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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...

Bluefin Robotics Acquires Hawkes Remotes

Bluefin Robotics Acquires Hawkes Remotes

Bluefin Robotics, a provider of autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs) in Quincy, Mass., has acquired the assets of Port Richmond, Calif.-based Hawkes Remotes Inc, a spinoff from Hawkes Ocean Technologies that develops remotely operated vehicles (ROVs). Bluefin aims to add hybrid...

Mining Riches Beneath the Sea

When it comes to mining our planet for vital minerals and ores, we've only scratched the surface. Literally. Untold trillions of dollars' worth of resources await beneath the ocean floor. Until now, extracting them economically was impossible. Robotics changes the...