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Boeing, Liquid Robotics Team Up on Maritime Drones
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Boeing, Liquid Robotics Team Up on Maritime Drones
Boeing and Liquid Robotics, two RBR50 companies, have signed a multiyear agreement to collaborate on autonomous ocean robots that will handle a variety of surveillance jobs. Terms of the deal were undisclosed, but a Liquid exec says it could be worth hundreds of millions and lead to a future IPO. (September 24, 2014)

3D Robotics’ Wild Week: Richard Branson, Intel, Iris+ Drone
Things are looking up for 3D Robotics, which just announced a partnership with Intel, an investment from Sir Richard Branson, and its new Iris+ drone. We recap the developments for the popular drone startup. (September 17, 2014)

Canadian Military Spends $9.6M on iRobot 510 PackBots
The Canadian Depart of National Defence purchased 20 iRobot 510 PackBot CBRN Recce Systems to detect Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and Explosives (CBRN) threats. The robots are expected to be delivered by April 2015. (September 10, 2014)

Energid Testing Software for Self-driving Military Vehicles
RBR50 company Energid Technologies has landed a Pentagon contract to test software for self-driving military convoys to ensure it is safe. Energid will receive $150,000 for the first six months of the program, which is being funded by the Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD). (September 04, 2014)

Unbounded Robotics Shutdown: A Lesson for All Startups
Legal expert says Unbounded Robotics shutdown highlights the importance of spin-offs properly negotiating the terms of their agreement. (September 03, 2014)

Dyson to Announce Major New Product Sept. 4
Sir James Dyson of Great Britain, known for innovative consumer products for decades, has taken to cyberspace to provide a tantalizing taste of what's to come, possibly as soon as Thursday. (August 27, 2014)

Adept Technology Posts Disappointing Results for Quarter
Adept Technology president & CEO Rob Cain describes fiscal year 2014 as an "inflection point" as sales in the U.S. "declined significantly" in the fourth quarter. (August 27, 2014)

Judge OKs Lawsuit Against Intuitive Surgical for Misleading Shareholders
RBR50 company Intuitive Surgical is staying busy in court, with judges disagreeing on whether it's provable company executives withheld crucial concerns about product safety from investors. (August 26, 2014)

U.S. Navy Testing Lockheed Martin Fortis Exoskeletons
The U.S. Navy has signed a contract with RBR50 company Lockheed Martin to test two Fortis exoskeletons help ship maintenance crews perform tasks that require heavy lifting. One exoskeleton will be tested at the Norfolk Naval Shipyard in Virginia, while the other suit will be evaluated at the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard in Washington state. (August 19, 2014)

Yaskawa Motoman Releases MH50 II-Series Robots
RBR50 company Yaskawa Motoman has introduced its high-speed MH50 II Series that features the MH50 II, the MH50 II-35 and the MH50 II-20 robot arms. All three models feature six axes and use the dynamic DX200 controller that features patented multiple robot control technology to control up to eight robots (72 axes). (August 18, 2014)

ABB Opens Regional Robotics Hub in Singapore.
RBR50 company ABB is opening a regional robotics packaging application hub in Singapore to co-create and implement future manufacturing solutions in Singapore, leveraging technologies such as advanced robotics and automation, additive manufacturing and ICT solutions (August 14, 2014)

Aquatic Drone Collects Real-time Data of Hawaiian Storms
The Wave Glider Holoholo from RBR50 company Liquid Robotics autonomously navigated the Hawaiian seas and tweeted real-time photos and data. (August 13, 2014)

Seegrid Shareholders Battle for Financial Future
Seegrid's recently ousted CEO and his investment group are suing Seegrid's majority shareholder, grocer Giant Eagle, alleging mismanagement and more. (August 12, 2014)

Clearpath Hopes to Get Down and Dirty with Grizzly
For the Grizzly, the industrial segment is where the future of robotics is brightest. (August 06, 2014)

It’s a Triple Play: Rethink Robotics Inks Deal with Three Distributors
The deal reflects the RBR50 company's desire to get Baxter into more R&D settings in corporations, think tanks and even in academia. (July 30, 2014)



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