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News & Analysis
First Drone Test Site Ready
Intuitive Surgical Revenue Drops 24% in Q1 2014
3D-Printed UAVs Complete Preliminary UK Trials

Consumer Robot Sales to Quadruple to $6.5B by 2017
As underlying component cost drops, the ability to deliver more affordable personal and task-based robots increase. Research expects that all of the consumer-focused robotic market segments will drive the market to the projected $6.5B by 2017. (April 26, 2013)

Stäubli Partners with Supplier Werner Electric
Werner Electric will make Stäubli robots and robotic components, and support the Stäubli-trained local sales network, available throughout the region. (April 25, 2013)

Health Robotics Reacts to Fresenius Kabi’s Attempt to Compete
Fresenius Kabi IV no longer supported by Health Robotics (April 25, 2013)

KUKA Acquires Utica Enterprises, Inc.
KUKA's acquisition of Utica Enterprises further expands the robotics' companies foothold among automotive manufacturers. (April 22, 2013)

Lone Star State Robotics
Get the low-down on all the robotics happenings in the Lone Star state (April 19, 2013)

Escalator up to Ground Zero: RoboBusiness Europe
Every seat in the room was filled, yet it thankfully wasn't a monster auditorium. The interaction level was very convenient and comfortable. (April 19, 2013)

Wynright Focused on Making Robots Less . . . Well, Robotic
Moving along a more heuristic path that allows robots to recognize deviations from the norm and to make adjustments. (April 19, 2013)

The Drone Debates: New Rules for a New Frontier
Will more states fall to the anti-drone domino effect, and what does it mean for local business? (April 16, 2013)

$28M Contract Modification Goes to iRobot
The contract relates to procurement of Man Transportable Robotic System procurements and related products (April 15, 2013)

France’s Robot Initiative Pledges $126.9M to Grow the Industry
France's plan includes small business stimulation, more cooperative research and access to a $78.4 million investment fund (April 15, 2013)

MAKO Takes Stanmore Implants Out of Robotics Market
MAKO settles to save cash on patent infringement case (April 15, 2013)

Robotics+Money+Applause=RoboBusiness Europe
Day two, entirely devoted to investment and financing of robotics was a big hit that packed in roboticists, systems developers, entrepreneurs, start-ups and academics (April 15, 2013)

Honeybee Robotics Selected for 2 NASA SBIR Awards Totaling $250K
Awards will fund development of spacecraft systems for drilling, sampling from a variety of heavenly bodies (April 11, 2013)

AeroVironment Lands $13.8 Million Army Contract
Procurement represents continued progress toward U.S. Army’s acquisition objective for Raven systems (April 11, 2013)

An American in Genoa: RoboBusiness Europe 2013
Everyone yearns for a new Europe where a breakout of high-tech innovation might deliver great products for commercialization that, in turn, might reinvigorate the local job scene and better society. (April 10, 2013)