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Seven RBR50 Firms Win Big in VC Deals

Seven RBR50 Firms Win Big in VC Deals

RBR50 robotics firms accounted for the top four positions and seven out of fourteen overall in annual Venture Capital sweepstakes for 2011, as reported by Travis Deyle in Hizook. With a total of $164.4 million invested in robotics ventures in...

Robots Harvesting Hair Follicles from Scalps

Robots Harvesting Hair Follicles from Scalps

Restoration Robotics? ARTAS System for robotically harvesting hair follicles easily succeeds at three key VC criteria: a unique product that's market ready in a growing market segment where quite possibly an IPO or acquisition is not far off. Other qualifiers...

iRobot Announces New Appointments, Strategic Realignment

iRobot Corp. (NASDAQ: IRBT), a leader in developing robotic technology-based solutions, this week announced a strategic realignment of the company into three newly formed business units focused on home robots, military robots, and emerging technologies. Led by Jeffrey Beck as...

Where is the Steve Jobs of Robotics?

Where is the Steve Jobs of Robotics?

The organization?s name is FIRST Robotics (FIRST: For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology). It was founded in 1989 by prolific inventor and founder of DEKA Research and Development?and college dropout?the inimitable Dean Kamen, who holds over 400 US...

How to Build a High-Profile Advisory Board

How to Build a High-Profile Advisory Board

When advisers buy into a company?s mission they help enhance its prestige. One of the most important ways you can attract talent to your company's advisory board is by having a compelling robotics project.