Naïo Technologies: Agribotics Startup Raises $3.2M
Eliminating weeds via chemical-free, mechanical weeding (hoeing) with the Oz robot.
(January 07, 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)
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)
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)
Soft Robotics Raises $5M for Flexible Fingers
Soft Robotics Inc. spun out of Harvard University surgical research and provides end effectors for handling varied, fragile items.
(December 17, 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)
Drone Startups Benefit From Investor Tailwinds
Aeryon Labs gets funding for commercial drones, SkySpecs earns money for drone sensors, and Flypro represents Chinese consumer UAVs.
(December 02, 2015)
Jibo’s Purse Overflows as “Social” Robot Lures More Investors
No financial terms were announced with the transaction, however VC investor Fenox...
(November 27, 2015)
3D Printing Adds Advanced Polymers for Demanding Apps
Arevo Labs uses ABB robots for its Additive Manufacturing Platform, and Prodways buys Exceltec to integrate its polymers with its 3D printers.
(November 17, 2015)
Medrobotics Raises $25M for Flex Robotic System
Medrobotics has received funding and FDA and European approval for robotic tools that snake through the body and ease surgery.
(November 09, 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)
Qualcomm Robotics Accelerator Ends Early
The slowing smartphone market harms support for robotics startups, but San Diego tech sector hopes to bounce back.
(November 04, 2015)