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Anki Drive Adds New Robotic Cars, Tracks, Race Mode
Anki Drive, the game featuring artificially intelligent robotic cars is expanding with new racing tracks, two new cars, and new game-play mode. (April 16, 2014)

Rethink Robotics Expands Executive Team
Rethink Robotics has tapped Jim Lawton and Milan Shah, two software industry veterans, to spearhead market innovation and product engineering. (April 15, 2014)

Liquid Robotics Co-Develops Long Duration, Maritime Security System
Liquid Robotics is combining its Wave Glider with Ultra Electronics USSI's signal processing for a maritime surveillance system that operates around the clock and in all weather conditions. (April 15, 2014)

And the Winner Is? Google, Once Again!
Up, up and away in Google's air force. (April 14, 2014)

Adept Technology Names John Villadsen VP of Global Operations
RBR50 company Adept Technology named John Villadsen VP of global operations. (April 11, 2014)

Lockheed Martin Demos Tablet-Controlled Unmanned Helicopter
Using Lockheed Martin's OPTIMUS technology, the Office of Naval Research successfully planned, routed and executed a mission without user input onboard a K-MAX unmanned helicopter. (April 11, 2014)

Intuitive Surgical: da Vinci Robot Revenue Down 59%
RBR50 company Intuitive Surgical expects first quarter 2014 revenue to be down 24% to approximately $465 million. Revenue from da Vinci systems fell from $256 million to $106. (April 09, 2014)

Northrop Grumman Lands $43.8M Navy Contract for 5 MQ-8C Unmanned Helicopters
Northrop Grumman is building five MQ-8C unmanned helicopters for the U.S. Navy. The MQ-8C will have faster speed, more maximum range and double the payload of previous models. (April 07, 2014)

How Honeybee’s Unexpected Meeting with NASA Changed Everything
Honeybee Robotics has done more than 90 projects for NASA. But the Manhattan-based RBR50 company never planned on being a key part of the United States' space endeavors. (April 02, 2014)

Intuitive Surgical Receives FDA Approval for New da Vinci Xi
Shares of Intuitive Surgical are on the rise as the FDA approves the company's new da Vinci Xi fourth-generation surgical robot. We examine the sales outlook for the new and improved device. (April 01, 2014)

Ekso Bionics Establishes Ekso Labs R&D Division
The move is intended to further develop intellectual property through engineering contracts and research grants from government organizations and industrial partners. (March 31, 2014)

Elbit’s Hermes 900 Drone to Secure World Cup in Brazil
The Brazilian Air Force purchased on Hermes 900 drone from Elbit Systems to conduct "safety and security missions" during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Games in Brazil. The Hermes 900, which features a new and advanced intelligence-gathering system, will be supplied within two months. (March 28, 2014)

S. Korea Buys $814M of Northrop Grumman Global Hawks
South Korea plans to buy four Northrop Grumman RQ-4 Global Hawk unmanned aircrafts to monitor North Korea. The first delivery must occur by 2018. (March 24, 2014)

The Essential Interview: iRobot’s Paolo Pirjanian
Paolo Pirjanian, a life in robotics. (March 19, 2014)

Ava 500 Telepresence Robot: Another Boon for iRobot?
The Ava 500 telepresence robot from iRobot and Cisco is no longer in beta. What remains to be seen is how big a play telepresence can be for iRobot, an RBR50 company. (March 18, 2014)





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How Honeybee’s Unexpected Meeting with NASA Changed Everything