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Machine Vision Attracts International Investment
The promise of safer and more efficient factories, smart homes, and more responsive robots is encouraging the latest wave of machine vision spending. (May 26, 2016)

China’s Midea Bids on KUKA for German Industrial Robotics Prowess
KUKA said it would consider Midea's bid, as the robotics company expands in China and the home appliance maker wants to increase productivity. (May 19, 2016)

Robotics Funding Focuses on Industrial Automation
Robotics investments bounce back, as increased pressure for productivity makes industrial automation more valuable. (May 12, 2016)

Automotive Robotics Prompts Detroit-China Partnership
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)

AI Research Translates Into International ‘Soft Power’
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)

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)

General Dynamics Buys UUV Maker Bluefin Robotics
The global fleet of naval robotics is growing, as General Dynamics Mission Systems acquires Bluefin Robotics. (February 29, 2016)

Toshiba Wields Robot Arms in Delicate Fukushima Fuel Job
Five years after the earthquake and tsunami devastated Fukushima, Japan, purpose-built robots are going where people can't. (February 16, 2016)

Hansen Medical Sells Cardiac Robot to Dutch Center
Maastricht University Medical Center buys robotic-guided cardiac catheter system, but recent acquisitions demonstrate industry's growing pains. (January 25, 2016)

Segway Rolls Into Robotics, Sort Of…
Personal Transportation, will make up one half of the new entity, the other half will be known as Segway Robotics. (January 05, 2016)

Top Robotics Transactions of 2015
Catch up on a baker's dozen mergers, acquisitions, and investments that altered the fast-moving robotics industry in the past year. (December 31, 2015)

Kurion Acquires Oxford Technologies for Reactor Robots
Startup Kurion has bought fellow hazardous materials handler Oxford Technologies to expand its robotics team and grow its European presence. (December 09, 2015)

Marine Robotics Goes Under, Salvaged by Kraken Sonar
Newfoundland-based Marine Robotics has sunk, but Kraken Sonar Systems picked up its staff and a drone, and other AUV companies are doing well. (November 19, 2015)



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