Robotics Fortunes Rise and Fall on Demand and Competition
Robotics startups easily attract investment, especially in construction, but layoffs at Harvest Automation and 3D Robotics show that innovation isn't everything.
(March 24, 2016)
Self-Driving Cars Get U.K. Government Support
Industry players such as Jaguar Land Rover are working alongside startups and universities, as the U.K. evaluates and develops self-driving vehicles.
(March 23, 2016)
Self-Driving Cars Get More Fuel From Big Automakers
Car makers and software companies partner up in quest for safer transport, but legal and cultural barriers are still ahead.
(March 14, 2016)
U.K. Companies Grab a Slice of the Surgical Robotics Market
Global demand could reach 10 million procedures per year, as Renishaw, NightstaRx, and CMR work on minimally invasive robotic surgery systems.
(March 09, 2016)
Deep Learning Leads to More AI Investments
Artificial intelligence research into deep learning and human-robot collaboration is getting support from major technology companies, as robots get smarter and more capable.
(March 07, 2016)
Autonomous Marine Systems Raises Seed Funding
Interest in the solar- and wind-powered Datamaran from AMS ranges from Maine to Azerbaijan.
(March 04, 2016)
Will SEC’s New 501(a) “Investor” Ruling Aid Robotics Newbies?
Although $1 million these days does not go very far, to many it’s a godsend.
(February 26, 2016)
Can This Robot Put an End to Malaria?
The first-ever 100-percent effective anti-malaria vaccine.
(February 22, 2016)
Funding Fuels Self-Driving Vehicle Startups
Startups test decision-making software and a GPS alternative, both designed to aid self-driving fleets, as well as vehicle-to-everything smart-city tech.
(February 11, 2016)
$2.5M in Grants for Co-robot Research in Agriculture
Three grants are part of the National Robotics Initiative (NRI), a federal research partnership in agriculture.
(January 13, 2016)
Intel Helps Raise $15M for Savioke’s Hotel Robot
Startup Savioke has raised international capital for its Relay delivery robot, as Intel invests in robots as future users of its chips.
(January 13, 2016)
Naïo Technologies: Agribotics Startup Raises $3.2M
Eliminating weeds via chemical-free, mechanical weeding (hoeing) with the Oz robot.
(January 07, 2016)