Top Robotics Transactions of 2015
Chinese Firms Invest $20M in Israeli Robotics R&D
Catch up on a baker's dozen mergers, acquisitions, and investments that altered the fast-moving robotics industry in the past year.
(December 31, 2015)
China and Israel have been building trade and technology partnerships and expect robotics to be key to productivity, global competitiveness.
(December 30, 2015)
Can iRobot Survive Red Mountain?
A vocal shareholder, Red Mountain Capital, is “deeply concerned” with iRobot's level of performance.
(December 29, 2015)
Do Robot Vacuum Cleaners Signify a New India?
'Clean India' initiative follows growing demand from modernization and rising wages, with a large market expected for robot vacuums.
(December 10, 2015)
Robotics Startups Need Space to Grow, Says MassRobotics Chief
Massachusetts has the key ingredients for a successful robotics sector, but there are challenges, says Tom Ryden, executive director at MassRobotics.
(November 20, 2015)
RE2 to Give Nurses, Soldiers an Extra Hand
RE2 and QinetiQ are working with the University of Texas at Arlington on a robotic nurse assistant to help move patients.
(October 28, 2015)
Cyberworks Gets Bought, Wins Canadian Guidance Grant
Great Rock Development has acquired fellow Canadian robotics company Cyberworks, which helped develop the first autonomously navigating systems.
(October 21, 2015)
Competitiveness, Education at Stake for MassRobotics
Vecna CEO and other MassRobotics board members talk about regional robotics initiative's goals and the need to stay competitive.
(September 01, 2015)
iRobot Create 2 Mobile Robot Platform
iRobot Create 2 is a mobile robot platform designed for use by educators, developers and students. Users can program the robot, build their own projects or start with iRobot’s sample projects provided online. Create 2 is ready to go, right out of the box.
(September 01, 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)
Building Infrastructure for the Industrial Internet
In the U.S. alone the Industrial Internet could boost average incomes by 25 to 40 percent.
(June 17, 2015)
First 10 Startups Join Qualcomm Robotics Accelerator
Microprocessor maker Qualcomm is offering $1 million in funding, shared lab space, and industry mentors to build up the robotics community in San Diego.
(June 04, 2015)