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World’s Smallest Voice-Activated Robots
05/26/09 — Researchers at Taiwan’s National Cheng Kung University have unveiled what they call the world’s smallest voice-controlled robot. The robots, which stand 15-centimeters high, take voice instructions to perform Tai Chi, kneel, or shake hands. Users can program the ‘bots for other behaviors as well. The robots were designed by a…

Base10 Selects RTI’s Real-Time Middleware for Unmanned Ground Vehicle Project
03/30/09 — Real-Time Innovations’ publish-subscribe middleware, based on the Object Management Group’s Data Distribution Service for Real-time Systems (DDS) standard, is being employed in German armed forces RoboScout unmanned ground vehicle currently under development by Base10. Real-Time Innovations (RTI), a developer of real-time middleware, announced that Base Ten Systems Electronics GmbH (Base10)…

‘Marco Polo’ Game Develops Robot Control, Search Techniques
03/18/09 — Scientists have used a popular kids’ swimming pool game to guide their development of a system for controlling moving robots that can autonomously detect and capture other moving targets. Engineers from Duke University and the University of New Mexico have used the simple pursuit-evasion game “Marco Polo” to solve a…

New Prodigy Stand-Alone Motion Card Offers a Powerful New Approach to Distributed Motion Systems
01/23/09 — The latest innovation in the Prodigy family of motion cards from Performance Motion Devices, Inc. (PMD), is a Stand-Alone format that does not require a host bus connection. This new Stand-Alone design provides the capability to download motion programs to the Prodigy card for onboard execution, off-loading or eliminating the…

Evolution Robotics’ NorthStar 2.0 Wins Robotics Development Innovator Award
12/01/08 — Low cost, intelligent navigation system based on proprietary micro-GPS technology wins the first annual RoboDevelopment Innovator Award at RoboDevelopment 2008 Conference and Exposition. Evolution Robotics Inc., a leading robotics technology company, announced today that its NorthStar® 2.0 technology has been named the Robotics Development Innovator Awards’ “Best Component Technology” for…

Laird Technologies’ New LT2510 Proprietary RF Modules Push the Limits with 2.4GHz
11/11/08 — With ranges in excess of 10km and lower power consumption than ZigBee, Laird Technologies’ new 2.4GHz RF modules provide extreme performance for specialized RF applications. St. Louis, Missouri, USA – November 11th, 2008 – Laird Technologies, Inc., a global leader in the design and manufacture of customized, performance-critical components and…

Freescale Sensors Enhance Motion Sensitivity in Handheld Devices
11/10/08 — The company’s advanced 3-axis digital MEMS accelerometers eliminate the need for A/D converters and are supported by extensive development tools for quick integration with mobile devices. Freescale Semiconductor has introduced two advanced 3-axis digital accelerometers to help mobile device developers meet the demand for sleeker, more sophisticated portable electronics products.…

Microchip Technology Makes Embedded Ethernet Easier
11/01/08 — Security upgrade adds SSL security to TCP/IP Stack; Stack works with 8-, 16- and 32-bit PIC MCUs and dsPIC DSCs. Company also introduces a new configuration wizard and local training. Microchip Technology Inc. (NASDAQ: MCHP), a leading provider of microcontroller and analog semiconductors, announced from the Embedded Systems Conference in…

Japan’s AIST Selects Objective Interface Middleware for Next-Gen Robotics Platform
10/30/08 — Japan’s National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST) has selected Objective Interface’s CORBA-based ORBexpress as the core communications architecture for AIST’s new advanced robotics platform, OpenRTM-AIST.  Faced with a society where more than forty percent of the population will be over the age of 65 in 2055, Japan…

VIA Unveils First Pico-ITXe Board with Stackable I/O Expansion
10/29/08 — VIA EPIA-P710 utilizes new SUMIT connectors for the modular addition of advanced serial connectivity including PCI Express, offering developers more flexible and cost effective design options for compact embedded systems. VIA Technologies, Inc., a leading innovator of power efficient x86 processor platforms, today announced the VIA EPIA-P710, the world’s first…

Braintech Announces Release of New Vision Guidance Library
10/26/08 — Developer of vision guided robotic (VGR) solutions has released a vision guidance library that simplifies the development of vision based systems.  Additional industry specific ‘technology packages’ are also available with more to come in the future. Braintech Inc.  (OTCBB: BRHI) has developed eVisionEngine™, a vision guidance library that offers expanded…

Yissum Announces a Novel Method for Swift and Robust Pattern Recognition
10/26/08 — Innovative new algorithm for real-time pattern matching applicable for processing and computer vision applications enables rapid pattern recognition. Yissum, the Technology Transfer Company of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, introduced a novel method for real time, automatic, generic and robust pattern matching.  The novel algorithm, developed by Professor Michael Werman…

Remotely Piloted Aircraft Controlled by Skilligent Software Completes Flight Test
10/16/08 — Siam UAV Industries relies on Skilligent’s Fault-Tolerant Control Framework and Operator Control Unit for distributed, redundant vehicle control for their remotely piloted vehicles.  A recently completed flight testing program confirms the mission criticality of Skilligent’s software solutions for building mission critical control systems. Skilligent LLC and Siam UAV Industries Co.,…

Energid Technologies Releases Version 2.0 of its Actin Robotics Toolkit
09/30/08 — Producer of engineering tools and services for robotics, machine-vision and simulation applications, has announced a major upgrade to its Actin C++ software development kit (SDK).  The SDK consists of Windows and Linux libraries, along with simulation tools. Energid Technologies Corporation today announced a major upgrade to its popular software for…

VIA Pico-ITX at the Heart of Modern Robots
09/30/08 — Ultra compact board is platform of choice for robotics developers, as Pico-ITX-based robots strut their stuff at the Taipei International Robot Show VIA Technologies, Inc, a leading innovator of power efficient x86 processor platforms, today showcased VIA EPIA Pico-ITX-based entertainment robots at the Taipei International Robot Show (TIROS), being held…

Surveyor Introduces the First Low-Cost 3D Stereo Vision System for Robotics and the Web
09/23/08 — Surveyor brings depth perception to the masses, including educators, researchers and developers, by providing developers of robots and robotic technology with a dual-camera and dual-processor vision system for the low price of $550. Surveyor Corporation, a leading developer of small vision-enabled wireless robots and robot controllers for research and education,…

MobileRobots Inc Joins RoboDevelopment Conference and Exposition 2008 as Gold Sponsor
08/28/08 — MobileRobots Inc to Host Pre-Conference Technical Workshop, “Developing and Deploying Mobile Service Robot Applications” Robotics Trends, a division of EH Publishing, Inc., today announced that MobileRobots Inc has joined RoboDevelopment Conference and Exposition 2008, the International Technical Design and Development Event for the Personal, Service and Mobile Robotics Industry, as…

Skilligent Adds ‘Laser Pointer Detection and Tracking’ Feature to Behavior Control Software
08/28/08 — Skilligent LLC today announced that a “laser pointer detection and tracking” feature has been incorporated into the Release 2.0 of Skilligent’s Robot Learning and Behavior Control System software. The feature simplifies the robot training process and provides robot users with new exciting means of interacting with their robots. The software…




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