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DARPA’s Robotics Fast Track to Aid Smaller Firms
The U.S. Department of Defense is trying to help smaller robotics companies get a piece of the federal contracting pie by easing the process in the hopes of getting faster innovation. (May 20, 2015)

ReWalk’s Stock Stumbles, But It Expands to India
Exoskeleton maker ReWalk has had problems getting insurance coverage for individuals, but some investment advisors recommend taking a longer view. (May 14, 2015)

Accel Invests $75M in DJI, Now Valued at $8B
Consumer drone leader DJI has received investments intended to aid development of industrial applications. (May 07, 2015)

EU Preps Robot Laws But Shouldn’t Cut Spending, MP Says
The European Parliament has formed a working group to propose a regulatory framework for European robotics, but is that what the continent needs to stay competitive? (April 23, 2015)

Clearpath Gets Funds for Materials Handling
Clearpath Robotics has raised $11.2 million to hire developers and reach into manufacturing. (April 21, 2015)

Rethink Welcomes New Money, New Investors & New Robot
With the exception of 2011, Rethink Robotics has received millions in JV investments every year since its founding in 2008. (April 16, 2015)

China South Rail Buys U.K. Robot Maker
Zhuzhou CSR Times Electric is buying Specialist Machine Developments, following China's strategy of gaining robotics expertise through acquisition. (April 16, 2015)

Falling Fuel Prices Boost Undersea Robots
Offshore oil companies worldwide are looking ahead to robotics even as a current slump has led to layoffs in the Gulf of Mexico. (April 13, 2015)

The Future Looks Rosy in U.K. Robotics Landscape Report
Innovate UK says the nation's robotics and autonomous systems market presents an opportunity to catch up to the U.S., Asia. (April 07, 2015)

Research Report
Investing in Robotics: What to Watch for in 2015
Special report "Investing in Robotics: What to Watch for in 2015" breaks down the most attractive robotics sectors for investors, examines where the money is coming from, analyzes IPOs and mergers, and details what investors need to watch for. (January 22, 2015)

$26.6M More: Investment Money Loves Rethink Robotics
Not bad for a company with a single product, Baxter, the co-robot, that’s had decidedly unspectacular sales since its introduction in late 2012. (January 08, 2015)

Flying Robots Meet Game Cubes as 3DR Buys Sifteo
The merger's full implementation will take place over the next year, with Sifteo directly providing technical support to its existing customers until the end of July 2015. (July 30, 2014)

Grabit Receives Funding from Flextronics, Draper Nexus Ventures
Grabit, an industrial automation and materials handling startup, has received an undisclosed amount of funding from Flextronics Lab IX and Draper Nexus Ventures. The investment will enhance Grabit's development of electroadhesion-based products. (June 02, 2014)

Mitsui Invests Additional $3M in Aethon
Additional cash augments a $4M investment from 2012 (January 13, 2014)

End-of-Year Peek at the Progress of Robo-Stox
Cash dividend payment scheduled for December 31st (December 23, 2013)



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