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How Tricky Is Investing in Robotics for Oil, Gas & Mining?
Robots are heading into brand new worlds where they have never before made contact (July 24, 2014)

In-Depth Analysis
The Autonomous World of Marine Robotics
Marine robotics is rapidly sailing toward its ultimate goal: full autonomy. An emerging generation of systems are being designed to operate independently and make on-the-spot decisions with no direct human control. (July 17, 2014)

Honeybee Robotics Secures 6 Phase I Awards from NASA
RBR50 company Honeybee Robotics has received six NASA awards for technology development to fund new approaches to planetary sampling systems, spacecraft mechanisms, and unmanned ground vehicles for Earth and Lunar applications. (May 02, 2014)

Robotics Upside Impact on Oil Exploration and Production
Automating oil exploration and production (May 01, 2014)

Drones Roundup: North Carolina Ahead of the Curve?
North Carolina is at the center of a national debate about how the government should best approach the use of drones. (April 28, 2014)

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)



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