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Mining & Exploration Resource Center
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
New Network to Boost U.K. Robotics Capabilities
British government encourages industry-academia ties for robotics and autonomous systems.

German Robotics Research Targets New Horizons
Research and development efforts are leading German robotics in fresh directions.

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

Industrial Automation Acquisitions Show Bullish Market
U.S. sales this year enjoy uptick as global market for manufacturing robotics is expected to double.

NASA Centennial Challenges Push Robotics
WVU team has winning combo of mobility, machine vision, and manipulators.

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.

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

China South Rail Buys U.K. Robot Maker
Chinese train maker hopes to gain ROV expertise and expand its international reach.

Swiss Team Develops Self-Stabilizing Drones
Autonomous drone launch, stabilization, and landing improve safety, commercial prospects.

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

GuardBot Rolls From Martian Plans to Sentry Duty
Spherical robots are no longer science fiction, but adoption yet to be seen.

Robotics Research at the Colorado School of Mines Ranges Far and Wide
Faculty and students develop systems for resource recovery and health care.

Analyst Outlook
Global AUV Industry Slated to Grow 36% in Commercial Sector
Through 2018, North America to continue as overall leading region

ASI to Develop Innovative Haulage Solutions with Anglo American
Facing lower commodity prices, declining grades of ore deposits, and difficulty accessing ore bodies, the mining industry "needs to leap forward twenty years in five."

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 to Aid Next Land-speed Record?

Zimplistic Gets $11.5M for Kitchen Robots

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