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Is Superflex the Low-cost Exo-suit We’ve All Been Waiting For?
An exo-suit for the unheard of price of $1000. Seriously? (May 27, 2016)

Has Healthcare Robotics Flatlined on Us?
We may see some blips of life beginning late in 2017. (May 20, 2016)

In Asian Robotics Industry Race, India Goes Its Own Way
What is the best way for a nation or region to develop its robotics industry? India's approach is different to those of Japan, China, or South Korea, but will it be effective? (May 18, 2016)

Taiwanese and U.K. Robotics Sectors Forming Strong Links
Following a successful trade mission to Taiwan, the U.K. robotics sector is beginning to forge stronger partnerships with its Taiwanese counterpart. (May 16, 2016)

Wearable Robots Taking the “Dis” Out of Disability
Will wearable robots disrupt the global wheelchair industry by taking the “dis” out of disability? (May 13, 2016)

Horizon 2020 Update: European Robotics Projects Proliferate
Multiple European robotics organizations are calling for projects to demonstrate technology's social and economic benefits, but can they stimulate competitiveness? (May 06, 2016)

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)



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