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How Honeybee’s Unexpected Meeting with NASA Changed Everything
Honeybee Robotics has done more than 90 projects for NASA. But the Manhattan-based RBR50 company never planned on being a key part of the United States' space endeavors. (April 02, 2014)

Honeybee Robotics Secures NASA Funding for Planetary Sampling Systems
RBR50 company Honeybee Robotics has received two NASA Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase II awards for new approaches to comet and planetary sampling technology. (March 17, 2014)

Global Hawk Drone Replaces U-2 Spy Plane: Here Comes Automated Warfare
The Air Force's U-2 spy plane, in use for 59 years, is being replaced by Northrop Grumman's RQ-4 Global Hawk drone. We examine this move towards automated warfare. (March 04, 2014)

Neurala Awarded Key GPU Patent, Speeds Robot Cognition
Neurala awarded patent for “brain-like” intelligence for robots that mirrors brain’s continuous feedback process. (February 13, 2014)

China’s “Jade Rabbit” Rover Makes Lunar Landing
China's "Jade Rabbit" Rover Makes Lunar Landing (December 19, 2013)

Energid Contracts with DARPA on Phoenix Program
Energid Contracts with DARPA on Phoenix Program (December 05, 2013)

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)

Seaglider Attracts New Manufacturer
Seaglider finds a new home at Kongsberg after being dumped by iRobot. (May 22, 2013)

Honeybee Robotics Selected for 2 NASA SBIR Awards Totaling $250K
Awards will fund development of spacecraft systems for drilling, sampling from a variety of heavenly bodies (April 11, 2013)

Tesla Offshore Selects Bluefin to Expand its Deepwater Oil and Gas Field Development
Tesla’s use of the Bluefin-21 hints at future sales as the company pursues government contracts (March 27, 2013)

Carnegie Robotics Claims New Digs in Growing Technology Center
Carnegie Robotics Moving to Space at Site of Former Steel Mill (March 20, 2013)

Liquid Robotics Closes $45 Million Series E Funding
Liquid Robotics Closes $45 Million Series E Funding (March 20, 2013)

ROV Sales to Global Oil & Gas Worth $2.5B in 2013
The ROV will likely be one of the key enabling factors in energy production for many years. (February 14, 2013)

Canada Chips in $5M for Space Robot Projects
This funding will help space experts compete for robotics contracts. (February 08, 2013)

NASA Awards $2.6M to MDA
In exchange, MDA will provide robotic support on the International Space Station. (January 24, 2013)





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How Honeybee’s Unexpected Meeting with NASA Changed Everything