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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
Has Healthcare Robotics Flatlined on Us?
With the exception of Intuitive Surgical, most everywhere else in healthcare/medical robotics looks quite lackluster. Why?

In Asian Robotics Industry Race, India Goes Its Own Way
A survey of national strategies for developing the robotics industry across Asia finds India taking a different path.

Taiwanese and U.K. Robotics Sectors Forming Strong Links
British trade reps visit Taiwan and Japan in search of synergies for U.K. robotics R&D.

Wearable Robots Taking the “Dis” Out of Disability
Webcast: Healthcare Robotics to the Rescue. Life-changing encounters with machines

Horizon 2020 Update: European Robotics Projects Proliferate
Not only does the $90 million program plan to encourage European innovation; it also hopes to shift public opinion.

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.



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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’?