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Frontline Military Technology Promises Battery Revolution
The batteries store the electrical energy within the physical structure of a device, thus helping to reduce or eliminate the need for traditional batteries. Similar technology could readily be applied to mobile robotics platforms. Read more.
Marine robotics companies could reap the benefits as rigs and other seaborne energy extraction infrastructure are removed from service. View North Sea Oil and Gas De­com­mis­sioning Costs Could Exceed $74B


Energy News
Drone Funding Provides Lift for Specific Applications
SkySquirrel, Ascending Technologies, and MicaSense just a few of the beneficiaries of intensifying investor interest.

Japan Sets Its Sights on Commercial UAVs at Drone Expo 2016
A variety of unmanned aerial vehicles were demonstrated for telecommunications, infrastructure maintenance, and security.

Hydroid Launches Next-Gen REMUS 100 AUV
Undersea drones updated in response to marine research, defense, and energy users.

American Drone Expert Heads to Denmark to Advance UAS Technology
Brad Beach cites local expertise and growing EU interest, will speak at RoboBusiness Europe.

ULC Robotics Lowers Pipeline Maintenance Perils and Costs
Manufacturer targets its inspection and repair robots at energy and utility companies.

Where Do the Candidates Stand on Robotics?
The presidential race is an opportunity for voters to reassess U.S. technology policy.

Toshiba Wields Robot Arms in Delicate Fukushima Fuel Job
Toshiba's submersible system will remove radioactive rods, while Kurion works on water cleanup.

Robots Promise Greater Productivity Amid Oil Slump
Fall in fuel prices has mixed effects on the U.S., global economies, but drones and robots could help energy industry.

Apellix Readies Drones for Coatings Industry
Worker Bee system could extend human reach and ensure safety, compliance for structures like utility towers and ship hulls.

Can Scotland Develop Into a Global AI Hub?
Nation is strong in university research such as the social EMOTE robot, and the U.K. leads in AUVs.

Kurion Acquires Oxford Technologies for Reactor Robots
Both companies have experience handling hazardous materials and are helping at Fukushima.

Drone Startups Benefit From Investor Tailwinds
Commercial drones, collision-avoidance systems, and Chinese commercial drones get funding.

Marine Robotics Goes Under, Salvaged by Kraken Sonar
Market for autonomous underwater vehicles still expected to be healthy.

Drones Fly High Despite Ban in India
Both the public and private sectors find many uses for UAVs, even with security concerns.

Ocean Aero Launches Submaran S10 Hybrid Vessel
Teledyne Technologies increases stake in company, which recently won $2.3M DoD contract.



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Special Focus: 3D Printing
3D Printing

The new reality of customizable, one-off production:
Additive Manufacturing (AM). Where it’s going, why and what’s
driving its emergence.


How Patents Die: Expiring 3D Printing Patents

Autonomous Marine Systems Raises Seed Funding

3D Printing Begins to Come of Age…Finally!
More in 3D Printing



Robotics Takeways From CES 2016

Chinese Firms Invest $20M in Israeli Robotics R&D

RoboBusiness Europe Is Reborn in Denmark

In Their Own Words: 10 Women Talk About the Future of Robotics

Is Robotic Welding ‘Inevitable’?