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Despite all the high-profile billion-dollar acquisitions, eg: ARM by SoftBank, KUKA by Midea and Uber China by Didi Chuxing, M&A are down 19% this year according to both Forbes and CB Insights.
The number of research reports studying the robotics industry is growing exponentially. To date in 2016 there have been 109 on subjects ranging from overly broad to very drilled-down views of the industry. Prices range from $800 to $6,500.
Six months worth of funding deals thus far in 2016 indicate that investments in robotics - equity fundings, and acquisitions - are accelerating, particularly in big deals involving Chinese money.
The ability to spot major growth trends ahead of the tide is critical for successful investing, yet oftentimes the potential is missed. Those who recognize the growth potential of a soon to be $3 trillion market are now researching how to invest in robotics & automation.
In a world where futuristic developments roll out on the regular, ROBO Global takes the time to find the need to know robotics news - so you don't have to. Here are the highlights from the week of June 4-9 in the world of robotics and automation:
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