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Neurala Named As One of the 50 Most Influential Companies in the Global Robotics Industry By Robotics Business Review

The 2014 RBR50 List Is Selected From Thousands
Nominated by the Robotics Business Review Audience.


BOSTON, MA – April 17, 2014 – Robotics Business Review unveiled its third annual RBR50 list, naming Neurala, Inc. as one of the most notable companies in the global robotics industry and a “Company To Watch in 2014”.

RBR50 companies are selected based on their innovation, groundbreaking application, commercial success and/or commercial potential by the editorial team and advisory council of Robotics Business Review, the largest online robotics news and information source. The 50 companies include large conglomerates as well as startups from 13 countries around the world.

“Neurala is developing unique bio-inspired solutions for autonomous navigation, collision avoidance and intelligent robot control.  The recognition by Robotics Business Review of our innovative and ground breaking approach is a great honor,” said Massimiliano Versace, CEO and co-founder of Neurala.

“Administering the RBR50 reelection for three years now, we’ve had a chance to observe distinct trends taking place by watching which companies and technologies the global community votes as the most important to the success of robotics,” says Tom Green, editor in chief, Robotics Business Review. “It’s like the industry taking its own barometer reading: discarding those it perceives as fading and elevating those that it believes are in the vanguard.”

About Robotics Business Review

Robotics Business Review is the #1 online resource reporting and analyzing business developments, technology developments and financial transactions across the fast-changing landscape of global robotics. Robotics Business Review is written for business professionals serious about robotics. Its content goes well beyond reporting to connect investors, companies and customers with the information they need to remain at the cutting edge of their industries.

About Neurala

Neurala, Inc., (, founded in 2006 and based in Boston, MA, creates software that enables robots to move, work, and learn among people.  Its patent-pending Neurala Intelligence Engine (NIE) is based on the work done by the founders at the Boston University Neuromorphics Lab (, which studies biological intelligence and embeds the derived fundamental principles in computational models of perception, motivation, decision making, navigation, and motor control, and bio-inspired robots and processors.  Neurala’s research has been furthered by funding from NASA and the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory. Neurala was recently selected to receive a NASA STTR Phase II award.  Follow Neurala at @Neurala or at