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Ekso Licenses Patents to Prosthetics Giant Ottobock
Ottobock will use Ekso's technology to further its innovation in the field of microprocessor-controlled prosthetic knees. Read more.
Objective of partnership is to transition exoskeleton technology to the Department of Defense industrial base and test for industrial hand-tool applications at Navy shipyards. View U.S. Navy Testing Lockheed Martin Fortis Exoskeletons


Service Robots News
Daimler in Nevada: Driver a Must for Driverless Big Rig
Big step for big rigs in preventing the country's 11 fatal truck crashes daily and 4,000 deaths annually.

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

Is Sale of Universal Robots Classic Innovator’s Dilemma?
Are new, unexpected competitors on the rise and readying to take over Universal Robots' market?

China Enters Personal Robot Space with Nemo
Personal/home robot trend continues strong in 2015

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

Vecna Offers Testing Facilities to MassRobotics
Startup incubator to benefit from proximity to corporate labs.

Mazor’s Gross Margins Fall on Lackluster 1Q Sales
Three Renaissance surgical robots sold; installed base now 86 systems

Red Mountain Pressures iRobot to Divest From Defense
Activist investor wants iRobot to focus on profit and leadership.

Mini-Robotic Probe Destroys Inoperable Brain Tumors
Monteris Medical gets OK from FDA for New Mini-NeuroBlate robotic laser

$4.1M Bet on SkyWard to Tame Wild Blue Yonder for Drones
Drone industry tries to quicken with plan for air operations

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

Vecna CTO Talks About Nurturing Roboticists
Daniel Theobald hopes to find more engineers who want to improve life for all.

Household Robots that See, Need Also to Recognize
New algorithm allows robots to better identify objects in cluttered environments

Intellibot Robotics Acquired by Sealed Air Corp.
Intellibot to merge with division that includes Taski-brand floor cleaning machines

It’s All in the “Tether” as Motorola Invests in CyPhy Works
Persistent communications and continuous power supply are huge plusses



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3D Printing

The new reality of customizable, one-off production:
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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