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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
Vicarious’ AI Vision Draws $70M From International Investors
Major Indian and South Korean firms invest in machine vision research, as do IT bigwigs.

Warehouse Automator GreyOrange Gets $30M to Expand
Indian logistics automation provider to expand R&D and marketing to Asia, the Middle East, and Europe.

Analyst Outlook
Robots to Rise in India for Different Reasons Than in China
The potential Indian labor pool is huge, but robots could fill current skills gap.

Industrial Automation Acquisitions Show Bullish Market
U.S. sales this year enjoy uptick as global market for manufacturing robotics is expected to double.

San Mateo to Host Robotics as a Business Conference
Silicon Valley Innovation Center to provide robotics networking opportunity in San Mateo, Calif.

Equity Markets Approach Robotics With Caution
Acquisitions are more likely than robot company IPOs, for now at least.

EC Slashes Horizon 2020 Budget for Robotics Research
Portion of innovation funds diverted as European economies sag.

Toymaker Gets $45M, Thanks to ‘Star Wars’ Cameo
Sphero's contribution to BB-8 droid brings more money to Colorado.

Techmetics Places $1M Order for Adept’s Lynx
Singapore-based service company to use Adept's mobile co-robots.

DARPA’s Robotics Fast Track to Aid Smaller Firms
Program provides faster contract approval for smaller amounts and rapid prototyping.

ReWalk’s Stock Stumbles, But It Expands to India
Exoskeletons to help paraplegics walk are pricey, but the potential market is still large.

Accel Invests $75M in DJI, Now Valued at $8B
Silicon Valley investors help raise Chinese drone maker's value.

EU Preps Robot Laws But Shouldn’t Cut Spending, MP Says
Diversion of Horizon 2020 funds raises questions about European priorities.

Clearpath Gets Funds for Materials Handling
Automated vehicle maker expands onto the factory floor.

Rethink Welcomes New Money, New Investors & New Robot
As Rethink Robotics announces closing on $13.4 million, VC investments in robotics hit new highs for 2015

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.

Autodesk Acquisition Leads Additive Manufacturing Growth

3D Printing to Aid Next Land-speed Record?

Zimplistic Gets $11.5M for Kitchen Robots
More in 3D Printing

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Healthcare Robotics 2015-2020: Trends, Opportunities & Challenges

Conducting R&D with Government Funding

2015 RBR50 Nominations Now Open

Philae Robot Space Probe Makes Historic Comet Landing