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BirdBrain Turns to Kickstarter for Robotics STEM Kit
Intuitive Surgical Revenue Drops 24% in Q1 2014
First Drone Test Site Ready


Metron, Inc. Inks $7.3M Deal with DoD for Unmanned Sub Technology
Unmanned submarine project places a high price on mission planning software (May 30, 2013)

EU Fuels Industrial Exoskeleton Research with $625K in Funding
Robotic technology could offset the $312 billion Europeans spend on work-related back injuries (May 30, 2013)

Intuitive Surgical Wins Court Case in Washington State
Intuitive Surgical beats allegations of negligent training in $8.45 million court case. (May 27, 2013)

FMC Schilling Robotics Enters Supply Agreement with Delta SubSea
Schilling will deliver fleet of ROVs to Delta Subsea over the next several years (May 24, 2013)

Novel Sensory System for Robots: Cricket Hairs. Yes, Cricket Hairs!
The cricket decodes the pattern of movement from each individual hair to detect specific objects in its immediate environment. (May 23, 2013)

Aussie Robot Arm Bringing GPS Accuracy to Centimeter Level
The robotic arm will work to calibrate antennae used to track satellites in the Global Navigation Satellite System (May 23, 2013)

Robotics to Flourish in the Post-Metrics Era
A dire, imminent threat to millions of America’s jobs is the Sputnik-like ignition point that robotics needs. (May 22, 2013)

Seaglider Attracts New Manufacturer
Seaglider finds a new home at Kongsberg after being dumped by iRobot. (May 22, 2013)

X-47B Launches the Next Era of Naval Aviation
The catapulted takeoff and arrested landings achieved by the X-47B mark a historic moment in aviation history. (May 21, 2013)

Me, a Roboticist…with a Little Help from My Friends
"I am inexperienced and need brutal criticism as much as advice and opportunity so please don’t hold back!" (May 17, 2013)

New Pittsburgh Accelerator Targets Robotics Startups
Pittsburgh-based Innovation Works spins out yet another startup accelerator, this time with hardware in mind. (May 16, 2013)

$10.7M Series A to Airware for Universal OS and Platform for Drones
Wants to fill the gap between the massively-funded military drone work and the nascent DIY drone community. (May 16, 2013)

Multi-head Camera Patent for Seegrid
"We are very proud of the work our product development and technical staff achieves," says Seegrid's CEO. (May 16, 2013)

Brazil, iRobot & Terrorist Threats Equal $7.2M Robot Sale
We are seeing more and more defense applications being pulled back as robots are applied on a domestic level in keeping the public safe. (May 16, 2013)

iRobot Announces First RP-VITA Sales
7 hospitals are now utilizing the uniquely autonomous remote presence technology. (May 14, 2013)





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