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)
EU Awards $78M Contract for French Fusion Reactor
The U.K.'s Amec Foster Wheeler is the lead contractor for a robot to maintain particle beam injectors.
(May 12, 2015)
Red Mountain Pressures iRobot to Divest From Defense
With 5.1 percent of stock, Red Mountain is pushing iRobot to focus on home robotics rather than defense and telepresence.
(May 04, 2015)
China South Rail Buys U.K. Robot Maker
Zhuzhou CSR Times Electric is buying Specialist Machine Developments, following China's strategy of gaining robotics expertise through acquisition.
(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)
Intuitive Beats Out 34 Bidders to Grab $430M DoD Contract
Intuitive has been increasing its military and government business since 2012.
(March 06, 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)
Ekso Selected to Participate in Warrior Web Task B
Task B's desired end product is to be a soft, lightweight undersuit (like a SCUBA wetsuit).
(February 21, 2015)
Welltec’s $31M Shows How EU’s Horizon 2020 Finances Innovation in Robotics
Denmark’s Welltec A/G is that country’s first loan under a new generation of financial instruments from the European Investment Bank (EIB).
(December 14, 2014)
Restoration Robotics Raises $45M for Robotic Hair Transplants
Restoration Robotics, a privately held medical robotics company, has raised $45 million in Series C extension funding, which will be used to develop the second generation of its ARTAS robotic hair transplant system.
(November 11, 2014)
RMT Robotics Joins Muratec Group as Part of Cimcorp Acquisition
RMT Robotics, a Cimcorp Oy company, joined the Muratec Group as part of the acquisition of Cimcorp Oy and its subsidiaries by Kyoto, Japan-based Murata Machinery, Ltd. Together, the companies will provide material handling solutions to a global client base. Both Muratec and Cimcorp will continue business operations going forward with no change to their current strategies.
(November 10, 2014)
Why Intel is Betting on Drones
Intel invests in PrecisionHawk, a data delivery company that uses a small drone and cloud-based software to gather data.
(November 07, 2014)
Medrobotics Closes $20M in Series F Financing
Medrobotics has closed $20 million in Series F funding and will use the money to extend its runway while pursuing commercial launches in Europe and FDA clearance and commercialization in the United States and other global markets.
(October 29, 2014)