FIRST Appoints Former Cognizant CIO Digital Entertainment Head

FIRST, the non-profit robotics organization started by Segway founder Dean Kamen, has appointed Mark Greenlaw as vice president of Digital Engagement. Prior to joining FIRST, Mr. Greenlaw was a vice president at Cognizant, and...

Google Buys Titan Aerospace

Google has acquired Titan Aerospace, a company that makes solar-powered drones. All employees of the company, based in New Mexico, are expected to join the Search giant.

Mouser, TE Connectivity, Altera To Sponsor FIRST Championship

Mouser Electronics will be sponsoring the 2014 FIRST Championship, set for April 23-26 at the Edward Jones Dome in St. Louis, along with TE Connectivity and Altera.

NASA Awards Robotics Contract Worth $49.7M

NASA has selected MacLean Engineering & Applied Technologies of Houston to provide simulation model development for organizations at the agency's Johnson Space Center, also in Houston. The indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity contract has firm-fixed...

Clearpath Robotics Raises $14M Funding Round

Clearpath Robotics, a company  born out of a University of Waterloo robotics team and officially launched in 2009, that builds rugged all-terrain mobile robots, has raised $11.2 million in funding. The investment was led...

Orbotix Unveils Sphero 2B

Orbotix unveiled a new addition to the Sphero family of connected toys. Unlike Sphero, which was a robotic sphere, Sphero 2B is a robotic cylinder, and is twice as fast as...

Gamma 2 Robotics Raises $3.5M Series A Round

Commercial security robot company Gamma 2 Robotics has closed a $3.5 million Series A financing round. The investment was led by Foxlink Group, a Taiwan-based electronics manufacturer with 2014 revenue of...

DARPA Robotics Challenge Awarding $3.5M Prize Purse With Atlas Upgrade

A total of $3.5 million in prizes will now be awarded to the top three finishers in the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Robotics Challenge (DRC), the final event of...

Nissan To Sell Autonomous Cars By 2020

Nissan will be ready with multiple, commercially-viable Autonomous Drive vehicles by 2020, says the company. Autonomous driving will be achieved at 'realistic prices' for consumers, according to Nissan, and the goal is...

Prioria Robotics Receives $4.5M Army Contract

Prioria Robotics, developers of tactical Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (SUAS) has been awarded several contracts totaling $4.5 million by the U.S. Army Rapid Equipping Force. Maveric UAS is a single-person operable and portable aircraft.

DARPA selects SSL for robotic servicing of geosynchronous satellites

DARPA has selected Space Systems Loral (SSL), based in Palo Alto, CA, as its commercial partner for the agency’s Robotic Servicing of Geosynchronous Satellites (RSGS) program. DARPA and SSL seek to develop...

Intel Unveils The Arduino-Compatible Galileo Board

Intel has unveiled the Galileo board, the company's first product in a new family of Arduino-compatible development boards. Intel Galileo will be available by the end of November. Here is the data sheet for...

Tosy Robotics Launches Speakers That Double Up As Dancing Robots

Tosy Robotics, a robotics and high-tech toys manufacturer based in Vietnam, unveiled mRobo Ultra Bass, a state-of-the-art portable speaker that doubles as a dancing robot at the CES 2012. Popstar Justin...

SoftBank to acquire Boston Dynamics

SoftBank has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire robotics company Boston Dynamics from Alphabet. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Masayoshi Son, chairman & CEO of SoftBank, said, “Today,...

Google Buys Robotics Company Boston Dynamics

Google has acquired Boston Dynamics, a company that makes robots that can walk, run, and is capable of maintaining balance on different terrain. The company's list of clients include DARPA, the U.S....