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Latest RBR 50 News
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)

Ouch! Adept Gets Slammed After Reporting Loss
Adept cites "delayed orders from several customers and geographic softening in China and Europe" for its woes. (February 04, 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)

Zacks Applauds iRobot’s Tenacity for Success
It’s always nice to point to a pure-play robot manufacturer as the star in the lineup. (November 18, 2014)

Ekso Bionics Licenses Patents to Prosthetics Giant Ottobock
Exoskeleton maker and RBR50 company Ekso Bionics will license two patents to Ottobock to accelerate the pace of innovation in the field of prosthetics. Ekso will receive a combination of license and royalty payments as part of the contract. (November 05, 2014)

Baxter Collaborative Robot More Flexible with Robot Positioning System
Rethink Robotics has introduced version 3.1 of its Intera software that allows the Baxter collaborative robot "to manage and adapt to ever-changing, real-world environments." The key feature in the software upgrade is Rethink's Robot Positioning System (RPS) that more quickly and easily re-deploys Baxter after common plant-floor variations occur, such as tables being bumped and fixtures being moved. (November 03, 2014)

Rubin Exits the GooglePlex. Here’s a Thought as to Why
Why did Andy Rubin leave the GooglePlex? (November 01, 2014)

Panasonic’s “Robot Effect” on Healthcare
Seeing Panasonic’s recent lineup of healthcare products, it's easy to anoint the company as the uncontested owner of the automated healthcare crown. (October 09, 2014)

The Essential Interview: Russ Angold, Co-Founder, Ekso Bionics
Russ Angold, co-founder and president of Ekso Bionics, discuss the evolution, commercialization and challenges of bringing exoskeletons to market. (October 09, 2014)

Amazon, Google Form Small UAV Coalition
Eight companies, including giants Amazon and Google, have formed the Small UAV Coalition to help shape the commercial regulatory environment and serve as an information resource to potential drone users. (October 03, 2014)

Autonomous Solutions Mobius Haulage A.I.
The Haulage A.I. leverages advanced multi-vehicle command and control software to set up and manage a coordinated system of haul trucks and excavators. The Haulage A.I. keeps all trucks consistently tasked, queues waiting vehicles, and regulates the haul cycle in the most efficient way possible. (September 30, 2014)



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