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News & Analysis
Federal Robotics Commission: Ryan Calo Calls for Regulation
Robo-Stox Launches in Europe on London Stock Exchange
Seegrid Files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Protection

Rubin Exits the GooglePlex. Here’s a Thought as to Why
Why did Andy Rubin leave the GooglePlex? (October 31, 2014)

HP Wades into 3D Printing: Is It Now Suddenly Harder for the Little Guy?
Hewlett-Packard's newly announced 3D printing system might well be a new revolution within that 3D revolution. (October 30, 2014)

Medrobotics Closes $20M in Series F Financing
Medrobotics has closed $20 million in Series F funding and will use the money to extend its runway while pursuing commercial launches in Europe and FDA clearance and commercialization in the United States and other global markets. (October 29, 2014)

Federal Robotics Commission: Ryan Calo Calls for Regulation
In the latest edition of the Robotics Business Review Podcast, Ryan Calo explains why he is calling for a Federal Robotics Commission, talks about the diversity of responses he has received, and responds specifically to those who hold that a Federal Robotics Commission would stifle innovation in the robotics space. (October 29, 2014)

Fox TV Again Taps RoboBusiness Exec for Robotics Update
Rich Erb and Casey Nobile update TV news shows on robotics tech. (October 27, 2014)

Robo-Stox ETF Launches in Europe on London Stock Exchange
Robo-Stox Global Robotics and Automation GO UCITS ETF has been listed on the London Stock Exchange, becoming the first European ETF providing exposure the global robotics and automation sector. Based in Ireland, the Robo EU index will be listed in three currencies and registered for distribution in 12 countries. (October 27, 2014)

Seegrid Files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Protection
Seegrid Corp., manufacturer of vision-guided automated guided vehicles, has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, listing $48.7 million in outstanding liabilities as of Sept. 24. Part of the pre-packaged reorganization plan includes a debt-for-equity swap with Giant Eagle Inc., which already owns a nearly 32 percent stake in Seegrid. (October 23, 2014)

Building the Factory of the Future at RoboBusiness
Baxter put an end to the conversations; Baxter made the co-robot a reality. (October 17, 2014)

AI Firm arago AG Receives $55M Investment
arago AG, a German-based developer of artificial intelligence that companies can use to cut costs, has received a $55 million investment from KKR, which will support the global roll-out of arago’s product portfolio with growth equity. (October 16, 2014)

nLink Mobile Drilling Robot Wins RoboBusiness Pitchfire Startup Contest
Norway-based nLink, maker of the world's first Mobile Drilling Robot, wins the 2014 RoboBusiness Pitchfire contest, beating out 14 other robotics startups. (October 15, 2014)

10 Most Common Legal Issues for Robotics Startups
C. Andrew Keisner, an attorney in the Intellectual Property and Litigation Practice Groups of Davis & Gilbert LLP shared at RoboBusiness 2014 the most common legal problems robotics startups face. (October 15, 2014)

7 Game-Changing Robots
RoboBusiness presents the winners of the 2014 Game Changer Awards, honoring the robotics industry's remarkable technical accomplishments and their makers. (October 15, 2014)

RoboBusiness Celebrates Massachusetts Robotics
RoboBusiness 2014 kicked off at the NERVE Center at the University of Massachusetts Lowell with a celebration of the robotics ecosystem in the Bay State. (October 15, 2014)

Monsieur Robot Bartender Raises $2M in Seed Round
Monsieur, the robot bartender that launched in 2012, has raised $2 million in seed investment that it will use to meet growing demand from hotels, restaurants, arenas, and bars. (October 10, 2014)

Panasonic’s “Robot Effect” on Healthcare
Seeing Panasonic’s recent lineup of healthcare products, it's easy to anoint the company as the uncontested owner of the automated healthcare crown. (October 09, 2014)


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