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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...

FMC Buys Schilling for Robot Probes of Underwater Equipment

Summary: FMC Technologies, which makes fluid-control and construction systems for the oil industry, has bought 45 percent of Schilling Robotics, largely for Schilling’s developments in remote manipulators and remote-operated inspection and repair vehicles. FMC Technologies, Inc. and Schilling Robotics announced...