Now Open

Ekso Bionics Revenue Jumps 52%
RBR50 company Ekso Bionics reports that revenue was up 52 percent to $1.1 million in the first quarter of 2014. Medical device revenue was $0.5 million for the quarter. (May 20, 2014)

Solar Robotics Startup QBotix Raises $12 Million
QBotix has raised $12 million in Series B financing from two of the world's biggest energy companies. QBotix uses robots to tilt solar panels as needed to face the sun. (May 15, 2014)

Can This Robot Put an End to Malaria?
The first-ever 100-percent effective anti-malaria vaccine. (May 14, 2014)

Medrobotics Raises $26 Million for Flex Surgical Robot
Medrobotics has raised $26 million in Series E funding for the anticipated commercial launches of its Flex robot surgical system in Europe and the U.S. (May 14, 2014)

Drones Roundup: Near-Collision Brings Attention to FAA Regulations
A drone nearly crashed with a U.S. Airways jet, Northrop Grumman and Yamaha collaborate on a rotorcraft, and the first drone test flights took place in Alaska. (May 14, 2014)

VGo Didn’t Infringe InTouch Robot Patents
United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit affirmed a federal jury's finding that VGo Communications didn't infringe three InTouch Technologies patents for remotely controlled robots. (May 13, 2014)

First RTEX Conference for Dubai Robotics Initiative
First RTEX Conference for Dubai Robotics Initiative. (May 13, 2014)

Deep Sea Dive for Rare Earth Elements
UN official: scale of mineral deposits in the world’s oceans is “staggering”. (May 12, 2014)

Research Report
The Rise of Vision Systems: Turning Point for Robotics
Robotics Business Review's special report "The Rise of Vision Systems: Turning Point for Robotics" examines the technology behind vision systems, the market's key players, vision's impact on different robotics sectors, and the industry's recent performance and future expectations. (May 10, 2014)

The Quiet Giant of Asian Robotics: Korea
Korea is well on its way to becoming a major player in the global robotics market. (May 08, 2014)

TransEnterix Raises $52M in IPO for Surgical Robot
TransEnterix raised $52.2 million in its initial public offering and will use the money for research and development, sales and marketing, and commercialization of its SurgiBot system. (May 07, 2014)

Razing Slums! The Promise of 3D-Printed Homes
Creating social change with fast, affordable 3D-printed living spaces (May 07, 2014)

Mazor Robotics Reports Slight Drop in Q1 Revenue
Surgical robot company Mazor reports a slight drop in revenue during Q1 2014, falling to $4.87 million from $4.90 million for Q1 2013. (May 07, 2014)

Rethink Robotics Baxter Now Twice as Fast
Rethink Robotics has released a software update for its Baxter robot, making it faster, more precise and easier to use. (May 07, 2014)

Universal Robots Expanding Production Capacity
Universal Robots opens new 130,000-square-foot facility in Odense, Denmark, where all R&D and manufacturing takes place, that allows it to increase daily production to more than 150 robots. (May 06, 2014)

Special Focus: Robots and the Law

Special Focus: 3D Printing
3D Printing

The new reality of customizable, one-off production:
Additive Manufacturing (AM). Where it’s going, why and what’s
driving its emergence.

3D Printing to Aid Next Land-speed Record?

Zimplistic Gets $11.5M for Kitchen Robots

3D Printing as a Production Tool: New Era of Productivity
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