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)
Co-robots Awarded $37M by NSF to Spur Development
NSF funds 66 new research proposals to 49 distinct institutions in 27 states.
(December 22, 2015)
Concern Grows Over Robots Behaving Badly
Are we are rushing headlong into the robotics revolution without consideration for the many unforeseen problems?
(December 15, 2015)
Do Robot Vacuum Cleaners Signify a New India?
'Clean India' initiative follows growing demand from modernization and rising wages, with a large market expected for robot vacuums.
(December 10, 2015)
U.K. Consortium Gets $3M Grant for Home Care Robotics
As populations worldwide age, robots might relieve visiting caretakers of helping with daily chores so that they can focus on human interaction.
(December 08, 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)
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)
The Essential Interview: Yulun Wang, founder of InTouch Health
Yulun 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)