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)
University Aims to Make Leeds a Self-Repairing City
Robots are spreading beneath streets, reducing traffic disruptions. University researchers are developing drones for inspecting and repairing urban infrastructure, and ULC Robotics' CISBOT is already crawling through gas pipes in several cities.
(October 26, 2015)
Google Invests in Chinese AI Company
Google supports Mobvoi's voice-control software and hardware; combining machine sensing and learning seen as key to useful robots.
(October 22, 2015)
South Korea Spends $14.8M to Replace Chinese Robotics Components
Samsung Electronics and South Korea's Ministry of Trade, Industry, and Energy are planning a three-year effort to keep the country competitive with Chinese manufacturers.
(October 20, 2015)
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)