Patent Eligibility of Software in the Wake of the Alice Corp. v. CLS Bank Decision
The Alice Corp. v. CLS Bank decision does not spell doom and gloom for robotic inventions. Robotics companies seeking patents on software-related innovations should focus on system claims directed to the combination of software and hardware elements.
(August 14, 2014)
How Robots Can Help Clean up Space Junk
To continue the use of Earth’s orbit in the long term, the growing amount of space junk needs to be cleaned up. Here's how robots can help.
(August 08, 2014)
How ROS Revolutionized Robotics
We examine the history of the open source robot operating system, how it evolved, and what lies ahead with ROS 2.0.
(July 28, 2014)
The Autonomous World of Marine Robotics
Marine robotics is rapidly sailing toward its ultimate goal: full autonomy. An emerging generation of systems are being designed to operate independently and make on-the-spot decisions with no direct human control.
(July 17, 2014)
Modular Robotics: A Scrappy Approach to Educational Robots
Modular Robotics offers hands-on robotic construction kits for kids. Learn how Modular grew from a PhD research project into the Boulder, Colo.-based company it is today.
(April 09, 2014)
Otherlab: Developing Low-Cost, Inflatable Robots
San Francisco, Calif.-based startup Otherlab is developing robots with textile-based, inflatable actuators that contract upon inflation into specially-designed shapes to effect motion. Since these robots are built out of lightweight fabric-and-air structural members and powered via pneumatics or hydraulics, they exhibit large strength-to-weight ratios.
(March 17, 2014)
Robo-Stox Hits $100M in Assets: Analyzing the ETF’s Future
The Robo-Stox ETF has surpassed $100 million in assets under management after debuting six months ago. We examine how bright the future is for Robo-Stox.
(March 11, 2014)
Google and iRobot “Breaking Good” for Robotics in 2014
Two stocks for possible greatness.
(February 14, 2014)
Boeing: Steady Sales Promise Long-Term Results
Shareholders can expect increases in commercial aircraft production and international sales to counteract lower U.S. defense spending
(June 26, 2012)
MAKO: A Disappointing Quarter For Shareholders Could Be A Buying Opportunity For Bulls
The developer of Robotic surgical systems for hip and knee replacement disappoints the street, citing "missed" RIO system sales
(June 19, 2012)
Intuitive: Share Price Stratospheric, Yet Questions Linger
Management expects growth of 25 percent to 27 percent in procedures, up from the previously forecast 24 percent to 26 percent. Also impressive were sales of 140 Da Vinci systems for the quarter compared to 120 during the same period last year and 126 forecast by JMP Securities. Whopping year-on-year increase of $107.10 million.
(May 09, 2012)
AeroVironment: Missed Estimates Cause Stock Stumble. Rebound Ahead?
AeroVironment recently developed the smallest unmanned aerial vehicle to date. Named one of the "50 best innovations of 2011" by TIME Magazine, the Nano Hummingbird was designed by AeroVironment as a compact surveillance unit capable of covert and controlled observation.
(May 02, 2012)