Robotics Trends Welcomes Microsoft as Sponsor of the RoboBusiness Conference and Exposition
By Robotics Trends Staff - Filed Feb 06, 2007
Robotics Trends announced that Microsoft Corp. has joined the 4th annual RoboBusiness Conference and Exposition, the international business development event for mobile robotics and intelligent systems, as a Gold Sponsor. The RoboBusiness Conference and Exposition (http://www.roboevent.com) will be held May 15-16, 2007 at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston, MA.

According to Dan Kara, conference co-chairman and President of Robotics Trends, “We are extremely pleased that Microsoft has once again has joined the RoboBusiness Conference and Exposition as a sponsor. Microsoft continues to enhance their Microsoft Robotics Studio development environment, enabling a common robotics platform for the industry to build on, and demonstrating their commitment to provide solutions that reduce the cost and complexity of building robots and robotic technology. But equally important, Microsoft has taken a leadership position in the robotics industry, with their continued support for RoboBusiness.”

“Microsoft views robotics as a significant new market on an accelerating trajectory,” said Tandy Trower, general manager of the Robotics Group at Microsoft. “The RoboBusiness Conference and Exposition gives us a great opportunity to bring the latest advancements in our Microsoft Robotics Studio development environment to industry partners and leaders in the robotics community.”

RoboBusiness sponsors include Founding Sponsor iRobot and Premiere Sponsors the Technology Collaborative and the Massachusetts Technology Leadership Council, along with Gold Sponsors Coroware, Freescale Semiconductor, Holland+Knight, Evolution Robotics and Microsoft. Corporate co-sponsors include Advanced Digital Logic, ATI Industrial Automation, Autonomous Solutions, Foster-Miller, GOSTAI, Honeywell, Hokuyo Automatic, InTouch Health, Japan External Trade Association (JETRO) and City of Osaka, Kumotek, MachineBus, Magmotor, NEXSTAR, OceanServer Technology, OLogic, Perrone Robotics, RoboTech Center, Segway, SCHUNK and Vecna Robotics.

RoboBusiness academic, association and media co-sponsors include Premier Media Co-Sponsor Popular Science, along with Robotics Society of America, Circuit Cellar, Hobby Manufacturers Association, Entertainment Engineering, Robot Magazine, Nuts & Volts, Linux Journal, Machine Brain, RC Driver, Object Management Group, Global Emerging Technology Institute, Strategy Analytics, Vision Systems Design, and Servo Magazine.

RoboBusiness sponsors include Founding Sponsor iRobot and Premiere Sponsors the Technology Collaborative and the Massachusetts Technology Leadership Council, along with Gold Sponsors Coroware, Freescale Semiconductor, Holland+Knight, Evolution Robotics and Microsoft. Corporate co-sponsors include Advanced Digital Logic, ATI Industrial Automation, Autonomous Solutions, Foster-Miller, GOSTAI, Honeywell, Hokuyo Automatic, InTouch Health, Japan External Trade Association (JETRO) and City of Osaka, Kumotek, MachineBus, Magmotor, NEXSTAR, OceanServer Technology, Perrone Robotics, RoboTech Center, Segway, SCHUNK and Vecna Robotics. RoboBusiness academic, association and media co-sponsors include Premier Media Co-Sponsor Popular Science, along with Robotics Society of America, Circuit Cellar, Hobby Manufacturers Association, Entertainment Engineering, Robot Magazine, Nuts & Volts, Linux Journal, Machine Brain, RC Driver, Object Management Group, Global Emerging Technology Institute, Strategy Analytics, Vision Systems Design, and Servo Magazine.

To foster information exchange and interaction among the various constituents driving the intelligent systems and mobile robotics market, the RoboBusiness Conference and Exposition will offer five comprehensive educational tracks, each of which focuses on a specific theme driving this new industry. Tracks within the 2007 RoboBusiness Conference and Exposition include:

- Business Development and Investment;
- Technology and Standards;
- Applications and Products;
- Markets and Industries; and
- SPOTLIGHT: New Markets for Industrial Robotics.

About Robotics Trends
Robotics Trends, the world’s first integrated media firm serving the burgeoning personal, service and mobile robotics marketplace, services their clientele through three major business divisions:

- Robotics Trends Publishing, which produces http://www.roboticstrends.com, an online news, information and analysis portal focused on business and technology trends for people who build, buy, invest in, and seek to understand the personal, service, mobile and military robotics market;

- Robotics Trends Events, which produces the RoboBusiness Conference and Exposition (http://www.robobusiness2006.com and http://www.roboevent.com) and the RoboNexus Conference and Exposition (http://www.robonexus.com); and

- Robotics Trends Analyst Services serving the strategic consulting needs of leading emerging robotics manufacturers.

Contact
For further information, please call Dan Kara at (508) 529-4197 or email dk [at] roboticstrends [dot] com.

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