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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
Bionik Corp. Acquires Exoskeleton Maker Bionik Inc. for $6.2M
“DWTPD” in OTC markets until FINRA’s approval of ticker symbol “BNKL.”

Will Drone Makers Flee U.S. in Wake of FAA Ruling?
Experts fear U.S. will lag behind drone-friendly countries

$3M for RoboCV’s AI System for Warehouse Vehicles
Series A funding to expand company’s X-Motion intellectual autopilot system

FAA Issues Semi-Drone-Friendly Guidelines
Yes, airborne cameras; no, Amazon Prime; killer rule: VLOS only!

Samsung Electronics Launches New $100M Robotics Lab
Goal: Samsung’s products—robots included—to be Internet-connected and IoT-capable within five years

Back to Fukushima with a Snake Robot
Evaluating damaged reactors critical first step in decommissioning the plant

Ryan Calo: “The Three Big Challenges for Robotics Laws Are…”
Does the recent buzzing of the White House change the debate over drones?

What If It’s a Robot that Saves Humanity from Cancer?
Pharmabots closing in on intractable diseases. Is cancer next?

Can Agribotics Attract Young People Back to the Farm?
Experts say lure of high-tech agriculture could reverse centuries of urban migration

Alibaba’s Delivery Drones Go Airborne Over Beijing
Shanghai and Guangzhou next if three-day trial succeeds

Uber Lite: No Drivers at All!
It’s not about cabbies vs. Uber drivers: it’s all about why bother owning a car in the first place.

Japan Pledges $850M plus Deregulation of Robots to Spur Jobs
Promoting deregulation to expand the use of robot technology to ease labor shortages

“Smart” Robot Cultivator to Speedily Eliminate Major Farm Nemesis: Weeds
Keeping U.S. farmland weed free approaching $15 billion annually

Jibo Now a Multimillionaire. Bags $25M More
Cynthia Breazeal’s hot new “family” robot keeps reeling in the green

Google Mulls Partner for Its Self-driving Cars
GM, Ford, Toyota, Daimler AG and Volkswagen AG all in the mix



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.


3D Printing Plastics: Demand and Opportunities

Talking Stock Picks for 2015 at the Investing Webcast

Samsung Electronics Launches New $100M Robotics Lab
More in 3D Printing



Conducting R&D with Government Funding

2015 RBR50 Nominations Now Open

Philae Robot Space Probe Makes Historic Comet Landing

Why Intel is Betting on Drones

CMU Names Martial Hebert Director of Robotics Institute