CyPhy Works Takes to Skies Over Japan, the U.S.
CyPhy Works plans to open an office in Japan, which it believes will be the largest market for commercial drones.
(November 23, 2015)
Marine Robotics Goes Under, Salvaged by Kraken Sonar
Newfoundland-based Marine Robotics has sunk, but Kraken Sonar Systems picked up its staff and a drone, and other AUV companies are doing well.
(November 19, 2015)
3D Printing Adds Advanced Polymers for Demanding Apps
Arevo Labs uses ABB robots for its Additive Manufacturing Platform, and Prodways buys Exceltec to integrate its polymers with its 3D printers.
(November 17, 2015)
Asustek, Xiaomi Look to Robotics as Smartphone Market Slows
Asustek plans to expand from smartphones to healthcare robots, smart homes, and IoT in the coming year, and Xiaomi releases a product based on Segway tech.
(November 16, 2015)
Simbe Robotics Unveils Tally, Autonomous Shelf Auditing System
Simbe Robotics' mobile Tally system promises to reduce stock problems, improve the customer experience, and save effort for retailers.
(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)
Pepper for Biz Comes to Japan
Pepper, which is selling briskly in Japan, gains enterprise apps and looks to global markets.
(November 03, 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)
Ocean Aero Launches Submaran S10 Hybrid Vessel
Ocean Aero's marine drone combines the capabilities of AUVs and USVs. Networks of long-range drones could help keep humans ashore.
(October 27, 2015)
Cyberworks Gets Bought, Wins Canadian Guidance Grant
Great Rock Development has acquired fellow Canadian robotics company Cyberworks, which helped develop the first autonomously navigating systems.
(October 21, 2015)
Soft Robots Get a Grip on Fruit Picking
The growing sophistication of gripping technology has led to heightened competition for the potentially lucrative markets for agricultural and warehouse automation.
(October 19, 2015)
Rethink Reaches Out to Latin America
As the global market for industrial automation grows, Rethink Robotics starts selling collaborative robots in Latin America.
(October 17, 2015)