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ABB Robots To Help Changan Ford Be Responsive
Changan Ford has bought $52 million worth of ABB robots for its new factory, which will be able to manufacture multiple vehicle models. (July 08, 2015)

The Essential Interview: Helen Greiner, CEO of CyPhy Works
Helen Greiner, co-founder of both iRobot and CyPhy Works, discusses challenges that she has faced and offers some recommendations to people just starting careers in robotics. (June 30, 2015)

Equity Markets Approach Robotics With Caution
Investors are wary of the high expectations for robots and tend to value software over hardware, but the industry is growing and changing. (June 29, 2015)

Teradyne CEO on Universal Robots Acquisition, Strategic Vision
The demand for co-robots in China and Universal Robots' lead in market share provide incentives for Teradyne's expansion. (June 25, 2015)

GE, Boeing Use 3-D Printing for Durable Aircraft Parts
Falling prices, more materials, and greater understanding of the technology's potential value are helping 3-D printing move into manufacturing. (June 23, 2015)

Alibaba, Foxconn Up the Ante on SoftBank’s Pepper Robot
Alibaba and Foxconn spend a total $236 million on SoftBank shares as the empathetic Pepper robot is readied for release. (June 18, 2015)

Adept Technology Sells $8M in Shares, Gets Distributors
Adept Technology raised money for working capital and announced distributors for its industrial robots. (June 16, 2015)

The Essential Interview: Esben Østergaard of Universal Robots
Eben Ostergaard, co-founder of Universal Robots, describes how his experiences as a researcher in different countries help him lead his company. (June 10, 2015)

Rival Drone Companies Race to Fund Startups
Accel and DJI's SkyFund and Airware's Commercial Drone Fund are responses to increasing competition. (May 28, 2015)

Autonomous Solutions Grows Despite Mineral Price Slide
ASI, which creates add-ons for vehicle automation, looks to fleet control software for long-term growth. (May 27, 2015)

Clearpath Provides a Mobile Platform for Rethink’s Baxter
Clearpath's new Ridgeback mobile platform is capable of carrying heavy payloads, including Rethink's Baxter manipulator robot. (May 27, 2015)

Is Sale of Universal Robots Classic Innovator’s Dilemma?
It was just a matter of time until the titans of M&A noticed Universal Robots. (May 20, 2015)

ABB Starts Manufacturing Robots in the U.S.
ABB's Robotics Business Unit begins operations in Auburn Hills, Mich., with the intention of eventually making all of its North American robots and controllers there. (May 20, 2015)

Maxon Releases New High-Torque DC Brushless Motors
Maxon has released a high-torque version of its iron-core internal rotor drive, which is suitable for robotics. (May 20, 2015)

Teradyne Buys Co-Robot Maker Universal Robots for $285M
Teradyne is acquiring Universal Robots, which makes manufacturing robots that can work alongside humans, to expand in the booming Asian robotics market. (May 13, 2015)



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