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Philae Robot Space Probe Makes Historic Comet Landing
Philae robotic lander touches down on Comet 67P, marking the first time a spacecraft has safely landed on a comet. Read more.
To continue the use of Earth’s orbit in the long term, the growing amount of space junk needs to be cleaned up. Here's how robots can help. View How Robots Can Help Clean up Space Junk


Mining & Exploration News
Robotics Research at the Colorado School of Mines Ranges Far and Wide
Faculty and students develop systems for resource recovery and health care.

Analyst Outlook
Global AUV Industry Slated to Grow 36% in Commercial Sector
Through 2018, North America to continue as overall leading region

ASI to Develop Innovative Haulage Solutions with Anglo American
Facing lower commodity prices, declining grades of ore deposits, and difficulty accessing ore bodies, the mining industry "needs to leap forward twenty years in five."

Philae Robot Space Probe Makes Historic Landing on Comet 67P
Philae robotic lander touches down on Comet 67P, marking the first time a spacecraft has safely landed on a comet.

In-Depth Analysis
How Robots Can Help Clean up Space Junk
To continue the use of Earth’s orbit in the long term, the growing amount of space junk needs to be cleaned up. Here's how robots can help.

Clearpath Hopes to Get Down and Dirty with Grizzly
All-terrain, autonomous utility vehicle offers performance of a tractor and precision of an industrial robot

Research Report
Robotics in Oil, Gas & Mining: 2015-2020
Examining the latest trends in the oil, gas and mining industry, the challenges and opportunities of robotics, updates on the key companies, investment and funding analysis and much more.

Neya Systems Wins Phase I SBIR to Develop Focused UGV Vision System
Neya Systems will address existing deficiencies in current autonomous systems that lack the ability to rapidly focus on critical data.

Analyst Outlook
How Tricky Is Investing in Robotics for Oil, Gas & Mining?
There are risks investors face pioneering robotics in daunting environments

Deep Sea Dive for Rare Earth Elements
Pacific mineral bonanza 2-miles down accessible only by robot submersibles

Honeybee Robotics Secures 6 Phase I Awards from NASA
Money will fund new approaches to planetary sampling systems, spacecraft mechanisms, and unmanned ground vehicles for Earth and Lunar applications.

Robotics Upside Impact on Oil Exploration and Production
May help drive rig day-rate costs down substantially in years to come

UK’s Deep-Ocean Robot Faces Atlantic Test
Long-range robo-sub on 30-day sea trial off Irish coast

Honeybee Robotics Secures NASA Funding for Planetary Sampling Systems
NASA Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase II Awards build on Phase I development from 2013.

Carnegie Robotics Leading the Way in High-Speed Vision Systems
Carnegie's MultiSense vision system was on the head of six of the eight top teams from the 2013 DARPA Robotics Challenge Trials.



Special Focus: Robots and the Law

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.


3D Printing Plastics: Demand and Opportunities

Inside 3D Printing: Industry Analysis to End Users

Webcast: 3D Printing in a World of Plastics
More in 3D Printing



Healthcare Robotics 2015-2020: Trends, Opportunities & Challenges

Conducting R&D with Government Funding

2015 RBR50 Nominations Now Open

Philae Robot Space Probe Makes Historic Comet Landing

Why Intel is Betting on Drones