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Omnicell Buys Automated Pharmacy Firm Aesynt for $275M
Omnicell continued its string of acquisitions, buying automated medicine dispensary company Aesynt. (November 24, 2015)

FANUC’s New Big Boy Co-robot Can Heft 77 lbs.
Collaborative robots are proving themselves to be tireless, efficient workers in all sorts of manufacturing and logistics environments. (November 19, 2015)

The Essential Interview: Yulun Wang, founder of InTouch Health
Yulan Wang, co-founder of Computer Motion and InTouch Health, explains how he got into surgical robotics, his tech wish list, and the differences between privately held and public companies. (November 11, 2015)

Medrobotics Raises $25M for Flex Robotic System
Medrobotics has received funding and FDA and European approval for robotic tools that snake through the body and ease surgery. (November 09, 2015)

Toyota to Spend $1B on Robotics, AI Research
Toyota launches startup fund, promotes hydrogen cells, and again partners with MIT and Stanford. (November 06, 2015)

RE2 to Give Nurses, Soldiers an Extra Hand
RE2 and QinetiQ are working with the University of Texas at Arlington on a robotic nurse assistant to help move patients. (October 28, 2015)

Preventative Medicine: Locking Down Healthcare Robots
University of Washington researchers hack an open-source robot, demonstrating vulnerability in all tele-operated robots. (October 27, 2015)

Skanska UK Aims to Build Next-Gen Construction Robots
A research consortium including Skanska UK and ABB Robotics won a grant to develop robots for on-site and off-site construction. (October 22, 2015)

Soft Robots Get a Grip on Fruit Picking
The growing sophistication of gripping technology has led to heightened competition for the potentially lucrative markets for agricultural and warehouse automation. (October 19, 2015)

Rethink Reaches Out to Latin America
As the global market for industrial automation grows, Rethink Robotics starts selling collaborative robots in Latin America. (October 17, 2015)

Schunk EGL: Intelligent Gripping Module
Schunk offers mechatronic gripper for industrial applications. (October 14, 2015)

Yaskawa, Midea Join Forces for Robot Ventures
Japanese and Chinese companies cooperate to capture a share of the growing industrial automation and service robotics markets. (October 14, 2015)

Cambridge University Team Devises Multifunction Materials
By combining materials at nanoscale, a University of Cambridge team has created designer materials that combine functions and sensing. (October 07, 2015)

SynTouch Gets $2.5M in Grants for New Machine Touch Applications
The DoD and NSF award two grants to commercialize systems for fragile grasping and standardized haptic properties. (October 01, 2015)

Market for Medical Robotics Hits Growth Spurt
Auris Surgical Robotics and XACT Robotic raise millions, while TransEnterix and Omnicell make strategic buys. (September 29, 2015)

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