The Stratom RAPID solution can be configured to refuel any type of fuel, including diesel, gas, hydrogen and electric charging.
Impossible Mining raises $10.1M for underwater mining robot
Impossible Mining is developing a AUV that will travel up to four-miles deep into the ocean to harvest polymetallic nodules individually.
Hiring levels for robotics jobs in mining hit year high in May
39.7% of mining companies included in an analysis conducted by Mining Technology were recruiting for robotics related positions in May 2022.
Field Robotics Engineering Forum call for speakers open
The Field Robotics Engineering Forum seeks submissions that focus on the design and development of robotics systems that operate in outdoor, unstructured and dynamic environments, such as construction worksites, open mines, and farm fields, as well as busy urban centers.
Teleo announces $12M in Series A funding
Teleo closed its Series A funding round with $12 million raised for its semi-autonomous retrofit kits for heavy construction equipment.
How robots helped a collapsed mine get back in operation
Manned explorations weren’t possible after the Lhoist North American limestone mine collapsed in 2021, so the team turned to robots instead.
Boston Dynamics Spot learns new skills with 3.0 release
Spot Release 3.0 enhances its data collection capabilities to improve ease of use and efficiency for facility inspection.
Oxbotica raises $47M to scale autonomous vehicle software
Oxbotica’s Selenium platform handles an autonomous vehicle’s navigation, mapping, perception, and machine learning. Oxbotica said Selenium doesn’t need to rely on external infrastructure such as GPS, lane markings or pre-existing HD maps.
Boston Dynamics talks about its big year and acquisition by Hyundai
In the final Robot Report Podcast for 2020, learn about Boston Dynamics’ plans for its legged robots after its acquisition by Hyundai Motor, as well as the DARPA Subterranean Challenge.
Coordinated Robotics wins Cave Circuit Virtual Competition in DARPA SubT Challenge
The Cave Circuit, the third stage of the DARPA Subterranean Challenge, was completely virtual, enabling teams to test their software and simulated hardware configurations in difficult environments.
Delivery drone firm Volansi expands to VTOL development facility in Oregon
VTOL drone delivery developer and service provider Volansi said it is expanding in Bend, Ore., to take advantage of the region’s talent pool and aviation technology expertise and scale its production and operations.
ExynAero, ExynPak expand Exyn’s autonomous drone, sensing offerings
Exyn Technologies said its new ExynAero drone sensor system can map industrial environments in real time without a human pilot.
Kespry Perception Analytics uses Microsoft Azure for geospatial analysis of drone data
Kespry said its Kespry Perception Analytics cloud-based system is designed for industries including chemicals, pulp and paper, energy, food and beverage, and ports.
Autonomy Level 2 in Emesent’s Hovermap designed to ease industrial BVLOS drone flights
Emesent said its new beyond-line-of-sight autonomy technology will increase drone safety and efficiency in mining, construction, and disaster response.
Robotics investments recap: July 2020
In July 2020, autonomous vehicles, industrial automation, and surgical robots continued to receive funding at steady levels in comparison with the same period last year.
Force/torque sensor developed by ATI, NASA ready for launch of Mars 2020 Rover
ATI developed a space-rated force/torque sensor for the Perseverance Rover, which will explore the Martian surface.
Drone analytics firm Kespry releases Summer 2020 Aerial Intelligence updates
Drone analytics provider Kespry has announced its Summer 2020 Aerial Intelligence feature updates, and its CEO explains how drone inspections are evolving.
Microdrones offers four new 3D, lidar survey drones as a service
Microdrones said its new mapping and survey equipment is available as a service for 3D mapping and modeling applications.
RMUS to distribute Sarcos Robotics’ Guardian S crawler robot in North America
RMUS, or Rocky Mountain Unmanned Systems, will distribute, integrate, and service Sarcos Robotics’ Guardian S robotic crawler system. The mobile robot is designed to be a rugged platform for industrial inspection, public safety, and more.
AI pilots developed at Aarhus University to take over quarry measurement
Researchers Aarhus University and the Technical University of Denmark have developed AI pilots to control drones scanning and measuring terrain such as quarries.
Team CoSTAR wins Urban Circuit of DARPA Subterranean Challenge
The second phase of the DARPA Subterranean Challenge concluded late last week with the completion of the Urban Circuit, held at an unfinished nuclear power plant in Elma, Wash. Similar to the challenge’s first phase, the urban circuit challenged teams to use robots and drones to rapidly map, navigate and search underground environments. Team CoSTAR…
Energid to provide SDK to help power Motiv’s RoboMantis platform
BEDFORD, Mass. – Energid and Motiv announced today a software development kit that would allow users of Motiv’s RoboMantis modular robotic system to more easily program the robot. The companies said Energid’s Actin SDK is a real-time adaptive robotic control tool kit that can help RoboMantis extend its capabilities within sophisticated applications in…