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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
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.

EU Awards $78M Contract for French Fusion Reactor
Neutral Beam Cell Remote Handling System to serve the Iter reactor, the largest fusion project in the world.

Overheard at RoboBusiness Europe 2015
A collection of quotes and thoughts from Milan.

Falling Fuel Prices Boost Undersea Robots
As companies consolidate, ROV research and investment increase.

Back to Fukushima with a Snake Robot
Evaluating damaged reactors critical first step in decommissioning the plant

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



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.


3D Printing as a Production Tool: New Era of Productivity

Whiplash: What Happened to 3D Printing Stocks?

Carbon3D Gets $100M from Google Ventures
More in 3D Printing



Is Robotic Welding ‘Inevitable’?

Healthcare Robotics 2015-2020: Trends, Opportunities & Challenges

Conducting R&D with Government Funding

2015 RBR50 Nominations Now Open

Philae Robot Space Probe Makes Historic Comet Landing