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Diving into ABB’s Discrete Automation Division


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Google and iRobot “Breaking Good” for Robotics in 2014
Two stocks for possible greatness. (February 14, 2014)

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Is Perceptron’s Technology a Worthy Acquisition Target?
3D laser measurement system gets scrutiny amid M&A activity (January 02, 2014)

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Adept & iRobot Stamped as New Pioneers
In-depth look as to why these two robot manufacturers deserve considerable investor attention. (September 18, 2013)

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Is a Robotics “Babel” Headed toward Health Care for 2014?
Will interoperability issues affect the thousands of medical robots enteingr the health care delivery system? (August 20, 2013)

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Wall Street Once Again Smiles on iRobot
IROBOT has a diversified and expanding product lineup that constantly benefits from cross-market and cross-product R&D. (July 26, 2013)

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Diving into ABB’s Discrete Automation Division
Analyst Jim Nash profiles ABB's Robotics division. (April 02, 2013)

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Adept Technology Resets for 2013
What the largest U.S.-based industrial robot producer has planned for the food industry and more (February 22, 2013)

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Robot Surgicals Soar Higher on Wall Street
A quick look at the numbers of surgeries performed annually in the US, especially who the patients are—most notably their age—is enough to hint at why investors are more than a little overjoyed with their new-found wonder stocks: Intuitive Surgical and MAKO Surgical, both with skyrocketing share values with seemingly no end in sight. (April 17, 2012)

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Fast, Brainy Robots and a Fistful of Patents
The Pleasanton, CA-based Adept, provider of intelligent robots and autonomous mobile products and services, has a number of strong cards to play for 2012: the fastest robots, for one; then the truly brainy concept of putting the intelligence “inside” the robot, thereby reducing the footprint of the robot/manipulator/controller system; and now the announcement at MODEX 2012 in Atlanta about their new line of “easily operated” robots. As Rush LaSelle, vice president and general manager of mobile robots, enthuses, “This product solves an array of material handling challenges in a manner permitting deployment and operation by non-technical personnel." (February 20, 2012)

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MAKO Skirts Adverse Scrutiny
MAKO Surgical Corp., a medical device company, markets its advanced robotic arm solution and orthopedic implants for orthopedic procedures in the United States and internationally. MAKOplasty, introduced in 2011, is MAKO's patented RIO Robotic Arm Interactive Orthopedic System, which is designed to support a surgeon's ability to more accurately align and position a hip implant. (February 20, 2012)

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Up the Down Elevator for iRobot
After its dramatic stock plunge, why are analysts recommending it as a buy? For one thing, iRobot has no debt and a Price-Earnings Ratio of 16 due to the 21 percent decrease in its stock price. (February 20, 2012)

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Adept Adapted For Advancement
Adept Technology (ADEP) rose on higher than usual volume Thursday. After release of earnings, revenues for the company were 14.2% higher than the same quarter last year. (February 17, 2012)


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