AI Research Translates Into International ‘Soft Power’
Automotive Robotics Prompts Detroit-China Partnership
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Chinese companies want innovation, and U.S. firms are looking for investors. Plus, self-driving campus shuttles will arrive sooner than cars, and Finland reaches an automotive robotics milestone.
(May 05, 2016)
Like robotics, AI research is increasingly seen as key to a nation's standing, but the question remains on how to share information while staying ahead.
(April 27, 2016)
Robotic Surgery Providers to Merge in a Challenging Market
As part of the growing market for robotic surgery, Hansen Medical gets bought by Auris Surgical, and TransEnterix suffers a setback.
(April 21, 2016)
Robotics Companies Garner Funds for Converging Technologies
Grishin Robotics has raised $100 million for investing in robotics, as Intel and others look to components and IoT.
(April 14, 2016)
Investing in Robotics 2016: What’s Happening & Why
How and where are robotics investments showing themselves best?
(April 08, 2016)
Drone Funding Provides Lift for Specific Applications
Drone makers and investors are looking to precision agriculture, utilities inspection, and IoT as growth markets, while delivery drones wait on FAA rules.
(April 04, 2016)
AutoLap Aids Surgery With Image-Guided Laparoscope
AutoLap, a three-part laparoscope positioning system, has received FDA approval, as MST and others look to U.S., Asian markets.
(April 01, 2016)
Robotics Fortunes Rise and Fall on Demand and Competition
Robotics startups easily attract investment, especially in construction, but layoffs at Harvest Automation and 3D Robotics show that innovation isn't everything.
(March 24, 2016)
Self-Driving Cars Get U.K. Government Support
Industry players such as Jaguar Land Rover are working alongside startups and universities, as the U.K. evaluates and develops self-driving vehicles.
(March 23, 2016)
Self-Driving Cars Get More Fuel From Big Automakers
Car makers and software companies partner up in quest for safer transport, but legal and cultural barriers are still ahead.
(March 14, 2016)
U.K. Companies Grab a Slice of the Surgical Robotics Market
Global demand could reach 10 million procedures per year, as Renishaw, NightstaRx, and CMR work on minimally invasive robotic surgery systems.
(March 09, 2016)
Deep Learning Leads to More AI Investments
Artificial intelligence research into deep learning and human-robot collaboration is getting support from major technology companies, as robots get smarter and more capable.
(March 07, 2016)
Autonomous Marine Systems Raises Seed Funding
Interest in the solar- and wind-powered Datamaran from AMS ranges from Maine to Azerbaijan.
(March 04, 2016)