The Japanese Government has agreed to use QinetiQ North America’s unmanned vehicle vision equipment for the disaster recovery work taking place in tsunami and earthquake hit Japan.
A new study by ABI Research has revealed that the market for military robot technology is not only maintaining its healthy growth streak, but will continue to develop into excess of $8 billion in 2016.
America's swelling ranks of groundbot warriors are being used in new, unexpected, life-saving ways. According to Lt. Col. Dave Thompson, the Marine Corps' top robot-handler, there are more than 2,000 ground robots fighting alongside flesh-and-blood forces in Afghanistan. If these figures are correct, it means one in 50 U.S. troops in Afghanistan is a machine, not a human being.
The Yonhap News Agency in Seoul reported that the Government has announced it will spend 100 billion WON (US$89.5 million) on robotics related projects to encourage growth in the cutting edge industry.
The Germany-based manufacturer of advanced bomb disposal robots and threat response vehicles, Telerob GmbH will shortly be acquired by the British defence technology manufacturer Cobham. Cobham anticipates that the acquisition will allow it to significantly strengthen its ability to deliver market-leading robot products, to fast-growing homeland security markets around the world.
Richard Tyler, Enterprise Editor for the Telegraph reports that the British Ministry of Defence (MoD) is encouraging small and medium businesses to produce tech-savvy equipment for the forces.
The Chrysler Foundation continues its long time commitment to furthering science, engineering and technology education as it announces recipients of 2011 FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotic grants.
Andros, a robot that has starred in a popular Hollywood film, The Hurt Locker, will take a center stage at the Military Bowl.
NASA is offering $20 million in support of the robotics non profit organisation ‘FIRST’ or For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology.
As a part of its incentive for student participation in science, technology and mathematics with a focus on robotic technology, NASA is providing up to $20 million over the next five years to support a national program.