Zhuzhou CSR Times Electric is buying Specialist Machine Developments, following China’s strategy of gaining robotics expertise through acquisition.
SMD has the financial backing and oceanic engineering chops to literally push underwater automation to new depths.
WHOI $5 million grant toward the construction of new facilities for the testing and research into innovative marine robotics.
Marine robotics is rapidly sailing toward its ultimate goal: full autonomy. An emerging generation of systems are being designed to operate independently and make on-the-spot decisions with no direct human control.
“We can borrow and build from what has already been developed.”
The Air Force, Army and Marines have UAVs; the Navy has their AUVs; so what does the Coast Guard have? Potentially, the Wave Glider.
A ready fleet of Wave Gliders helps mobilize backlogged ocean research projects
Seaglider finds a new home at Kongsberg after being dumped by iRobot.
Exploring the issues programmers face when developing artificial morality.
A revolutionary battery that exploits the reaction between lithium metal and seawater could soon be powering everything from autonomous submarines to buoys and deep-water sensors.
When advisers buy into a company?s mission they help enhance its prestige. One of the most important ways you can attract talent to your company’s advisory board is by having a compelling robotics project.
The work is being funded by a three-year, $490,000 grant from the National Science Foundation’s Robust Intelligence program.
Summary: Undersea industrial construction and maintenance company Hallin Marine is expanding on its success assisting with the decommissioning of the notorious Sellafield nuclear plant in the U.K. by spinning off its robotics division to accelerate development and to seek more decommissioning and other dangerous work appropriate for its remote-operated manipulator arms. Hallin Marine Subsea International…