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Popular Science Magazine Joins RoboDevelopment Conference & Expo
By Robotics Trends Staff - Filed Sep 19, 2006
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Robotics Trends and IDG World Expo announced that Popular Science magazine has been named the Premier Media Sponsor of the RoboDevelopment Conference and Exposition. The RoboDevelopment Conference and Exposition ( will be held December 12-13, 2006 at the Santa Clara Convention Center, Santa Clara California.

“I am delighted that Popular Science has joined the RoboDevelopment Conference and Exposition as the event’s Premier Media Sponsor, said Dan Kara, conference co-chairman and President of Robotics Trends. The event and the magazine are made for each other. Since 1872, Popular Science has reported on the intersection of science, emerging technologies and everyday life, with an eye toward what is new and why it matters. It comes as no surprise, therefore, that Popular Science is supporting RoboDevelopment, a conference and exposition especially designed for those building a new generation of robotics technologies and applications that will become part of everyday life.”

RoboDevelopment Conference and Exposition sponsors include Founding Sponsor Microsoft and Premier Association Sponsor the Object Management Group. A complete list of all corporate, media and association sponsors can be found at

About the RoboDevelopment Conference and Exposition
Robotics Trends’ RoboDevelopment Conference and Exposition is a multifaceted educational forum and trade show dedicated to addressing the technical issues involved with the design and development of commercial robotic products. The RoboDevelopment exposition hall provides attendees with hands on access to the latest design and development solutions for producing mobile robotics and intelligent systems technology, while the RoboDevelopment keynotes and general sessions are specifically designed to impart to technical professionals the information they need to develop the next generation of personal, service and mobile robots. Tracks in the RoboDevelopment Conference and Exposition include:
• Design, Development and Standards,
• Tools and Platforms, and
• Enabling Technology.

About Popular Science Magazine
Founded in 1872, Popular Science is the world’s largest science and technology magazine with a circulation of 1.45 million subscribers and a readership of more than seven million. Each month, Popular Science reports on the intersection of science and everyday life, with an eye toward what is new and why it matters. The mission is to pique readers’ curiosity, stimulate their imaginations, and rivet their interest with the best news and views on scientific advances and their underlying technologies. Now in its 133rd year, Popular Science is published in five languages and nine countries worldwide, and is the fifth oldest continuously published magazine in the United States. For more information, see

About Robotics Trends, Inc.
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, 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 ( and the RoboNexus Conference and Exposition (; and

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

About IDG World Expo
IDG World Expo ( produces technology-focused tradeshows, conferences and events for professionals seeking world-class education, peer-to-peer networking and one-stop comparison shopping. As the leading technology event management company, IDG World Expo leverages its experience and knowledge of technology-focused events and conferences, enabling technology companies to capture the attention and loyalty of influential buyers. IDG World Expo’s portfolio of conferences and events includes Macworld Conference & Expo®, LinuxWorld Conference & Expo®, Bio-IT World Conference + ExpoTM, Health-IT World Conference + ExpoTM, COMNET® Conference & Expo, BiometricsWorld Global SeriesTM, Portable Power Conference & ExpoTM and Wireless Sensing SolutionsTM. IDG World Expo is a business unit of IDG, the world’s leading technology media, research and event company.

For further information, please call Dan Kara at (508) 529-4197 or email info[at]

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