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Exoskeleton Startup Cyberdyne Surges in Trading Debut

Exoskeleton Startup Cyberdyne Surges in Trading Debut

Cyberdyne, a maker of exoskeletons, had a strong debut on the Tokyo Stock Exchange's Mothers market for start-ups, surging 159% to close at 9,600 yen. It was the second-best first day performance among Japan IPOs in 2014.

Otherlab: Developing Low-Cost, Inflatable Robots

Otherlab: Developing Low-Cost, Inflatable Robots

San Francisco, Calif.-based startup Otherlab is developing robots with textile-based, inflatable actuators that contract upon inflation into specially-designed shapes to effect motion. Since these robots are built out of lightweight fabric-and-air structural members and powered via pneumatics or hydraulics, they...