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Second Quarter Transactions Report: 2015
RBR's new quarterly report series serves up the deals in robotics at a glance, insight into the minds behind the biggest acquisitions, investments and orders and a summary of trends, opportunities and potential risks.Quarter by quarter, you never have to worry that you're missing a beat.
(July 28, 2015)
Robotics Investments Soar in 1H2015
The clear message from the first half of 2015 is that this is just the beginning of something really big.
(July 21, 2015)
Vecna Acquires VGo: Logistics Marries Telepresence
With the acquisition, VGo staff will relocate to Vecna’s Cambridge headquarters.
(July 16, 2015)
Qualcomm: Head Chair at the Drone Party
The drone industry is another wild, wireless world in need of technical leadership for its wireless connectivity.
(July 15, 2015)
ABB Robots To Help Changan Ford Be Responsive
Changan Ford has bought $52 million worth of ABB robots for its new factory, which will be able to manufacture multiple vehicle models.
(July 08, 2015)
San Mateo to Host Robotics as a Business Conference
The Robotics as a Business conference will examine how emerging technologies and trends will affect businesses and what they can do about it.
(July 07, 2015)
ECA Dynamics to Build On Exoskeleton Tech for Military Use
ECA Group, a part of the Groupe Gorge specializing in drones, has acquired a non-controlling stake in exoskeleton company Wandercraft as part of a deal to develop humanoid military robots.
(July 02, 2015)
TransEnterix Raising $50M, Waits for FDA to Approve SurgiBot
TransEnterix is raising funds for sales and clinical reps for its SurgiBot, which it is positioning as an affordable alternative to Intuitive's da Vinci.
(July 01, 2015)
Equity Markets Approach Robotics With Caution
Investors are wary of the high expectations for robots and tend to value software over hardware, but the industry is growing and changing.
(June 29, 2015)
Does ‘Make in India’ Auger the Rise of a New Asian Giant?
"How does a country go from a laggard to leader in such a short period? What’s behind the Indian magic?"
(June 26, 2015)
Teradyne CEO on Universal Robots Acquisition, Strategic Vision
The demand for co-robots in China and Universal Robots' lead in market share provide incentives for Teradyne's expansion.
(June 25, 2015)
Where the Robots Meet the Road: ‘Mcity’ to Test Self-Driving Cars
The University of Michigan, working with several major automakers, is prepping Mcity for safe trials of multiple vehicles alongside one another.
(June 22, 2015)
Alibaba, Foxconn Up the Ante on SoftBank’s Pepper Robot
Alibaba and Foxconn spend a total $236 million on SoftBank shares as the empathetic Pepper robot is readied for release.
(June 18, 2015)