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Millionaires? Club to Fund Robotic Space Missions

Millionaires? Club to Fund Robotic Space Missions

A group of high-tech tycoons wants to mine nearby asteroids, hoping to turn science fiction into real profits. The mega-million dollar plan is to use commercially built robotic ships to squeeze rocket fuel and valuable minerals like platinum and gold...

Revolutionary Battery to Power Marine Robots

Revolutionary Battery to Power Marine Robots

A revolutionary battery that exploits the reaction between lithium metal and seawater could soon be powering everything from autonomous submarines to buoys and deep-water sensors.

FMC Technologies Completes Acquisition of Schilling Robotics

FMC Technologies Completes Acquisition of Schilling Robotics

Schilling is a leading producer of remotely operated vehicles (ROVs), ROV manipulator systems, control systems and other high-technology equipment and services for oil and gas subsea exploration and production. The company has offices in Davis, California; Houston, Texas; and Aberdeen,...

Robolution Capital is Bruno Bonnell

Robolution Capital is Bruno Bonnell

If Robulution Capital printed its own currency, Bruno Bonnell?s likeness would probably appear on every note, which would be a good thing: a well-deserved tip-of-the-hat gesture to a powerhouse of French robotics who makes things happen, which is to say...

Robotic Hand for Dangerous Missions

Robotic Hand for Dangerous Missions

The glove is constructed to perfectly fit the human operator: a scan of the user's hand is made and a 3D printer creates the ExoHand in polyamide plastic. Eight pneumatic actuators move the fingers, so that they can be opened...

Robot System Impacts $87 Billion Furniture Industry

Robot System Impacts $87 Billion Furniture Industry

Specialized robotics aren't common to the furniture industry, he said. Some large manufacturers use robots in production but mainly for simple functions, like picking up and moving furniture pieces or pushing items down conveyor belts. They're also used minimally in...

Robotics Jobs Go Wanting for Lack of Skilled Workers

Robotics Jobs Go Wanting for Lack of Skilled Workers

Research firm Metra Martech reported that the robotics industry could create as many as one million new positions over the next five years. Jobs will not just be for engineers who design or manufacture robots; practices in robotics will create...

Neato Robotics Inc. Raises $12.2 Million

Neato Robotics Inc. Raises $12.2 Million

Vorwerk Direct Selling Ventures GMBH and Noventi Ventures of Menlo Park gave money in this round. Neato, led by CEO Warren Flick since last May, will spend the money on new products as well as on marketing and expanding its...