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Gulf Oil Spill: Responding with Robots
07/16/10 — BP reports its ROVs have succeeded in capping the leaking well head in the Gulf. Meet the robotics innovators that made it happen. ON THE 86th DAY of the worst U.S. oil spill in history, it was announced by BP and government officials Thursday, July 15, that the oil had stopped flowing in the Gulf of Mexico…thanks in no small part to robots. Since a well explosion below Transocean Ltd.’s Deepwater Horizon drilling well in the Gulf on April 22, the BP well has released between 92 million and 182 million gallons of crude oil, depending on estimates. During that…

A160T Proves Resupply Capability for US Marines
03/16/10 — Boeing’s unmanned A160T Hummingbird has successfully demonstrated its ability deliver up to 2,500 pounds of cargo up to 75 miles in under six hours.  The Boeing [NYSE: BA] A160T Hummingbird has successfully completed a cargo delivery demonstration under a U.S. Marine Corps Warfighting Laboratory contract, proving the unmanned rotorcraft’s ability to resupply frontline troops in rough terrain. The Hummingbird met or exceeded all of the demonstration requirements during the tests, conducted March 9 - March 11 at the U.S. Army’s Dugway Proving Ground in Utah. Boeing showed that the A160T can deliver at least 2,500 pounds of cargo from one…

Food Robot Turns Heads in Tokyo
06/11/09 — Fanuc Robotics, Inc. is demonstrating its high-speed food-picking robot arm at the Fooma Tokyo food-automation expo this week. The units, which were the first to pass USDA hygiene requirements and got the company an approving nod from analysts at Robotics Business Review for the innovation, are designed to pick primary…

World’s Smallest Voice-Activated Robots
05/26/09 — Researchers at Taiwan’s National Cheng Kung University have unveiled what they call the world’s smallest voice-controlled robot. The robots, which stand 15-centimeters high, take voice instructions to perform Tai Chi, kneel, or shake hands. Users can program the ‘bots for other behaviors as well. The robots were designed by a…

Korea Puts $750M in Robotics, Aims to Lead Market by 2018
04/20/09 — The government of South Korea has promised to invest 1 trillion Won (about $750 million U.S. dollars) in the country’s robotics industry in an attempt to accelerate its growth. The goal is to help the global robotics market grow to more than $30 billion by 2013 and to help Korean…

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