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News & Analysis
2015 RBR50 Nominations Now Open
Philae Robot Space Probe Makes Historic Comet Landing
Why Intel is Betting on Drones

“Baidu Map” Key to BMW’s Self-Driving Car Venture with China
What good is a self-driving luxury car that has little sense of where it is? (October 02, 2014)

The Essential Interview: Rich Walker, Shadow Robot Company
Rich Walker, managing director of Shadow Robot Company, discusses his 25-year journey with the company, including evolution of technology, key challenges, the approach to intellectual property and more. (October 02, 2014)

Ten More Years: RoboBusiness at Twenty
RoboBusiness, you're old, but you still rock! Rock on. (October 01, 2014)

Montreal’s ÉTS Focuses on Real-World Robotics
Montréal's L'École de Technologie Supérieure, one of the largest engineering school's in Canada, is helping to pioneer the world of precision robotics. We go inside the school's Control and Robotics Laboratory to find the secret to success. (October 01, 2014)

10 Reasons You Can’t Miss RoboBusiness
10 Reasons You Can’t Miss RoboBusiness (September 30, 2014)

KUKA Falls First, Buys Swisslog for $335M. Who’s Next?
Fluke, aberration, or sign of the times is KUKA’s $335M purchase of mobile robotics maker Swisslog? (September 29, 2014)

Robotics Automating Construction and Building
Serious automation and robotics in construction technology continues popping up in pockets of excellence worldwide. (September 29, 2014)

RoboLaw: Inside the Guidelines on Regulating Robotics
We break down the findings of RoboLaw, a European Parliament project about how legislators can successfully integrate new robotic and human enhancement technologies into society. We discuss the message this project sends to venture capitalists and compare the regulatory environments in Europe and the United States. (September 25, 2014)

Boeing, Liquid Robotics Team Up on Maritime Drones
Boeing and Liquid Robotics, two RBR50 companies, have signed a multiyear agreement to collaborate on autonomous ocean robots that will handle a variety of surveillance jobs. Terms of the deal were undisclosed, but a Liquid exec says it could be worth hundreds of millions and lead to a future IPO. (September 24, 2014)

3D Bioprinting Human Tissue the Organovo Way
Today, the company grows human tissue, but aspires to grow entire organs. (September 23, 2014)

Deadline Extended for Game Changer Awards
Hurry! The deadline for Game Changer Award is Friday, September 26th (September 23, 2014)

Microsoft Lays Off Robotics Team
In a second round of planned layoffs, Microsoft cuts 2,100 jobs, including the entire robotics research team. CEO Satya Nadella plans to cut 18,000 positions. (September 22, 2014)

U.S. and Japanese Navies Team Up on Robo-Sub
Investors looking to get in on the ground floor of a new kind of military product would be wise to take notice. (September 19, 2014)

Corindus Vascular Raises $26.6M for Healthcare Robotics
Corindus Vascular, developer of the FDA-approved CorPath System, has raised approximately $26.6 million through a Securities Purchase Agreement pursuant. The money will be used for expansion and investment into new products. (September 19, 2014)

Automakers, Robotics & the Feds Join Forces on Vehicle-to-Vehicle Technology
Firms as well-known as Daimler AG and as new as Peleton are turning V2V technology from theory to practice. (September 18, 2014)


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