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Finance & Investment Resource Center
Engaged Capital LLC Buys 5.1% Stake in AeroVironment Inc.
With a new investment comes the push for new products. Read more.
They may be small, but AnkiDrive’s cars mean big things for the consumer robotics industry. View Anki’s Debut Marks Starting Line for Robot-Gaming


Finance & Investment News
Flying Robots Meet Game Cubes as 3DR Buys Sifteo
RBR50 FIrm 3D Robotics acquires the consumer electronics company in an apparent bid to further its reach into the general consumer market.

Grabit Receives Funding from Flextronics, Draper Nexus Ventures
Grabit plans to use funding to further develop electroadhesion-based products for industrial robotics and warehouse logistics.

Mitsui Invests Additional $3M in Aethon
New cash investment augments previous $4M from 2012

End-of-Year Peek at the Progress of Robo-Stox
Cash dividend payment scheduled for December 31st

KUKA Takes 51% of Reis Robotics with Option for 100%
KUKA Trio: Shanghai factory opens; sells 1,375 robots to China and concludes the Reis deal

Intuitive’s Shares Dive Near 25% for 2013
Can da Vinci, the reigning robot king in the OR, regain its form?

Solarbrush Mobile Robot Fights Global Warming
Large-scale desert solar installations get the polish they need to remain productive

AeroVironment Announces $2.3M DARPA Project, Eurocopter Co-Op
AeroVironment ups its ante in new commercial and defense system development

Rethink Discloses $11.5M in New Funding
Funding led by Two Sigma Ventures, a division of Two Sigma Investments

NSF Champions $3.6M Project to Make Robotic Surgery More Intuitive
Researchers at three key universities to collaborate over the course of five years

National Science Foundation Invests $38M in Next-Gen Robotics
The NSF announced new investments for robots that work cooperatively with people to enhance human capabilities, performance and safety.

CMU Robotic Rotocraft Gets $7M for Research
The rotocraft is among seven CMU projects being sponsored by the National Robotics Initiative and National Science Foundation.

Research Report
Outlook for Next-Gen, New-Gen Industrial Co-Worker Robotics
The cultural trends, companies and technologies contributing to the co-worker robot revolution

3D Robotics Zooms in on $30M in New Funding
Company targets agriculture as first market to test commercial drone applications

Hardware Accelerator Going Dutch
High Tech XL is looking for 10 startups to put through its bootcamp



Special Focus: Robots and the Law

Special Focus: 3D Printing
3D Printing

The new reality of customizable, one-off production:
Additive Manufacturing (AM). Where it’s going, why and what’s
driving its emergence.


Can China’s Homegrown Robots Supplant Foreign Brands?

Wall Street Finally Tosses a Smile at HP. Could It Be 3D Printing?

HP Wades into 3D Printing: Is It Now Suddenly Harder for the Little Guy?
More in 3D Printing



Philae Robot Space Probe Makes Historic Comet Landing

Why Intel is Betting on Drones

CMU Names Martial Hebert Director of Robotics Institute

Baxter Collaborative Robot More Flexible with Robot Positioning System

Federal Robotics Commission: Ryan Calo Calls for Regulation