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ACS Motion Controllers Meet the Demands of Electronic and Test Assembly Applications
07/14/08 — Customized algorithms in high-performance, digital motion control modules give customers precise control making them ideal for electronic and test assembly applications. ACS Motion Control, an international manufacturer of advanced multi-axis motion controllers, machine control systems and integrated control modules, has designed high-performance motion control modules for electronic and test assembly…

Tests Check Out Rescue Robots’ Life-Saving Vision
06/24/08 — A new ASTM International standard, developed under a National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) coordinated program with first responders and manufacturers, offers a systematic way to evaluate the robot visual capability humans need to drive the device, search for victims and access general hazard conditions. To save lives, search…

VIA Unveils Mini-ITX 2.0: The Mini PC Platform of the Future
06/23/08 — Seven years after inventing the form factor, VIA defines the next generation of Mini-ITX platforms enabling greater performance and freedom of choice in small form factor computing and multimedia. VIA Technologies, Inc, a leading innovator of power efficient x86 processor platforms, today announced a new standard for Mini-ITX boards to…

CoroWare Announces Microsoft Robotics Studio and CoroWare ClassPack Training Class
05/28/08 — CoroWare Technologies, a wholly owned subsidiary of CoroWare, Inc. (CROE.OB) announced that it will be holding a course and hands-on lab on Microsoft Robotics Studio and CoroWare ClassPack July 8-9 at the Microsoft Partner Solutions Center in Redmond, Washington. Sara Morgan, author of Programming Microsoft Robotics Studio and Microsoft Most…

MobileRobots Inc and Focus Robotics Join Forces to Improve 3D Sensing for Robots, AGVs and UGVs
05/28/08 — MobileRobots Inc and Focus Robotics announced today their new MobileRanger stereo vision systems for mobile robots, industrial automated guided vehicles (AGVs) and unmanned ground vehicles (UGVs) with autonomous guidance and navigation. MobileRanger raises the bar on price/performance for stereo vision. Stereo vision systems are used to measure distance between the…

RoboDevelopment 2008 Call for Presentations Announced
05/20/08 — Robotics Trends has announced a Call for Presentations for the second annual RoboDevelopment Conference and Exposition which wil run November 18-19, 2008 at the Santa Clara Convention Center, Santa Clara, CA.  Robotics Trends’ RoboDevelopment Conference and Exposition is a multifaceted educational forum and trade show that addresses the technical issues…

Breakthrough Visual Search Engine for Mobile Phones Takes Off Big in Japan
05/20/08 — Evolution Robotics, a provider of vision, autonomous navigation and intelligence technology has partnered with Bandai Networks to provide its ‘ER Search’ visual search engine on the Spring 2008 ‘au’ line of camera phones, allowing consumers in Japan to do online searches by taking pictures of objects with their camera phone.…

FIRST Robotics Competition Selects National Instruments CompactRIO for Next-Generation Robot Control
05/20/08 — More Than 42,000 Students in the FIRST Robotics Competition Will Develop Advanced Robotics Applications Using the NI Robotics Platform Powered by NI LabVIEW FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology), a nonprofit organization inspiring young people to be science and technology leaders, has selected the National Instruments (Nasdaq:…

Microsoft Releases Preview of New Version of Its Robotics Platform
05/12/08 — Microsoft has made the first community technology preview (CTP) of Microsoft Robotics Developer Studio 2008 available for evaluation and testing by developers, customers and partners.  The softwarre development platform is designed to make programming robots easier and more affordable for hobbyists and professionals alike.  The final product is scheduled to…

Protonex Awarded Contract to Demonstrate Advanced Unmanned Ground Vehicle Power Sources
04/21/08 — Fuel cell power system provider Protonex Technology Corporation announces that it will integrate a Protonex fuel cell power system into Foster-Miller’s TALON Unmanned Ground Vehicle. Protonex Technology Corporation (LSE: AIM: PTX and PTXU), a leading provider of advanced fuel cell power systems for portable, remote and mobile applications, today announces…

Parasoft Embedded Debuts the Next-Generation of Embedded and Real-Time Systems Quality Solution
04/20/08 — Parasoft Embedded, leading provider of solutions and services that deliver quality as a continuous process throughout the Software Development Lifecycle (SDLC) for embedded and real time systems, announced today full support of ARM® RealView® Development Suite 3.1 (RVDS), a comprehensive, end-to-end solution for software development that supports all ARM processors…

SolidWorks Acquires CircuitWorks Provider Priware
03/26/08 — SolidWorks acquisition of electronic product design software maker Priware, is designed to meet engineer demand for an integrated electrical and mechanical design platform. SolidWorks Corporation announced it has acquired U.K.-based Priware Limited, a SolidWorks Gold Partner and developer of CircuitWorks™ software, which bridges the gap between electronic CAD and mechanical…

Microchip Technology Unveils SPD EEPROMs For DDR2 & DDR3 DIMM Modules
03/19/08 — Microcontroller and semiconductor provider Microchip Technology has released a new series of Serial Presence Detect (SPD) EEPROM devices that support the latest high-speed Double Data Rate 2 (DDR2) DIMM modules.  The devices are particularly useful for technologies requiring low-voltage batteries. Microchip Technology Inc., a leading provider of microcontroller and analog…

Aethon Enhances TUG Navigation System with Advanced Laser Vision Technology
03/16/08 — Aethon, Inc., a leader in affordable autonomous mobile robots for healthcare supply chain management, today announced that it has significantly enhanced the navigation system of its TUG(R) robotics platform with the addition of laser-based technology. The new laser-driven navigation system will enable hospitals to deploy TUGs in less time and…

Carnegie Mellon’s Robotics Academy Develops Programming Language for Robots
03/13/08 — Educators at Carnegie Mellon University’s Robotics Academy have developed ROBOTC, a full-featured implementation of the industry-standard C programming language, as well as a debugger, that was specifically designed for use with educational robots at the high school and college levels. Carnegie Mellon University’s Robotics Academy have developed ROBOTC, a programming…

SolidWorks’ 3D ContentCentral 2008 Further Unites Global Engineering Community
03/07/08 — New version of content delivery Web site boosts engineering innovation and productivity SolidWorks Corporation today unveiled the 3D ContentCentral® 2008 software service, the latest update of its online community that allows engineers to download and share content globally, helping them to save time and design more innovative products. 3D ContentCentral…

VIA Unveils Next-Generation Isaiah x86 Processor Architecture
03/04/08 — New architecture provides substantial increases in performance and functionality with leading power efficiency to enable next generation “Small is Beautiful” computing devices. VIA Technologies, Inc, a leading innovator of x86 silicon and platform technologies, announced details of the VIA Isaiah Architecture, a new x86 processor architecture that will deliver significant…

Microchip Technology Announces New Low-Cost, General-Purpose 8-bit PIC® Microcontrollers
02/27/08 — 28- and 40-pin MCUs Feature 16 MHz Internal Oscillator, Operation Down To 1.8V and Enhanced Peripherals Microchip Technology Inc., a leading provider of microcontroller and analog semiconductors, announced a new family of low-cost 8-bit Flash PIC® microcontrollers (MCUs).  The 28- and 40-pin PIC16F722/3/4/6/7 (PIC16F72X) MCUs are capable of operation down…




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