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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…

Henrik Christensen, KUKA Chairperson, G.I.T., To Keynote at RoboBusiness 2007 Conference
05/03/07 — Robotics Trends, a division of EH Publishing, Inc., announced today that Henrik Christensen, KUKA Chair of Robotics and Director, Center for Robotics and Intelligent Machines at the Georgia Institute of Technology, will deliver a keynote address on May 15, 2007 at the fourth annual RoboBusiness Conference and Exposition. RoboBusiness 2007,…

Athena Technologies Provides Flight Controls for Textron Defense Systems’ Guided Payload Dispenser
04/19/07 — Athena Technologies announced today that the Athena GuideStar™ successfully navigated and controlled the first drop of Textron Defense Systems’ Universal Aerial Delivery Dispenser (U-ADD) during the USAF UAV Battlelab’s Guided Dispenser Tube Initiative. The U-ADD was dropped from a UAV on 15 October 2006 at the Ft. Huachuca Army test…

BAE Systems Launches Talisman Autonomous Underwater System
03/29/07 — BAE Systems today launched its new autonomous unmanned underwater vehicle (UUV) Talisman at Oceanology International 2006. The Talisman System, developed by BAE Systems in the UK, is a latest-generation modular multi-role UUV, capable of a wide range of maritime littoral operations. Fully-funded by BAE Systems’ private venture funding, the Talisman…

Scientists Link Unmanned Vehicles with Network for Homeland Security
02/19/07 — Researchers at The University of Alabama in Huntsville sit in a darkened basement conference room at Von Braun Research Hall. A projector flashes an aerial view of the university’s campus on the screen. The Google Earth image has been enhanced by software that has created three-dimensional buildings on the south…

Boeing ScanEagle Team Achieves Compliance with NATO UAV Interoperability Standard
02/19/07 — The Boeing [NYSE: BA] and Insitu, Inc., ScanEagle team has gained compliance with the North Atlantic Treaty Organization’s (NATO) unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) interoperability standard. The standard, also known as Standardization Agreement (STANAG) 4586, establishes specifications for a common ground station system for UAVs used by NATO military forces. Compliance…

Evolution Robotics Joins Industry in Sponsorship of RoboBusiness Conference and Exposition
02/14/07 — Robotics Trends announced that Evolution Robotics has joined the 4th annual RoboBusiness Conference and Exposition, the international business development event for mobile robotics and intelligent systems, as a Gold Sponsor. The company will also host a ‘robotics breakfast’ on May 15, 2007. The RoboBusiness Conference and Exposition (http://www.roboevent.com) will be…

iRobot Introduces Next-Generation Explosive Ordnance Disposal Robot
02/11/07 — Responding to the needs of warfighters, iRobot Corp. (NASDAQ: IRBT) announced the iRobot PackBot® 510 with EOD Kit, a second-generation explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) robot. PackBot 510 uses a new game-style hand controller for faster training and easier operation in the field. In addition, the robot is 30 percent faster,…

Robotics Trends Welcomes Microsoft as Sponsor of the RoboBusiness Conference and Exposition
02/06/07 — Robotics Trends announced that Microsoft Corp. has joined the 4th annual RoboBusiness Conference and Exposition, the international business development event for mobile robotics and intelligent systems, as a Gold Sponsor. The RoboBusiness Conference and Exposition (http://www.roboevent.com) will be held May 15-16, 2007 at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston, MA.…

Energid Technologies’ Announces Multi-Modal Dialog Architecture
02/06/07 — Energid Technologies Corporation today announced a significant breakthrough in human-machine collaboration technology. Based on software being developed for the Air Force, Energid’s Multi-Modal Dialog Architecture allows a human to interact and collaborate realistically with an intelligent agent or with a real robot. The architecture’s core dialog module is coupled with…

Athena Technologies’ Navigation Selected for Largest Non-US Unmanned Aerial Vehicle - Watchkeeper
02/05/07 — Athena Technologies, Inc. announced its GuideStar,™ a compact, integrated inertial navigation system, global positioning system (INS/GPS) and air data sensor suite, has been selected to provide redundant systems for the UK Watchkeeper Tactical UAV Program (the largest Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Program in Europe). An important program for British Armed Forces,…

RE2, Inc. Awarded U.S. Army SBIR Program, Small Unmanned Inspection Vehicle with Manipulator Arm
01/31/07 — RE2, Inc., a leading provider of JAUS software solutions and unmanned systems technologies, announced today that it has been awarded a Phase I Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program by the U.S. Army to develop a small, high-speed, highly-maneuverable unmanned ground vehicle (UGV) with a manipulator arm. The current state…

Popular Science Awards Lockheed Martin Polecat UAV Best of What’s New for 2006
12/17/06 — The Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] P-175 Polecat Unmanned Air Vehicle (UAV) have received the 2006 Best of What’s New awards from Popular Science, the world’s largest science and technology magazine. Popular Science Editor Mark Jannot said, “Best of What’s New is the ultimate Popular Science accolade, representing a year’s worth…

Smiths Aerospace teams w/ BAE Systems to develop £124 Million UAV Technology Demonstrator Programme
12/17/06 — Under a contract awarded by the UK Ministry of Defence, BAE Systems will be the industry lead and prime contractor of a joint £124 million programme to develop Taranis. BAE Systems, Smiths Aerospace, Rolls-Royce and QinetiQ, will work alongside MoD staff and scientists to develop and fly Taranis. Smiths Aerospace…

Aurora’s Goldeneye - Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Makes First Flight w/ Athena’s Guidestar Flight Con
12/17/06 — Athena Technologies announced today its GuideStar™ flight control and navigation system contributed to the successful first flight of Aurora Flight Sciences’ GoldenEye 80 unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV). The unique design and embedded capabilities of the GoldenEye 80 enable the UAV to be used for a variety of military missions, from…




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