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Market Potential Drives Adept Acquisition of MobileRobots

MobileRobots’ CEO Jeanne Dietsch gave a solid presentation at Robotics Trends’ Robotics Summit Conference and Exposition entitled “Driving Autonomous Robot Applications to Market.” In addition to her presentation, Dietsch had a surprise announcement for event attendees. First, the presentation. Dietsch’s...

The Advantages of Tethering

At Robotics Trends’ Robotics Summit Conference and Exposition, which I believe is the world’s first full-day robotics virtual event, Robin Murphy, director of the Center for Robot-Assisted Search and Rescue (and professor of computer science at Texas A&M), delivered an...

Harvest Automation’s Two-Step Funding and New Home

Harvest Automation’s Two-Step Funding and New Home

In January Harvest Automation announced that it had received $4 million in Series A financing from investors Life Sciences Partners, MidPoint Food & Ag Funds, and the Massachusetts Technology Development Corporation. But the funding process was a bit more interesting...

HDT Engineered Technologies Enters Arms Race

HDT Engineered Technologies of Solon, Ohio, an engineering services and development firm serving the defense market, made quite a splash when it entered the military robotics business with the announcement of its latest product, the MK1, at the National Defense...

Motoman’s Dual-Armed SDA Series Supports “Insourcing”

[Editor’s Note: On June 1, 2010, after our article went to press, Motoman Inc. and Yaskawa Electric America, Inc. announced that they will combine to form Yaskawa America, Inc. The Motoman Inc. operations will form the Motoman Robotics Division of...