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VIA Announces EPIA Mini-ITX Platform for x86 Consumer Electronics
01/20/07 — VIA Technologies, Inc, a leading innovator and developer of silicon chip technologies and PC platform solutions, announced the VIA EPIA EX-Series Mini-ITX mainboards, the first of VIA’s compact platforms to feature the new VIA CX700M2 system media processor. Powered by the highly efficient 1.5GHz or fanless 1.0GHz VIA C7® processor,…

Enerfuel Awarded Fuel Cell Development Contract for Mobile Robotics Applications
01/16/07 — Ener1, Inc. (OTCBB: ENEI) announced that its EnerFuel, Inc. subsidiary was awarded a subcontract by American Science and Technology Corporation (AST) for fuel cell system design work. This is in support of AST’s work as a subcontractor to Chicago State University for a prime contract from the Aviation Applied Technology…

LynuxWorks and Objective Interface Simplify Development of Secure Distributed Systems for Military,
01/03/07 — Addressing increased demand for real-time embedded software that meets the most rigorous requirements for safety, security and high performance, LynuxWorks, Inc. and Objective Interface Systems today announced that ORBexpress® RT now supports LynuxWorks’ LynxOS-SE real-time operating system (RTOS). For the first time, developers can use the industry’s highest-performing, smallest-footprint object…

iRobot Unveils Aware 2.0 Software for Developers
12/17/06 — iRobot Corp. (NASDAQ: IRBT) today announced the beta release of the iRobot Aware(TM) 2.0 Robot Intelligence Software, the first major enhancement to the software platform for iRobot’s family of tactical mobile robots. This also marks the first time the company has offered its Aware software platform, through a rich set…

Making Robotic Movement of Goods More ‘Pallet-able’
12/04/06 — Robots running amok and destroying property may be a staple in science fiction films, but they aren’t welcome in factories, warehouses and other places where automatic guided vehicle (AGV) forklifts are used. Under a cooperative research and development agreement with Transbotics, a Charlotte, N.C., AGV manufacturer, the National Institute of…

Robotics Enthusiasts, Reserve Your LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT Robotics Toolset
11/28/06 — Beginning Saturday, April 1, 2006, robotics enthusiasts can place an advance order to guarantee receipt of one of the highly anticipated new LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT sets when they release in August. A limited quantity of LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT robotics toolsets will be available for pre-order through participating online toy, discount…

Sunhayato Selects Freescale’s Motor Driver IC for 2-Channel Motor Driver Module
11/27/06 — Freescale Semiconductor (NYSE:FSL) (NYSE:FSL.B) has announced that Sunhayato Corp., a diversified electronics supplier based in Tokyo, has selected Freescale’s MPC17531 motor driver integrated circuit (IC) for Sunhayato’s new MM-531 2-channel motor driver module. Sunhayato’s MM-531 combines Freescale’s MPC17531 motor driver IC with peripherals onto a 16-pin DIP form-factor board with…

Real-Time Systems GmbH Introduces the First Precision Time Protocol (PTP), IEEE 1588 Protocol Stack
11/07/06 — Real-Time Systems GmbH (RTS), a leader in real- time software development, today introduced their software-only implementation of the IEEE 1588 Precision Time Protocol. The new software eliminates the need for hardware-based timestamping and delivers possible accuracies of ± five microseconds or better. The company expects the software to find wide…

Ardence Named Associate Partner in Intel® Software Partner Program
11/06/06 — Ardence, the global leader in developing software platforms for the on-demand world, today announced that its membership in the Intel® Software Partner Program has been upgraded to Associate Partner in recognition of ongoing commitment to developing and selling products based on Intel platforms. As a result of its enhanced status,…

Telit m2m Module Embedded in the World’s First Network-Independent Wireless Camera
11/06/06 — Telit Communications (AIM:TCM), a leading international mobile technology innovator, today announced that they have partnered with Pedagog to provide the world’s first network-independent wireless camera. The IrisCamera is the first camera that can transmit video recordings live and in color to mobile telephones. Pedagog will launch the IrisCamera in 15…

Kairos Autonomi™ Software Enables Autonomous JAUS Compliant Interoperability
11/06/06 — The JAUS Software Development Kit (SDK) from Kairos Autonomi™ enables unique unmanned and robotic systems to communicate and operate with each other independent of design. The JAUS SDK provides a common conceptualized view of all robotics regardless of each robot’s hardware or software. With this software, two unique robots are…

Iglide Bearings Aid Animated Prop Designer in Making a Haunting Impression
11/05/06 — For most people, Halloween comes only once a year, but for Scareparts, a leading manufacturer of animated props, Halloween is an everyday affair. The company has carved itself a unique niche in the entertainment and amusement industries by focusing on the creation of animated props designed to frighten, scare and…

Seeing Machines Releases New Version of faceLAB
10/20/06 — Seeing Machines (AIM : SEE), the leading developer of advanced computer based imaging software systems, announces today the release of faceLAB™ Version 4.3. This new release of faceLAB™ brings improved head and eye-gaze calculation, yielding greater accuracy and robustness over previous versions of faceLAB. Also debuting is a new smaller…

Microsoft Releases First Broad Beta Developer Kit for .NET Micro Framework
09/28/06 — Microsoft Corp. has released a beta developer kit for the Microsoft® .NET Micro Framework, a new development platform for use with devices that are typically constrained by cost, memory, processor and/or power consumption. Announced at the Embedded Systems Conference in Boston, the .NET Micro Framework broad beta extends the advantages…

Microchip Technology Announces Debugging Capability for Low-Cost Development Programmer
09/02/06 — Microchip Technology Inc., a leading provider of microcontroller and analog semiconductors, today announced that the popular PICkit™ 2 development programmer now supports in-circuit debugging of selected PIC® microcontroller products. This enables engineers, students and anyone with an interest to easily begin development and evaluation with PIC microcontrollers for a very…

NI Introduces LabVIEW Toolkit for LEGO® MINDSTORMS® NXT Robotics
08/14/06 — National Instruments (Nasdaq: NATI) announced the NI LabVIEW Toolkit for LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT. With the new toolkit, LabVIEW users can create and download VIs to operate and control the MINDSTORMS NXT robotics platform. Third-party software and hardware developers also can use the toolkit to create native blocks for MINDSTORMS NXT…

Athena Technologies Announces Release of New ``Micro’’ Guidance Systems
07/31/06 — Athena Technologies announced today from the Farnborough International Air Show the release of two revolutionary “micro” size navigation solutions for manned and unmanned air vehicles (UAVs). The Micro INS(TM) and the Micro GuideStar(TM) both include Inertial Navigation System (INS), Global Positioning System (GPS) and air data sensor system (ADAHRS), and…

Humanoid Robot Developed Based on Technical Transfer from AIST
07/13/06 — Using research results from the Humanoid Research Group of the Intelligent Systems Research Institute of AIST, two start-up companies approved by AIST, i.e., General Robotix, Inc. and Moving Eye, Inc. working together with Pirkus Robotix, Inc. and Dai Nippon Technical Research Institute have developed a humanoid robot called “HRP-2m Choromet,”…




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