Teledyne FLIR pairs a radiometric thermal and visible camera payload featuring MSX with an affordable, flexible, and easy-to-operate airframe.
Teledyne acquiring FLIR for $8B in major merger
Both companies make cameras, sensor systems and unmanned systems, among other products, but there is not much overlap.
Autonomous Casualty Extraction program awarded to RE2 Robotics by U.S. Army
The U.S. Army has awarded $1.1 million in Phase II Small Business Innovation Research funding to RE2 Robotics to develop an Autonomous Casualty Extraction system.
Robotics investments recap: July 2020
In July 2020, autonomous vehicles, industrial automation, and surgical robots continued to receive funding at steady levels in comparison with the same period last year.
FLIR acquires Aria Insights’ tethered drone assets
FLIR Systems, which has been on a spending spree to enhance its unmanned systems offerings, acquired intellectual property (IP) and operating assets from Aria Insights. The Robot Report broke the news about Danvers, Mass.-based Aria Insights, formerly known as Cyphy Works, abruptly shutting down in March 2019. Terms of the deal were not disclosed, but here…
Robotics investments recap: April 2019
Despite a few high-profile failures, robotics investments kept going strong in April 2019, with funding flowing to companies working on self-driving cars, supply chain automation, and robots in healthcare.
Robotics investments February 2019
Robotics investments totaled at least $4.3 billion in February 2019 in a steep increase from January, which had about $1.4 billion. In addition, companies reported approximately $3.9 billion worth of acquisitions this past month. Any political or economic jitters have not yet harmed the mood for robot deals. The Robotic Industries Association noted yesterday that robot…
Endeavor acquisition positions FLIR as next-gen defense robot leader
FLIR Systems Inc. is moving full-steam ahead in its quest to be known as a provider of unmanned systems, not just the thermal imaging cameras, sensors, and components inside them. Wilsonville, Ore.-based FLIR this week agreed to acquire Chelmsford, Mass.-based Endeavor Robotics for $382 million in cash. This is the latest in a series of…