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.
Boston Dynamics has partnered with Vinsa to build models for visual AI workflows using its Spot quadruped robot.
Olis Robotics, whose Olis Master Controller uses machine learning for more precise controls, is working with remotely operated vehicle maker Aleron Subsea to offer easy ROV upgrades.
Remotely operated vehicles used by the oil and gas sector can be enhanced to gather more scientific data, according to Australian researchers.
Machine learning on edge devices could transform the manufacturing, healthcare, and energy industries. An AI executive explains why and the hardware involved.
At this week’s ATX West 2020 manufacturing event, DENSO Robotics was showcasing new robots aimed at entry-level manufacturing applications, as well as a new series of high-performance robots for large part manufacturing. The new products include the LPH series, aimed to meet demand for precision robots for light-duty manufacturing applications, and the VM-VL series, large…
AI vision company Neurala and drone services provider AviSight are combining efforts to enable AviSight’s Live Look Fault Vision to inspect critical infrastructure.
Vicon has applied its experience in motion capture technologies from entertainment to industrial applications, including controlling robots and drones in warehouses.
Olis Robtics and Forum Energy Technologies have successfully demonstrated a digital controller for undersea remotely operated vehicles that replaces prior analog models.
DroneDeploy has updated its software offerings, entered into international partnerships, and raised funding for drone inspections.
The Sprint Robotics Awards, presented at a conference in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, recognized three leaders in developing inspection and maintenance robotics systems.
Manual inspection of pressure vessels for oil and gas production is not a glamorous job. Just ask Omar Eleryan, who had to this as part of his job after he graduated from the University of Calgary with a mechanical engineering degree. Calgary, Alberta is the oil and gas capital of Canada. “I had to put…
SPRINT Robotics is a Dutch organization working to share information and develop standards for robotics used for infrastructure inspection and maintenance.
ANYbotics released its new ANYmal C legged robot, which it said has been optimized for industrial inspections with the capability to carry multiple sensors and climb stairs.
Sea Machines and MARAD have agreed to demonstrate the capabilities of autonomous systems installed aboard an MSRC oil spill response vessel.
I was on the phone recently with a large multinational corporate investor discussing the applications for robotics in the energy market. He expressed his frustration about the lack of products to inspect and repair active oil and gas pipelines, citing too many catastrophic accidents. His point was further endorsed by a Huffington Post article that…
The Shell Ocean Discovery XPRIZE winner was the GEBCO-NF Alumni team, which consisted of people from 14 countries. The executive director of the competition describes the teams and goal of advancing undersea mapping technology.
Toyota AI Ventures, the investment arm of the Toyota Research Institute, will continue looking for startups to invest in and strengthen its portfolio services.
Small and midsize manufacturers often struggle with processes and systems that must be flexible enough to move from one task to another rather than simply crank out large batches of identical items. Fluidics Instruments BV makes components for oil burners and has used collaborative robot arms from Universal Robots A/S to steadily increase production. Netherlands-based…
We know far less about the Earth’s oceans than we do about the surface of the moon or Mars. The sea floor is carved with expansive canyons, towering seamounts, deep trenches, and sheer cliffs, most of which are considered too dangerous or inaccessible for autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs) to navigate. But what if the reward…
Canrig Robotics has developed robots with the goal of achieving a fully-automated drill floor operation of oil rigs. The company is based in Stavanger, Norway, a central city in the European oil drilling industry. Canrig Robotics’ primary piece of equipment is a heavy-duty, seven-axis robot with a load capacity of 1,500 kilograms, which is handled by a…