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Robots Lend a Hand in Japan
02/22/08 — It is no wonder Japan has been called “the robot kingdom.” Of the world’s at least 923,000 industrial robots, about 4 in 10 are in Japan. Now Japanese interest is turning to so-called service robots, which could play a crucial role in looking after the nation’s aging population. By Tony…

WowWee Unveils Most Extensive and Innovative Product Line To-Date
02/18/08 — From a WiFi enabled robotic webcam to an indoor flying machine with onboard navigation, WowWee continues to forge new categories in personal robotics and entertainment products that are both imaginative and inventive. WowWee Robotics In 2008, WowWee Robotics will feature yet another product line of technologically advanced innovations that will…

BAE Systems Becomes Largest Corporate Contributor and “Strategic Partner” of FIRST
02/18/08 — BAE Systems is increasing its contribution to FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) to more than $1 million annually through donations of money, resources and employee volunteering. By increasing its level of support, BAE Systems becomes a “Strategic Partner” of FIRST, and the largest corporate contributor to…

Breakthrough ‘’Micro-GPS’’ Solution from Evolution Robotics Featured on WowWee’s New Rovio Robot
01/18/08 — Evolution Robotics, Inc. announced the introduction of a major breakthrough that marks the start of a new era of “super smart” robots for the consumer market. For the first time publicly, the company unveiled its NorthStar 2.0 system, which enables robots to be truly aware of their environment and perform…

iRobot Looj Wins 2008 CES Best of Innovations Award
11/21/07 — iRobot Corp. (NASDAQ: IRBT) today announced the iRobot® Looj(TM) Gutter Cleaning Robot has been honored with the 2008 International Consumer Electronic Showcase (CES) Best of Innovations Design and Engineering Award, receiving the judges’ highest scores in the Home Appliance category. The iRobot Looj is the company’s third home appliance product…

Shop for Wow, Now! The Sharper Image Expects Robotics and Tech Toys to Rule This Holiday Season
11/01/07 — In stock now is oodles of wow at The Sharper Image (NASDAQ:SHRP), the headquarters for this season’s hottest trends in toys and technology. That’s because the retailer is expecting a tech and toy season predominantly driven by consumers’ desire to interact with products that allow them to escape, fantasize and…

Willow Garage Unveils Plan for New Personal Robotics Platform
11/01/07 — To jumpstart the development of future robotics applications, Willow Garage Inc. today announced its plan to develop an available, standardized robotics platform. The company also announced that it has donated $850,000 to the Stanford Computer Science Lab under the direction of Assistant Professor Andrew Ng. That Lab is currently developing…

Wowwee and Evolution Robotics Partner to Bring Breakthrough Technology to Consumer Robots
11/01/07 — Wowwee Limited and Evolution Robotics, Inc. today announced a joint agreement to launch a new category of breakthrough entertainment robots, functional robots and robotic toys. At least three products are planned for release in 2009, with additional products under development. Each product will be powered by Evolution Robotics’ latest NorthStar(R)…

c-Link Systems Introduces New Robotic Vehicle Targeted at Students, Hobbyists
10/02/07 — c-Link Systems has introduced the cLS-Trak-Bot, a table-top sized robotic vehicle that allows students and hobbyists to get hand-on experience with autonomous motion. The Trak-Bot’s drive system was created to look and feel like a bulldozer and/or military tank. The tracks are constructed of an elastic material that provides traction…

Spykee, the World’s First WiFi Spy Robot Debuts at Digital Life as Hottest New Tech Toy
10/01/07 — Spykee the WiFi spy robot, this year’s most unique tech toy, makes its first public appearance at Digital Life at New York City’s Javits Center. Developed by Meccano who manufactures the Erector brand, a leader in toy construction sets for almost 100 years, Spykee is the world’s first WiFi robot…

Dallas Based Robotics Company Set to Showcase Latest Humanoid Robot at nanoTX’07
09/28/07 — Lewisville, Texas, based KumoTek Robotics will showcase its latest humanoid robot on October 02-04 at the nanoTX’07 Conference and Trade Expo in Dallas, Texas. The “KumoTek-X” (KT-X) bipedal robot is a joint collaboration between Vstone Corporation of Japan and Texas’ own KumoTek Robotics, bringing together the latest in cutting-edge robotics…

Evolution Robotics Crosses the Two Million Product Mark
06/04/07 — Evolution Robotics, the leading provider of breakthrough robotic technologies for consumer products, today announced that there are now more than two million products in the market powered by the company’s technologies. Evolution Robotics partners with brand leaders to help make their products smarter by delivering ground breaking solutions for robotic…

The Second Humanoid Robot in France
02/23/07 — The HOAP3 humanoid robot has just arrived at the Laboratory for Computer Science, Robotics and Microelectronics of Montpellier (LIRMM – CNRS – University of Montpellier 2). This platform supplements the one that was installed at the LAAS in Toulouse last June. They were both made in Japan and represent a…

FIRST Announces Rockwell Automation’s Sponsorship of Innovation in Control Award
02/14/07 — FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) today announced Rockwell Automation as sole sponsor of the FIRST Robotics Competition “Innovation in Control Award” for the 2007 and 2008 seasons. Building on the company’s history of supporting FIRST, Rockwell Automation will also increase its sponsorship at multiple levels, including…

Revell Monogram Announces VEX Robotics System for Retail Market
02/12/07 — Revell Monogram has announced details of VEXplorer, its first robotics product for the retail market. VEXplorer is a robotics system that provides endless opportunities for novice inventors and robotics fanatics to build and operate robots to do what they want. VEXplorer is an extension of the popular VEX system already…

Freescale Semiconductor Sponsors RoboBusiness Conference and Exposition
02/01/07 — Robotics Trends announced that Freescale Semiconductor (NYSE: FSL) has joined the fourth annual RoboBusiness Conference and Exposition as sponsor and advisor. At the event, Alexandra Dopplinger, Industrial Segment Marketer for Freescale’s Power Architecture™ Technology, will discuss how 32-bit processor technology has evolved to meet robotics’ system requirements. The RoboBusiness Conference…

Innovation First Announces New VEX Robotics Products for 2008
12/04/06 — Innovation First, Inc., a leader in educational and competition robotics products, today announced the introduction of two new products for 2008 - the new VEX RCR Mini robotics platform and VEX 802.11 Wi-Fi Control System. The VEX RCR Mini provides a low cost robotics solution for elementary, middle and high…

Bandai and Evolution Robotics Partner on Breakthrough Telepresence Robot
12/01/06 — Bandai, one of the world’s largest toy companies, and Evolution Robotics, the leading provider of breakthrough robotic technologies for consumer products, today announced the release of a new home telepresence robot powered by Evolution Robotics’ ViPR® visual pattern recognition technology. Bandai’s “NetTansor™” is a compact but powerful mobile robot designed…




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