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RIC Introduces Pediatric Lokomat Therapy to Enhance Ability to Walk in Neurologically Impaired Child
05/19/09 — The Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago (RIC) announced it’s offering Pediatric Lokomat therapy, or robot-assisted walking therapy, for children with neurological conditions such as cerebral palsy(CP), to help improve their ability to walk and achieve their life goals and dreams. | Cerebral palsy is a neurological condition affecting the motor control…

Gecko Projects Elder-Care Robot Market Growth to $83B in 2014
05/18/09 — In the middle of a hard recession, most companies are hard-pressed to make optimistic reports of this year’s sales, let alone next year’s. Gecko Systems International Corp., however, has announced an “optimistic” projection of sales of its eldercare personal robots that reaches out five full years. Much of the projection…

Ugobe, Maker of Celebrated Pleo, Goes Broke
04/21/09 — As predicted by RoboticsTrends’ sister publication Robotics Business Review, Ugobe, Inc., manufacturer of the ultra-lifelike, ultra-expensive Pleo robotic toy dinosaur, has declared bankruptcy.  The company has laid off its staff and filed for liquidation of its assets under Chapter 7 of the bankruptcy code, according to a story this morning…

PARO Robots U.S. Inc.  Brings Hi-Tech Friends to Life
11/30/08 — Social welfare robot PARO to go on sale in U.S beginning January 2009 from PARO Robots U.S., the North America sales and distribution center for PARO products.  PARO also to be highlighted at CES Robotics TechZone at the 2009 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Nevada. The reorganization of PARO…

iRobot Open For Business at Burlington Mall
11/08/08 — Company’s first retail kiosk to run over the holiday season providing prospective customers with demonstrations and answers to questions. iRobot Corp.  (Nasdaq: IRBT) announced it has opened the company’s first retail kiosk at Burlington Mall in Burlington, Mass.  The new retail location will offer direct and online sales of the…

Trossen Robotics Announces New Educational Division
10/17/08 — With the announcement of their dedicated educational division, Trossen Robotics provides a ‘one stop shop’ for educators incorporating robotics into classrooms. Trossen Robotics has announced the launch of their new Educational Robotics Division.  Building upon the knowledge and experience they have gained as a premiere US distributor of robotic kits…

Intel CTO Says Gap between Humans, Machines Will Close by 2050
09/12/08 — Intel Corporation’s chief technology officer took a fascinating look at how technology will bring man and machine much closer together by 2050. Justin Rattner, during his keynote today at the Intel Developer Forum in San Francisco, predicted big changes are ahead in social interactions, robotics and improvements in computer’s ability…

iRobot Introduces Roomba Pet And Professional Vacuum Cleaning Robots
09/11/08 — iRobot Corp. (NASDAQ: IRBT) introduced the newest additions to its line of vacuum cleaning robots, the iRobot® Roomba® Pet Series Vacuum Cleaning Robot and the iRobot® Roomba® Professional Series Vacuum Cleaning Robot. Engineered and designed with pet owners in mind, the new iRobot Roomba 532 and 562 Pet Series Robots…

MobileRobots Inc Joins RoboDevelopment Conference and Exposition 2008 as Gold Sponsor
08/28/08 — MobileRobots Inc to Host Pre-Conference Technical Workshop, “Developing and Deploying Mobile Service Robot Applications” Robotics Trends, a division of EH Publishing, Inc., today announced that MobileRobots Inc has joined RoboDevelopment Conference and Exposition 2008, the International Technical Design and Development Event for the Personal, Service and Mobile Robotics Industry, as…

Innovation First, Inc. and Autodesk, Inc. Release New Robotics Curriculum
08/28/08 — Autodesk VEX Robotics curriculum promotes hands-on learning by bringing robotics and digital design education into the classroom. To spur greater interest in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) in schools across the globe, Innovation First, Inc. (IFI), a leader in educational and competitive robotics products, and Autodesk, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADSK),…

LEGO Education WeDo Unveiled at National Educational Computing Conference
07/28/08 — LEGO Education, the educational division of LEGO Group, has introduced WeDo, an educational robotics product targeted for primary school students age 7-11 years, that works with OLPC XO, Intel Classmate or any desktop and laptop Mac/PC. LEGO Education, The LEGO Group’s educational division, announced LEGO® Education WeDoTM, a new product…

Microsoft Sponsors RoboDevelopment Conference and Exposition
07/25/08 — 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 (http://www.robodevelopment.com), will be held November 18-19, 2008 at the…

Innovation FIRST, Inc. and Charmed Labs Collaborate to Create New VEX Microcontroller Based on Qwerk
06/02/08 — New Qwerk controller technology enhances VEX Robotics Platform for universities and robot enthusiasts. In an ongoing effort to promote greater interest in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) in schools across the globe, Innovation First, Inc. (IFI), a leader in educational and competition robotics products, will team with Charmed Labs…

KumoTek Robotics Introduces Action Packed Humanoid Character Robot, KT-X
05/29/08 — Texas-based KumoTek has partnered with Japan’s Vstone to produce a humanoid, bipedal robot targeted at the education market. In October 2007, KumoTek Robotics of Richardson, Texas, announced to the world that they were co-developing the “KT-X” (KumoTek-X) bipedal humanoid robot—the latest in educational robotics technology—with one of Japan’s most prestigious…

RoboDevelopment 2008 Call for Presentations Announced
05/20/08 — Dear Robotics Professional, Here is your opportunity to present at the world’s leading technical design and development event for commercial class personal, service and mobile robots and robotic technology… ROBODEVELOPMENT CONFERENCE AND EXPOSITION The International Design and Development Event for the Personal, Service and Mobile Robotics Industry November 18-19, 2008…

Personal Robots Hit The Consumer Mainstream
05/12/08 — According to ABI Research Principal Analyst Philip Solis, in an interview first published in IQ Online, the personal robotics market has arrived with ‘bots quickly carving a market for themselves in the consumer psyche. According to a study, dubbed “Personal Robotics”, released by market research company ABI Research, the personal…

GeckoSystems Improves Mobile Robot Safety
03/18/08 — GeckoSystems Intl. Corp. (PINKSHEETS: GCKO) announced that they have completed the prototyping and development of their new full robot body touch sensor, the GeckoTactileShroud™ 2.0. GeckoSystems is a dynamic leader in the emerging Mobile Service Robot (MSR) industry revolutionizing their development and usage with mobile robot solutions for safety, security,…

Dean Kamen Issues Mentorship Challenge to SolidWorks World 2008 Attendees
02/23/08 — SolidWorks Corporation joins effort, pledging financial support for FIRST Robotics mentorship program Inventor, entrepreneur, and tireless advocate for science and technology Dean Kamen challenged thousands of product designers and engineers at SolidWorks World 2008 to mentor young robotics competitors and inspire the engineers of tomorrow. “Adults line up in droves…




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