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Amazon, Google Form Small UAV Coalition
Boeing, Liquid Robotics Team Up on Maritime Drones
3D Robotics' Wild Week: Richard Branson, Intel, Iris+


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Rubin Exits the GooglePlex. Here’s a Thought as to Why
Why did Andy Rubin leave the GooglePlex? (October 31, 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)

iRobot Roomba 880 Vacuum Cleaning Robot
The new iRobot Roomba 800 Series with patent-pending AeroForce Performance Cleaning System is the ultimate high performance robot vacuum cleaner. The tangle-free extractors eliminate the maintenance hassle of hair clogs and jams. As a result, Roomba 800 Series delivers up to 50 percent better pick-up of dirt, debris and hair from floors than previous Roomba models. (September 30, 2014)

iRobot Scooba 450 Floor Scrubbing Robot
Based on industrial style cleaners, iRobot's Scooba 450 Floor Scrubbing Robot uses the Scooba Three-Cycle Cleaning Process that automatically sweeps and pre-soaks, scrubs, and squeegees hard floors in order to maintain constantly clean floors and wash away up to 99.3% of bacteria. (September 30, 2014)

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)



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