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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…

Bandai and Evolution Robotics Partner on Breakthrough Telepresence Robot
11/27/06 — PASADENA, Calif.- 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…

Revell Monogram and Innovation First Announce Marketing Partnership for Vex Robotics system
11/05/06 — Revell Monogram LLC and Innovation First, Inc. announced today a global partnership for the design, marketing and distribution of the new Vex Robotics System, a product platform based on the award-winning original design developed in 2005. In this partnership, Innovation First will be responsible for technical design, engineering development and…

Robot Wheelchair May Give Patients More Independence
10/01/06 — Engineers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) are developing a robotic system that may offer wheelchair-dependent people independent, powered mobility and the ability, depending on patient status, to move to and from beds, chairs and toilets without assistance.* The lifting ability of the system, which is called…

What’s NXT? The LEGO Group Embraces Third-Party Development for LEGO MINDSTORMS Robotics Platform
10/01/06 — The LEGO Group today announced partnership with HiTechnic to allow the manufacture and sale of hardware accessories certified by the LEGO Group for the newly-released LEGO® MINDSTORMS® NXT robotics toolset. This debut partnership represents the evolution of the company’s commitment to community-driven innovation and open-source development surrounding the launch of…

Gibbs and Associates Major Sponsor of BattleBots IQ at IMTS 2006
08/16/06 — Gibbs and Associates, developer of GibbsCAM, software for programming CNC machine tools, announced today that they are a major sponsor of the BattleBots IQ program showcased at IMTS 2006 at McCormick Place in Chicago, Illinois on September 6th - 13th, 2006. This sponsorship is part of Gibbs’ on-going commitment to…

Robotics Trends and IDG World Expo Announce RoboDevelopment Conference and Exposition
08/13/06 — Robotics Trends and IDG World Expo today announced the launch of the RoboDevelopment Conference and Exposition, an international technical design and development event for personal, service and mobile robotics industry (http://www.robodevelopment.com). The conference and exposition will be held December 13-14, 2006 at the Santa Clara Convention Center, Santa Clara California.…

SkinIt, Inc. Announces Availability of Vinyl Skins for iRobot Home Robots
04/30/06 — SkinIt Inc., a leading provider of on-demand and custom physical personalization of mobile electronic devices, announces today the availability of vinyl skins for iRobot Corp. (NASDAQ:IRBT) home robots through a new Web portal—http://www.irobotskins.com. iRobot customers can now personalize their iRobot Roomba(R) Vacuuming Robots and iRobot Scooba(TM) Floor Washing Robots with…

Robot Enthusiasts Can Now Get Top Experience From BDI-Laguna and Hitec Robotics
03/29/06 — BDI-Laguna, a total solution provider supplying consumer electronics and computer products to the nation’s most successful retailers, and Hitec Robotics, a division of Hitec RCD Inc., an International manufacturer of hobby electronics, today announced the availability of ROBONOVA-1, a Robo One “J” class humanoid robot, for its retailers nationwide. ROBONOVA-1…

Why Humanoids?
03/10/06 — I would like you to try the following mind experiment. It is nothing on par with the mind experiments involving Einstein’s elevator or Schrödinger’s cat, but it does provide some insight into a debate within the robotics community, and a significant debate at that. To set the stage, picture yourself…

More Than 9,600 People Worldwide Answered LEGO MINDSTORMS Call for 100 ‘’NXT’’ Great Developers
03/06/06 — The LEGO Group’s robotics team has announced the selection of 100 new participants for its MINDSTORMS® Developer Program (MDP), an exclusive group of enthusiasts charged with helping guide the product development process for LEGO® MINDSTORMS NXT, the next generation of LEGO robotics. 9,610 robotics enthusiasts, ages 18 to 75 years…

A Conversation with Robotis President Byoung-Soo Kim
02/24/06 — Seoul, Korea based Robotis sells three separate products, all of which are centered on their first product class, the Dynamixel family of serially controlled servos. The Dynamixel servos differ from conventional digital servos in that they communicate to the host controllers via a RS485, CAN or TTL half duplex serial…




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