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Intel Helps Raise $15M for Savioke’s Hotel Robot
Startup Savioke has raised international capital for its Relay delivery robot, as Intel invests in robots as future users of its chips. (January 13, 2016)

Nominate the World’s Top Robotics Companies for the RBR50
Do you know a leading robotics company? RBR is accepting submissions for its fifth annual RBR50 list of the top robotics companies in the world. (December 15, 2015)

Cobot Makers Flex Their Muscles at iREX in Tokyo
Japanese and foreign robot makers demonstrated their co-robot wares in Tokyo, addressing a wider range of functions with safer cobots. (December 07, 2015)

Mobile Robots Rev Up for Material Handling
Material handling is a prime target for automation, but modern manufacturing and logistics have specific and shifting requirements. How are mobile robots satisfying them? (December 03, 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)

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)

University Aims to Make Leeds a Self-Repairing City
Robots are spreading beneath streets, reducing traffic disruptions. University researchers are developing drones for inspecting and repairing urban infrastructure, and ULC Robotics' CISBOT is already crawling through gas pipes in several cities. (October 26, 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)

ABB Consolidates in Canada, Invests in IoT
ABB is spending $70 million over the next decade to centralize its energy and automation functions in Quebec. (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)

Yaskawa, Midea Join Forces for Robot Ventures
Japanese and Chinese companies cooperate to capture a share of the growing industrial automation and service robotics markets. (October 14, 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)

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)

Advanced Manufacturers Build a Jobs Pipeline With Schools
There's a mismatch between what parents and job seekers expect and the actual opportunities in advanced manufacturing. Organizations are working to help make employment matches. (September 24, 2015)



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