WiBotic, a leader in wireless charging for mobile robots, said it plans to use its investment to expand its product offerings and enhance customer support.
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.
The Mayflower Autonomous Ship will repeat the trans-Atlantic voyage of the Pilgrim ship Mayflower 400 years ago.
Researchers at the University of East Anglia is working with AutoNaut Ltd. on a combination of a unmanned surface vessel and an autonomous underwater vehicle to explore difficult-to-reach portions of the ocean.
Autonomous vehicles, sensors, food preparation, and surgical robots received funding in November 2019.
Advanced Navigation has raised Series A funding to expand its business and accelerate research and development of precise navigation technologies based on machine learning.
Olis Robtics and Forum Energy Technologies have successfully demonstrated a digital controller for undersea remotely operated vehicles that replaces prior analog models.
The Sprint Robotics Awards, presented at a conference in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, recognized three leaders in developing inspection and maintenance robotics systems.
MIT researchers have added capabilities to ‘roboats,’ allowing them to form pop-up bridges, stages, and other structures.
A new ultra-soft underwater gripper developed at Harvard’s Wyss Institute safely catches and releases jellyfish without damage.
Sea Machines and MARAD have agreed to demonstrate the capabilities of autonomous systems installed aboard an MSRC oil spill response vessel.
The biggest mystery in the universe could possibly be right here on Earth. According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), as much as 95% of the oceans and 99% of the ocean floor has yet to be explored. Given more than 70% of the planet is covered by water, the promise for unmanned…
Toyota AI Ventures is looking for innovative startups for its second $100 million fund. Learn about its criteria, the types of companies receiving investment, and Toyota’s outlook for the short and long term.
MIT and the Advanced Metropolitan Solutions Institute in Amsterdam have developed “roboats,” autonomous boats that can connect for a variety of uses. Researchers are scaling up their designs to be more stable.
Robotics developers and the general public can find inspiration for exploring the oceans in a new fiction anthology from XPRIZE entitled Current Futures: A Sci-Fi Ocean Anthology.
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.
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…
If asked to name an oceanic apex predator, sharks are usually the first to come to people’s minds. But ask a fisherman or conservationist in the Carribean or coastal U.S. and you might get a different answer. There, a much smaller creature is terrorizing the underwater ecosystem. Lionfish, a colorful aquarium fish native to the…
The open ocean is the largest and least explored environment on Earth, estimated to hold up to a million species that have yet to be described. However, many of those organisms are soft-bodied – like jellyfish, squid, and octopuses – and are difficult to capture for study with existing underwater tools, which all too frequently…
Underwater robots to take on task of inspecting the nation’s aging piers, bridges, pipelines and dams at a time when people’s relationship with water is changing. Waves, winds, currents, wakes from passing boats and eddies swirling around structures make water one of the most complex environments for experienced boat captains, let alone robots. Now,…
The Festo Bionic Learning Network has released it latest biomimicry innovations to support ongoing research in engineering, manufacturing, and materials science drawn from natural systems. Here are the 2018 additions to the Festo Bionic Learning Network: A transforming spider that rolls or creeps A robotic fish that autonomously maneuvers through acrylic water-filled tubing A semi-autonomous flying…