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Locus Robotics Enters Warehouse Automation Race
Online retailers are increasingly relying on industrial automation to speed order fulfillment. Locus Robotics provides a mobile platform to aid warehouse workers. (November 25, 2015)

Omnicell Buys Automated Pharmacy Firm Aesynt for $275M
Omnicell continued its string of acquisitions, buying automated medicine dispensary company Aesynt. (November 24, 2015)

CyPhy Works Takes to Skies Over Japan, the U.S.
CyPhy Works plans to open an office in Japan, which it believes will be the largest market for commercial drones. (November 23, 2015)

Robotics Startups Need Space to Grow, Says MassRobotics Chief
Massachusetts has the key ingredients for a successful robotics sector, but there are challenges, says Tom Ryden, executive director at MassRobotics. (November 20, 2015)

Marine Robotics Goes Under, Salvaged by Kraken Sonar
Newfoundland-based Marine Robotics has sunk, but Kraken Sonar Systems picked up its staff and a drone, and other AUV companies are doing well. (November 19, 2015)

Asustek, Xiaomi Look to Robotics as Smartphone Market Slows
Asustek plans to expand from smartphones to healthcare robots, smart homes, and IoT in the coming year, and Xiaomi releases a product based on Segway tech. (November 16, 2015)

U.K. Robotics and Employment—What Does the Future Hold?
A University of Oxford paper and the British press have warned that automation, AI, and robotics will replace up to half of jobs, but will really happen is uncertain. (November 12, 2015)

Drones Fly High Despite Ban in India
India is the world's largest drone importer and is expected to follow the U.S. regulatory model, but can or should it enforce existing bans? (November 12, 2015)

The Essential Interview: Yulun Wang, founder of InTouch Health
Yulan Wang, co-founder of Computer Motion and InTouch Health, explains how he got into surgical robotics, his tech wish list, and the differences between privately held and public companies. (November 11, 2015)

Toyota to Spend $1B on Robotics, AI Research
Toyota launches startup fund, promotes hydrogen cells, and again partners with MIT and Stanford. (November 06, 2015)

Pepper for Biz Comes to Japan
Pepper, which is selling briskly in Japan, gains enterprise apps and looks to global markets. (November 03, 2015)

Japan Begins Executing on Its Robot Plans
Researchers, companies heed Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's call for a robotics revolution, but "Galapagos Syndrome" is still a risk. (November 02, 2015)

Orthopedics Firm Smith & Nephew Buys Blue Belt for $275M
A U.K. orthopedics company has acquired Blue Belt, whose Navio robotically controlled device is used in the expanding market for joint replacements. (October 29, 2015)

Amazon Warehouse Demand Devours Robots and Workers
Logistics automation isn't enough to satisfy Amazon's need for warehouse workers, and other retailers are following suit. (October 28, 2015)

RE2 to Give Nurses, Soldiers an Extra Hand
RE2 and QinetiQ are working with the University of Texas at Arlington on a robotic nurse assistant to help move patients. (October 28, 2015)

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