Five Robotics Predictions for 2016
Don't wait up for flying cars, but robotic farms, factories, and households are coming sooner than you may think.
(January 04, 2016)
Top Robotics Transactions of 2015
Catch up on a baker's dozen mergers, acquisitions, and investments that altered the fast-moving robotics industry in the past year.
(December 31, 2015)
Marine Robotics Goes Under, Salvaged by Kraken Sonar
Newfoundland-based Marine Robotics has sunk, but Kraken Sonar Systems picked up its staff and a drone, and other AUV companies are doing well.
(November 19, 2015)
Ocean Aero Launches Submaran S10 Hybrid Vessel
Ocean Aero's marine drone combines the capabilities of AUVs and USVs. Networks of long-range drones could help keep humans ashore.
(October 27, 2015)
University Aims to Make Leeds a Self-Repairing City
Robots are spreading beneath streets, reducing traffic disruptions. University researchers are developing drones for inspecting and repairing urban infrastructure, and ULC Robotics' CISBOT is already crawling through gas pipes in several cities.
(October 26, 2015)
ABB Consolidates in Canada, Invests in IoT
ABB is spending $70 million over the next decade to centralize its energy and automation functions in Quebec.
(October 19, 2015)
New Network to Boost U.K. Robotics Capabilities
The U.K. Robotics and Autonomous Systems Network and the Northern Robotics Network invest millions to facilitate commercialization, help local economy.
(September 30, 2015)
German Robotics Research Targets New Horizons
Germany has long been a strong user of industrial automation, but expanding applications, university research, and savvy PR are helping the country retain its robotics leadership.
(September 15, 2015)
University of Limerick Pilots Intelligent ROVs
Irish researchers develop semi-autonomous sea drones that can be controlled from around the world.
(August 21, 2015)
Industrial Automation Acquisitions Show Bullish Market
Deals between Robotnik and Smokie Robotics, Lincoln Electric and Rimrock, and Hypotherm and Jabez try to take advantage of automation synergies.
(August 06, 2015)
NASA Centennial Challenges Push Robotics
NASA promotes robotics for space exploration, but are the rewards and potential uses sufficient?
(June 17, 2015)
Autonomous Solutions Grows Despite Mineral Price Slide
ASI, which creates add-ons for vehicle automation, looks to fleet control software for long-term growth.
(May 27, 2015)