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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
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

Analyst Outlook
Google, J&J to Scrub Together in New-Age OR
How robotics, 3D printing, and big data will impact the $500 billion surgical industry in the U.S.

Inside 3D Printing: Industry Analysis to End Users
Webcast: Join us Thursday, March 12 at 2PM EST

Canada Here to “Take Your Pulse!” with Telehealth & Robotics
Cambridge Innovation Center, Tuesday, March 17th:

Biotech and Robots Team Up Against Zoonotic Diseases
Robot automation of research into diseases transmissible from animals to humans could hasten cures for both species

China: Industrial Automation Grows Despite Slowing Economy
Rising wages and robot improvements lead Chinese manufacturers away from labor-intensive processes



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