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Rockwell Collins Nav System Selected for AeroVironment’s Global Observer Unmanned Aircraft
01/22/09 — For their liquid hydrogen-powered Global Observer Unmanned Aircraft System, designed to operate in the stratosphere for up to seven days without landing, AeroVironment will make use of Rockwell Collins’ Athena 411 Inertial Navigation, Global Positioning, Air Data, Attitude, Heading, Reference System (INS/GPS/ADAHRS). The Rockwell Collins Athena 411 Inertial Navigation, Global…

ReconRobotics Wins 2008 Innovation Award from Cygnus Law Enforcement Group
01/05/09 — Recon Scout, a throwable, mobile surveillance robot initially developed at the University of Minnesota, can be used by police and military personnel to get inside information about dangerous or hostile environments. ReconRobotics, Inc. announced that it has been awarded the 2008 Innovation Award from Cygnus Law Enforcement Group, publisher of…

Popular Science Magazine Honors Black-i Robotics’ ‘Landshark UGV
11/30/08 — Popular Science Magazine names Black-i Robotics ‘Landshark’ unmanned ground vehicle as one of the Top 100 Tech Innovations of the Year.  Landshark, which is less expensive that other UGVs in its class, can accommodate many different types of payloads. Black-I Robotics’ Landshark robotic unmanned ground vehicle (UGV) used for Defense…

U.S. Army Awards Northrop Grumman Contract to Procure and Modify UAVs
11/08/08 — $97M contract win calls for the delivery of deliver 12 Hunter MQ-5B UAVs plus control stations. The U.S. Army awarded Northrop Grumman a $97 million contract to procure, modify and deliver 12 Hunter MQ-5B Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs); six One-System Block II ground control stations; eight tactical common data link,…

AAI’s One System Ground Control Station (OSGCS) Automatically Launches and Lands Sky Warrior
11/02/08 — AAI Corporation, an operating unit of Textron Systems, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced that its One System Ground Control Station (OSGCS) has demonstrated successful automatic takeoff and landing of the U.S.  Army’s extended range/multi-purpose (ER/MP) Sky Warrior unmanned aircraft system (UAS).  Three successful automatic landings occurred during test…

National Center for Defense Robotics Announces Receipt of Federal Government Navy Contract Awards
10/28/08 — The NCDR has awarded a grant to four companies to perform research and development of advanced robotic systems as well as to conduct research and development on small to mid-sized unmanned vehicles. The National Center for Defense Robotics (NCDR), an initiative of The Technology Collaborative, today announced that it recently…

AAI Receives $242.1 Million Contract for Additional Shadow Tactical Unmanned Aircraft
10/27/08 — Award for the US Army and Marine Corps. comes as Shadow achieves 350,000 total flight hours.  Some systems come with new capabilities including a laser designator and a tactical common data link. AAI Corporation, an operating unit of Textron Systems, a Textron Inc.  (NYSE: TXT) company, announced today that it…

QinetiQ Rolls Out Field-Transformable Dragon Runner Small Unmanned Ground Vehicle
09/10/08 — Troops now have fast, transformer-like ability to modify the Dragon Runner SUGV to fit a variety of critical missions. QinetiQ North America’s Technology Solutions Group today launches its new Dragon Runner Small Unmanned Ground Vehicle (Dragon Runner SUGV). Dragon Runner SUGV is the first fully modular ground robot system capable…

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…

Pratt & Whitney Awarded Unmanned Combat Air System Contract
08/01/08 — Pratt & Whitney has received a $54M contract to develop the engines for the Navy’s X-47 Carrier Demonstration unmanned aerial vehicle. Northrop Grumman has awarded Pratt & Whitney a $54 million contract to develop and integrate the engine and exhaust system for the U.S.  Navy’s X-47 Unmanned Combat Air System…

Black-I Robotics Awarded TSWG Contract
07/31/08 — US government’s Technical Support Working Group (TSWG) has awarded Massachusetts based Black I Robotics $800K to develop a midsized unmanned ground vehicle based on Commercial-Off-The-Shelf (COTS) technology. Black-I Robotics today announced it was awarded an $800,000 contract from the US government’s Technical Support Working Group (TSWG) to development, test and…

iRobot to Create Revolutionary New Robot for DARPA
07/31/08 — iRobot Corp. (NASDAQ: IRBT) announced the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) and the U.S. Army Research Office have awarded the company a new multi-year, multi-million dollar R&D project to develop Chemical Robots (ChemBots).  The goal of this program is to develop a soft, flexible, mobile robot that can identify…

Variation Reduction Solutions, Inc. Selects Dassault Systèmes’ DELMIA Robotics for F-35 JSF Proje
07/28/08 — Dassault Systèmes (Nasdaq: DASTY), a world leader in 3D and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM), announced today that Variation Reduction Solutions, Inc. (VRSI) has selected DELMIA robotics solution for use in the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) Guided Robots and Robotic Applications in Confined Spaces project. VRSI has received an AFRL…

Microsoft Sponsors RoboDevelopment Conference and Exposition
07/25/08 — 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 design and development event for personal, service and mobile robotics industry (http://www.robodevelopment.com), will be held November 18-19, 2008 at the…

QinetiQ North America Announces New $400 million IDIQ Contract for Talon Robots and Spares
06/02/08 — The Robotic Systems Joint Program Office is providing QinetiQ North America with a $400M follow-on to an original $150M indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity award for Talon robots and parts. QinetiQ today announced that QinetiQ North America’s Technology Solutions Group has been awarded a new $400 million IDIQ (indefinite delivery, indefinite…

Boeing-Insitu Achieves ScanEagle Service Milestones for U.S. Marine Corps, Navy
06/02/08 — As attested by the ScanEagle’s 50,000 combat flight hour milestone, UAVs, Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, continue to prove their worth. The ScanEagle unmanned aircraft (UA), a joint effort of The Boeing Company [NYSE: BA] and Insitu Inc., this month logged a pair of service milestones as it surpassed 50,000 combat flight…

iRobot Receives Orders Totaling $22 Million
05/27/08 — iRobot has received two separate orders for robots, parts and kits from the U.S. Army Program Executive Office for Simulation, Training, and Instrumentation (PEO STRI). iRobot Corp. (Nasdaq: IRBT) announced it received orders under two separate contracts from the U.S. Army Program Executive Office for Simulation, Training, and Instrumentation (PEO…

RoboDevelopment 2008 Call for Presentations Announced
05/20/08 — Dear Robotics Professional, Here is your opportunity to present at the world’s leading technical design and development event for commercial class personal, service and mobile robots and robotic technology… ROBODEVELOPMENT CONFERENCE AND EXPOSITION The International Design and Development Event for the Personal, Service and Mobile Robotics Industry November 18-19, 2008…




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