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Philae Robot Space Probe Makes Historic Comet Landing
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Overheard at RoboBusiness Europe 2015
Presenters and attendees discuss the state of European robotics and things to improve. (April 29, 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)

Swiss Team Develops Self-Stabilizing Drones
The University of Zurich and SenseFly have designed a system for drone self-stabilization without GPS. (April 15, 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)

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)

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)

Analyst Outlook
Global AUV Industry Slated to Grow 36% in Commercial Sector
The highest growth rate will be experienced by Africa and South America because of activity in deep-water oil and gas drilling. (December 25, 2014)

ASI to Develop Innovative Haulage Solutions with Anglo American
Help for a mining industry that "needs to leap forward twenty years in five." (December 22, 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)

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)

Clearpath Hopes to Get Down and Dirty with Grizzly
For the Grizzly, the industrial segment is where the future of robotics is brightest. (August 06, 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)

Neya Systems Wins Phase I SBIR to Develop Focused UGV Vision System
Under this Phase I SBIR, Neya will develop technologies related to focused processing of high-priority objects and regions within a camera image. (July 30, 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)

Deep Sea Dive for Rare Earth Elements
UN official: scale of mineral deposits in the world’s oceans is “staggering”. (May 12, 2014)



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