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Zymergen, Ginkgo Raise Millions for Automated Biotech
In the pursuit of new materials, two rivals have raised nearly $100 million for automated testing and production of custom microbes. (August 17, 2015)

Rethink Robotics Gets Packaged With Sonoco Alloyd
Baxter and Sawyer become part of integrated offering, as Rethink responds to job fears and opens offices in Asia. (August 14, 2015)

Warehouse Automator GreyOrange Gets $30M to Expand
Tiger Global and Blume Ventures provide more funding to GreyOrange as e-commerce tries to squeeze more efficiencies and AI research intensifies in India. (August 13, 2015)

Analyst Outlook
Robots to Rise in India for Different Reasons Than in China
Unlike China and Japan, India doesn't have an aging workforce to worry about, but robots can still help Indian industry stay competitive. (August 12, 2015)

Mobile Robots Become Essential to Competitive Logistics
The market for mobile robots is expected to double by 2020, as manufacturers and logistics providers race to adopt the latest in automation. (August 11, 2015)

Industrial Automation Acquisitions Show Bullish Market
Deals between Robotnik and Smokie Robotics, Lincoln Electric and Rimrock, and Hypotherm and Jabez try to take advantage of automation synergies. (August 06, 2015)

Analyst Outlook
SONY Goes Airborne to Scout for $4.2B
SONY sorely needs to hook up with something anywhere and soon to turn a profit. (August 05, 2015)

RoboBusiness 2015: Early Bird Discount Ends This Week!
Time is Running Out: Save Over 35% - Register by THIS FRIDAY, August 7th! (August 03, 2015)

Analyst Outlook
Tokyo Olympics, “Abenomics” and Robot Automation
Japan’s industries, especially SMEs, are quietly showing the world how to go about increasing productivity via robot automation. (July 29, 2015)

Investing in Robotics: Landscape for Industrial Robotics in 2015 and Beyond
Join Steve Crowe and Jeremie Capron, the director of equity research at New York-based CLSA America, for a deep-dive into investment opportunities in industrial robotics. According to a 2014 Global Venture Capital Confidence Survey, robotics showed the biggest year-over-year jumps in global investor confidence with a 4 percent increase over 2013. (July 09, 2015)

Robotic Bricklayers Gear Up for Construction Demand
Fastbrick Robotics hopes to get $3 million to develop and commercialize its Hadrian bricklaying robot, while Construction Robotics' SAM is already on sites in the U.S. (July 08, 2015)

ABB Robots To Help Changan Ford Be Responsive
Changan Ford has bought $52 million worth of ABB robots for its new factory, which will be able to manufacture multiple vehicle models. (July 08, 2015)

San Mateo to Host Robotics as a Business Conference
The Robotics as a Business conference will examine how emerging technologies and trends will affect businesses and what they can do about it. (July 07, 2015)

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)

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)



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