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Finance
Intuitive Surgical: da Vinci Robot Revenue Down 59%
Robo-Stox Hits $100M in Assets: Analyzing ETF's Future
Global Hawk Drone Replaces U-2 Spy Plane: Here Comes…

Northrop Grumman Drone Sales Down Slightly in Q1
RBR50 company Northrop Grumman reported Q1 2014 net earnings increased 18 percent to $579 million, while sales for Aerospace Systems, including drones, was down 2.6 percent. (April 24, 2014)

RobArt’s Robotic Navigation Nets $4.14M from Euro Investors
With our technology robots will begin to be really useful (April 22, 2014)

And the Winner Is? Google, Once Again!
Up, up and away in Google's air force. (April 14, 2014)

$8.3M Nets Odfjell Access to Next-Gen Robot Oil Drilling
Oil and gas industry create robotized drill floors with autonomous machines. (April 14, 2014)

Intuitive Surgical: da Vinci Robot Revenue Down 59%
RBR50 company Intuitive Surgical expects first quarter 2014 revenue to be down 24% to approximately $465 million. Revenue from da Vinci systems fell from $256 million to $106. (April 09, 2014)

On the Hunt for Assets, Aesynt Grabs Up Health Robotics
Aesynt announces acquisition of Health Robotics (April 03, 2014)

Blue River Reaps $10M in New Funding for FarmBot
Weed-hunting algorithms stalk lettuce fields (March 23, 2014)

Honeybee Robotics Secures NASA Funding for Planetary Sampling Systems
RBR50 company Honeybee Robotics has received two NASA Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase II awards for new approaches to comet and planetary sampling technology. (March 17, 2014)

ABB Ventures and Berwind Put $14M into Persimmon
A new approach to making motor components using 3D deposition processes (March 11, 2014)

Robo-Stox Hits $100M in Assets: Analyzing the ETF’s Future
The Robo-Stox ETF has surpassed $100 million in assets under management after debuting six months ago. We examine how bright the future is for Robo-Stox. (March 11, 2014)

Cäser Autonomous Fruit Robot Could Transform Agricultural Robotics
Cäser autonomous fruit robot travels predetermined routes through a field and performs a variety of tasks, including fertilizing, tillage, grounds care and transporting, and maintains accuracy of 2-3 cm. (March 10, 2014)

Will Supreme Court Rein in Software Patents?
Robotics industry is no stranger to the patent system (March 04, 2014)

Global Hawk Drone Replaces U-2 Spy Plane: Here Comes Automated Warfare
The Air Force's U-2 spy plane, in use for 59 years, is being replaced by Northrop Grumman's RQ-4 Global Hawk drone. We examine this move towards automated warfare. (March 04, 2014)

Kinova Honored for JACO Robotic Arm
Kinova Robotics received the prestigious Innovation 2014 Award from the German Paraplegia Foundation for its JACO robotic arm, a six-axis robotic manipulator arm with a three-finger hand that can be integrated in almost all models and configurations of power wheelchair controls. (February 28, 2014)

Adept Technology Revenue Up 35% in Q2
Adept Technology, maker of intelligent robots, saw revenue grow 35 percent year over year to $14.6 million in the second quarter of 2014. (February 19, 2014)