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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)

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

UK’s Deep-Ocean Robot Faces Atlantic Test
Long-range robo-sub on 30-day sea trial off Irish coast (March 21, 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)

Carnegie Robotics Leading the Way in High-Speed Vision Systems
Carnegie Robotics' stereoscopic vision system was on the head of six of the eight top teams, including the Boston Dynamics Atlas robot, at the 2013 DARPA Robotics Challenge Trials. We go inside the system to see what separates Carnegie from others in the industry. (March 03, 2014)

Clearpath Hopes to Get Down and Dirty with Grizzly
For the Grizzly, the industrial segment is where the future of robotics is brightest. (February 13, 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)

Philae, Robot Probe, to Land on Distant Comet
Key element for understanding the history of the solar system. (January 19, 2014)

Honeybee Robotics to Work on Rovers for Moon Mission
Tthe rovers will be used to collect lunar samples from a variety of locations. (January 06, 2014)

China’s “Jade Rabbit” Rover Makes Lunar Landing
China's "Jade Rabbit" Rover Makes Lunar Landing (December 19, 2013)

An American in Genoa: RoboBusiness Europe 2013
Everyone yearns for a new Europe where a breakout of high-tech innovation might deliver great products for commercialization that, in turn, might reinvigorate the local job scene and better society. (April 10, 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)

Carnegie Robotics Claims New Digs in Growing Technology Center
Carnegie Robotics Moving to Space at Site of Former Steel Mill (March 20, 2013)



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