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Seagoing Robots To Battle Shipboard Fires

Seagoing Robots To Battle Shipboard Fires

Robot firefighters being developed by the U.S. Navy could fill a huge gap in the ranks of many needy volunteer firefighter departments while filling in the financial gaps in many public service budgets.

Revolutionary Battery to Power Marine Robots

Revolutionary Battery to Power Marine Robots

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.

Finding the Unfindable

Less than three decades ago, the Titanic sat undiscovered at the bottom of the sea. Now, as an article in the Sydney Morning Herald noted recently, the wreck site has been meticulously mapped by autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs), revealing minute...

Bio-Inspired Robots Impact Commercial and Research Sectors

Bio-Inspired Robots Impact Commercial and Research Sectors

Indeed, what is alternately called biomimicry or bio-inspiration?across robotics and other industries?could represent $300 billion annually of U.S. gross domestic product (GDP) in 2010 dollars within 15 years, according to the Da Vinci Index, a biomimicry report developed by a...

How to Build a High-Profile Advisory Board

How to Build a High-Profile Advisory Board

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.

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...