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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
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

China South Rail Buys U.K. Robot Maker
Chinese train maker hopes to gain ROV expertise and expand its international reach.

Falling Fuel Prices Boost Undersea Robots
As companies consolidate, ROV research and investment increase.

The Future Looks Rosy in U.K. Robotics Landscape Report
British market is ripe for robotics but needs investments, commercialization.

Research Report
Investing in Robotics: What to Watch for in 2015
Special report breaks down the most attractive robotics sectors for investors, examines where the money is coming from, analyzes IPOs and mergers, and details what investors need to watch for.

$26.6M More: Investment Money Loves Rethink Robotics
It’s refreshing to see robotics pulling in IT-type investment money. But why?

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



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.


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2015 RBR50 Nominations Now Open

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