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Buy, Robot: humanoid robotics maker secures funding

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Founded in 2005 by Bruno Maisonnier, Aldebaran manufactures advanced programmable humanoid robots focused on the education, personal services and research markets. 

The French company has offices in Japan, China and the US. 

Aldebaran’s products combine a range of facial and voice recognition technologies with location awareness capabilities. The new funding will enable the company to extend its offering to the healthcare sector. 

Arvind Sodhani, president of Intel Capital, said that robotics “leverages the power of computing to enrich [the] lives of humans.”

Figures from ABI Research indicate that the market for personal robotics will be worth some $17bn by 2017. 

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