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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…

Elmo Motion Control Launches Web-Based Training Sessions
08/28/08 — Elmo Motion Control, a producer of motion control products for machine manufacturers, presents the first in a series of complimentary tutorials available on the Elmo Website. Elmo Motion Control is proud to announce the launch of its free of charge Web-based training instructional modules to help customers get the best…

Gostai Urbi Technical Training Session Announced
07/31/08 — Paris based Gostai is running a 2 day advanced technical training session for the Universal Real-time Behavior Interface (Urbi), a powerful parallel script engine coupled with the UObject component architecture.  Urbi, which has been employed in the development of many robots and robotic products, is used to control hardware and…

Microsoft Sponsors RoboDevelopment Conference and Exposition
07/25/08 — Industry Leader Rejoins International Technical Design and Development Event for the Personal, Service and Mobile Robotics Industry as Foundation Sponsor Robotics Trends, a division of EH Publishing, Inc., today announced that Microsoft has joined the 2nd annual RoboDevelopment Conference and Exposition as the event’s Founding Sponsor. RoboDevelopment, the international technical…

New Open Source Software Speeds Robotics Industry Progress
07/16/08 — The OpenJAUS development group has announced the release of their latest code base, OpenJAUSv3.3.0. OpenJAUS is an open source development kit for creating interoperable robotic systems. It provides a cross platform framework that allows multiple organizations to integrate their robotic systems. This common methodology for command and control makes the…

MAKO Uses SolidWorks Software to Design Robotics and Implants for Minimally Invasive Surgery Alterna
07/14/08 — MAKO Surgical Corp. used SolidWorks software to design their Tactile Guidance System, a proprietary, FDA-cleared surgeon-interactive robotic arm system that controls surgeons’ movements through the use of tactile resistance technology. More than 1,000,000 stiff and aching knees worldwide get replaced every year, many of which are now candidates for a…




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