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U.S. Navy Testing Lockheed Martin Fortis Exoskeletons
Objective of partnership is to transition exoskeleton technology to the Department of Defense industrial base and test for industrial hand-tool applications at Navy shipyards. Read more.
Argo looks to raise $40-50 million for an initial public offering in 2014; ReWalk Personal Exoskeleton cleared by FDA. View Argo Works on IPO as ReWalk Exoskeleton OK'd by FDA

Medical & Assistive News
The FDA Weakens the Prospects for TransEnterix’s SurgiBot
TransEnterix, once viewed as a potential Johnson & Johnson acquisition, must now demonstrate SurgiBot's safety equivalence.

Robotic Surgery Providers to Merge in a Challenging Market
Auris Surgical buys Hansen Medical, the FDA shoots down SurgiBot, and Intuitive Surgical gets good news.

Soft Robotics Blend Rigid, Deformable Components
Recent breakthroughs promise robots that are more mobile, configurable, agile, and adaptable.

AutoLap Aids Surgery With Image-Guided Laparoscope
Israel-based MST says its innovative technology can reduce costs and patient-surgeon separation.

U.K. Companies Grab a Slice of the Surgical Robotics Market
Costs delay British robotics adoption, but surgical research and commercial interest increasing.

Deep Learning Leads to More AI Investments
Accenture, Kodak, NEC, and Nvidia join big companies chasing deep-learning applications.

Where Do the Candidates Stand on Robotics?
The presidential race is an opportunity for voters to reassess U.S. technology policy.

Can This Robot Put an End to Malaria?
SporoBot dissects mosquitoes 30 times faster than by hand

Hansen Medical Sells Cardiac Robot to Dutch Center
Sales, mergers mark growing pains among medical robotics suppliers.

Exoskeleton Research Steps Up to Challenges
Assistive technology continues to improve for helping patients walk again.

Wearable Robots Speed Physical Rehabilitation
Exoskeletons help wearers restore lost limb functions.

Five Robotics Predictions for 2016
Our robotics future is here, but which areas will benefit most from new technology?

Ekso Bionics Picks Up $15M via Direct Offering
Exoskeleton maker and institutional investors agree on preferred stock and warrants

Top Robotics Transactions of 2015
Bullish investors pumped billions into robotics R&D, market moves.

ReWalk Still Chasing Market, but Closing a Bit Faster
Volume and share price climb as VA announces approval of exoskeleton

Special Focus: Robots and the Law
Robots and the Law

Expert insight on the ethical and legal issues affecting robot regulations globally.

Starship Goes the Last Mile for Deliveries

Get Ahead of Commercial Drone Rules

RoboLaw Expert Tries to Educate European Legislators
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Special Focus: 3D Printing
3D Printing

The new reality of customizable, one-off production:
Additive Manufacturing (AM). Where it’s going, why and what’s
driving its emergence.

How Patents Die: Expiring 3D Printing Patents

Autonomous Marine Systems Raises Seed Funding

3D Printing Begins to Come of Age…Finally!
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Robotics Takeways From CES 2016

Chinese Firms Invest $20M in Israeli Robotics R&D

RoboBusiness Europe Is Reborn in Denmark

In Their Own Words: 10 Women Talk About the Future of Robotics

Is Robotic Welding ‘Inevitable’?