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The FDA Weakens the Prospects for TransEnterix’s SurgiBot
The FDA's rejection of TransEnterix's submission of SurgiBot for approval could force the company to undertake an expensive effort to show that it's safe. (April 25, 2016)

Robotic Surgery Providers to Merge in a Challenging Market
As part of the growing market for robotic surgery, Hansen Medical gets bought by Auris Surgical, and TransEnterix suffers a setback. (April 21, 2016)

Soft Robotics Blend Rigid, Deformable Components
A combination of materials is enabling soft robots to be more responsive, as researchers develop devices that can hop and shapeshift. (April 20, 2016)

AutoLap Aids Surgery With Image-Guided Laparoscope
AutoLap, a three-part laparoscope positioning system, has received FDA approval, as MST and others look to U.S., Asian markets. (April 01, 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)

Where Do the Candidates Stand on Robotics?
Between the sound bites, the presidential candidates have said little so far about their stances on robotics and automation. (February 29, 2016)

Can This Robot Put an End to Malaria?
The first-ever 100-percent effective anti-malaria vaccine. (February 22, 2016)

Hansen Medical Sells Cardiac Robot to Dutch Center
Maastricht University Medical Center buys robotic-guided cardiac catheter system, but recent acquisitions demonstrate industry's growing pains. (January 25, 2016)

Exoskeleton Research Steps Up to Challenges
Doctors and researchers customize wearable devices to help children and other patients walk. (January 21, 2016)

Wearable Robots Speed Physical Rehabilitation
Researchers in Canada, Texas, and Singapore are among the pioneers helping patients overcome traumatic brain injuries with exoskeletons. (January 21, 2016)

Five Robotics Predictions for 2016
Don't wait up for flying cars, but robotic farms, factories, and households are coming sooner than you may think. (January 04, 2016)

Ekso Bionics Picks Up $15M via Direct Offering
Ekso Bionics agrees on shares and warrants for $15 million. (December 31, 2015)

Top Robotics Transactions of 2015
Catch up on a baker's dozen mergers, acquisitions, and investments that altered the fast-moving robotics industry in the past year. (December 31, 2015)

ReWalk Still Chasing Market, but Closing a Bit Faster
ReWalk was a hot 2014 IPO that fizzled...and now is rebounding. (December 30, 2015)



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