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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…

WowWee Revolutionizes Affordable Consumer Robotics with Release of New Line of Robotic Companions
02/19/06 — WowWee Robotics, unleashed a revolutionary new line of robotic companions at the 2006 American International Toy Fair, the world’s largest annual youth product trade show held February 12-15 in New York. Prompted by the proven success of the Wowwee Robotics division including Robosapien™, Roboraptor™, Robopet™, Robosapien™V2, the company has reached…

Yujin Robotics Selects Evolution Robotics to Guide Their Home Robot, Jupiter
01/31/06 — Evolution Robotics, the leading provider of next-generation robotics technologies and component solutions, announced today that Yujin Robotics has selected its NorthStar(TM) product as the primary localization method for their home robot prototype, Jupiter. Jupiter has been used for pilot testing in ordinary households since the beginning of October 2005 and…

Tiny picoPSU Power Supply Enables Design of Small, Smart Appliances and Gives Robots Freedom to Roam
01/31/06 — Mini-box.com, a division of Ituner Networks today announced the picoPSU, the world’s tiniest PC power supply. Measuring only 31x45x20mm, about the size of two AA batteries, the picoPSU is 10 to 20 times smaller than standard PC power supplies. The tiny picoPSU delivers the same power as standard power supplies,…

Purdue Researchers Work With Japanese Researchers to Create More Human-Like Robots
01/20/06 — Purdue University is leading a four-year project to enable humanoid robots to move more like people and adapt quickly to new situations so that they can complete a variety of tasks they weren’t specifically programmed to perform. “We are trying to give humanoid robots the ability to behave and move…

Thin Film Lithium Technology May Power Christmas of the Future
12/22/05 — Battery-powered toys, radios, and portable electronic devices make fun Christmas gifts – until the batteries run down. But advances in rechargeable thin-film lithium battery technology at Oak Ridge National Laboratory might one day provide a solution to the dead-battery dilemma. Traditional alkaline batteries can be short-lived in some devices, costly…

Researcher Gives Computers a ‘Human’ Face
11/17/05 — And while she can’t actually shake your hand in greeting, the unnamed, computer-generated character and her troupe of animated friends can be judiciously designed for online learning — at least if one Florida State University researcher’s vision becomes a reality . Amy L. Baylor, an associate professor of instructional systems…

2005 WowWee Robotics Signature Series Line Available at The Sharper Image
10/31/05 — HONG KONG--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 28, 2005--Sharper Image Corporation (NASDAQ:SHRP) and WowWee Robotics(TM) offer an exclusive line of today’s hottest robotic companions with the introduction of the 2005 Sharper Image Signature Series. Building on the success of the 2004 Signature Series Robosapien, this year The Sharper Image will offer a complete line…

Robotics Trends and Questex Media Group Partner On ‘Sensors Cluster’ at RoboNexus 2005
07/27/05 — Robotics Trends and Questex Media Group, Inc. today announced the addition of the RoboNexus Sensors Cluster, a series of specialized exhibits and sessions dedicated to the application of sensor technologies to mobile robotics and intelligent systems, to the RoboNexus Conference and Exposition. The RoboNexus Conference and Exposition, the business development,…




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