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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)…

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…




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