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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…

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)…




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