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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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NASA Again Relies on maxon Technology for Mars 2020 Rover

NASA Again Relies on maxon Technology for Mars 2020 Rover

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NASA's next Mars rover will collect soil samples, seal them, and deposit them on the Martian surface for future collection and transport back to Earth. Maxon Motor supplies several drives specifically developed for mission critical tasks.

Fixed-Wing VTOL Utility Drone From ULC Takes Flight

Fixed-Wing VTOL Utility Drone From ULC Takes Flight

ULC Robotics has announced its new fixed-wing unmanned aerial vehicle, which has vertical takeoff and landing, or VTOL, capability. The drone can help utility companies with infrastructure inspections and reduce the need for expensive and dangerous helicopter inspections.

The Chief Robotics Officer Role Is Growing in 2017

The Chief Robotics Officer Role Is Growing in 2017

The chief robotics officer role is continuing to evolve and spread among global companies. This report looks at recent developments around the CRO and corporate organization for robotics adoption and use.

Intel Drones Light Up Xponential, Show Industry Shift

Intel Drones Light Up Xponential, Show Industry Shift

Commercial uses of UAVs and other autonomous systems will generate a lot of data, noted Intel executives at AUVSI Xponential. Intel drones are part of the company's efforts to provide end-to-end solutions for industrial applications.

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On the Efficiency of Drive Components

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There is often the questions about which motor shows the highest efficiency. In particular when talking about applications with limited power supply, such as a battery driven tool or a solar panel powered satellite. I believe it’s worth expanding the...

5 Autonomous Systems Takeaways From Xponential Day 1

5 Autonomous Systems Takeaways From Xponential Day 1

Unmanned systems are all the rage at this week's AUVSI Xponential in Dallas. From our first impressions, the markets for drones and related technologies are healthy, based on business and technology developments.