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Microsoft Sponsors RoboDevelopment Conference and Exposition
By Robotics Trends Staff - Filed Jul 25, 2008
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Robotics Trends, a division of EH Publishing, Inc., today announced that Microsoft has joined the 2nd annual RoboDevelopment Conference and Exposition as the event’s Founding Sponsor. RoboDevelopment, the international technical design and development event for personal, service and mobile robotics industry (, will be held November 18-19, 2008 at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, California.

“We are delighted that Microsoft has again joined the RoboDevelopment Conference and Exposition as the Founding Sponsor,” said Dan Kara, conference co-chairman and President of Robotics Trends.  “Through products such as Microsoft® Robotics Developer Studio, as well as robotics community development efforts, Microsoft has a well deserved reputation as a leader in this exciting new industry.”

“The personal, service and mobile robotics market is in a growth phase similar to that of the early days of the PC industry,” said Tandy Trower, general manager of the Microsoft Robotics Group at Microsoft. “In a manner similar to the PC industry, for the robotics market to reach its full potential, technical issues related to the design and development of robotics systems must be addressed. The RoboDevelopment Conference and Exposition provides robotics technical professionals with the ideal forum to learn from industry leaders, exchange information with their peers, and evaluate the latest tools and techniques for building robotics products and technologies.”

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:

  • Systems, Design and Development
  • Tools and Platforms
  • Enabling Technology
  • Achieving Autonomy

Complete event details and attendee registration will be available in the coming weeks. Visit for up-to-date information.

About Robotics Trends
Robotics Trends, a division of EH Publishing, Inc., is the world’s first integrated media firm serving the burgeoning personal, service and mobile robotics marketplace. Robotics Trends 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 RoboDevelopment Conference and Exposition (, 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 EH Publishing
EH Publishing, Inc. is the information leader and resource for the home electronic industry. Serving the technology and construction markets, EH Publishing, Inc. reaches more than half a million home electronic professionals, builders and consumers worldwide. Founded in 1994, EH Publishing, Inc. has defined, cultivated and raised awareness of the $15 billion electronic/installed home industry through its products, which include print publications, on-line publications, trade shows and market studies. EH Publishing, Inc. is the industry’s source for home technology information and market analysis, with the targeted print and on-line publications: Electronic House, Home Electronic Ideas, CE Pro, CE Pro Retailing, ChannelPro, TecHome Builder, Live Sound, and targeted tradeshows: Electronic House Expo (EHX), Electronic Security Expo (ESX), Worship Facilities Conference & Expo (WFX), RoboDevelopment Conference and Expo, and RoboBusiness Conference and Expo. To find out more, visit

For further information, contact Dan Kara at 508-663-1500 x329 or email . For sponsorship and exhibiting opportunities, contact Ellen Cotton at 508-663-1500 x240 or email . For media inquiries, contact Jessica Camerato at 508-663-1500 x296 or email .

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