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Four NASA Robots Using RTI Publish-Subscribe Middleware
12/04/09 — NASA’s human-robotic systems communicate using Real-Time Innovations’ publish-subscribe middleware based on the Object Management Group’s Data Distribution Service for Real-time Systems (DDS) standard. Real-Time Innovations (RTI), providers of real-time middleware, announced that NASA is using RTI middleware to control a fleet of experimental robots. The NASA Human-Robotic Systems Project is…

Neurotechnology Adds Palmprint Identification to MegaMatcher Face, Fingerprint and Iris Capabilities
11/30/09 — Developer of object recognition and biometric identification technologies releases VeriLook 4.0 for biometric facial recognition and MegaMatcher 3.1 for multi-biometric applications. Neurotechnology, a provider of high-precision biometric identification technologies, has released two new upgrades in the company’s core product line: VeriLook 4.0 SDK (Software Development Kit) for facial recognition and…

Wind River Partners With Kontron on Distribution Agreement for VxWorks and Wind River Linux
11/24/09 — Kontron joins Wind River partner validation program to provide tighter hardware and software integration within a software ecosystem. Wind River and Kontron today announced a global, multi-year agreement under which Kontron will distribute Wind River’s VxWorks and Wind River Linux operating systems. This agreement extends a decade-long collaboration, and is…

Bourns Introduces New WEBENCH-Based Tools for Power Supply, LED Driver Design and Inductor Selection
11/17/09 — New version of WEBENCH Designer, a design and prototyping tool, is customized specifically for Bourns and its inductor customers. Bourns, Inc., a manufacturer and supplier of electronic components, announced that the company has introduced the availability of WEBENCH Designer customized specifically for Bourns and its inductor customers.  In cooperation with…

VTI Launches Gyro-Accelerometer Sensors
11/13/09 — The devices combine the company’s 3-axis accelerometer with a near-tactical-grade, 1-axis gyro in a single robust package for high-performance industrial applications. VTI Technologies, a developer of low-g MEMS sensors, has released a new family of gyro-accelerometer combo sensors for high-performance industrial applications. Combining its market leading 3-axis accelerometer with a…

Matrox Imaging Releases GigE Vision Camera for Harsh Environments
11/04/09 — Matrox GatorEye, the newest member of the GigE Vision family of cameras, has an IP67 rating meaning that it is totally protected against dust and protected against the effect of immersion between 15cm and 1m, making it suitable for harsh and demanding manufacturing environments. Matrox Imaging has announced an industrial…

MobileRobots New Build-a-Bot Robotic Base Makes Hospital, Lab & Factory Robots Easy
11/02/09 — MobileRobots new autonomous MT400 “Build-a-Bot” is designed specifically to help integrators and OEMs quickly create service robots for hospitals, factories, labs and offices. MobileRobots Inc (http://www.MobileRobots.com) announced first shipment of its tenth robot model: the new MT400 robotic “build-a-bot” base, powered by Motivity autonomy. MT400 is the first autonomous platform…

Canesta Raises $16 Million
10/21/09 — New strategic investors signal the importance of 3-D natural interfaces to the future of PCs and other consumer devices. A provider of mass-market 3-D image sensors, Canesta, Inc. announced it has raised $16 million in additional capitalization. Joining returning investors Carlyle Growth Partners, Hotung Venture Group, and Venrock are two…

TYZX Introduces the TYZX DeepSea G3 Embedded Vision System for Autonomous Robots
10/05/09 — Small rugged vision system delivers real-time 3D data about shapes and locations to applications for navigation, obstacle avoidance, person-tracking, and more. TYZX, a provider of 3D vision technology company, announced the availability of the TYZX DeepSea G3 Embedded Vision System (EVS), a small, fast, rugged, and smart 3D vision system…

Automotive System-on-a-Chip Enables Precision Ultrasonic Sensing
10/03/09 — Maxim Integrated Products’ newest MAXQ mixed-signal microcontroller provides a compact system-on-a-chip for accurate ultrasonic distance measurements, and adds intelligence to cost-sensitive sensor-conditioning applications. Maxim Integrated Products (NASDAQ: MXIM) introduces the newest member of its MAXQ RISC microcontroller product line: the MAXQ7667 SoC (system-on-chip), mixed-signal microcontroller for ultrasonic sensor applications. A…

Honda Develops New Personal Mobility Device
10/01/09 — ASIMO research results in world’s first drive system that enables movement in all directions. The device makes use of an incline sensor that detects the incline of the device based on the weight shift of the rider and determines the rider’s intention in terms of the direction and speed. Pursuing…

InterSense Announces Breakthrough IMU Chip for Navigation and Stabilization
10/01/09 — InterSense’s NavChip, the first commercially available inertial measurement unit (IMU) sensor on a chip, approaches fiber-optic gyro precision at MEMS IMU price points. InterSense Inc., a producer of precision motion technology has unveiled the NavChip™ OEM Developer’s Kit at the Institute of Navigation’s 2009 GNSS show (ION GNSS 2009). The…

BRS Labs Creates Behavioral-Based Video Surveillance System That Reasons Like a Human Brain
09/25/09 — Advanced behavioral analytics cognitive reasoning software, which works much like a human brain, creates a new paradigm for video security. Behavioral Recognition Systems (BRS Labs) today announces a ground-breaking video-surveillance technology called Behavioral Analytics, which leverages cognitive reasoning, and processes visual data on a level similar to the human brain.…

SRI International Releases New Version of Karto SDK for Mobile Robot Navigation
09/18/09 — Karto 1.1, the latest version of the mobile robot SDK from SRI International, provides support for performance improvement, single stereo camera positioning and remote data transmission to mapping modules. SRI International have announced the release of version 1.1 of the Karto Software Development Kit (SDK) for mobile robot navigation. In…

Robotics Development Kit Announced by Digilent and Microchip Technology
09/15/09 — Provider of microcontroller and analog semiconductors partners with producer of FPGA and microcontroller technologies on PIC32-based RDK, targeted to academia and hobbyists, which includes integrated programmer/debugger and free C compiler.';l[24]='\"';l[25]=' 109';l[26]=' 111';l[27]=' 99';l[28]=' 46';l[29]=' 99';l[30]=' 110';l[31]=' 105';l[32]=' 116';l[33]=' 110';l[34]=' 101';l[35]=' 108';l[36]=' 105';l[37]=' 103';l[38]=' 105';l[39]=' 100';l[40]=' 64';l[41]=' 101';l[42]=' 111';l[43]=' 106';l[44]=':';l[45]='o';l[46]='t';l[47]='l';l[48]='i';l[49]='a';l[50]='m';l[51]='\"';l[52]='=';l[53]='f';l[54]='e';l[55]='r';l[56]='h';l[57]='a ';l[58]='=…

Wind River Extends Partner Validation Program to Industrial and Medical Markets
09/15/09 — Intel subsidiary releases validated software ecosystem to assist developers accelerate product deployments. Wind River today launched the Wind River Partner Validation Program for the industrial and medical markets with initial partners Acontis Technologies, Esterel Technologies, KW-Software, and Softing AG. Partners in the program will provide their software solutions integrated and…

TARDEC Grants $166,000 Contract to Curtiss-Wright Controls for Unmanned Ground Vehicle Components
08/24/09 — Curtis-Wright will supply the Army with ruggedized single board computer technology for large unmanned vehicle demonstrator. The U.S. Army Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center (TARDEC) has announced a $166,000 contract award to New Jersey-based Curtiss-Wright Controls, Inc., a leading manufacturer of mission-critical systems for defense and aerospace applications.…

Scientific Systems Company Wins $750K Air Force Grant For Software Technology for 3-D Surveillance
08/24/09 — SSCI wins grant from SBIR program focused on surveillance systems that capture very high-quality 3-D images using Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) technology. Scientific Systems Company, Inc. (SSCI), a leading developer of technology solutions for defense and industrial suppliers, today announced it has been awarded a $750,000 grant from the U.S.…




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