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Latest Investments News
Grabit Receives Funding from Flextronics, Draper Nexus Ventures
Grabit, an industrial automation and materials handling startup, has received an undisclosed amount of funding from Flextronics Lab IX and Draper Nexus Ventures. The investment will enhance Grabit's development of electroadhesion-based products. (June 02, 2014)

Industrial Robotics Growth: $27B to $41B by 2020
Near doubling of market size due to expanding demands of automation (May 28, 2014)

Solar Robotics Startup QBotix Raises $12 Million
QBotix has raised $12 million in Series B financing from two of the world's biggest energy companies. QBotix uses robots to tilt solar panels as needed to face the sun. (May 15, 2014)

Can This Robot Put an End to Malaria?
The first-ever 100-percent effective anti-malaria vaccine. (May 14, 2014)

Medrobotics Raises $26 Million for Flex Surgical Robot
Medrobotics has raised $26 million in Series E funding for the anticipated commercial launches of its Flex robot surgical system in Europe and the U.S. (May 14, 2014)

Honeybee Robotics Secures 6 Phase I Awards from NASA
RBR50 company Honeybee Robotics has received six NASA awards for technology development to fund new approaches to planetary sampling systems, spacecraft mechanisms, and unmanned ground vehicles for Earth and Lunar applications. (May 02, 2014)

Grey Orange Robotics Secures Investment with Series A Funding
Grey Orange Robotics has raised an undisclosed sum in a Series A round of funding that will be used for hiring, R&D, scaling up operations and international expansion. (May 01, 2014)

RobArt’s Robotic Navigation Nets $4.14M from Euro Investors
With our technology robots will begin to be really useful (April 22, 2014)

$8.3M Nets Odfjell Access to Next-Gen Robot Oil Drilling
Oil and gas industry create robotized drill floors with autonomous machines. (April 14, 2014)

Blue River Reaps $10M in New Funding for FarmBot
Weed-hunting algorithms stalk lettuce fields (March 23, 2014)

Honeybee Robotics Secures NASA Funding for Planetary Sampling Systems
RBR50 company Honeybee Robotics has received two NASA Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase II awards for new approaches to comet and planetary sampling technology. (March 17, 2014)

ABB Ventures and Berwind Put $14M into Persimmon
A new approach to making motor components using 3D deposition processes (March 11, 2014)

RBR Insights
Robo-Stox Hits $100M in Assets: Analyzing the ETF’s Future
The Robo-Stox ETF has surpassed $100 million in assets under management after debuting six months ago. We examine how bright the future is for Robo-Stox. (March 11, 2014)

$4M for PillPack as Robots Reinvent Retail Pharmacy
The errors in human prescription dispensing are appalling…and frightening. (February 16, 2014)

Analyst Outlook
Google and iRobot “Breaking Good” for Robotics in 2014
Two stocks for possible greatness. (February 14, 2014)



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