As the COVID-19 pandemic slowed global manufacturing and trade, investments in robots, drones, and self-driving cars continued in March 2020, with both more shutdowns and an eventual recovery to come.
Hydroid, a developer of unmanned underwater vehicles (UUV) for the defense and maritime markets, is being acquired by shipbuilder Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) for $350 million. The acquisition is subject to regulatory review and is expected to close in the first quarter of 2020. Pocasset, Mass.-based Hydroid will become part of HII’s Technical Solutions division.…
In January 2020, robotics investments and mergers and acquisitions showed continued strength across applications, even as economic challenges affected manufacturing and food service robots.
Not only is military robotics the testbed for cutting-edge applications, but it is also a growing market for technologies with civilian implications.
Inertial navigation and sensors work with robots, drones, autos and marine vehicles.
How teleoperation is taking tasks based on distance, danger, and scale.
Showing appreciation for the sheer breadth of the robotics industry.
Operating underground aerial robotics for mining the first step in a broader journey.
Challenge advanced technologies for mapping the ocean floor with the use of unmanned and autonomous systems.
The Office of Naval Research provided the funding for the development of an underwater robotic hand equipped with a variety of sensors.
More than 8,500 attendees to gather in Chicago next week to discuss all things unmanned.