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‘The Day the Earth Stood Still’ with Roboticist Dennis Hong
11/18/10 —   “Klaatu barada nikto!” On Monday, December 13, 2010 the Coolidge Corner Theatre’s Science on Screen series will feature a special screening of the sci-fi classic The Day the Earth Stood Still combined with a presentation by world-renowned roboticist Dennis Hong of Virginia Tech. The program begins at 7:00 p.m.…

Happy Birthday ASIMO
11/01/10 —   Ghouls and goblins weren’t the only ones partying yesterday—ASIMO, Honda’s humanoid robot, celebrated its 10th birthday. To mark the date, dedicated anniversary Web sites and films were launched, with new photos, videos, the story of the robot’s creation, and smartphone apps. The application for iPhone and Android smartphones, “Run…

HEXBUGS Swarm into the Holidays with New Micro Robotic Creatures
10/19/10 —   Innovation First Labs Inc., creator of the popular HEXBUG Micro Robotic Creatures, unveiled its rapidly-growing product lineup for the holiday season, including the first glow-in-the-dark HEXBUG Nano, the six-legged remote-controlled electro mechanical marvel that is the HEXBUG Spider, and three diverse and customizable Habitat Sets for HEXBUG Nano architects.…

DFRobotShop Rover Now Available
08/05/10 — RobotShop Distribution Inc. has partnered with DFRobot to release the “DFRobotShop Rover”, a versatile, tracked, Arduino-compatible platform. RobotShop Distribution Inc. announced that the new DFRobotShop Rover is in stock and ready to ship. The DFRobotShop Rover was a joint project between DFRobot and RobotShop to create a low cost Arduino-based…

Neato Robotics Begins Shipping of XV-11 Robotic Vacuum Cleaners
06/29/10 — The Neato XV-11's Room Positioning System technology and powerful vacuum system provides for efficient cleaning and complete coverage. Neato Robotics, a Silicon Valley startup pioneering new products to free people from household chores, announced it will begin shipping its first Neato XV-11 home robot vacuum cleaners to consumers beginning the…

Welcome to the Age of Interactive Robotics and Entertainment
05/19/10 — What is robotic dinosaur museum installations could interact with visitors? What if the dinosaurs stalked the visitors? Visit the Field Museum in Chicago to find out. On May 26, 2010 KumoTek Robotics will launch a first of its kind interactive robotics exhibit at the historical Field Museum in Chicago, Illinois.…

FUJISOFT Releases Humanoid Robot “PALRO”
02/14/10 — FUJISOFT Releases “PALRO”, a compact humanoid robot with integrated intelligence systems, supporting spontaneous conversation with humans and mobile intelligence for autonomous locomotion. FUJISOFT Incorporated has announced the successful development of a compact humanoid robot with integrated intellectual systems. Called “PALRO,” a model of the robot will be available for educational…

Evolution Robotics Introduces Mint – The Evolution of Floor Cleaning
01/07/10 — Evolution Robotics partners with renowned industrial designer Yves Behar to deliver appliance-grade floor cleaner that exploits Evolution’s low-cost NorthStar localization solution. Evolution Robotics, Inc., a robotics technology company, announced Mint, a fundamentally new type of automatic floor cleaner – and a dramatic leap forward in robotics for the consumer market.…

iRobot Achieves Milestone in Home Robot Market
01/06/10 — Sales of iRobot home robots surpass five million units; innovative features and proven reliability continue to make Roomba the industry leader in robotic floor cleaners iRobot Corp. (NASDAQ: IRBT) announced that it has achieved an industry milestone in the home robot market. The company, which was founded twenty years ago,…

HEXBUG Nano Swarms Toys“R”Us & RadioShack Stores Nationwide
11/05/09 — Innovation First’s new robotic toy features interactive online experience dedicated to science & discovery. Innovation First International, a developer of educational and competitive robotics products and consumer robotics toys, unveiled the HEXBUG Nano – a tiny, 1.75 inch energetic micro robotic bug that uses the physics of vibration and robotic…

Robonica Launches Roboni-i, Marking the Rise of Robotic Gaming
10/20/09 — Fully programmable two-wheeled robot fusing advanced robotic technology with challenging gameplay and online interaction available on the Web and at select retailers. Robonica (http://www.robonica.com), a South African/U.S. start-up focused on developing new forms of robotic entertainment, announced the launch of Roboni-i. Fusing elements of robotics, R/C vehicles and interactive gaming,…

Household Robots Do Not Protect Users’ Security and Privacy, Researchers Say
10/12/09 — University of Washington research included in the proceedings from the 11th International Conference on Ubiquitous Computing sheds light on an unaddressed problem with certain classes of consumer robotics products. People are increasingly using household robots for chores, communication, entertainment and companionship. But safety and privacy risks of information-gathering objects that…

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…




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