Rival Drone Companies Race to Fund Startups
Accel and DJI's SkyFund and Airware's Commercial Drone Fund are responses to increasing competition.
(May 28, 2015)
DARPA’s Robotics Fast Track to Aid Smaller Firms
The U.S. Department of Defense is trying to help smaller robotics companies get a piece of the federal contracting pie by easing the process in the hopes of getting faster innovation.
(May 20, 2015)
Overheard at RoboBusiness Europe 2015
Presenters and attendees discuss the state of European robotics and things to improve.
(April 29, 2015)
Clearpath Gets Funds for Materials Handling
Clearpath Robotics has raised $11.2 million to hire developers and reach into manufacturing.
(April 21, 2015)
China South Rail Buys U.K. Robot Maker
Zhuzhou CSR Times Electric is buying Specialist Machine Developments, following China's strategy of gaining robotics expertise through acquisition.
(April 16, 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)
The U.K., France Partner on Anti-Mine Robots
An international contract calls for development of a cluster of automated vessels for mine removal.
(April 10, 2015)
GuardBot Rolls From Martian Plans to Sentry Duty
The round GuardBot robot has a rugged design and potential military and civilian applications.
(April 03, 2015)
Australian Efforts to Hone Robotic Vision Get Government Support
The Australian Centre for Robotic Vision is working to improve machine vision for tasks such as fruit picking and environmental monitoring.
(March 25, 2015)
Robotics Research at the Colorado School of Mines Ranges Far and Wide
Researchers at the Colorado School of Mines have developed robots for refinery inspection, as well as rehabilitation and laparoscopic surgery.
(March 18, 2015)
Giant Subsea Robots Mine for Ocean Riches
SMD has the financial backing and oceanic engineering chops to literally push underwater automation to new depths.
(January 23, 2015)
Welltec’s $31M Shows How EU’s Horizon 2020 Finances Innovation in Robotics
Denmark’s Welltec A/G is that country’s first loan under a new generation of financial instruments from the European Investment Bank (EIB).
(December 14, 2014)
Philae Robot Space Probe Makes Historic Landing on Comet 67P
European Space Agency's Rosetta space probe successfully deployed its robotic lander Philae on Comet 67P, marking the first time a spacecraft has safely landed on a comet. But it wasn't easy, there were some challenges with the landing.
(November 13, 2014)