Overheard at RoboBusiness Europe 2015
Presenters and attendees discuss the state of European robotics and things to improve.
(April 29, 2015)
Falling Fuel Prices Boost Undersea Robots
Offshore oil companies worldwide are looking ahead to robotics even as a current slump has led to layoffs in the Gulf of Mexico.
(April 13, 2015)
Back to Fukushima with a Snake Robot
Evaluating damaged reactors critical first step in decommissioning the plant.
(February 08, 2015)
Solar Robotics Startup QBotix Raises $12 Million
QBotix has raised $12 million in Series B financing from two of the world's biggest energy companies. QBotix uses robots to tilt solar panels as needed to face the sun.
(May 15, 2014)
Robotics Upside Impact on Oil Exploration and Production
Automating oil exploration and production
(May 01, 2014)
Robot Solar Panel Installers 20x Faster Than Traditional Methods
“We developed a system for constructing the power plants very quickly and with a very small workforce,”
(March 29, 2014)
Qbotix Shines a Light on Green Robotics
Two growing industries, one green solution
(January 01, 2014)
ULC Robotics Large VGC Inspection Crawler Assesses London Pipelines
The Large VGC Inspection Crawler from RBR50 company ULC Robotics was used to inspect several large diameter cast iron gas mains operated by Scotia Gas Networks (SGN) in the suburbs of London. The real-time video provided by the crawler allowed SGN to assess their mains, looking for pipeline features and debris that may hinder future projects.
(December 02, 2013)
SunPower Announces Acquisition of Greenbotics, Inc.
Expands energy services with robotic solar panel cleaning that reduces water usage, improves LCOE
(November 06, 2013)
Gasbot: Prospecting for Landfill Methane
The idea is that the robot will roam around a landfill pointing its laser randomly around it as it goes.
(August 09, 2013)
QBotix Inc. Receives $5M in Funding, Releases New SolBot
QBotix Inc. gets quite the funding boost to branch out
(July 10, 2013)
Fukushima Fallout Triggers Innovation at Honda
Honda put its own robot to work at Fukushima disaster site.
(July 09, 2013)
iRobot Create Used in IBM’s Heat Mapping Robot
IBM's new robot may be the solution to finding energy inefficiency in data centers worldwide.
(June 06, 2013)