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March 2017 fundings, acquisitions, IPOs and failures

March 2017 had 29 robotics-related startups get funding totaling over $222 million - another solid month for 2017 and $658 million year-to-date. Acquisitions also continued to be substantial with ...
10 April 2017, by

Nicola Tomatis on “What funding scheme is the most conducive to creating a robotics industry?”

I would like to start from the other side: "Why is robotics great in creating new technologies and poor in creating new businesses?". Well, someone may disagree, but I really think that robotics is gr...
15 February 2013, by

Frank Tobe on “What funding scheme is the most conducive to creating a robotics industry?”

Funding new robotic projects in America is mostly done two different ways: (1) strategic funding from NASA, DARPA, DoD, NSF and other government organizations to do the pure science involved in sol...
15 February 2013, by

Henrik Christensen on “What funding scheme is the most conducive to creating a robotics industry?”

The public should in most cases not subsidize companies. Tax payers should not be venture capitalists. The new wave of Lean Startup going around the world is a great model to ensure that companies are...
15 February 2013, by

Raffaello D’Andrea on “What funding scheme is the most conducive to creating a robotics industry?”

The best way to commercialize robotics research is to make better connections between academics and entrepreneurs.  Academics venturing out into the business world tend to have a "hammer looking for ...
15 February 2013, by

Mark Tilden on “What funding scheme is the most conducive to creating a robotics industry?”

Funding schemes aren't viable until we can make more innovative roboticists, and over the years I've tried several methods of engendering the Divine Frankenstein Complex in others. Teaching at a unive...
31 January 2013, by



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If you had a EUR 100M investment fund, into which robotics technology or field of robotics would you put your money?

Welcome to Robotics by Invitation! Each month we pose a question of general interest to the robotics community, and ask our panel of experts to answer. So, where would the experts invest their m...
15 January 2013, by

Herman Bruyninckx on “If you had a EUR 100M investment fund, into which robotics technology or field of robotics would you put your money?”

A project that would: represent human knowledge about manufacturing in an ontology server; focus on system integration software and hardware issues; develop affordance-driven system and compon...
15 January 2013, by

Mark Tilden on “If you had a EUR 100M investment fund, into which robotics technology or field of robotics would you put your money?”

Well if it was for fun, I'd invest in autonomous paving mothers (APMs).  A self-driving solar-powered mobile furnace robot that eats sand and dirt and spits out interlocking solar-panel paving stones...
15 January 2013, by

Frank Tobe on “If you had a EUR 100M investment fund, into which robotics technology or field of robotics would you put your money?”

As the robotics industry continues to grow, enters new industries, and provides new applications, strategic focus is necessary or the overall industry will develop haphazardly and spread out around th...
15 January 2013, by

Robotic dragonflies take to the sky (with your help)

Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it's the Robot Dragonfly from TechJect. Developed over four years by researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology for the US Air Force, the researchers are now i...
08 November 2012, by

New venture fund specifically for service robotic startups

... “We are at the start of a transformative period for robotics that requires a new breed of risk-taker to drive mass-market adoption,” says Dmitry Grishin, founder of Grishin Robotics. ....
16 June 2012, by

Open source robotics foundation announced

Announced via the Willow Garage website, the Open Source Robotics Foundation, Inc. (OSRF) is an independent non-profit organization founded by members of the global robotics community. Its mission is ...
17 May 2012, by

$160 million for 14 VC-funded robotic companies in 2011

By Frank Tobe, editor/publisher, The Robot ReportTravis Deyle, is a postdoc researcher at Duke and a recent PhD from GA Tech's School of Electrical and Computer Engineering where he was a member of th...
03 March 2012, by

$160 million for 14 VC-funded robotic companies in 2011

Travis Deyle, is a postdoc researcher at Duke and a recent PhD from GA Tech's School of Electrical and Computer Engineering where he was a member of the Healthcare Robotics Lab and a frequent blogger ...
03 March 2012, by

US research dollars keep flowing

... U.S. DoD to spend $41.7 billion on unmanned aerial vehicles and systems in 2012-2014 (that’s $13.9 billion per year!) says research firm focused on the aerospace/defense sector. ... Defense ...
16 June 2011, by

Money is out there—particularly for low-cost platforms

... Philips Healthcare invests in Corindus’ vascular robotics start-up. ... New telepresence and hacked Kinect/Roomba platforms rolling out:     Kickstarter enables MIT’s Garrat...
24 April 2011, by

Funding for robotic businesses

... Heartland Robotics gets $20 million additional funding ($32 million total thus far). Brooks said the company’s new manufacturing robots “will be intuitive to use, intelligent and highl...
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