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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)

RoboBusiness 2015: Early Bird Discount Ends This Week!
Time is Running Out: Save Over 35% - Register by THIS FRIDAY, July 31! (July 27, 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)

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)

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)

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)

Adept Technology Sells $8M in Shares, Gets Distributors
Adept Technology raised money for working capital and announced distributors for its industrial robots. (June 16, 2015)

RoboLaw Expert Tries to Educate European Legislators
As the European Parliament considers funding and regulation around robotics, one researcher studies liability. (June 15, 2015)



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