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Robots at Home: How Will We Ever Live without Them?
Webcast: Take an amazing journey into today’s buyer preferences for consumer robotics with Robotics Business Review’s 2014 Consumer Robotics Survey. (November 12, 2014)

Restoration Robotics Raises $45M for Robotic Hair Transplants
Restoration Robotics, a privately held medical robotics company, has raised $45 million in Series C extension funding, which will be used to develop the second generation of its ARTAS robotic hair transplant system. (November 11, 2014)

Why Intel is Betting on Drones
Intel invests in PrecisionHawk, a data delivery company that uses a small drone and cloud-based software to gather data. (November 07, 2014)

Wall Street Finally Tosses a Smile at HP. Could It Be 3D Printing?
HP’s anticipated good fortunes are swirling around 18 Broad Street, and all is happiness. (November 07, 2014)

CMU Names Martial Hebert Director of Robotics Institute
Martial Hebert, a leading researcher in computer vision and robotics at Carnegie Mellon University since 1984, will become director of the university’s Robotics Institute. Hebert succeeds Matthew Mason, head of the institute for the last decade, who will return his focus to teaching and to his research on robotic manipulation. (November 06, 2014)

Ekso Bionics Licenses Patents to Prosthetics Giant Ottobock
Exoskeleton maker and RBR50 company Ekso Bionics will license two patents to Ottobock to accelerate the pace of innovation in the field of prosthetics. Ekso will receive a combination of license and royalty payments as part of the contract. (November 05, 2014)

Baxter Collaborative Robot More Flexible with Robot Positioning System
Rethink Robotics has introduced version 3.1 of its Intera software that allows the Baxter collaborative robot "to manage and adapt to ever-changing, real-world environments." The key feature in the software upgrade is Rethink's Robot Positioning System (RPS) that more quickly and easily re-deploys Baxter after common plant-floor variations occur, such as tables being bumped and fixtures being moved. (November 03, 2014)

Gas-Sniffing Robot Hunts for Leaks beneath Our Streets
Horrific explosions from ageing natural gas pipelines accounting for millions of dollars in damage, millions more in law suits, catastrophic property destruction, and loss of lives. (November 02, 2014)

Rubin Exits the GooglePlex. Here’s a Thought as to Why
Why did Andy Rubin leave the GooglePlex? (November 01, 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)


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