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VGo Didn’t Infringe InTouch Robot Patents


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Northrop Grumman Q2 Earnings Jump 5% to $511M
RBR50 company Northrop Grumman reports second quarter 2014 net earnings increased 5 percent to $511 million, compared to $488 million in the second quarter of 2013. (July 24, 2014)

Video: Boeing Shows Robotic Build of 777 Fuselage
RBR50 companies Boeing and KUKA Robotics design robotic fuselage fastener to replace today's manual operations (July 16, 2014)

Ekso Bionics Completes Training at Switzerland’s Largest Rehab Center
SPC Nottwil joins a growing list of rehab centers in Europe that use an exoskeleton from RBR50 company Ekso Bionics to help paralyzed patients. SPC Nottwil typically treats almost three-fourths of people living with spinal paralysis in Switzerland. (July 16, 2014)

Google Pulls Out of DARPA Robotics Challenge
Google has pulled its HRP-2 Schaft robot from the DARPA Robotics Challenge to focus on a robot available to consumers. The Schaft robot easily won the qualifying round and was the frontrunner to win the $2 million competition. (June 27, 2014)

Suitable Technologies Designs Beam+ Telepresence Robot for Homes
Suitable Technologies new Beam+ telepresence robot is now available for pre-order at $1,495. Beam+ is a smaller, less expensive version of the Beam Pro telepresence robot for commercial use. (June 27, 2014)

Universal Robots Shows 3rd Generation UR5, UR10 Industrial Robots
Universal Robots has unveiled the third generation of its UR5 and UR10 industrial robots, adding a patented adjustable safety system and several other features. (June 24, 2014)

Swiss Army Purchasing Elbit’s Hermes 900 Drones
Switzerland chose the Hermes 900 drone from RBR50 company Elbit Systems over a different system from another Israeli defense company. The Swiss federal department says that the Hermes system is the more powerful overall. (June 18, 2014)

Kinova Robotics Named One of Canada’s Fastest-Growing Companies
RBR50 company Kinova Robotics ranked 51st on PROFIT 500 list of fastest-growing Canadian companies. (June 13, 2014)

Google Cars: No One Really Knows Where They’ll Take Us
A Google car can pay attention to all of these things in a way that a human physically can’t—and it never gets tired or distracted! (May 29, 2014)

Help Wanted: Dumb Robots Only!
"Customers that don't want intelligence and situational awareness in their industrial robots." (May 22, 2014)

Ekso Bionics Revenue Jumps 52%
RBR50 company Ekso Bionics reports that revenue was up 52 percent to $1.1 million in the first quarter of 2014. Medical device revenue was $0.5 million for the quarter. (May 20, 2014)

VGo Didn’t Infringe InTouch Robot Patents
United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit affirmed a federal jury's finding that VGo Communications didn't infringe three InTouch Technologies patents for remotely controlled robots. (May 13, 2014)

Rethink Robotics Baxter Now Twice as Fast
Rethink Robotics has released a software update for its Baxter robot, making it faster, more precise and easier to use. (May 07, 2014)

Universal Robots Expanding Production Capacity
Universal Robots opens new 130,000-square-foot facility in Odense, Denmark, where all R&D and manufacturing takes place, that allows it to increase daily production to more than 150 robots. (May 06, 2014)

Honeybee Robotics Secures 6 Phase I Awards from NASA
RBR50 company Honeybee Robotics has received six NASA awards for technology development to fund new approaches to planetary sampling systems, spacecraft mechanisms, and unmanned ground vehicles for Earth and Lunar applications. (May 02, 2014)



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