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Drone Provider Sky-Futures Gets a Round of $3.9M
The U.K.-based company has received the largest investment in Europe so far for drone technology, while the FAA comes under pressure from Congress. (May 15, 2015)

EU Awards $78M Contract for French Fusion Reactor
The U.K.'s Amec Foster Wheeler is the lead contractor for a robot to maintain particle beam injectors. (May 12, 2015)

Overheard at RoboBusiness Europe 2015
Presenters and attendees discuss the state of European robotics and things to improve. (April 29, 2015)

Meet Me in Milan: RoboBusiness Europe 2015
At this year's conference, your intrepid reporter hopes to learn about current challenges and successes of the European robotics industry. (April 24, 2015)

Clearpath Gets Funds for Materials Handling
Clearpath Robotics has raised $11.2 million to hire developers and reach into manufacturing. (April 21, 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)

The U.K., France Partner on Anti-Mine Robots
An international contract calls for development of a cluster of automated vessels for mine removal. (April 10, 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)

University, NGO Develop Low-Cost Mine Removal Robot
Decades after war's end, Cambodians still suffer from unexploded ordnance. Villanova and Golden West are working on an alternative to putting humans in harm's way. (March 18, 2015)

WHOI Center for Marine Robotics Awarded $5M
WHOI $5 million grant toward the construction of new facilities for the testing and research into innovative marine robotics. (December 21, 2014)

U.S. and Japanese Navies Team Up on Robo-Sub
Investors looking to get in on the ground floor of a new kind of military product would be wise to take notice. (September 19, 2014)

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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