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Philae Robot Space Probe Makes Historic Comet Landing
Amazon, Google Form Small UAV Coalition
Boeing, Liquid Robotics Team Up on Maritime Drones


Latest Exploration News
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)

Amazon, Google Form Small UAV Coalition
Eight companies, including giants Amazon and Google, have formed the Small UAV Coalition to help shape the commercial regulatory environment and serve as an information resource to potential drone users. (October 03, 2014)

Clearpath Robotics Kingfisher Unmanned Surface Vessel
The Kingfisher Unmanned Surface Vessel is a game changer, not only because of its unique patent-pending design and features, but also because of the new opportunities it presents to its users. Water Data Collection has never been as safe, cost effective, simple and accurate as it is with Kingfisher. (September 30, 2014)

Boeing, Liquid Robotics Team Up on Maritime Drones
Boeing and Liquid Robotics, two RBR50 companies, have signed a multiyear agreement to collaborate on autonomous ocean robots that will handle a variety of surveillance jobs. Terms of the deal were undisclosed, but a Liquid exec says it could be worth hundreds of millions and lead to a future IPO. (September 24, 2014)

US Army Spends $23M on Robots to Clear Landmines
The U.S. Army has chosen Carnegie Robotics to protect its soldiers from landmines, which have been a worldwide problem for decades. Payloads within the system will be mounted on a small, portable unmanned ground vehicle. (September 15, 2014)

In-Depth Analysis
How Robots Can Help Clean up Space Junk
To continue the use of Earth’s orbit in the long term, the growing amount of space junk needs to be cleaned up. Here's how robots can help. (August 08, 2014)

Research Report
Robotics in Oil, Gas & Mining: 2015-2020
Robotics Business Review's special report "Robotics in Oil, Gas & Mining: 2015-2020" examines the latest trends in the oil, gas and mining industry, the challenges and opportunities of robotics, updates on the key companies, investment and funding analysis and much more. (July 31, 2014)

Analyst Outlook
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 25, 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)



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