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Rio Tinto’s $3.6B Bid to Marry Mining to Robotics

Rio Tinto’s $3.6B Bid to Marry Mining to Robotics

The Pilbara robot trials were a real-world success. The most-watched machine was the autonomous, AT version of the Komatsu 930E, the best-selling off-road dump truck in the world?and now soon-to-be strategic hauling tool of choice for the Pilbara?s millions of...

Ford Autonomous Driving Technology Combats Congestion

Ford Autonomous Driving Technology Combats Congestion

Ford Motor Company continues to expand its involvement in the new wave of driverless vehicle technology with its early prototype of Traffic Jam Assist, which takes over a car?s steering, breaking, and acceleration in congested traffic.

Climbing Robots Reach New Heights With GE’s Wind Turbines

Climbing Robots Reach New Heights With GE’s Wind Turbines

Checking machinery propped 300 feet high and buffeted by the weather can be tricky. GE has partnered with International Climbing Machines (ICM), the developer of a remote-controlled wall climbing robot, to conduct robotic inspections of their wind turbines.

Breakthrough in Robot Communications Has Huge Upside

Breakthrough in Robot Communications Has Huge Upside

Through-the-earth command and control provides field operators with a capability to remotely control robotic and unmanned platforms in tunnels, culverts, buildings and basements. It was a first-time demonstration of wireless through-the-earth command and control of a remotely operated robotic vehicle....

Google’s Robot Auto Has New Rival in RoboCar HV

Google’s Robot Auto Has New Rival in RoboCar HV

The Robocar HV, based, according to Response JP, on the Toyota Prius, sells for $150,000 (MEV $35,000) and was developed by ZMP as a test vehicle for research and development that acquires vehicle sensor data via the vehicle?s controller area...

Diffbot Earns $2M Endorsement From Web Leaders

Diffbot Earns $2M Endorsement From Web Leaders

Diffbot, based in Palo Alto, CA is a young company and a promising new form of visual learning robot technology targeted at Web developers. With a fresh, $2 million injection of capital, Diffbot is poised to revolutionize the way we...