Gentle touch is a capability that Harvard University researchers are developing for undersea exploration, but it could be useful for numerous other applications.
The Ocean Discovery Xprize has drawn teams from universities, startups, and established robotics companies in more than 22 countries. Can the contest jumpstart undersea drone technology?
Hydroid listened to customer feedback when refreshing its REMUS 100 undersea drone with a more compact, energy-efficient design and ROS-based architecture.
Interest in the solar- and wind-powered Datamaran from AMS ranges from Maine to Azerbaijan.
The global fleet of naval robotics is growing, as General Dynamics Mission Systems acquires Bluefin Robotics.
Jobs that require climbing utility towers or other structures are ideal uses for automation. Apellix has developed its four-part Worker Bee system to address infrastructure needs.
Catch up on a baker’s dozen mergers, acquisitions, and investments that altered the fast-moving robotics industry in the past year.
Marine autonomous systems are becoming useful for more applications, as organizations in the U.K. and Ireland team up to develop undersea drones.
Newfoundland-based Marine Robotics has sunk, but Kraken Sonar Systems picked up its staff and a drone, and other AUV companies are doing well.
Ocean Aero’s marine drone combines the capabilities of AUVs and USVs. Networks of long-range drones could help keep humans ashore.
ABB is spending $70 million over the next decade to centralize its energy and automation functions in Quebec.
Autonomous Marine Systems), a marine data collection, monitoring and transmission solutions provider, recently won first prize at the RoboBusiness Startup Pitchfire event. Get to know AMS in our video Q&A.
The U.K. Robotics and Autonomous Systems Network and the Northern Robotics Network invest millions to facilitate commercialization, help local economy.
This year’s RoboBusiness in San Jose was our eleventh gathering of robotics researchers, makers, investors, and users. See what one newbie found out from panelists and exhibitors.
Disaster relief, agriculture, industrial automation, and traffic reduction are just some of the areas where robotics applications can help the Golden State thrive.
The city-state is pursuing robotics through university-corporate partnerships and by attracting international talent.
Each Datamaran generates $600,000 annually.
Irish researchers develop semi-autonomous sea drones that can be controlled from around the world.
Presenters and attendees discuss the state of European robotics and things to improve.
Zhuzhou CSR Times Electric is buying Specialist Machine Developments, following China’s strategy of gaining robotics expertise through acquisition.
Offshore oil companies worldwide are looking ahead to robotics even as a current slump has led to layoffs in the Gulf of Mexico.
An international contract calls for development of a cluster of automated vessels for mine removal.
The round GuardBot robot has a rugged design and potential military and civilian applications.
The Australian Centre for Robotic Vision is working to improve machine vision for tasks such as fruit picking and environmental monitoring.
SMD has the financial backing and oceanic engineering chops to literally push underwater automation to new depths.