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RE2, Inc. Awarded Air Force Research Lab Force Protection Robotics Program
11/01/07 — RE2, Inc., a leading developer of intelligent modular manipulation systems and JAUS software solutions, announced today that it has been awarded a Force Protection Robotics research and development contract by the Air Force Research Lab (AFRL) for the integration of a JAUS-compliant robotic manipulator arm with a small robot platform.…

QinetiQ subsidiary Foster-Miller announces TALON contracts worth $42.8m
10/17/07 — The Naval Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technology Division (NAVEODTECHDIV) in Indian Head, MD has placed a $22.8 million order for about 80 more TALON® Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) robots and spare parts that combat improvised explosive devices (IEDs). This brings the total funding actually released to $76.4 million against a six-year,…

Terry Fong to Deliver Keynote at RoboDevelopment Conference and Exposition
09/28/07 — Noted NASA Roboticist to Speak on “Human-Robotic Systems for Lunar Surface Operations” at Technical Design and Development Event for Mobile Robots and Intelligent Systems Framingham, Mass. – September 14, 2007 – Robotics Trends and EH Publishing today announced that Terry Fong, Director of the Intelligent Robotics Group at the NASA…

QinetiQ Launches Sentry, an Unmanned Fast Maritime Reconnaissance Solution
09/27/07 — Combining an advanced stealth design, high-speed performance and the ability to carry multiple payloads, Sentry is the ideal craft for a variety of mission roles including remote unmanned harbour patrol and security, battlefield reconnaissance and damage assessment along with intruder investigation. Safe and simple to both maintain and operate, the…

National Instruments Sponsors RoboDevelopment Conference and Exposition
09/10/07 — Robotics Trends and EH Publishing announced that National Instruments will sponsor the inaugural RoboDevelopment Conference and Exposition (http://www.robodevelopment.com), which will be held at the San Jose Convention Center in San Jose, California Oct. 25-26, 2007. Additionally, Ray Almgren, vice president of product marketing and academic relations at NI, will be…

iRobot Files Lawsuit to Stop Infringement of Patents on Combat-Proven PackBot Robot
08/30/07 — iRobot is seeking a permanent injunction to prevent Robotic FX from selling its Negotiator robot, plus damages. To enforce its rights, iRobot has filed: (i) a lawsuit against Robotic FX in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Alabama for infringement of two U.S. patents; and (ii) a…

Anybots Sponsors RoboDevelopment Conference and Exposition
08/30/07 — Robotics Trends and EH Publishing announced that Anybots has joined the inaugural RoboDevelopment Conference and Exposition, the international technical design and development event for mobile robotics and intelligent systems industry and that AnyBots’ CEO, Trevor Blackwell will be delivering a session at the event titled “TITLE”. The RoboDevelopment Conference and…

Consumer Robotics Highlighted at the 2007 International CES
08/24/07 — Arlington, Va., August 24, 2006 – The International Consumer Electronics Show (CES®) today announced that it has partnered with Robotics Trends to develop the second annual CES Robotics TechZone at the 2007 International CES, the world’s largest tradeshow for consumer technology. The 2007 International CES will be held January 8-11,…

CoroWare Sponsors RoboDevelopment Conference and Exposition
07/27/07 — Lloyd Spencer, President of CoroWare, to Deliver Keynote Address at International Technical Design and Development Event for the Personal, Service and Mobile Robotics Industry Robotics Trends and EH Publishing announced that CoroWare has joined the inaugural RoboDevelopment Conference and Exposition, the international technical design and development event for mobile robotics…

InRob Tech and Frontline Robotics Discuss Collaboration on Robotics Defense Projects
07/25/07 — InRob Tech Ltd. ("InRob") , today announced that it has summarized preliminary principles of collaboration with Frontline Robotics, a Canadian company that specializes in the development of systems and technologies for robot platforms. This collaboration will include marketing and joint bidding on defense-related robotics projects. Frontline Robotics (http://www.frontline-robotics.com ) develops…

Taking Soldiers Out of Harm’s Way
07/20/07 — Over the past three years, thousands of American soldiers in Iraq have been horribly injured or killed by improvised explosive devices (IEDs). The explosives, placed near or buried under roadways and often detonated by remote control, frequently target U.S. military vehicles and convoys — often with deadly success. At Florida…

Evolution Robotics Joins RoboDevelopment Conference and Exposition
07/13/07 — Robotics Trends, a division of EH Publishing, Inc., today announced that Evolution Robotics has joined the inaugural RoboDevelopment Conference and Exposition, the international technical design and development event for mobile robotics and intelligent systems industry, as a Gold Sponsor. The company will also host a ‘robotics breakfast’ on October 25,…

Lockheed Martin Reaches Major Milestone for the MULE Robotic Vehicle Engineering Evaluation Unit
07/11/07 — The Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] Multifunction Utility/Logistics and Equipment (MULE) robotic vehicle’s Engineering Evaluation Unit (EEU) recently reached a major milestone in demonstrating autonomous navigation over complex obstacles, such as steps and gaps.  MULE lockheed martin robotThe EEU autonomously climbed a 30-inch step and bridged a 70-inch gap without operator…

Autonomous Solutions Awarded Contract to Develop an Immersive UI
07/05/07 — Autonomous Solutions, Inc., (ASI), a designer and manufacturer of unmanned vehicle systems, software, and components for industrial and military clients, announced it has been awarded a two-year development contract from the Naval Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technology Division (NAVEODTECHDIV) in Indian Head, MD, to develop an advanced 3D visualization and tactile…

Send in the Robots: Robot Teams Handle Hazardous Jobs
07/02/07 — Searching buildings for weapons of mass destruction and supply routes for improvised bombs are extremely dangerous but important jobs. That’s why Scott DeLoach is working to create robots and robot teams to handle these and other tasks. DeLoach, associate professor of computing and information sciences at Kansas State University, has…

Alion Builds and Demonstrates Robotic ‘’Mule’’ for Battlefield Use
06/25/07 — Alion Science and Technology, an employee-owned technology solutions company, has designed, developed and successfully demonstrated an autonomous robotic vehicle with the capability to carry over 1,000 pounds of combat and medical gear across the battlefield. Under an $850,000 Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) product contract, Alion’s Micro Analysis & Design…

Foster-Miller’s Contract for TALON Robots and Spares Increased to $150 million
06/05/07 — Wholly owned QinetiQ subsidiary Foster-Miller Inc, announced today that its IDIQ (indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity) contract from the Robotic Systems Joint Program Office administered by the Naval Air Warfare Training Systems Division (NAVAIR) has been increased from $63.9 million to $150 million to accommodate the purchase of additional TALON® robots…

Claude Bolton To Keynote at RoboBusiness Conference and Exposition
05/03/07 — Robotics Trends, a division of EH Publishing, Inc., today announced that Claude Bolton, Assistant Secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics and Technology, Department of the Army, will deliver the opening keynote address at the fourth annual RoboBusiness Conference and Exposition. RoboBusiness 2007, the international business development event for the…




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