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Frontline Military Technology Promises Battery Revolution
The batteries store the electrical energy within the physical structure of a device, thus helping to reduce or eliminate the need for traditional batteries. Similar technology could readily be applied to mobile robotics platforms. Read more.
Marine robotics companies could reap the benefits as rigs and other seaborne energy extraction infrastructure are removed from service. View North Sea Oil and Gas De­com­mis­sioning Costs Could Exceed $74B


Energy News
Robots Promise Greater Productivity Amid Oil Slump
Fall in fuel prices has mixed effects on the U.S., global economies, but drones and robots could help energy industry.

Apellix Readies Drones for Coatings Industry
Worker Bee system could extend human reach and ensure safety, compliance for structures like utility towers and ship hulls.

Can Scotland Develop Into a Global AI Hub?
Nation is strong in university research such as the social EMOTE robot, and the U.K. leads in AUVs.

Kurion Acquires Oxford Technologies for Reactor Robots
Both companies have experience handling hazardous materials and are helping at Fukushima.

Drone Startups Benefit From Investor Tailwinds
Commercial drones, collision-avoidance systems, and Chinese commercial drones get funding.

Marine Robotics Goes Under, Salvaged by Kraken Sonar
Market for autonomous underwater vehicles still expected to be healthy.

Drones Fly High Despite Ban in India
Both the public and private sectors find many uses for UAVs, even with security concerns.

Ocean Aero Launches Submaran S10 Hybrid Vessel
Teledyne Technologies increases stake in company, which recently won $2.3M DoD contract.

University Aims to Make Leeds a Self-Repairing City
Robots and drones to minimize traffic problems by perching on lamps and crawling through pipes.

ABB Consolidates in Canada, Invests in IoT
Office park will include robotics facilities and staffers as company works to apply IoT.

Five Ways for Robotics to Save California
Technology can't solve all of the state's problems, but robotics and AI are addressing the most pressing ones.

University of Limerick Pilots Intelligent ROVs
Semi-autonomous control, simulation software, and scratch-built hardware could make undersea drones more useful.

The United Arab Emirates Encourages Women in Engineering
The Khalifa University Robotics Institute benefits from government and family support.

Autonomous Solutions Grows Despite Mineral Price Slide
Safety and productivity help vehicle automation provider ASI grow as mining firms delve deeper for value.

Drone Provider Sky-Futures Gets a Round of $3.9M
Largest European drone investment comes as the U.S. considers relaxing restrictions.



Special Focus: Robots and the Law
Robots and the Law

Expert insight on the ethical and legal issues affecting robot regulations globally.


Starship Goes the Last Mile for Deliveries

Get Ahead of Commercial Drone Rules

RoboLaw Expert Tries to Educate European Legislators
More in Robots and the Law

Special Focus: 3D Printing
3D Printing

The new reality of customizable, one-off production:
Additive Manufacturing (AM). Where it’s going, why and what’s
driving its emergence.


3D Printing Begins to Come of Age…Finally!

Exoskeleton Research Steps Up to Challenges

Robotics Takeways From CES 2016
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Robotics Takeways From CES 2016

Chinese Firms Invest $20M in Israeli Robotics R&D

RoboBusiness Europe Is Reborn in Denmark

In Their Own Words: 10 Women Talk About the Future of Robotics

Is Robotic Welding ‘Inevitable’?