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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 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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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'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.