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NASA Demonstrates New Fuel Cell on Mobile Rover

In February, NASA demonstrated a new fuel cell that will allow rovers on extraterrestrial surfaces to go farther and last longer. The new type of fuel cell will extend the range of surface operations for rovers that will explore new...

Frontline Military Technology Promises Battery Revolution

Frontline Military Technology Promises Battery Revolution

Scientists at BAE Systems have successfully demonstrated the most radical method of storing electricity since the invention of batteries over 200 years ago. The technological breakthrough, called ?structural batteries? may lead to a redesign of all electrical technology and could...

Top 10 Robotics Trends of 2011

The past 12 months have been outstanding for our industry, what with market researchers putting forth multibillion dollar forecasts for growth, large companies such as Toyota entering the market in a serious way, and the White House recognizing robotics as...

A Printable Drone

A Printable Drone

With computer-aided design and a 3-D laser printer, researchers at the University of Southampton in the United Kingdom were able, in a matter of days, to design, build, and fly an unmanned autonomous vehicle (UAV), the Southampton University Laser Sintered...

Dark Day For Drones

Dark Day For Drones

Keystroke logging malware has infected the U.S. Air Force’s Predator and Reaper drones according to a report in Wired’s ‘Danger Room’ blog. The malicious software—which was discovered two weeks ago by the U.S. Department of Defense’s Host-Based Security System–has been...

NASA and Cleantech Open Partner in Robotics Challenge

NASA and Cleantech Open Partner in Robotics Challenge

  NASA has selected Cleantech Open of Redwood, Calif., to manage the agency’s Night Rover Challenge that will culminate in a competition in fall 2012. The event is a new Centennial Challenges prize competition seeking revolutionary energy storage technologies for...

The French Nuke-Bot Arsenal

Like Japan, France is heavily reliant on nuclear energy. But unlike Japan, it has a fleet of robots that stand ready to tackle accidents at the country’s 59 nuclear plants. The Group of Robotics Intervention on Accidents (INTRA) is part...