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Exoskeleton Revolution: From Rigid to Soft to Ultra Soft
2014 was a breakout year for exoskeletons. The field is now crowded and very active with competing brands. (November 19, 2014)

Robots at Home: How Will We Ever Live without Them?
Webcast: Take an amazing journey into today’s buyer preferences for consumer robotics with Robotics Business Review’s 2014 Consumer Robotics Survey. (November 12, 2014)

Restoration Robotics Raises $45M for Robotic Hair Transplants
Restoration Robotics, a privately held medical robotics company, has raised $45 million in Series C extension funding, which will be used to develop the second generation of its ARTAS robotic hair transplant system. (November 11, 2014)

Ekso Bionics Licenses Patents to Prosthetics Giant Ottobock
Exoskeleton maker and RBR50 company Ekso Bionics will license two patents to Ottobock to accelerate the pace of innovation in the field of prosthetics. Ekso will receive a combination of license and royalty payments as part of the contract. (November 05, 2014)

Medrobotics Closes $20M in Series F Financing
Medrobotics has closed $20 million in Series F funding and will use the money to extend its runway while pursuing commercial launches in Europe and FDA clearance and commercialization in the United States and other global markets. (October 29, 2014)

7 Game-Changing Robots
RoboBusiness presents the winners of the 2014 Game Changer Awards, honoring the robotics industry's remarkable technical accomplishments and their makers. (October 15, 2014)

Panasonic’s “Robot Effect” on Healthcare
Seeing Panasonic’s recent lineup of healthcare products, it's easy to anoint the company as the uncontested owner of the automated healthcare crown. (October 09, 2014)

Hstar Technologies RoNA Robotic Nursing Assistant
RoNA SerBot is a stable, highly mobile, dexterous, autonomous, bi-manual humanoid robotic nursing assistant. RoNA SerBot is targeted to hospitals, nursing homes and patient homes. (September 30, 2014)

Andrew Automated Pipetting Robot
Andrew has been designed to enhance the success of pipetting processes by delivering highly accurate results, using the same pipettors, processes and consumables that scientists are using today. It achieves the target by exploiting vision, position and force feedback, sophisticated positioning algorithms and pipetting principles knowledge, with the purpose of achieving the performances of the most skilled operators. (September 30, 2014)

Corindus Vascular Raises $26.6M for Healthcare Robotics
Corindus Vascular, developer of the FDA-approved CorPath System, has raised approximately $26.6 million through a Securities Purchase Agreement pursuant. The money will be used for expansion and investment into new products. (September 19, 2014)

ReWalk Robotics Eyes Future After $36M IPO
ReWalk Robotics raised $36 million during its recent initial public offering (IPO), becoming the best-performing IPO for 2014. ReWalk will now expand its exoskeleton technology into other applications. (September 16, 2014)

The Quiet Invasion: Robots in Suburbia
Partridge Lane in Fairfield, Connecticut doesn't appear to be at the cutting edge of a domestic revolution. (August 29, 2014)

Judge OKs Lawsuit Against Intuitive Surgical for Misleading Shareholders
RBR50 company Intuitive Surgical is staying busy in court, with judges disagreeing on whether it's provable company executives withheld crucial concerns about product safety from investors. (August 26, 2014)

HStar Technologies Literally Gives Patients a Lift
HStar technologies develops autonomous mobile robots that can carry patients and large payloads in multiple environments. (August 22, 2014)

Six Values Re-writing Laws of Healthcare Robotics
Professor Tom Sorell of the University of Warwick, U.K. and other experts involved in the European Union's ACCOMPANY project have created a list of six core values for use in the design of care robots. The six values can be promoted by a care-robot “depending on whether the purpose of the robot is to prolong normal adult autonomy and independence as far as possible into old age, or whether the purpose is to take the load off the support network for an older person”. (August 21, 2014)



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