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VIA Takes Advanced 64-Bit Computing to the Factory Floor
06/29/10 — The VIA EPIA-M840 Mini-ITX board, which sports the latest 64-bit VIA Nano E-Series processor, is designed for a range of embedded device designs including advanced industrial and factory management applications. VIA Technologies, Inc, a producer of power efficient x86 processor platforms, today announced it latest Mini-ITX board, the VIA EPIA-M840,…

Yost Engineering Announces New Line of Low Cost Attitude Heading Reference Systems
06/27/10 — A new family of Attitude Heading Reference Systems (AHRS) from Yost Engineering, the low-cost, compact YEI 3-Space Sensors, are now available at under $150. The YEI 3-Space Sensor family provides a reliable, high-accuracy, low-cost, small-size solution to movement and orientation challenges. The YEI 3-Space Sensor utilizes on-board processing and filtering…

TYZX Introduces G3 PersonTrack QuickStart Kit
06/22/10 — Kit for developing and deploying precise, high-performance person-tracking applications features two TYZX DeepSea G3 Embedded Vision Systems, ethernet cables, and a gigabit PoE network switch that delivers power and communication to up to seven TYZX G3 EVS systems. TYZX, a 3D vision technology company, announced the availability of the TYZX…

STMicroelectronics’ Newest 3-Axis Accelerometer is Stingy with Power
06/22/10 — Embedded features include click and double-click recognition, 4D/6D orientation detection, the power-saving sleep-to-wake-up mode and a programmable FIFO memory block for smarter power management. STMicroelectronics (NYSE: STM), a supplier of MEMS for consumer and portable applications, has extended its motion-sensor portfolio with a 3-axis digital-output accelerometer that combines a drastically…

RE2 Awarded Semi-Autonomous Manipulation System SBIR
05/28/10 — During Phase 1 of award, the company is to design semi-autonomous manipulation system consisting of a dexterous manipulator, intelligent end-effectors, a single camera-based visual tracking system, and intuitive graphical and speech command user interfaces. RE2, Inc., a leading developer of intelligent modular manipulation systems, announced today that it has been…

The Urbi Robotic Software Platform Goes Open Source
05/07/10 — Gostai makes source code for advanced robotics operating system available under Affero GNU GPL v3 license.  It is available for immediate download and use from Gostai’s website. Gostai, the editor of innovative software for robotics & AI, announced that its core Urbi technology is opening its code base to the…

GE’s XMC Module Is Suited For Video Streaming From Unmanned Vehicles
04/28/10 — Rugged ICS-8580 uses advanced technology to ease integration, minimize program risk and cost when adopting new video standards in embedded systems. GE Intelligent Platforms today announced the ICS-8580 Rugged Video Streaming XMC, a powerful, compact, easy to use and flexible answer to the problem of capturing, compressing and delivering video.…

TACO Project Innovating 3D Sensing Systems
04/21/10 — The TACO project, co-financed by the European Commission under EU Framework Programme, is developing a 3D sensor that will enable robots to observe their environment in a more natural and human-like manner. The TACO project, which started in February 2010, will make it possible to apply current robots in more…

INTRA Groupe Selects Wind River for Radioactive Cleanup Robots
04/21/10 — INTRA Groupe’s new family of rugged, real-time remote controlled radioactive cleanup robots to standardize on Wind River’s VxWorks, the world’s leading commercial real-time operating system. Wind River announced that the France-based Group of Robotic Intervention on Accidents (INTRA) has selected VxWorks for its new family of radioactive cleanup robots, called…

Sarnoff Launches Acadia II Vision Processor
04/06/10 — Low power and small size of Sarnoff’s ARM11 MPCore based Acadia II system-on-a-chip provides real-time contrast enhancement, stabilization, multi-sensor fusion, and tracking, making it ideal for unmanned aerial and ground vehicles. Sarnoff Corporation launched Acadia II, a powerful system-on-a-chip (SoC) with real-time, portable, and low power consumption for vision processing…

TYZX Issued Two New Patents on High Performance Stereo Vision Systems
04/05/10 — 3D vision company extends the number of its patents to twelve with the addition of two new patent issuances for the use of parallel stereo vision for guiding robots and other unmanned systems and the integration of additional functional units with stereo correlation to improve performance with greater parallelism and…

JEOPARD Project Begins Validation of Parallel Real-time Java VM
03/17/10 — The JEOPARD project, an initiative of aicas GmbH and the Open Group, and partially funded by the EU’s 7th framework program, is designed to develop new real-time Java technologies for multicore systems.  JEOPARD has its Parallel Real-time Java VM under test at a number of partner companies. One of the…

Boeing Launches Compact 3-D Imaging Camera
03/11/10 — Boeing Directed Energy Systems and Spectrolab develop a small, light 3-D imaging camera with modest power requirements that is well suited for use in unmanned aerial systems. Still imaging is currently supported, but video is coming soon. The Boeing Company [NYSE: BA] announced it has begun offering a new, compact,…

CoroWare Further Expands Robotics and Automation Product Line
03/09/10 — Producer of CoroBot and Explorer mobile research robots adds laser range finder to list of platform options, greatly increasing the number and range of applications the systems are suited for. CoroWare Technologies, a subsidiary of CoroWare, Inc. (OTCBB: COWI), announced today it has added a new accessory to its growing…

Haydon Kerk Motion Solutions Releases New IDEA Drive
03/08/10 — Haydon Kerk Motion Solutions has introduced the Haydon RoHS compliant IDEA programmable stepper motor drive.  The IDEA Drive is a compact, easy-to-use electronic drive and fully programmable control unit with a patent pending graphic user interface.  Programming the drive is through the use of on-screen buttons instead of complicated command…

TIGAL Launches VRbot Voice Recognition Module
03/08/10 — Low cost voice recognition module provides users with 26 built-in speaker independent commands that allow basic control of robot movement straight out-of-the-box. The VRbot is a is a tiny, low cost voice recognition module designed to easily add versatile voice command functionality to robots and many additional applications where voice…

ZigBee Offers Downloads of Wireless Standards
03/04/10 — ZigBee Alliance makes public latest incarnations of ZigBee Home Automation standard for control for home appliances, power outlets, motorized devices, doorbells, mechanized window shades, security, and other devices.  ZigBee Remote Control standard also available. The ZigBee Alliance, a global ecosystem of companies, creating wireless solutions for use in energy management,…

AlumiFuel Power Announces Update of Its Unmanned Underwater Vehicle Initiatives
03/02/10 — Developer of on-demand hydrogen gas fuel sources begins advanced design work on a prototype steam generator for Navy UUV applications where exothermic reaction between water and aluminum is used to superheat steam to drive a turbine providing underwater propulsion. Early production stage hydrogen generation company AlumiFuel Power, Inc. (“API”), the…




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