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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
Yulan 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)

Japan Begins Executing on Its Robot Plans
Researchers, companies heed Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's call for a robotics revolution, but "Galapagos Syndrome" is still a risk. (November 02, 2015)

Orthopedics Firm Smith & Nephew Buys Blue Belt for $275M
A U.K. orthopedics company has acquired Blue Belt, whose Navio robotically controlled device is used in the expanding market for joint replacements. (October 29, 2015)

RE2 to Give Nurses, Soldiers an Extra Hand
RE2 and QinetiQ are working with the University of Texas at Arlington on a robotic nurse assistant to help move patients. (October 28, 2015)

Preventative Medicine: Locking Down Healthcare Robots
University of Washington researchers hack an open-source robot, demonstrating vulnerability in all tele-operated robots. (October 27, 2015)

In Their Own Words: 10 Women Talk About the Future of Robotics
Ten prominent women in robotics describe their research and development in areas including human-machine interaction, materials handling, and nanomedicine. (October 15, 2015)

Cambridge University Team Devises Multifunction Materials
By combining materials at nanoscale, a University of Cambridge team has created designer materials that combine functions and sensing. (October 07, 2015)

SynTouch Gets $2.5M in Grants for New Machine Touch Applications
The DoD and NSF award two grants to commercialize systems for fragile grasping and standardized haptic properties. (October 01, 2015)

Market for Medical Robotics Hits Growth Spurt
Auris Surgical Robotics and XACT Robotic raise millions, while TransEnterix and Omnicell make strategic buys. (September 29, 2015)

Five Things We Learned at RoboBusiness 2015
This year's RoboBusiness in San Jose was our eleventh gathering of robotics researchers, makers, investors, and users. See what one newbie found out from panelists and exhibitors. (September 26, 2015)

Five Ways for Robotics to Save California
Disaster relief, agriculture, industrial automation, and traffic reduction are just some of the areas where robotics applications can help the Golden State thrive. (September 23, 2015)

UAE Launches International ‘Robotics for Good’ Competition
The United Arab Emirates is offering $1 million for innovative applications of robotics and AI to health, education, and social services. (September 16, 2015)

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