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Philae Robot Space Probe Makes Historic Comet Landing
Philae robotic lander touches down on Comet 67P, marking the first time a spacecraft has safely landed on a comet. Read more.
To continue the use of Earth’s orbit in the long term, the growing amount of space junk needs to be cleaned up. Here's how robots can help. View How Robots Can Help Clean up Space Junk


Mining & Exploration News
Philae Robot Space Probe Makes Historic Landing on Comet 67P
Philae robotic lander touches down on Comet 67P, marking the first time a spacecraft has safely landed on a comet.

In-Depth Analysis
How Robots Can Help Clean up Space Junk
To continue the use of Earth’s orbit in the long term, the growing amount of space junk needs to be cleaned up. Here's how robots can help.

Clearpath Hopes to Get Down and Dirty with Grizzly
All-terrain, autonomous utility vehicle offers performance of a tractor and precision of an industrial robot

Research Report
Robotics in Oil, Gas & Mining: 2015-2020
Examining the latest trends in the oil, gas and mining industry, the challenges and opportunities of robotics, updates on the key companies, investment and funding analysis and much more.

Neya Systems Wins Phase I SBIR to Develop Focused UGV Vision System
Neya Systems will address existing deficiencies in current autonomous systems that lack the ability to rapidly focus on critical data.

Analyst Outlook
How Tricky Is Investing in Robotics for Oil, Gas & Mining?
There are risks investors face pioneering robotics in daunting environments

Deep Sea Dive for Rare Earth Elements
Pacific mineral bonanza 2-miles down accessible only by robot submersibles

Honeybee Robotics Secures 6 Phase I Awards from NASA
Money will fund new approaches to planetary sampling systems, spacecraft mechanisms, and unmanned ground vehicles for Earth and Lunar applications.

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

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

Honeybee Robotics Secures NASA Funding for Planetary Sampling Systems
NASA Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase II Awards build on Phase I development from 2013.

Carnegie Robotics Leading the Way in High-Speed Vision Systems
Carnegie's MultiSense vision system was on the head of six of the eight top teams from the 2013 DARPA Robotics Challenge Trials.

Neurala Awarded Key GPU Patent, Speeds Robot Cognition
Currently developing software for Mars Rover that enables autonomous operation; also working on autonomous flying robots.

Philae, Robot Probe, to Land on Distant Comet
Probe 500 million miles from Earth nears Jupiter's orbit

Honeybee Robotics to Work on Rovers for Moon Mission
Private venture, Golden Spike, enlists robotics expertise for 2020 launch



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.


Can China’s Homegrown Robots Supplant Foreign Brands?

Wall Street Finally Tosses a Smile at HP. Could It Be 3D Printing?

HP Wades into 3D Printing: Is It Now Suddenly Harder for the Little Guy?
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Philae Robot Space Probe Makes Historic Comet Landing

Why Intel is Betting on Drones

CMU Names Martial Hebert Director of Robotics Institute

Baxter Collaborative Robot More Flexible with Robot Positioning System

Federal Robotics Commission: Ryan Calo Calls for Regulation