While the number of transactions involving robotics companies has held steady through this year, the total value in November 2020 was half of that in November 2019.
August 2020 Robotics Transactions Continue Strong Summer Pace
Despite the ongoing pandemic, robotics investment and acquisition activity did not slow down in August 2020, with funding flowing to autonomous vehicles, industrial automation, and drones.
June 2020 Transactions Rebound for Mobile, Medical, and Manufacturing Robotics
In June 2020, investment and acquisition activity picked up a bit for autonomous vehicles, mobile robots, healthcare systems, and industrial automation.
Robotics Transactions Continue to Slow in April 2020, but Bright Spots Remain
Despite strong economic headwinds from global shutdowns in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, some funding and merger activity continued in April 2020, particularly in healthcare, transportation, and manufacturing.
March 2020 Robotics Transactions Slow, But Continue During COVID-19 Crisis
As the COVID-19 pandemic slowed global manufacturing and trade, investments in robots, drones, and self-driving cars continued in March 2020, with both more shutdowns and an eventual recovery to come.
How to Handle ‘Black Swans’ and Economic Uncertainty – On Demand Webinar
Black swans are unpredictable events such as the novel coronavirus epidemic. Alan Beaulieu, president of ITR Economics, will provide guidance on how businesses can get through this crisis.
Canadian Firm Rupert Resources Explores Finnish Gold Mine Via Autonomous Drones
Data from Exyn Technologies could assist in calculating remaining ore from old mine.
Rounding Up European AI Policies and Developments
Centralized guidelines as well as individual member states projects highlight efforts around artificial intelligence.
Ripcord raises $45M for robotic records digitization platform
New program will help car dealerships make car buying experience easier for customers by reducing manual paperwork processes.
IFR Says Robots Will Get Smarter, More Collaborative
‘Top trends of 2020’ includes predictions for 2 million new industrial robots by 2022.
Orders of robots in North America up in 2019, but revenues decreased
Automotive OEM sector, and plastics & rubber industry the biggest driver of robot unit orders for the year, RIA says.
Universal Robots, MiR to create $36M cobot hub in Denmark
New 50,000-square-meter facility will become joint headquarters for Denmark-based cobot companies.
Stanley Robotics, Lyon Airport to expand robotic parking service
Robot valet service helps regional French airport reduce carbon footprint, reduce hassle of airport parking.
ULC Robotics, SGN to develop all-electric excavation robot
Project looks at autonomous roadwork excavation system to protect workers, residents during gas pipe upgrades and maintenance.
Odense robotics cluster continues global expansion
Companies based in Denmark employ almost 5,000 people worldwide, according to a new Odense Robotics report.
Flyability expands to U.S. to support indoor inspection drone demand
Denver office to continue expansion in U.S. markets and offer more support for customers.
Judge Allows Suitable Sale to Blue Ocean to Proceed
Delaware judge denies injunction to block the sale of telepresence robot company, but raises concern over the fairness of the sale process.
ICYMI: Pepper Sighting in Sweden; Nuro & Walmart Team Up
Catching up on the latest robot news, team-ups, pilot programs and more.
Café X Opens Robot Coffee Bar at San Jose Airport
Robotic barista to serve travelers arriving and departing from Terminal B.
Advanced Navigation Raises $13M for Global Expansion, R&D
Inertial navigation and sensors work with robots, drones, autos and marine vehicles.
Thailand to Evaluate Robotic Combat Vehicles from Milrem Robotics
Tests next year to determine combat and support role for unmanned combat system.
Researchers Develop Soft Skin-Like Pocket-Sized Robots
ElectroSkin can be a building block to the next generation of soft robots.
Tiny Surgical Robots Require Equally Tiny Components
Robot that unfolds inside the body requires innovative engineering solutions.
Whiz Commercial Vacuum Sweeper Coming to North America
Successful launch in Japan and pilots in the U.S. spur expansion of autonomous cleaning system.
Divorce Case Could Affect Sale of Suitable to Blue Ocean
Lawsuit alleges ‘breaches of fiduciary duties’ in pending sale of telepresence company.