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New Educational Software Respond to Students’ Emotions in Real Time
03/15/12 —   Emotion-sensing software that models and responds to students' cognitive and emotional states – including frustration and boredom – has been developed by University of Notre Dame Assistant Professor of Psychology Sidney D'Mello and colleagues from the University of Memphis and Massachusetts Institute of Technology. D'Mello also is a concurrent…

Texas Instruments and iRobot Announce Alliance
03/12/12 —   Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) (NASDAQ: TXN) and iRobot Corp. (NASDAQ: IRBT), a leader in robotic technology-based solutions, today announced a partnership to develop robotic technologies using TI’s smart multicore OMAP platform. The relationship stems from the companies’ shared vision to create intelligent and practical robots capable of enhancing people’s…

iRobot Announces New Appointments, Strategic Realignment
02/29/12 —   iRobot Corp. (NASDAQ: IRBT), a leader in developing robotic technology-based solutions, this week announced a strategic realignment of the company into three newly formed business units focused on home robots, military robots, and emerging technologies. Led by Jeffrey Beck as chief operating officer (COO), the three business units will…

Drexel Engineering Research Showcases Seven Adult-Sized Humanoid Robots
02/29/12 —   A gala event in February introduced all seven of the Korean HUBO robots to the Drexel University community. The robots’ presence -together in one place- is a unique event that serves as a key milestone for a nationwide, collaborative robotics research effort funded by the National Science Foundation. Each robot…

FIRST and VEX Robotics to Participate in Upcoming Online Conference
02/17/12 —   More and more children are participating in STEM programs and robotics competitions in the schools, preparing many for engineering studies and robotics careers down the road. And it's a good thing, because robotics is taking off as a solid job opportunity. In fact, according to a recent study, hiring…

c-Link Systems and Technical School Enter Phase 2 of Robotics in the Classroom
02/09/12 —   A project undertaken by c-Link Systems has moved into a second phase. In Phase 2 we were looking at the existing equipment for the classroom CIM project. The current equipment from the mechanical side would do the job satisfactorily. The control electronics was in mediocre or non-functioning condition. The…

CoroWare Announces ROS Upgrade Offer for Corobot Classic and Explorer Owners
01/31/12 — CoroWare, Inc. announced a new upgrade offer for existing CoroBot Classic and CoroBot Explorer unmanned ground vehicle (UGV) customers. These upgrades will help bring earlier CoroBot UGV models up to date, and will enable a new class of CoroBot applications based on the Robotic Operating System (ROS) from Willow Garage.…

New Consumer-Centric Self-Checkout Robots to Debut at Trade Event
01/17/12 —   ECR Software Corporation (ECRS) will introduce a new generation of consumer-centric self-checkout robots during the 2012 National Retail Federation (NRF) Annual Convention and Expo. Visitors to ECRS's "Elevating the Consumer Experience" showcase booth will be able to experience firsthand the ease-of-use, ergonomic design, and intuitive transaction set provided with…

Justin Bieber Unveils TOSY mRobo Entertainment Robot at CES Robotics TechZone
01/12/12 —   Plenty of press and plenty of autograph and photo-seeking parents were on hand at the CES Robotics TechZone today to take pictures and get autographs from Canadian pop star Justin Bieber as he unveiled a new dancing entertainment robot from Vietnamese robotics company TOSY Robotics. Rumblings of the Bieber…

CoroWare Announces CoroBot Upgrades and Options
01/10/12 —   CoroWare, Inc. announced new software upgrades and hardware options for the company’s CoroBot Classic and CoroBot Explorer product lines. These new capabilities give researchers, educators, and engineers the ability to rapidly develop more powerful autonomous unmanned ground vehicle (UGV) applications. The software upgrades include full Robotic Operating System (ROS)…

Baylor to Use VGo Telepresence Robot to Aid School Districts Hurt by Funding Cuts
11/28/11 —   A sleek white remotely-controlled robot soon will be used by Baylor University Libraries to enrich future curriculum for children in grades K-12 across Texas and perhaps the nation. Funding for cultural aspects of education has been cut drastically in many public schools, but "cultural experiences are very important to…

European Robotics Week Includes 350 Events Across the EU
11/28/11 —   The first annual European Robotics Week began today and will run through December 4th. Over 130 organizations in 19 European countries will put on over 350 robotics-related activities across Europe, highlighting and promoting the growing importance of European robotics in a wide variety of application areas. The week’s aim…

Harvard’s Wyss Institute Signs Licensing Agreement with K-Team Corporation
11/23/11 —   The Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University announced today that it has signed an agreement to license its Kilobot robotic technology to K-Team Corporation, a Swiss manufacturer of high-quality mobile robots for use in advanced education and research. K-Team robotics solutions are used in more than 600 universities…

iRobot CEO Colin Angle on RoboBusiness and the Future of the Robotics Industry
11/09/11 — Hundreds of robotics and intelligent systems executives converged in Boston last week to attend the RoboBusiness Leadership Summit, an executive-level robotics event centered on advancing the commercialization of the robotics industry. Among the high level attendees present was iRobot CEO Colin Angle, who visited with Richard Erb, Managing Director of…

Robotics App Store Launched
10/28/11 — Recent growth in worldwide robot ownership has prompted Silicon Valley-based RobotsAppStore.com to launch the first portal that sells Robot Apps. The online marketplace, modeled after today’s mobile app stores, enables robot owners to purchase and download applications written by developers around the globe that extend the functionality of their robots.…

aicas and Harmon International Collaborate on Next-Gen Auto Infotainment System
09/29/11 —   aicas GmbH, a Karlsruhe, Germany-based developer of Java analysis and development tools for real-time and embedded systems, and Harman International announced the release of a jointly developed application platform for automotive infotainment systems based on the JamaicaCAR application management system (AMS). The JamaicaCAR AMS was designed with safety and security in mind,…

U.S. Dept. of Transportation Launches Major Test of Innovative Vehicle Safety Technology
09/22/11 — The U.S. Department of Transportation announced that the University of Michigan will conduct a road safety field trial in Ann Arbor, MI using innovative technology equipment in everyday vehicles in a real-time environment. This advanced technology will be tested in a major study over the course of a year, and…

Virtual Assistant Replaces Vehicle Owner’s Manuals
09/01/11 —   The avatar, which is tasked with explaining how to operate the vehicle, like a richly interactive owner’s manual, forms part of a system called AViCoS, developed as part of a three-year research project. The Department of Process and System Integration for Electrical and Electronic Systems of the Audi AG…




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