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National Instruments to Host 12th NIWeek Virtual Instrumentation
04/30/06 — “Every year, thousands of engineers and scientists come to NIWeek to learn from industry experts and fellow users about the most recent products and solutions for virtual instrumentation,” said Dr. James Truchard, NI CEO, president and cofounder. “At NIWeek 2006, we will celebrate the 30th anniversary of National Instruments and…

Honeywell Aerospace Sponsors RoboBusiness Conference & Exposition
04/11/06 — Robotics Trends and IDG World Expo today announced that Honeywell Aerospace has joined the RoboBusiness Conference and Exposition as a sponsor and Frederic Ramioulle, Honeywell Business Innovation Center Vice President, will deliver a luncheon keynote at the 3rd year event. The conference and exposition will be held at the Sheraton…

Analog Devices and UMass Lowell to Develop New Controller for Robotics Design
04/06/06 — Analog Devices, Inc. (NYSE: ADI) and the University of Massachusetts Lowell (UMass Lowell) have joined together to develop the “Blackfin Handy Board” - an updated version of the hand-held controller board for educational robotics applications that is used by hundreds of colleges and universities in undergraduate engineering and robotics courses.…

QinetiQ Developed Antenna Extends UAV Reach
03/29/06 — A lightweight, high performance and exceptionally robust experimental antenna that enabled a helicopter to receive imagery at ‘operationally useful ranges’ directly from a UAV - in this case a Boeing ScanEagle - has been developed by QinetiQ and was flight trialled in March at the Hebrides range, which QinetiQ operates…

New Sensor Technology Detects NBC Materials
03/29/06 — Engineers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory, using an emerging sensing technology, have developed a suite of sensors for national security applications that can quickly and effectively detect chemical, biological, nuclear and explosive materials. “We can use this technology to detect chemical and biological agents and also…

Real Time Linux Enables Ship Building Robot
03/21/06 — Samsung Heavy Industries has made FSMLabs RTLinuxPro its standard platform for shipbuilding robotics and has been using a family of advanced RTLinux powered robots in its industry leading facilities on Koje Island Korea. SHI designs and constructs high value-added vessels such as LNG carriers and large passenger ships, as well…

LynxOS-178 Becomes First and Only Operating System to Receive FAA Reusable Software Component (RSC)
03/20/06 — Today’s avionics systems integrators and developers are continually charged to do more with less while at the same time meet demanding cost and time schedules. Software reuse is an important aspect of controlling these software costs as well as improving time-to-market and quality of software systems, especially where the system…

Intel Pentium M Processors Power DARPA Race Winners
01/20/06 — Three Intel-sponsored robotic vehicles, all packing Intel technology, were the top finishers in the second DARPA Grand Challenge race. The Stanford University racing team took the $2 million prize with their autonomous Volkswagen Touareg named Stanley, utilizing sophisticated artificial-intelligence techniques to cover 132 miles of Nevada desert in just under…

A Chinese “Culture of Robotics”
07/20/05 — “As this short piece from China View attests (http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2005-07/20/content_3238351.htm), the Chinese, along with the rest of the world, cannot get enough of robots, especially those that are cute, cuddly and do not seem to perform any useful function other than entertain us. This fascination with robotics, especially those robots that…

Franco Harris to Serve as the Pittsburgh FIRST Robotics Advisory Board Chairman
12/06/04 — Pittsburgh, Pa. – December 1, 2004 – FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) and The Heinz Endowments today announced that former Pittsburgh Steelers running back Hall of Famer and philanthropist, Franco Harris, has been appointed Chairman of the Pittsburgh FIRST Robotics Competition Advisory Board. Founded by Dean…

Dreamworks Forges ‘Steel’
11/08/04 — DreamWorks has tapped Jeremy Leven ("The Notebook") to write the robot boxing project “Real Steel” and is in talks with Jonathan Mostow ("Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines") to direct. DreamWorks launched the project last year when it bought Dan Gilroy’s spec script for Robert Zemeckis’ ImageMovers to produce. DreamWorks-based…

Retro Booster
09/18/04 — A shimmering zeppelin named the Hindenburg III docks at the tip of the Empire State Building in the ravishing opening moments of Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow. Passengers disembark; the men, in their fedoras, look particularly elegant and faintly disreputable, the way only men in fedoras can to…

‘Sky’ Has Its Limits
09/18/04 — Two love stories fill the screen in “Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow,” but only one of them has the power to make us care. The first love story is a traditional romance played out by two of Hollywood ‘s most glamorous stars looking their glittery best. The second…

Cyborg Short-Circuited
09/14/04 — robotics C-3POCopyright 2004 Nationwide News Pty Limited In a galaxy far, far away, it’s all over for Anthony Daniels, the actor behind iconic gold android C-3PO. By Paul Majendie Bidding goodbye to the gold robot after almost 30 years, Anthony Daniels shed a nostalgic tear for the mechanical manservant who…

Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow
09/14/04 — A Paramount release of a Paramount Pictures, Aurelio De Laurentiis and Jon Avnet presentation of a Brooklyn Films II/Riff Raff-Blue Flower/Filmauro production. Produced by Avnet, Marsha Oglesby, Sadie Frost, Jude Law. Executive producers, Aurelio De Laurentiis, Raffaella De Laurentiis, Bill Haber. Co-producers, Hester Hargett-Aupetit, Brooke Breton. Directed, written by Kerry…




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