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MassRobotics Seeks to Build Industry Standards
Daniel Theobald, CTO of Vecna Technologies, discusses his hopes for MassRobotics to help the entire industry. (April 23, 2015)

Vecna CTO Talks About Nurturing Roboticists
Qualified roboticists are hard to find, but talent and altruism can be developed. (April 22, 2015)

Rethink Welcomes New Money, New Investors & New Robot
With the exception of 2011, Rethink Robotics has received millions in JV investments every year since its founding in 2008. (April 16, 2015)

ABB Buys Gomtec, Expands Co-Robot Offerings
ABB Group announced that it has bought Gomtec, and both companies expect to benefit from shared resources for promoting safer industrial automation. (April 14, 2015)

Boeing’s Robot Riveter Flys Through 737 Assembly
Boeing's new robot riveters help ramp up production of 737s from 42 a month to 47 and eventually 52 a month by 2018. (April 03, 2015)

Open Bionics: New-Age Prosthetics that Disrupt the Status Quo
UK startup harnessing innovative 3D scanning to cut costs of 3D printed robotic hand prosthetics. (April 02, 2015)

Analyst Outlook
Google, J&J to Scrub Together in New-Age OR
The emergence of disruptive technologies and how they are beginning to transform the healthcare system. (March 28, 2015)

Rethink Robotics’ Baxter Gets a Little Brother in Sawyer
Rethink Robotics announced its Sawyer collaborative robot, a nimbler model than Baxter that is intended for a wide range of automated tasks in global manufacturing. (March 19, 2015)

Universal Does It Again with the UR3 Tabletop Robot
An expansive set of capabilities that could impact a whole range of industries. (March 17, 2015)

3D Robotics Raises $50M in Series C Round led by Qualcomm Ventures
RBR50 company 3D Robotics has raised $50 million in Series C funding, led by Qualcomm Ventures. 3D Robotics will use the funding for product development, as it will start including technology from Qualcomm Technologies in its drones. (February 26, 2015)

Welcome to the Global RBR50 List for 2015
2015 saw a richly varied RBR50 campaign of robotics moving beyond the inflection point. (February 15, 2015)

Google Mulls Partner for Its Self-driving Cars
Self-driving cars may be happening "much" sooner...than later! (January 15, 2015)

$26.6M More: Investment Money Loves Rethink Robotics
Not bad for a company with a single product, Baxter, the co-robot, that’s had decidedly unspectacular sales since its introduction in late 2012. (January 08, 2015)

Omron and Cyberdyne Join Forces in Factory Automation
Omron Corp. will provide motion-detecting sensors for Cyberdyne Inc.’s robotic products. (January 01, 2015)

ASI to Develop Innovative Haulage Solutions with Anglo American
Help for a mining industry that "needs to leap forward twenty years in five." (December 22, 2014)



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