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Make Room for Another Robotics-themed ETF
New ETF takes note on robotics bright future. (October 02, 2015)

Market for Medical Robotics Hits Growth Spurt
Auris Surgical Robotics and XACT Robotic raise millions, while TransEnterix and Omnicell make strategic buys. (September 29, 2015)

Intel Invests $67M in China Tech Firms
Intel Corp.'s investment arm is spending $67 million in eight Chinese technology companies in the hope of building an ecosystem for its processors. (September 21, 2015)

Chinese Robotics Investors Buy Canada’s ESI for $300M
Industrial automation and actuator technologies make robotics companies attractive acquisition targets. (September 15, 2015)

WPI Wins $570,000 in NSF Grants for Soft Robotics
Worcester Polytechnic Institute wins two grants to develop soft robotics, which could be useful for medical, search-and-rescue, and co-working applications. (September 14, 2015)

Dell to Invest $125B in China for AI, Market Access
Dell Inc. to spend billions over the next five years on partnerships and developing R&D and sales capabilities in China. (September 10, 2015)

Drone Makers Look for Funding to Take Off
The market for aerial drones could double in the next five years, as Lily Robotics and others fly beneath the radar of larger companies in making deals. (September 09, 2015)

Toyota Spends $50M on AI Cars, Hires DARPA Lead
Unlike Uber or Google, Toyota is cautiously pursuing technology to make driving safer, not fully autonomous. (September 08, 2015)

Zimplistic Gets $11.5M for Kitchen Robots
Startups and established food companies are using autonomy, 3D printing, and IoT to get robots into households. (September 04, 2015)

Canon Spends $3.2B to Widen Focus to Robotics
Camera company plans to increase automated production, while Fanuc readies for IoT. (September 02, 2015)

Bombs Away: Intel Drops $60M on China Drone Maker
"At Intel we believe in a smart and connected world." --CEO Brian Krzanich (August 28, 2015)

Vicarious’ AI Vision Draws $70M From International Investors
Vicarious tries to emulate human vision, and big companies hope to apply its technology. (August 19, 2015)

Zymergen, Ginkgo Raise Millions for Automated Biotech
In the pursuit of new materials, two rivals have raised nearly $100 million for automated testing and production of custom microbes. (August 17, 2015)

Warehouse Automator GreyOrange Gets $30M to Expand
Tiger Global and Blume Ventures provide more funding to GreyOrange as e-commerce tries to squeeze more efficiencies and AI research intensifies in India. (August 13, 2015)

Robotics Hub: Pittsburgh’s New “Lab to Market” Funding Source
Hoping that spinoff companies of consequence stay in western Pennsylvania. (August 12, 2015)

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