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Mining & Exploration Resource Center
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
Autonomous Solutions Grows Despite Mineral Price Slide
Safety and productivity help vehicle automation provider ASI grow as mining firms delve deeper for value.

Drone Provider Sky-Futures Gets a Round of $3.9M
Largest European drone investment comes as the U.S. considers relaxing restrictions.

Overheard at RoboBusiness Europe 2015
A collection of quotes and thoughts from Milan.

China South Rail Buys U.K. Robot Maker
Chinese train maker hopes to gain ROV expertise and expand its international reach.

Swiss Team Develops Self-Stabilizing Drones
Autonomous drone launch, stabilization, and landing improve safety, commercial prospects.

Falling Fuel Prices Boost Undersea Robots
As companies consolidate, ROV research and investment increase.

GuardBot Rolls From Martian Plans to Sentry Duty
Spherical robots are no longer science fiction, but adoption yet to be seen.

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.



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-Printed Heart Valves Top Mother Nature’s Own

Open Bionics: New-Age Prosthetics that Disrupt the Status Quo

Is Robotic Welding ‘Inevitable’?
More in 3D Printing



Is Robotic Welding ‘Inevitable’?

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