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iRobot Divests From Defense Business for $45M
iRobot splits its units, as the markets for both consumer and military robots have been profitable. (February 04, 2016)

Denmark Open to Automation as Much of Europe Sours
Danes hold the European title of being most open to the use of robots, yet Danish companies are not fully exploiting the potential of industrial robotics because they lack vital knowledge. (February 03, 2016)

Apellix Readies Drones for Coatings Industry
Jobs that require climbing utility towers or other structures are ideal uses for automation. Apellix has developed its four-part Worker Bee system to address infrastructure needs. (February 01, 2016)

Suicide Drones: Clear and Present Danger?
A new multi-billion-dollar arms race is on the grow right before our eyes. (January 29, 2016)

Farmers Start to Benefit From Automated Ground Vehicles
Robots are rapidly moving into fields to help with lettuce cultivation and weeding, but full autonomy and fruit picking pose challenges. (January 28, 2016)

Precision Agriculture Cultivates Demand for Drones
Although the FAA has yet to revise its regulations for commercial drone use, both UAV providers and farmers anticipate growing adoption of robotic crop management. (January 27, 2016)

Hansen Medical Sells Cardiac Robot to Dutch Center
Maastricht University Medical Center buys robotic-guided cardiac catheter system, but recent acquisitions demonstrate industry's growing pains. (January 25, 2016)

Robotics Takeways From CES 2016
The annual Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas is too much for one person to take in, but we gather some lessons about robotics for you. (January 18, 2016)

Robocap Debuts as Third Global Robotics Fund
The technology is improving daily so now is the time to invest yet there are few vehicles that enable investors to benefit from the sector. (January 06, 2016)

Five Robotics Predictions for 2016
Don't wait up for flying cars, but robotic farms, factories, and households are coming sooner than you may think. (January 04, 2016)

Top Robotics Transactions of 2015
Catch up on a baker's dozen mergers, acquisitions, and investments that altered the fast-moving robotics industry in the past year. (December 31, 2015)

The Top 10 Robotics News Stories of 2015
Robots are everywhere, but which developments were of the most relevance to our business audience? (December 31, 2015)

Chinese Firms Invest $20M in Israeli Robotics R&D
China and Israel have been building trade and technology partnerships and expect robotics to be key to productivity, global competitiveness. (December 30, 2015)

Can iRobot Survive Red Mountain?
A vocal shareholder, Red Mountain Capital, is “deeply concerned” with iRobot's level of performance. (December 29, 2015)

The U.K. and Ireland Lead the Way in Marine Robotics
Marine autonomous systems are becoming useful for more applications, as organizations in the U.K. and Ireland team up to develop undersea drones. (December 22, 2015)



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