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Nissan EPORO Robot Car “Goes to School” on Collision-free Driving by Mimicking Fish Behavior
10/05/09 — Advanced robotic concept cars inspired by anti-collision abilities of schooling fish debuts at CEATEC Japan 2009. In 2008, it was the flight of the bumblebee that inspired Nissan’s Biomimetic Car Robot Drive “BR23C” concept. In 2009, fish-inspired technology takes center stage in Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.’s new Nissan “EPORO*1” robot…

PCS Edventures! Announces Partnership With MINDS-i
10/01/09 — PCS Edventures!, a developer of STEM learning labs for the international K-12 market partners with MINDS-I a maker of construction systems for robotics and engineering students. PCS Edventures! (OTCBB: PCSV) announced the execution of two sales and distribution agreements with MINDS-i, Inc., of Liberty Lake, Washington. MINDS-i is the maker…

Bossa Nova Robotics Unveils its First Line of Personal Entertainment Robots
07/31/09 — Affordable robots from Pittsburgh based spinoff from Carnegie Mellon University’s Robotics Institute features revolutionary ‘Ani-Motion’ technology that encourages interactive play. After four years of development, Bossa Nova Robotics, a Pittsburgh-based, robotics company and spinoff from Carnegie Mellon University’s (CMU) Robotics Institute, today unveiled its first line of personal entertainment robots.…

Predictive Powers: A Robot That Reads Your Intention?
06/05/09 — The walking, talking, thinking robots of science fiction are far removed from the automated machines of today. Even today’s most intelligent robots are little more than slaves – programmed to do our bidding. Many research groups are trying to build robots that could be less like workers and more like…

Panasonic Demos Floor-Scrubbing Robots
05/26/09 — Panasonic Corp. demonstrated an autonomous floor-cleaner robot last month at the Tokyo Fiber Senseware exhibition in Italy, which highlights innovative uses of artificial fibers. Panasonic’s Fukitorimushi, which translates as ‘wipe-up bug” is made of polyester fibers each of which is less than 1/7500th the width of a human hair, according…

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…




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