Soft Robots Get a Grip on Fruit Picking
The growing sophistication of gripping technology has led to heightened competition for the potentially lucrative markets for agricultural and warehouse automation.
(October 19, 2015)
UPS Helps Raise $22M for CyPhy Works Drones
CyPhy Works has received investor support to commercialize its tethered PARC drones, but untethered UAV deliveries could also be in the works.
(October 15, 2015)
Yaskawa, Midea Join Forces for Robot Ventures
Japanese and Chinese companies cooperate to capture a share of the growing industrial automation and service robotics markets.
(October 14, 2015)
Autodesk Acquisition Leads Additive Manufacturing Growth
Autodesk and Proto Lab expand their 3D printing capabilities, but MakerBot layoffs show slow household adoption.
(October 12, 2015)
Why Are Horizon 2020 Grants So Tough to Get?
“It seems our scientists are increasingly employed to write these proposals and spend less time doing research.”
(October 11, 2015)
Make Room for Another Robotics-themed Fund
New fund takes note on robotics bright future.
(October 02, 2015)
Market for Medical Robotics Hits Growth Spurt
Auris Surgical Robotics and XACT Robotic raise millions, while TransEnterix and Omnicell make strategic buys.
(September 29, 2015)
Intel Invests $67M in China Tech Firms
Intel Corp.'s investment arm is spending $67 million in eight Chinese technology companies in the hope of building an ecosystem for its processors.
(September 21, 2015)
Chinese Robotics Investors Buy Canada’s ESI for $300M
Industrial automation and actuator technologies make robotics companies attractive acquisition targets.
(September 15, 2015)
WPI Wins $570,000 in NSF Grants for Soft Robotics
Worcester Polytechnic Institute wins two grants to develop soft robotics, which could be useful for medical, search-and-rescue, and co-working applications.
(September 14, 2015)
Dell to Invest $125B in China for AI, Market Access
Dell Inc. to spend billions over the next five years on partnerships and developing R&D and sales capabilities in China.
(September 10, 2015)
Drone Makers Look for Funding to Take Off
The market for aerial drones could double in the next five years, as Lily Robotics and others fly beneath the radar of larger companies in making deals.
(September 09, 2015)