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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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Robotics Division Contributes to Q3 2017 Growth, Says ABB

Robotics Division Contributes to Q3 2017 Growth, Says ABB

The robotics division of ABB contributed to the company's growth in the third quarter, with manufacturing demand still strong worldwide. The industrial automation provider has also growth through recent acquisitions, most notably B&R.

How Are Arctic Drones Shaping Regional Competition?

How Are Arctic Drones Shaping Regional Competition?

The stage is set for a new era of international competition in the Arctic. As the ice melts, drones are becoming the most powerful tool for laying claims and monitoring countries. This an opportunity for drone manufacturers to solve specific...

Drone Testing in Denmark Gets Dedicated Airspace

Drone Testing in Denmark Gets Dedicated Airspace

The UAS Denmark International Test Center & Cluster is intended to be hub for European drone testing, with friendly government regulation, access to university research, and an entrepreneurial ecosystem.

Intel RealSense Brings 3D Vision to Robots

Intel RealSense Brings 3D Vision to Robots

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Intel RealSense is a low-cost, 3D vision technology intended to help robots and drones see more like humans to interact better with their environments. This report looks at how RealSense works, provides case studies, and describes remaining challenges.

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NASA Again Relies on maxon Technology for Mars 2020 Rover

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