DARPA’s Robotics Fast Track to Aid Smaller Firms
Program provides faster contract approval for smaller amounts and rapid prototyping.
Vecna Offers Testing Facilities to MassRobotics
Startup incubator to benefit from proximity to corporate labs.
Red Mountain Pressures iRobot to Divest From Defense
Activist investor wants iRobot to focus on profit and leadership.
Clearpath Gets Funds for Materials Handling
Automated vehicle maker expands onto the factory floor.
Segway and Ninebot Roll Off Together as a Couple
China’s Ninebot, a startup with new-found financial muscle from Xiaomi, acquires Segway
The U.K., France Partner on Anti-Mine Robots
European naval pact contracts for the next phase of automated testing.
The Future Looks Rosy in U.K. Robotics Landscape Report
British market is ripe for robotics but needs investments, commercialization.
GuardBot Rolls From Martian Plans to Sentry Duty
Spherical robots are no longer science fiction, but adoption yet to be seen.
It’s All in the “Tether” as Motorola Invests in CyPhy Works
Persistent communications and continuous power supply are huge plusses
University, NGO Develop Low-Cost Mine Removal Robot
Decades after war's end, Cambodians still suffer from unexploded ordnance. Villanova and Golden West are working on an alternative to putting humans in harm's way.
Ekso Selected to Participate in Warrior Web Task B
Successful with Task A, Ekso advances to Task B on a combined contract of $4.5M
Zacks Applauds iRobot’s Tenacity for Success
iRobot helps elevate robotics and automation to overall top 5% on Zacks Industry Rank
Harvard University Mobility-Enhancing Soft Robotic Exosuit
Much of the Soft Robotic ExoSuit has been developed as part of a multi-million dollar DARPA program whose primary focus is to assist the muscles of soldiers when walking with heavy loads.
US Army Spends $23M on Robots to Clear Landmines
Carnegie Robotics, which spun out from Carnegie Mellon University four years ago, will build three-module system over next 3.5 years.
Paramount Group Betting Big on Robotics
Paramount Group founds new division, acquires two smaller firms, promises major R&D effort.