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Clearpath Provides a Mobile Platform for Rethink’s Baxter
Clearpath's new Ridgeback mobile platform is capable of carrying heavy payloads, including Rethink's Baxter manipulator robot. (May 27, 2015)

NIST Develops Tests for Robotic Grasping
The National Institute of Standards and Technology is working with an automaker and universities to develop consistent tests for manipulators and related software. (May 21, 2015)

DARPA’s Robotics Fast Track to Aid Smaller Firms
The U.S. Department of Defense is trying to help smaller robotics companies get a piece of the federal contracting pie by easing the process in the hopes of getting faster innovation. (May 20, 2015)

Is Sale of Universal Robots Classic Innovator’s Dilemma?
It was just a matter of time until the titans of M&A noticed Universal Robots. (May 20, 2015)

ABB Starts Manufacturing Robots in the U.S.
ABB's Robotics Business Unit begins operations in Auburn Hills, Mich., with the intention of eventually making all of its North American robots and controllers there. (May 20, 2015)

Corindus Vascular Robotics Files for an IPO
Corindus Vascular Robotics, which makes robots to aid in cardiac stent placement, had sales of $3 million last year and has filed for a public offering. (May 13, 2015)

Teradyne Buys Co-Robot Maker Universal Robots for $285M
Teradyne is acquiring Universal Robots, which makes manufacturing robots that can work alongside humans, to expand in the booming Asian robotics market. (May 13, 2015)

EU Awards $78M Contract for French Fusion Reactor
The U.K.'s Amec Foster Wheeler is the lead contractor for a robot to maintain particle beam injectors. (May 12, 2015)

Vecna Offers Testing Facilities to MassRobotics
Vecna's CTO gave Robotics Business Review a tour of the company's development facilities and a potential MassRobotics co-working space. (May 11, 2015)

Fetch Robotics Chases After Logistics Industry Business
The Fetch manipulator and Freight mobile base are designed to work alongside humans in warehouses. (May 06, 2015)

Labor Shortages Prompt Strawberry Picking Automation
Strawberries aren't the easiest fruit to pick -- for humans or robots -- but the industry sees value in automation. (May 05, 2015)

Red Mountain Pressures iRobot to Divest From Defense
With 5.1 percent of stock, Red Mountain is pushing iRobot to focus on home robotics rather than defense and telepresence. (May 04, 2015)

Spanish Cluster Tries to Lower Precision Farming Costs
At RoboBusiness Europe 2015, one panelist explained why industrial automation is needed to feed the world. (April 30, 2015)

Overheard at RoboBusiness Europe 2015
Presenters and attendees discuss the state of European robotics and things to improve. (April 29, 2015)

ABB Buys Gomtec, Expands Co-Robot Offerings
ABB Group announced that it has bought Gomtec, and both companies expect to benefit from shared resources for promoting safer industrial automation. (April 14, 2015)



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