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Rethink Welcomes New Money, New Investors & New Robot
With the exception of 2011, Rethink Robotics has received millions in JV investments every year since its founding in 2008. (April 16, 2015)

China South Rail Buys U.K. Robot Maker
Zhuzhou CSR Times Electric is buying Specialist Machine Developments, following China's strategy of gaining robotics expertise through acquisition. (April 16, 2015)

Swiss Team Develops Self-Stabilizing Drones
The University of Zurich and SenseFly have designed a system for drone self-stabilization without GPS. (April 15, 2015)

Falling Fuel Prices Boost Undersea Robots
Offshore oil companies worldwide are looking ahead to robotics even as a current slump has led to layoffs in the Gulf of Mexico. (April 13, 2015)

The U.K., France Partner on Anti-Mine Robots
An international contract calls for development of a cluster of automated vessels for mine removal. (April 10, 2015)

The Future Looks Rosy in U.K. Robotics Landscape Report
Innovate UK says the nation's robotics and autonomous systems market presents an opportunity to catch up to the U.S., Asia. (April 07, 2015)

Boeing’s Robot Riveter Flys Through 737 Assembly
Boeing's new robot riveters help ramp up production of 737s from 42 a month to 47 and eventually 52 a month by 2018. (April 03, 2015)

Open Bionics: New-Age Prosthetics that Disrupt the Status Quo
UK startup harnessing innovative 3D scanning to cut costs of 3D printed robotic hand prosthetics. (April 02, 2015)

Robot Achieves Self-Awareness, Is Quickly Turned Off and ‘Dies’
German researchers watched in horror as a true artificial intelligence emerged, only to be turned off by a human tester. (April 01, 2015)

Analyst Outlook
Google, J&J to Scrub Together in New-Age OR
The emergence of disruptive technologies and how they are beginning to transform the healthcare system. (March 28, 2015)

Australian Efforts to Hone Robotic Vision Get Government Support
The Australian Centre for Robotic Vision is working to improve machine vision for tasks such as fruit picking and environmental monitoring. (March 25, 2015)

Clearpath’s Solid Strategy for Spending Its $11.2M VC Jackpot
Kitchener is a hotbed of high-tech innovation that's growing great tech and solid companies. (March 20, 2015)

Rethink Robotics’ Baxter Gets a Little Brother in Sawyer
Rethink Robotics announced its Sawyer collaborative robot, a nimbler model than Baxter that is intended for a wide range of automated tasks in global manufacturing. (March 19, 2015)

Things Look Up for nLink’s Mobile Building Robot
The Mobile Building Robot from nLink in Norway can take on the task of drilling holes into concrete ceilings, freeing construction workers to do easier and more interesting jobs. (March 12, 2015)

Welcome to the Global RBR50 List for 2015
2015 saw a richly varied RBR50 campaign of robotics moving beyond the inflection point. (February 15, 2015)



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