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NIST Develops Tests for Robotic Grasping
The National Institute of Standards and Technology is working with an automaker and universities to develop consistent tests for manipulators and related software. (May 21, 2015)

ABB Starts Manufacturing Robots in the U.S.
ABB's Robotics Business Unit begins operations in Auburn Hills, Mich., with the intention of eventually making all of its North American robots and controllers there. (May 20, 2015)

Maxon Releases New High-Torque DC Brushless Motors
Maxon has released a high-torque version of its iron-core internal rotor drive, which is suitable for robotics. (May 20, 2015)

DARPA’s Robotics Fast Track to Aid Smaller Firms
The U.S. Department of Defense is trying to help smaller robotics companies get a piece of the federal contracting pie by easing the process in the hopes of getting faster innovation. (May 19, 2015)

Jabez Ships Latest Version of Robotmaster CAD/CAM Software
Jabez Technologies has released Robotmaster v6.2, which includes features for CAD/CAM synchronization and automated welding. (May 18, 2015)

Drone Provider Sky-Futures Gets a Round of $3.9M
The U.K.-based company has received the largest investment in Europe so far for drone technology, while the FAA comes under pressure from Congress. (May 15, 2015)

ReWalk’s Stock Stumbles, But It Expands to India
Exoskeleton maker ReWalk has had problems getting insurance coverage for individuals, but some investment advisors recommend taking a longer view. (May 14, 2015)

Corindus Vascular Robotics Files for an IPO
Corindus Vascular Robotics, which makes robots to aid in cardiac stent placement, had sales of $3 million last year and has filed for a public offering. (May 13, 2015)

Teradyne Buys Co-Robot Maker Universal Robots for $285M
Teradyne is acquiring Universal Robots, which makes manufacturing robots that can work alongside humans, to expand in the booming Asian robotics market. (May 13, 2015)

EU Awards $78M Contract for French Fusion Reactor
The U.K.'s Amec Foster Wheeler is the lead contractor for a robot to maintain particle beam injectors. (May 12, 2015)

Vecna Offers Testing Facilities to MassRobotics
Vecna's CTO gave Robotics Business Review a tour of the company's development facilities and a potential MassRobotics co-working space. (May 11, 2015)

Beneath the Robot Boom in Southeast Asia
Big plans afoot that may well set the tone for the ASEAN’s emergence as a massive single market and producer well into the next half century. (May 10, 2015)

Accel Invests $75M in DJI, Now Valued at $8B
Consumer drone leader DJI has received investments intended to aid development of industrial applications. (May 07, 2015)

Labor Shortages Prompt Strawberry Picking Automation
Strawberries aren't the easiest fruit to pick -- for humans or robots -- but the industry sees value in automation. (May 05, 2015)

Mini-Robotic Probe Destroys Inoperable Brain Tumors
Laser therapy transmits heat to coagulate, or “cook,” brain tumors from the inside out. (May 01, 2015)


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