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Energy Resource Center
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
Solar Robotics Startup QBotix Raises $12 Million
The funding will allow the solar robotics startup to expand its staff and speed up its manufacturing.

Robotics Upside Impact on Oil Exploration and Production
May help drive rig day-rate costs down substantially in years to come

Robot Solar Panel Installers 20x Faster Than Traditional Methods
Silicon Valley startup impresses Department of Energy with its hard-working, low-cost robots

Qbotix Shines a Light on Green Robotics
Two growing industries, one green solution

ULC Robotics Large VGC Inspection Crawler Assesses London Pipelines
Real-time video provided by the crawler allowed gas company to inspect mains, looking for pipeline features and debris that may hinder future projects.

SunPower Announces Acquisition of Greenbotics, Inc.
Expands energy services with robotic solar panel cleaning that reduces water usage, improves LCOE

Gasbot: Prospecting for Landfill Methane
When found, landfill methane recovery is both green and profitable

QBotix Inc. Receives $5M in Funding, Releases New SolBot
QBotix Inc. gets quite the funding boost to branch out

Fukushima Fallout Triggers Innovation at Honda
From happy humanoids to hazardous materials, Honda’s robots get real

iRobot Create Used in IBM’s Heat Mapping Robot
IBM's new robot may be the solution to finding energy inefficiency in data centers worldwide.

Robotics’ Biggest Underground Investment Opportunity
A few robotics companies are poised to profit from the exponential rise in spending on water-system inspection and repair

Can Robots Save China?
Key to the “Chinese Dream”: Air, Water and Robots

Lone Star State Robotics
Texas has long been a hotbed of robotics innovation. You just haven't noticed it...until now

An American in Genoa: RoboBusiness Europe 2013
The long-awaited big bang in robotics might well be an all-EU event

OC Robotics Consortium Clinches Cash from Nuclear Industry
Robotic technology is one piece of the UK's plan to lead the $1 trillion global nuclear industry



Special Focus: 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.


Graphene: The New Plastic for 3D Printing & Beyond

Intel’s Jimmy the Robot: “Like a Smartphone with Legs”

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