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Robots are best suited to jobs that are too dirty, dull, or dangerous for humans. From utility line inspections and autonomous trucks to undersea exploration, we look at how robotics is used in this industry.

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UAS Research in Northern Greenland Opens Opportunities for Drone Business

UAS research in Denmark has supported deployment of drones to North Greenland for Arctic studies. The collaboration between university, government, and business partners is a model for European and international drone commercialization.

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Rio Tinto’s $3.6B Bid to Marry Mining to Robotics

Rio Tinto’s $3.6B Bid to Marry Mining to Robotics

The Pilbara robot trials were a real-world success. The most-watched machine was the autonomous, AT version of the Komatsu 930E, the best-selling off-road dump truck in the world?and now soon-to-be strategic hauling tool of choice for the Pilbara?s millions of...

Climbing Robots Reach New Heights With GE’s Wind Turbines

Climbing Robots Reach New Heights With GE’s Wind Turbines

Checking machinery propped 300 feet high and buffeted by the weather can be tricky. GE has partnered with International Climbing Machines (ICM), the developer of a remote-controlled wall climbing robot, to conduct robotic inspections of their wind turbines.

Breakthrough in Robot Communications Has Huge Upside

Breakthrough in Robot Communications Has Huge Upside

Through-the-earth command and control provides field operators with a capability to remotely control robotic and unmanned platforms in tunnels, culverts, buildings and basements. It was a first-time demonstration of wireless through-the-earth command and control of a remotely operated robotic vehicle....

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...