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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)

3D-Printed Heart Valves Top Mother Nature’s Own
Heart valves from Cyfuse Biomedical can withstand up to four times as much pressure as the average human’s. (May 28, 2015)

Techmetics Places $1M Order for Adept’s Lynx
Singapore-based Techmetics plans to use Adept's autonomous intelligent vehicles for the hospitality and food and beverage markets. (May 26, 2015)

ASEAN Region: Open for Business…Almost!
From factory owners and managers where ever I went, automation, robots, even 3D printers were seen as the way and wave of the future. (May 24, 2015)

DARPA’s Robotics Fast Track to Aid Smaller Firms
The U.S. Department of Defense is trying to help smaller robotics companies get a piece of the federal contracting pie by easing the process in the hopes of getting faster innovation. (May 20, 2015)

China Enters Personal Robot Space with Nemo
Burgeoning home/personal robot space gains a new companion in Nemo. (May 15, 2015)

Drone Provider Sky-Futures Gets a Round of $3.9M
The U.K.-based company has received the largest investment in Europe so far for drone technology, while the FAA comes under pressure from Congress. (May 15, 2015)

Corindus Vascular Robotics Files for an IPO
Corindus Vascular Robotics, which makes robots to aid in cardiac stent placement, had sales of $3 million last year and has filed for a public offering. (May 13, 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)

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)

Vecna Offers Testing Facilities to MassRobotics
Vecna's CTO gave Robotics Business Review a tour of the company's development facilities and a potential MassRobotics co-working space. (May 11, 2015)

Mazor’s Gross Margins Fall on Lackluster 1Q Sales
Recently surpassed the 10,000th procedure performed globally with Renaissance. (May 07, 2015)

Accel Invests $75M in DJI, Now Valued at $8B
Consumer drone leader DJI has received investments intended to aid development of industrial applications. (May 07, 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)

$4.1M Bet on SkyWard to Tame Wild Blue Yonder for Drones
No one wants a Wild West free-for-all in the skies over every major city. (April 30, 2015)



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