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)
Chinese Firms Invest $20M in Israeli Robotics R&D
China and Israel have been building trade and technology partnerships and expect robotics to be key to productivity, global competitiveness.
(December 30, 2015)
Robotic Limbs Begin to Revolutionize Prosthetics
Prosthetic limbs are traditionally awkward, but biomechatronic advances and DARPA funding have led to refinements in sensors, power, and movement.
(December 16, 2015)
Do Robot Vacuum Cleaners Signify a New India?
'Clean India' initiative follows growing demand from modernization and rising wages, with a large market expected for robot vacuums.
(December 10, 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)
Omnicell Buys Automated Pharmacy Firm Aesynt for $275M
Omnicell continued its string of acquisitions, buying automated medicine dispensary company Aesynt.
(November 24, 2015)
The Essential Interview: Yulun Wang, founder of InTouch Health
Yulun Wang, co-founder of Computer Motion and InTouch Health, explains how he got into surgical robotics, his tech wish list, and the differences between privately held and public companies.
(November 11, 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)