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.
Global OTEC Resources announces the completion of design and feasibility studies for its ocean thermal energy conversion projects, plus new £80,000 grant.
Following this announcement and other successful trials, AD Navigation places a production order for the MEMS gyro.
From London to Venice, European swarm research around robots and drones is more than an academic exercise. It could provide the continent leadership in autonomous applications.
ExRobotics, a Dutch maker of remote-controlled systems for the oil and gas industry, uses IDS products because of their cost and hardware and software capabilities.
The final phase of the global Ocean Discovery competition puts rapid, unmanned, high-resolution mapping of the sea floor to a real-world test.
Autonomous sailboat competition tackles challenges of moving robotic boats on the water and avoiding collisions.
Startups in the AI, robotics, and unmanned system space all saw financing in recent weeks.
Chinese AI startups are an indicator of the nation’s ambitions to beat the U.S. Also, should the U.N. ban autonomous weapons, or could such systems help smaller countries defend themselves?
Basic income, along with taxes, ethics rules, and outright bans are among the government responses to the perceived threats of automation. Plus, which countries are pursuing autonomous weapons?
The Shell Ocean Discovery XPRIZE has announced the nine finalists in its three-year competition to develop unmanned deep-ocean mapping using a variety of technologies.
New high-performance inertial measurement unit will equip the autopilot for the Mayflower Autonomous Ship.
Sunnyvale, Calif.-based unmanned surface vehicle (USV) manufacturer Liquid Robotics finds U.K. interest in its Wave Glider sensor-hosting autonomous remote craft.
In the latest Robotics & Geopolitics roundup, we look at how unmanned vessels such as Sea Hunter are changing seafaring, AI being used by U.S. state judges, and Chinese attitudes to automation.
In autumn of 2017, the U.K. Royal Navy hosted a large-scale demonstration of marine robotic systems. Featured was the Maritime Autonomy Surface Testbed system and an unmanned surface vessel from AutoNaut.
Maarten Ruyssenaers, the CEO of Aquatic Drones and a TUS Expo presenter, describes his experience at the Resource Design Manufacturing in Rotterdam, his company’s autonomous boats, and the data service they offer.
The U.K. manufacturing and logistics sector has joined several events focusing on how British RAS can help improve efficiency and provide competitive advantage. However, can academic-industrial partnerships overcome the U.K.’s lag in industrial automation?
Submit your paper for our 2018 conference in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. As part of the second International Robotics Week, the RoboBusiness Europe conference and exhibition has issued a call for papers 2018.
The stage is set for a new era of international competition in the Arctic. As the ice melts, drones are becoming the most powerful tool for laying claims and monitoring countries. This an opportunity for drone manufacturers to solve specific challenges relating to extreme-cold environments.
Unmanned systems are all the rage at this week’s AUVSI Xponential in Dallas. From our first impressions, the markets for drones and related technologies are healthy, based on business and technology developments.
Is geopolitical instability the new norm? Uncertainty is generally bad for business, but military automation stands to benefit from intensifying conflict in certain parts of the world.
The most noteworthy DARPA robot projects of the past year are pushing advances in military drone autonomy, pilot assistance, and more. How might they spin out into commercial applications?
BluHaptics raised $1.5 million in Series A funding for its software to improve controls for undersea robotics. The startup impressed investors with its team and strong end-user interest.
Gentle touch is a capability that Harvard University researchers are developing for undersea exploration, but it could be useful for numerous other applications.