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Nashua robotics company acquired by Mass. firm

Union Leader

By Kimberly Houghton NASHUA — A local robotics company has been acquired by a Massachusetts-based business looking to expand its portfolio. VGo Communications Inc., housed at 100 Innovative Way, has been purchased by Vecna Technologies Inc., which develops robotic logistics and information technology health-care products.

Vecna and VGo Are Now One: An Important Robotics Acquisition


By Gregory T. Huang Some consolidation in the New England robotics market today. Health IT and robotics company Vecna Technologies has acquired VGo Communications, a Nashua, NH-based maker of telepresence robots, for an undisclosed sum. These are two of the more enduring robotics companies in the area. Vecna, which got started in the late ’90s, […]

Robotic telepresence company acquired by industrial autonomous robot company

Control Engineering

Vecna Technologies has acquired VGo Communications Inc., which specializes in robotic telepresence products for healthcare, business, and education. Vecna provides autonomous robots for the manufacturing and healthcare industries. Vecna Technologies has acquired VGo Communications Inc., which specializes in robotic telepresence solutions for healthcare, business, and education. Vecna provides autonomous robots for the manufacturing and healthcare industries. […]

Vecna Acquires VGo: Logistics Marries Telepresence

Robotics Business Review

Move adds new dimension to Vecna’s hospital logistics while bolstering warehousing capabilities By Tom Green Vecna Technologies, the Cambridge, MA-based developer of logistics robotics and IT healthcare solutions, today formalized what had been an ongoing 10-year relationship with Nashua, NH-based VGo Communications, developer of mobile telepresence robots.

Vecna acquires VGo: Expands Portfolio of Robotics Solutions

Vecna Robot Family

Vecna Technologies, Inc, a leader in robotic logistics and innovative IT healthcare solutions, announced that it has acquired VGo Communications, Inc, the leader in robotic telepresence solutions for healthcare, education and business.

Vecna and VGo among MassTLC Leadership Awards finalists

Mass TLC

Last night, the Massachusetts Technology Leadership Council (MassTLC) announced finalists for a number of categories including CTO of the Year and Innovative Product of the Year. Vecna’s Co-Founder and CTO, Daniel Theobald, was named among the honorees for CTO of the Year. This award recognizes the CTO who has served as an outstanding leader and […]

Cambridge-based Vecna Technologies acquires VGo, maker of telepresence robots


By Nidhi Subbaraman Vecna Technologies of Cambridge is buying VGo Communications, a New Hampshire maker of telepresence robots. Both companies build robots that can operate safely among people. Vecna’s sturdy, boxy bots-on-wheels trundle around medical centers and warehouses hauling loads. VGo’s signature product is a small camera system on a 3-foot mobile platform that can […]

CTO to join robotics panel at the Innovation and Design Building

IDB IDEAS Robotics

IDB Ideas is a speaker series that focuses on the intersection of design, technology, and innovation in a variety of fields, co-hosted by the Innovation and Design Building and MassChallenge. Vecna’s Daniel Theobald joins the upcoming Robotics Panel on July 21, 2015 at 6pm.

Theobald addresses how to launch a robotics startup at Wyss Institute

Beta Boston

Amazon is primed to send drones into the sky carrying packages, Google’s driverless cars are rolling out onto roads, and people across the country are spending thousands of dollars to be among the first to bring a smart social robot into their homes. There’s no doubt — robots are having a moment. But it’s still hard being a robotics startup. For one thing, […]

Vecna and BCH named among Kinetic Process Innovation Award Winners

Process Innovation Awards

Winners of the 19th Annual Kinetic Process Innovation Awards sponsored by High Tech Views were announced today. Five companies were honored whose technology makes a significant contribution to supporting business growth and achievement for their customers.

Machine Design features QC Bot

Machine Design

Machine Design met up with Team Vecna at RoboUniverse Conference & Expo in New York City. They feature QC Bot in their gallery of the event. The conference hosted a wide selection of robotic companies, demonstrating some of the latest robotic arms, tools, and toys available. The following gallery highlights some of the robots that […]

What happens when you bring a robot to an Ebola Ward

Vecna Cares

In November, with the Ebola outbreak in West Africa showing no signs of slowing, the list of people climbing aboard planes to Liberia and Sierra Leone was not terribly long. Deborah Theobald, the co-founder of Cambridge-based health care company Vecna Technologies, was one of them. Accompanying her were two new tools that, it was hoped, could aid […]

First stop road race, next stop NASA

MIT Logo

MIT Robotics Team rover competes against 22 machines in a robot race to support alumna-founded global health organization Vecna Cares. What does the MIT Robotics Team do on a lovely spring Sunday? Compete in a robot race, of course.

Introducing Crewbot — a Customer Service Robot Powered by Verizon

By Marie McGehee, Verizon Enterprise Solutions Airlines are all about helping people travel. In an effort to go that extra mile and improve its customer service experience JetBlue is now trialing “Crewbot,” a robotic telepresence solution created by VGo in collaboration with the Verizon Innovation Program.

Robot road race helps save lives

MIT Slice

When Daniel Theobald ’95, SM ’98 and Deborah Noel Theobald ’95 founded their company Vecna Technologies they knew that it had to somehow involve robots, technology, healthcare, and strive to take good care of the world. After 17 years, they’ve managed to achieve all of this and that commitment literally hit the road in April […]

Discovery Channel Canada attends Robot Race

Daily Planet Discovery Logo

The Daily Planet joined Vecna and VecnaCares for their first annual Human 5k and Robot Sprint Challenge.   Daily Planet Discovery Channel covers Vecna’s Robot Race

Vecna Robot Sprint presents challenge to WPI robots


“The race is not to the swift,” and, in the short term at least, nor is it always to those who finish. Neither of WPI’s entries completed the Vecna Robot Sprint Challenge in Cambridge earlier this month. Hydro Dog, the four-legged robot powered by artificial muscles, had started walking just days before the competition, so […]