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Universal Robots Hires Former Rethink Robotics Workers After Closure

UNIVERSAL ROBOTS HIRES FORMER RETHINK ROBOTICS WORKERS AFTER CLOSURE

A little more than a month after Rethink Robotics shut down , a competitor has hired more than 20 of the Boston-based firm's former...

Nuance Goes All-in on Speech Tech, Sells Document Business to Kofax

NUANCE GOES ALL-IN ON SPEECH TECH, SELLS DOCUMENT BUSINESS TO KOFAX

Nuance Communications is selling its document imaging division to Kofax for $400 million in cash, as Nuance's new CEO narrows the company's...

 
 
 
Robots, A.I., and Cybersecurity Hit X·CON at Google on Nov. 6

ROBOTS, A.I., AND CYBERSECURITY HIT X·CON AT GOOGLE ON NOV. 6

Leaders across the robotics and artificial intelligence industries are coming together on the last day of X·CON , Xconomy's newest...

 
 
 
Rethink Robotics, Maker of Factory Robots, Shuts Down: Reports

RETHINK ROBOTICS, MAKER OF FACTORY ROBOTS, SHUTS DOWN: REPORTS

Rethink Robotics, one of New England's best-funded robotics companies, has shut down, according to reports by The Robot Report and...

 
 
 
Rapid7 Launches Security Automation Tools to Take On IBM, FireEye

RAPID7 LAUNCHES SECURITY AUTOMATION TOOLS TO TAKE ON IBM, FIREEYE

Cybersecurity software firm Rapid7 is rolling out new and updated products geared toward helping customers automate more of their security...

 
 
 
Google Leads Mabl's $20M Series B as Software Testing Deals Heat Up

GOOGLE LEADS MABL'S $20M SERIES B AS SOFTWARE TESTING DEALS HEAT UP

Dan Belcher and Izzy Azeri sold their last startup, Stackdriver, to Google. Now, Google's venture capital arm has backed the entrepreneurial...

 
 
 
Zapata Computing CEO on A.I., Automation & Breakthroughs in Quantum

ZAPATA COMPUTING CEO ON A.I., AUTOMATION & BREAKTHROUGHS IN QUANTUM

Quantum computing is one of the most intriguing-and complex-areas of technology right now. For years, it seemed like the field wouldn't...

Fidelity CEO Hints at Crypto Products as Sector Aims for Mainstream

FIDELITY CEO HINTS AT CRYPTO PRODUCTS AS SECTOR AIMS FOR MAINSTREAM

Fidelity Investments is cooking up more blockchain and cryptocurrency-related products and services, with a goal of rolling some of...

 
 
 
Robotic Kitchen Startup Spyce Grabs $21M to Open More Restaurants

ROBOTIC KITCHEN STARTUP SPYCE GRABS $21M TO OPEN MORE RESTAURANTS

Spyce plans to open more restaurants along the East Coast featuring its “robotic kitchen” system, thanks to a fresh infusion of $21...

Vecna Robotics Grabs $13.5M as Logistics Robots Stay Hot

VECNA ROBOTICS GRABS $13.5M AS LOGISTICS ROBOTS STAY HOT

Vecna Technologies' logistics robotics business has raised $13.5 million in venture capital, according to a filing with the SEC. The...

 
 
 
SoftBank Taps Affectiva to Boost Pepper Robot's Emotional IQ

SOFTBANK TAPS AFFECTIVA TO BOOST PEPPER ROBOT'S EMOTIONAL IQ

Teaching robots to recognize human emotions and react appropriately is one of the grandest ambitions in robotics. Companies have made...

After iRobot Split, Endeavor Rides Growth in Military Robot Spending

AFTER IROBOT SPLIT, ENDEAVOR RIDES GROWTH IN MILITARY ROBOT SPENDING

United we stand, divided we fall. But sometimes, the opposite is true. That's the way things seem to be playing out for iRobot and...

 
 
 
Goldman Sachs Leads $37M Investment in Cogito's A.I. for Call Centers

GOLDMAN SACHS LEADS $37M INVESTMENT IN COGITO'S A.I. FOR CALL CENTERS

Cogito, one of the startups working to enhance businesses' call center operations with sophisticated analytics software, has scooped...

 
 
 
From Robots to Owl Art, a Tour of Autodesk's BUILD Space: Slideshow

FROM ROBOTS TO OWL ART, A TOUR OF AUTODESK'S BUILD SPACE: SLIDESHOW

View the Slideshow As a tech journalist, most of the stories I write these days deal in algorithms, cloud computing, and other digital...