ADVANCED Motion Controls and ROBOSOFT Announce Joint Development Efforts in Service Robotics
By Robotics Trends Staff - Filed Jun 10, 2008
ADVANCED Motion Controls, of Camarillo, CA USA, jointly announces development efforts with Robosoft located in Bidart, France, to produce a new standard in service robots.  To date, Robosoft has uniquely created a multi-use hardware platform for remote service mobile robotic needs.  The robuLAB series for example can be used for indoor security, medical assistance, assisted living or any other service need.  The hardware incorporates ADVANCED Motion Controls servo drives at the heart of the motion control.  Robosoft’s robuBOX™ is a flexible software platform that is operationally ready to take on many tasks and can be quickly and safely tailored to fit the customer’s exact needs.  With the combination of the Robosoft’s hardware and software, including ADVANCED Motion Controls DigiFlex® Performance™ high power density servo drives, OEM’s and users can develop new robotic applications much faster than attempting full scale development.

“Motor-drives are the key components in service robotics, this is the gateway between hardware and software” says Vincent Dupourqué, CEO of ROBOSOFT.  “The ADVANCED Motion Controls drives perfectly fit our control software needs, allowing implementation of advanced algorithms for mobile robots and manipulators.”

Additionally, for those customers looking to develop their own control algorithms within Microsoft’s Robotics Development Studio, drivers for ADVANCED Motion Controls’ DigiFlex® Performance™ servo drives, and additional software features, are being developed by Robosoft in the robuBOX™ and will be available to developers before the end of 2008.

“Flexible mobile robotic platforms with available standards have now come of age. Robosoft’s robuters® and robuBOX™ hardware and software products are proving to be excellent building blocks for companies looking to create their own specific robot designs” says Karl Meier, Marketing Manager of ADVANCED Motion Controls.

A demonstration of Robosoft’s robot, robuLAB-10, will be available at ADVANCED Motion Controls booth # 1927 at the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) exhibition and conference in San Diego, CA June 10 – 12, 2008.

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