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Medical & Assistive Resource Center
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
Mazor’s Gross Margins Fall on Lackluster 1Q Sales
Three Renaissance surgical robots sold; installed base now 86 systems

Mini-Robotic Probe Destroys Inoperable Brain Tumors
Monteris Medical gets OK from FDA for New Mini-NeuroBlate robotic laser

MassRobotics Seeks to Build Industry Standards
Vecna's CTO talks about how the tech community can help the industry and society.

Vecna CTO Talks About Nurturing Roboticists
Daniel Theobald hopes to find more engineers who want to improve life for all.

Analyst Outlook
Google, J&J to Scrub Together in New-Age OR
How robotics, 3D printing, and big data will impact the $500 billion surgical industry in the U.S.

Will $35M More Help Hansen Medical’s Long, Slow Climb?
Cash needed for long and expensive journey to fully commercialize robot catheter devices: Sensei and Magellan

Intuitive Beats Out 34 Bidders to Grab $430M DoD Contract
Although spend not guaranteed, terms of 5-year deal help simplify government purchases

Elective Amputation for a Robotic Replacement
Bionic reconstruction: substituting a robotic arm for an injured, paralyzed limb

Bionik Corp. Acquires Exoskeleton Maker Bionik Inc. for $6.2M
“DWTPD” in OTC markets until FINRA’s approval of ticker symbol “BNKL.”

What If It’s a Robot that Saves Humanity from Cancer?
Pharmabots closing in on intractable diseases. Is cancer next?

One Man, One Mind Controlling Two Robotic Arms
Forty years of living as a double amputee abruptly changes after ten days training

In-Depth Analysis
Exoskeleton Revolution: From Rigid to Soft to Ultra Soft
2014 was a breakout year in the rise of newest billion-dollar industry: wearable robotics supplementing human powers with mechanized ones.

Restoration Robotics Raises $45M for Robotic Hair Transplants
Restoration Robotics has raised $113 million since it was founded in 2002.

Medrobotics Closes $20M in Series F Financing
Funding will extend Medrobotics' runway while pursuing commercial launches in Europe and FDA clearance and commercialization in the United States and other global markets.

The Essential Interview: Russ Angold, Co-Founder, Ekso Bionics
Angold discusses the evolution, commercialization and challenges of bringing exoskeletons to market.



Special Focus: Robots and the Law

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.


Open Bionics: New-Age Prosthetics that Disrupt the Status Quo

Is Robotic Welding ‘Inevitable’?

3D Printing Plastics: Demand and Opportunities
More in 3D Printing



Is Robotic Welding ‘Inevitable’?

Healthcare Robotics 2015-2020: Trends, Opportunities & Challenges

Conducting R&D with Government Funding

2015 RBR50 Nominations Now Open

Philae Robot Space Probe Makes Historic Comet Landing