Boston Dynamics’ robots keep getting smarter — and soon they’ll be available for purchase.
At a TechCrunch robotics event on Friday, Boston Dynamics founder Marc Raibert announced its robotic dog SpotMini is currently in “pre-production.” The company will start selling the robots in 2019.
It’s unclear who will be able to buy them, and the cost has not yet been revealed.
“SpotMini is in pre-production now,” Raibert said. “We’ve built 10 units [of] a design that’s close to [what] a manufacture will design. We’ve built them in house but with help from contractor/manufacture type people.”
The dog-like SpotMini robot climbs up and down stairs. The first version of the SpotMini walked, rolled over and even put objects in a dishwasher. Last year, it was revamped and can now walk by itself using autonomous navigation. Earlier this year, Boston Dynamics released a video showing the SpotMini opening a door for another robot.
The SpotMini robot
At Amazon’s robotic conference earlier this year, CEO Jeff Bezos posted a photo of him walking with one of the Boston Dynamics robot dogs.
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- [By Logan Wallace]
Barclays PLC boosted its holdings in Standex Int’l Corp. (NYSE:SXI) by 13.2% during the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 4,804 shares of the industrial products company’s stock after buying an additional 561 shares during the period. Barclays PLC’s holdings in Standex Int’l were worth $459,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.
- [By Stephan Byrd]
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Top 5 Tech Stocks To Watch For 2019: Sigma Designs, Inc.(SIGM)
- [By Steve Symington]
Data source: Silicon Laboratories.
What happened with Silicon Labs this quarter?
Revenue was above the high end of guidance provided in late January, which called for a range of $196 million to $202 million. On an adjusted (non-GAAP) basis, which excludes items like equity compensation and acquisition costs, net income was $38.3 million, or $0.87 per share — also above guidance for adjusted earnings per share of between $0.73 and $0.79. IoT revenue grew 17% year over year to $103 million. Infrastructure revenue jumped 37% year over year to $49 million. Broadcast revenue declined 3% to $36 million. Access revenue fell 6% to $17 million. Subsequent to the end of the quarter, on April 18, 2018, Silicon Labs closed its $240 million acquisition of Sigma Designs’ (NASDAQ:SIGM) Z-Wave business. Silicon Labs had initially agreed to acquire all of Sigma Designs this past December for $282 million, but amended the deal last quarter to include only its Z-Wave business after certain closing conditions weren’t met. In any case, the purchase significantly expands Silicon Labs’ position in mesh networking for smart homes.
What management had to say
Silicon Labs CEO Tyson Tuttle said:
Top 5 Tech Stocks To Watch For 2019: Globalstar Inc.(GSAT)
- [By Lisa Levin]
Thursday morning, the telecommunication services shares rose 1.06 percent. Meanwhile, top gainers in the sector included Globalstar, Inc. (NYSE: GSAT), up 5 percent, and Partner Communications Company Ltd. (NASDAQ: PTNR) up 4 percent.
- [By Anders Bylund]
Shares of Globalstar (NYSEMKT:GSAT) had a wild ride in April. By the end of the month, the stock had fallen 11% lower,according to data from S&P Global Market Intelligence.
- [By Paul Ausick]
Globalstar Inc. (NYSEAMERICAN: GSAT) traded down about 5.9% Monday and posted a new 52-week low of $0.48 after closing Friday at $0.51. The stock’s 52-week high is $2.30. Volume totaled about 4.4 million, about 20% below the daily average of around 5.4 million. The company had no specific news.
- [By Paul Ausick]
Globalstar Inc. (NYSEAMERICAN: GSAT) traded down about 6% Tuesday and posted a new 52-week low of $0.47 after closing Monday at $0.50. The stock’s 52-week high is $2.30. Volume totaled about 4.3 million, about 20% below the daily average of around 5.4 million. The company had no specific news.
Top 5 Tech Stocks To Watch For 2019: Pentair plc.(PNR)
- [By Stephan Byrd]
Suntrust Banks Inc. boosted its stake in shares of Pentair PLC (NYSE:PNR) by 49.0% in the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 7,328 shares of the industrial products company’s stock after buying an additional 2,411 shares during the period. Suntrust Banks Inc.’s holdings in Pentair were worth $498,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission.
- [By Logan Wallace]
Stifel Financial Corp lessened its stake in Pentair PLC (NYSE:PNR) by 1.6% in the 1st quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The fund owned 193,151 shares of the industrial products company’s stock after selling 3,093 shares during the period. Stifel Financial Corp’s holdings in Pentair were worth $13,190,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).
- [By Lee Samaha]
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- [By Max Byerly]
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Top 5 Tech Stocks To Watch For 2019: MINDBODY, Inc.(MB)
- [By Shane Hupp]
MINDBODY (NASDAQ:MB) was upgraded by stock analysts at TheStreet from a “d+” rating to a “c” rating in a research note issued on Monday.
- [By Lisa Levin]
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- [By Joe Tenebruso]
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