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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


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Moveable Factory: Addibot, 3D Printer on Wheels
One plus one equals one: a new idea born from two old ones

High-level Desertions Continue at Google Robotics
Now both of Google’s founding “world changers” in robotics have bolted the Plex

Five Robotics Predictions for 2016
Our robotics future is here, but which areas will benefit most from new technology?

Top Robotics Transactions of 2015
Bullish investors pumped billions into robotics R&D, market moves.

ReWalk Still Chasing Market, but Closing a Bit Faster
Volume and share price climb as VA announces approval of exoskeleton

Chinese Firms Invest $20M in Israeli Robotics R&D
Israeli research to support Chinese industrial automation, service robotics.

Can iRobot Survive Red Mountain?
Willem Mesdag and his activist partners “deeply concerned” about performance, and letting it show

Co-robots Awarded $37M by NSF to Spur Development
“Profound advances in the field” help in grant acquisition process

Google X Lab Directs Robots to “Address Tangible Problems”
So, previously they were addressing what, “intangibles”?

Do Robot Vacuum Cleaners Signify a New India?
Six robotic vacuum vendors eye Indian market, as nation works to apply technology to helping people.

U.K. Consortium Gets $3M Grant for Home Care Robotics
Designability's CHIRON to combine smart homes and distributed robots and help the elderly avoid nursing homes.

Cobot Makers Flex Their Muscles at iREX in Tokyo
One-armed bandits no more, collaborative robots strut their stuff without safety cages at biannual Japanese show.

Jibo’s Purse Overflows as “Social” Robot Lures More Investors
Eleven investors and counting, Jibo still on a roll well after $3.7M Indiegogo funding

Robotics Startups Need Space to Grow, Says MassRobotics Chief
Organization is just one of several in New England working to incubate the local robotics industry.

The Sweet Sixteen: Top 16 Personal Robots for 2016
Webcast: Consumer Robotics is alive and well for 2016. What’s next? Join us on December 10th and we’ll show you.



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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.


How Patents Die: Expiring 3D Printing Patents

Autonomous Marine Systems Raises Seed Funding

3D Printing Begins to Come of Age…Finally!
More in 3D Printing



Robotics Takeways From CES 2016

Chinese Firms Invest $20M in Israeli Robotics R&D

RoboBusiness Europe Is Reborn in Denmark

In Their Own Words: 10 Women Talk About the Future of Robotics

Is Robotic Welding ‘Inevitable’?