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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
Cambridge University Team Devises Multifunction Materials
Smart materials breakthrough could help robots be lighter, more responsive.

SynTouch Gets $2.5M in Grants for New Machine Touch Applications
Research director heralds 'killer app' for tactile sensing.

Market for Medical Robotics Hits Growth Spurt
Pharmacy, surgical automation drives acquisitions, investments, and grants.

Five Things We Learned at RoboBusiness 2015
Annual robotics convention showed the state of the art across tech and industry.

Five Ways for Robotics to Save California
Technology can't solve all of the state's problems, but robotics and AI are addressing the most pressing ones.

UAE Launches International ‘Robotics for Good’ Competition
The United Arab Emirates aims high, hoping to stimulate international innovation and become a regional leader in robotics.

WPI Wins $570,000 in NSF Grants for Soft Robotics
Two grants focus on manipulation and control over soft robotics.

Singapore Builds on Robotics Innovation
Asia's financial center plans for a bright future in robotics.

Advanced Lower GI Surgical Robot Secures $11.2M
Virtual Incision claims device less expensive than existing robotic alternatives for laparoscopic surgery

ECA Dynamics to Build On Exoskeleton Tech for Military Use
French companies combine their expertise for bipedal and quadruped robots.

TransEnterix Raising $50M, Waits for FDA to Approve SurgiBot
Patient-side laparoscopic surgery robot could reduce costs and complications, but will SurgiBot rival da Vinci?

Equity Markets Approach Robotics With Caution
Acquisitions are more likely than robot company IPOs, for now at least.

Mabu the Healthcare Robot Scores $1.5M
Khosla Ventures backs Catalia Health’s mission of “augmenting doctors” with robots

Smart Glove: The Low-cost Disruptor for Hand Therapy
Neofect’s Raphael aims for stroke market with $1,000 rehab robot

Corindus Vascular Robotics’ IPO Nets $42M
In-stent maker’s IPO and recent private placement total: $68.6M

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.

3D Printing to Aid Next Land-speed Record?

Zimplistic Gets $11.5M for Kitchen Robots

3D Printing as a Production Tool: New Era of Productivity
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