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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

Hanson Robotics Moves to Hong Kong
As the homepage proclaims: “We bring robots to life.” (May 21, 2014)

Top 5 Agricultural Technologies 2014-2020
“Scientifically viable in 2015; mainstream in 2018; and financially viable in 2019.” (May 21, 2014)

Clearpath Robotics Names Anthony Tod VP of Engineering
Clearpath Robotics has named Anthony Tod VP of engineering. Tod will oversee the company’s hardware and software groups and support Clearpath’s continued expansion. (May 20, 2014)

Ekso Bionics Revenue Jumps 52%
RBR50 company Ekso Bionics reports that revenue was up 52 percent to $1.1 million in the first quarter of 2014. Medical device revenue was $0.5 million for the quarter. (May 20, 2014)

Solar Robotics Startup QBotix Raises $12 Million
QBotix has raised $12 million in Series B financing from two of the world's biggest energy companies. QBotix uses robots to tilt solar panels as needed to face the sun. (May 15, 2014)

Can This Robot Put an End to Malaria?
The first-ever 100-percent effective anti-malaria vaccine. (May 14, 2014)

Medrobotics Raises $26 Million for Flex Surgical Robot
Medrobotics has raised $26 million in Series E funding for the anticipated commercial launches of its Flex robot surgical system in Europe and the U.S. (May 14, 2014)

Drones Roundup: Near-Collision Brings Attention to FAA Regulations
A drone nearly crashed with a U.S. Airways jet, Northrop Grumman and Yamaha collaborate on a rotorcraft, and the first drone test flights took place in Alaska. (May 14, 2014)

VGo Didn’t Infringe InTouch Robot Patents
United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit affirmed a federal jury's finding that VGo Communications didn't infringe three InTouch Technologies patents for remotely controlled robots. (May 13, 2014)

First RTEX Conference for Dubai Robotics Initiative
First RTEX Conference for Dubai Robotics Initiative. (May 13, 2014)

Deep Sea Dive for Rare Earth Elements
UN official: scale of mineral deposits in the world’s oceans is “staggering”. (May 12, 2014)

Research Report
The Rise of Vision Systems: Turning Point for Robotics
Robotics Business Review's special report "The Rise of Vision Systems: Turning Point for Robotics" examines the technology behind vision systems, the market's key players, vision's impact on different robotics sectors, and the industry's recent performance and future expectations. (May 10, 2014)

The Quiet Giant of Asian Robotics: Korea
Korea is well on its way to becoming a major player in the global robotics market. (May 08, 2014)

TransEnterix Raises $52M in IPO for Surgical Robot
TransEnterix raised $52.2 million in its initial public offering and will use the money for research and development, sales and marketing, and commercialization of its SurgiBot system. (May 07, 2014)

Razing Slums! The Promise of 3D-Printed Homes
Creating social change with fast, affordable 3D-printed living spaces (May 07, 2014)


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