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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
The Race Is on to Peg the Best Driverless Car Investment
"Think big. Start small. Be fast," says Chunka Mui, author of Driverless Cars: Trillions Up For Grabs

Driverless Car Craze Calls for a Brake Check
Before buying into the hype, investors should stop to check the gas

Grishin Robotics Invests $300K in “Robots in Space”
NanoSatisfi’s autonomous nanosatellites have garnered VC attention as a significant part of the robotics revolution.

QBotix Inc. Receives $5M in Funding, Releases New SolBot
QBotix Inc. gets quite the funding boost to branch out

Anki’s Debut Marks Starting Line for Robot-Gaming
They may be small, but AnkiDrive’s cars mean big things for the consumer robotics industry.

Two English Companies Win up to $1.3M for Autonomous Marine Vehicles
Selection designed to further ocean data gathering initiatives

Robotics’ Biggest Underground Investment Opportunity
A few robotics companies are poised to profit from the exponential rise in spending on water-system inspection and repair

Metron, Inc. Inks $7.3M Deal with DoD for Unmanned Sub Technology
The company will provide analytical and software solutions for the U.S. Navy's "Large Displacement Unmanned Undersea Vehicle"

FMC Schilling Robotics Enters Supply Agreement with Delta SubSea
Schilling will deliver fleet of ROVs over the next several years

Robotics to Flourish in the Post-Metrics Era
Threat of massive job loss is the Sputnik-like event that will break metrics’ stranglehold on disruptive innovation

New Pittsburgh Accelerator Targets Robotics Startups
Alpha Lab Gear now accepting applications from entrepreneurs developing hardware, robots and other physical technologies

Need Cash? Come Back in Four Years
Fresh outlook from new $100M fund that rejects standard VC investment philosophy

KUKA Acquires Utica Enterprises, Inc.
KUKA AG now holds a near 40 percent market share of robotics systems in North America

Honeybee Robotics Selected for 2 NASA SBIR Awards Totaling $250K
Awards will fund development of spacecraft systems for drilling, sampling from a variety of heavenly bodies

AeroVironment Lands $13.8 Million Army Contract
Third order received since May 2012 for total of $46.1 million against projected $65.5 million contract action



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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.


Intel’s Jimmy the Robot: “Like a Smartphone with Legs”

3D Systems vs. Stratasys: Will Industrial Sector Decide?

3D-Printed Construction Tech Reaching Critical Mass
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