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)
The Essential Interview: NASA Researcher Robert Ambrose
Sometimes it is rocket science. See what a senior NASA researcher says is his favorite project and how he worked with GM on Robo-Glove and Robonaut.
(August 20, 2015)
maxon’s new motor for demanding OR applications
Need to operate at overload? No problem!
(August 16, 2015)
Rethink Robotics Gets Packaged With Sonoco Alloyd
Baxter and Sawyer become part of integrated offering, as Rethink responds to job fears and opens offices in Asia.
(August 14, 2015)
Warehouse Automator GreyOrange Gets $30M to Expand
Tiger Global and Blume Ventures provide more funding to GreyOrange as e-commerce tries to squeeze more efficiencies and AI research intensifies in India.
(August 13, 2015)
Mobile Robots Become Essential to Competitive Logistics
The market for mobile robots is expected to double by 2020, as manufacturers and logistics providers race to adopt the latest in automation.
(August 11, 2015)
Advanced Lower GI Surgical Robot Secures $11.2M
Existing robotically assisted surgical devices are rarely used for colon resection surgeries.
(August 07, 2015)
Industrial Automation Acquisitions Show Bullish Market
Deals between Robotnik and Smokie Robotics, Lincoln Electric and Rimrock, and Hypotherm and Jabez try to take advantage of automation synergies.
(August 06, 2015)
Bubble Wrap Maker Buys Packaging Company
Sealed Air continues acquisitions for logistics automation, as Clearpath Robotics also hires staffers.
(August 05, 2015)
Powering Up Construction Workers with ExoSuits
A construction worker wearing an exosuit eliminates or lessens nearly all of the risks. It's widespread use seems inevitable.
(July 26, 2015)
Apple Orchards Ripe for this Robot Picker
He is pleased with the progress that’s been made and optimistic that a prototype could be commercialized in the near future.
(July 23, 2015)
A “Smart” Robot, a Warehouse, Big Data…and You!
Why are we limiting warehouse robots to just pick, pack and ship orders when they are capable of doing so much more?
(July 23, 2015)