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Six Nobel Laureates on Innovation vs. Metrics
"That Used to Be Us" We can be Us again, can’t we? (June 15, 2015)

EC Slashes Horizon 2020 Budget for Robotics Research
Despite opposition from scientists, the European Commission cut funding for robotics research by $27 million. Some fear that it will harm global competitiveness. (June 11, 2015)

Toymaker Gets $45M, Thanks to ‘Star Wars’ Cameo
Boulder, Colo.-based Sphero's rolling robot has an innovative design, gaining fan and investor interest. (June 04, 2015)

Techmetics Places $1M Order for Adept’s Lynx
Singapore-based Techmetics plans to use Adept's autonomous intelligent vehicles for the hospitality and food and beverage markets. (May 26, 2015)

NIST Develops Tests for Robotic Grasping
The National Institute of Standards and Technology is working with an automaker and universities to develop consistent tests for manipulators and related software. (May 21, 2015)

DARPA’s Robotics Fast Track to Aid Smaller Firms
The U.S. Department of Defense is trying to help smaller robotics companies get a piece of the federal contracting pie by easing the process in the hopes of getting faster innovation. (May 20, 2015)

ReWalk’s Stock Stumbles, But It Expands to India
Exoskeleton maker ReWalk has had problems getting insurance coverage for individuals, but some investment advisors recommend taking a longer view. (May 14, 2015)

Vecna Offers Testing Facilities to MassRobotics
Vecna's CTO gave Robotics Business Review a tour of the company's development facilities and a potential MassRobotics co-working space. (May 11, 2015)

Accel Invests $75M in DJI, Now Valued at $8B
Consumer drone leader DJI has received investments intended to aid development of industrial applications. (May 07, 2015)

Labor Shortages Prompt Strawberry Picking Automation
Strawberries aren't the easiest fruit to pick -- for humans or robots -- but the industry sees value in automation. (May 05, 2015)

EU Preps Robot Laws But Shouldn’t Cut Spending, MP Says
The European Parliament has formed a working group to propose a regulatory framework for European robotics, but is that what the continent needs to stay competitive? (April 23, 2015)

MassRobotics Seeks to Build Industry Standards
Daniel Theobald, CTO of Vecna Technologies, discusses his hopes for MassRobotics to help the entire industry. (April 23, 2015)

Clearpath Gets Funds for Materials Handling
Clearpath Robotics has raised $11.2 million to hire developers and reach into manufacturing. (April 21, 2015)

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)



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