06. September 2012
NASA is to help a Norwegian company developing robotic oil drills by sharing information about the Curiosity Mars rover.
"Robotic Drilling Systems (formerly Seabed Rig) has signed an agreement with the US space agency that will enable the company to access some of the most advanced robotic software in the world.
The company hopes this will aid the development of its prototype autonomous drill, designed to help the oil industry expand its operations, particularly into more extreme environments, by overcoming the difficulties of recruiting more experienced staff."
Read more: http://www.theengineer.co.uk/sectors/energy-and-environment/news/nasa-information-could-aid-robotic-oil-drill-development/1013790.article#ixzz25mx2VEsU
(Text by The Engineer)