“Patent Trolls” Facing Curbs from Congress
Existing patent assertions could chill decisions to invest in a company.
(November 22, 2013)
Blue-Collar Delivery Robots Making Gains in U.S. Hospitals
"We are just not going to have enough human hands to do all the work."
(November 13, 2013)
Aldebaran Goes “Natural” with Nuance’s Text-to-Speech Technology
Nuance's conversational voice innovations adopted by Aldebaran's NAO
(October 30, 2013)
Grabit Inc. Clinches $6M Series A with Eyes on Material Handling Industry
Startup Grabit Inc. plans to disrupt the materials handling industry with low-cost gripping technology for robots.
(October 07, 2013)
Hardware Accelerator Going Dutch
An expansion of the already popular Startupbootcamp accelerator network, High Tech XL is a new startup development program co-funded by VC firm Dutch Expansion Capital and global accounting firm Ernst & Young. But unlike the majority of programs focused on software development, High Tech XL is joining the ranks of the few, the promising—the hardware bootcamps.
(August 26, 2013)
Is IBM Leading the Next (Virtual) Step in Cloud Robotics?
IBM’s new purchase, SoftLayer, powered the DARPA Virtual Robotics Competition, and could do the same for the future of cloud robotics.
(August 19, 2013)
Sneak Preview of Accessible $700 Drone Revealed at Aircraft Convention
The new drone sports a low price and user-friendly controls, making it accessible to more people.
(August 01, 2013)
Robotics: Successfully Navigating the Insurance Minefield
Insurance companies are looking for a comfortable risk assessment and a risk prevention program.
(July 25, 2013)
Are Robots Insurable? Surprising Answers
The unpredictable journey of trying to insure robots.
(July 18, 2013)
Grishin Robotics Invests $300K in “Robots in Space”
NanoSatisfi’s autonomous nanosatellites have garnered VC attention as a significant part of the robotics revolution.
(July 11, 2013)
Robotics and Avoiding the Company-ending Lawsuit
No one likes being sued, but if it happens, no one wants to lose.
(June 14, 2013)
Robotics to Flourish in the Post-Metrics Era
A dire, imminent threat to millions of America’s jobs is the Sputnik-like ignition point that robotics needs.
(May 22, 2013)
Big Bots Meet Big Ag: Who Will Fill the Void in Agrobotics?
How close are we to autonomous farming? Jim Nash takes a look at the companies ahead of the curve.
(May 03, 2013)