Robotics ETF Launched

The world’s first robotics index was opened in October.

Launched in October 2013, the Robo-Stox Global Robotics and Automation Index exchange traded fund (ETF) is the world’s first index to benchmark the value of robotics and automation. With a ticker symbol of “ROBO,” the fund invests primarily in the equity securities of robotics trends. The opening of the ETF was marked with an event on November 12, during which a Universal Robots UR5 robotic arm equipped with a three-fingered Schunk gripper rang NASDAQ’s closing bell, the first non-human to do so.

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