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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...

Autonomous Glider Technology Advances Steadily

The quest to further explore the oceans and marine life, as well as natural and man-made disasters like the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, are all driving strong demand and increased production of a class of unmanned...

Roadmapping Robotics Opportunities

Roadmapping Robotics Opportunities

As a relatively young business sector, and one in which research advancements, technological developments, and societal need have combined to remove barriers to innovation and commercialization, the robotics industry has the good fortune of offering a vast number of business...

Hallin Marine Robotics Group Aimed at Nuclear Power Plants

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...