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Funding Fuels Self-Driving Vehicle Startups
Startups test decision-making software and a GPS alternative, both designed to aid self-driving fleets, as well as vehicle-to-everything smart-city tech. (February 11, 2016)

The Essential Interview: Steve Cousins, CEO of Savioke
The founder of Savioke, whose Relay is a model of robots as a service in hotels, shares observations about robotics development. (February 10, 2016)

Robots Promise Greater Productivity Amid Oil Slump
Just as with regional economies and energy companies, not every robotics provider is doing equally well during the current fuel price drop. (February 08, 2016)

iRobot Divests From Defense Business for $45M
iRobot splits its units, as the markets for both consumer and military robots have been profitable. (February 04, 2016)

“Sue the Bums!” Drones Get Dragged into Court
Sue the bums! Could spy drones above Super Bowl practice fields warrant litigation? (February 02, 2016)

Seegrid’s IP Goldmine: Logistics, and Then Some
The key is the ease of programming and reprogramming the vehicles to “see” and to “learn”. (January 30, 2016)

Farmers Start to Benefit From Automated Ground Vehicles
Robots are rapidly moving into fields to help with lettuce cultivation and weeding, but full autonomy and fruit picking pose challenges. (January 28, 2016)

Rugged, Multi-purpose UGEV: Toolbox on Treads
The UGEV is the first of a new breed of powerful, disaster-ready robots readily capable of taking on tough jobs too dangerous for humans. (January 27, 2016)

Hansen Medical Sells Cardiac Robot to Dutch Center
Maastricht University Medical Center buys robotic-guided cardiac catheter system, but recent acquisitions demonstrate industry's growing pains. (January 25, 2016)

Robots, Jobs and Davos: “It’s Like Déjà Vu All Over Again”
Do we all need a collective slap to snap us out of a pandemic of robophobia? (January 22, 2016)

Robotics Takeways From CES 2016
The annual Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas is too much for one person to take in, but we gather some lessons about robotics for you. (January 18, 2016)

Toyota’s New AI Hire Discusses Research at CES 2016
James Kuffner, who has moved from Google to Toyota, discussed robotics, AI, and cloud computing at the Consumer Electronics Show. (January 14, 2016)

Down to the Sea in Robots: Ore and Mineral Bonanza Awaits
Copper, gold, zinc and silver await in the cold, dark abyss 3,000 feet down. (January 14, 2016)

$2.5M in Grants for Co-robot Research in Agriculture
Three grants are part of the National Robotics Initiative (NRI), a federal research partnership in agriculture. (January 13, 2016)

Intel Helps Raise $15M for Savioke’s Hotel Robot
Startup Savioke has raised international capital for its Relay delivery robot, as Intel invests in robots as future users of its chips. (January 13, 2016)



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