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Research
Japan, New Zealand Team Up on Healthcare Robots
What Role Will Agribotics Play in the World Food Crisis?
Factory Robots Get STAMINA Boost

Chips for “Flying Smartphones” a/k/a Drones
Drones by the hundreds of thousands—millions globally—going airborne offer chip makers a potential bonanza. (July 02, 2015)

ECA Dynamics to Build On Exoskeleton Tech for Military Use
ECA Group, a part of the Groupe Gorge specializing in drones, has acquired a non-controlling stake in exoskeleton company Wandercraft as part of a deal to develop humanoid military robots. (July 02, 2015)

TransEnterix Raising $50M, Waits for FDA to Approve SurgiBot
TransEnterix is raising funds for sales and clinical reps for its SurgiBot, which it is positioning as an affordable alternative to Intuitive's da Vinci. (July 01, 2015)

The Essential Interview: Helen Greiner, CEO of CyPhy Works
Helen Greiner, co-founder of both iRobot and CyPhy Works, discusses challenges that she has faced and offers some recommendations to people just starting careers in robotics. (June 30, 2015)

Equity Markets Approach Robotics With Caution
Investors are wary of the high expectations for robots and tend to value software over hardware, but the industry is growing and changing. (June 29, 2015)

High-flying India: 7.4% GDP Growth, and Very Robot Ready
Have these five Indian robot companies a chance to hit a home run? (June 26, 2015)

Does ‘Make in India’ Auger the Rise of a New Asian Giant?
"How does a country go from a laggard to leader in such a short period? What’s behind the Indian magic?" (June 26, 2015)

Teradyne CEO on Universal Robots Acquisition, Strategic Vision
The demand for co-robots in China and Universal Robots' lead in market share provide incentives for Teradyne's expansion. (June 25, 2015)

3-D Printed Metal Bridge to Span Dutch Canal
MX3D is leading an interdisciplinary effort in the Netherlands that is working on the hardware and software needed for automated construction. (June 24, 2015)

GE, Boeing Use 3-D Printing for Durable Aircraft Parts
Falling prices, more materials, and greater understanding of the technology's potential value are helping 3-D printing move into manufacturing. (June 23, 2015)

Where the Robots Meet the Road: ‘Mcity’ to Test Self-Driving Cars
The University of Michigan, working with several major automakers, is prepping Mcity for safe trials of multiple vehicles alongside one another. (June 22, 2015)

Conducting R&D with Government Funding: Part 3 of 3
Government rights in data and software developed or used in the performance of government funded research. (June 19, 2015)

Seegrid, Topper Industrial Partner on Materials Handling Solutions
Seegrid Corporation has partnered with Topper Industrial, a manufacturer specializing in industrial carts, industrial containers and lift systems, and other material handling equipment, to provide vision guided vehicles and cart-based materials handling solutions. (June 18, 2015)

Alibaba, Foxconn Up the Ante on SoftBank’s Pepper Robot
Alibaba and Foxconn spend a total $236 million on SoftBank shares as the empathetic Pepper robot is readied for release. (June 18, 2015)

Building Infrastructure for the Industrial Internet
In the U.S. alone the Industrial Internet could boost average incomes by 25 to 40 percent. (June 17, 2015)


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