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RoboBusiness Call for Presentations
11/28/06 — Robotics Trends invites you to submit a session abstract to be considered for presentation at RoboBusiness Conference and Exposition, to be held May 15-16, 2007 at the Hynes Convention Center, Boston, MA. Deadline: Wednesday, December 20, 2006 Conference Description: Robotics Trends’ RoboBusiness Conference and Exposition is the only industry event…

Robotics Trends, Inc. Announces 4th Annual RoboBusiness Conference and Exposition
11/27/06 — Robotics Trends and IDG World Expo announced the 4th annual RoboBusiness Conference and Exposition, the international business development event for mobile robotics and intelligent systems. The conference and exposition will be held at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston, MA on May 15-16, 2007. The event website is http://www.roboevent.com. According…

Center for Defense Robotics Awards Federally-Funded Robotics Technology Development Projects
11/26/06 — * NCDR doubled number of and tripled value of projects it funded in FY 2005 * Four projects involved teaming PA-based companies and/or universities with entities outside PA The National Center for Defense Robotics (NCDR), an initiative of The Technology Collaborative, today announced that during the Federal Government Fiscal Year…

Technest Engaged by Army to Develop System to Optimize Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Performance Tracking
11/06/06 — Technest Holdings, Inc. (OTCBB:TCNH), a defense and homeland security company, announced today that it was selected by the U.S. Army to develop and prototype a real-time motion tracking Video-Moving Target Indicator ("MTI") surveillance algorithm, SmartMTI. The SmartMTI system will be able to successfully detect, extract and track the locations and…

Oshkosh Truck Awarded $1 Million from Defense Advanced Research Projects to Advance UGV Technology
11/04/06 — Oshkosh Truck Corporation [NYSE: OSK] announced the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has awarded the company a contract to further develop unmanned ground vehicle technology in preparation for the third DARPA robotic competition, the Urban Challenge. DARPA granted the technology development award based on the merits of an extensive…

BAE Systems Completes Acquisition of National Sensor Systems
10/20/06 — BAE Systems completed its acquisition of Acton, Mass.-based National Sensor Systems following receipt of regulatory approval. With the $8.7 million cash transaction, BAE Systems adds advanced competencies in its remote sensing, photonics and laser communications technologies. “National Sensor Systems has nationally recognized expertise in delivering highly advanced electro-optical systems”, said…

Additional $20M in TALON Robots and Parts Ordered for Robot Hospitals in Iraq/Afghanistan
10/15/06 — The funds have been released from a $63.4 million IDIQ (indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity) contract with the Navy - one of two that Foster-Miller has for TALON robots and replacement parts. “Robot hospitals” in Iraq and Afghanistan fix TALON robots damaged by defusing or destroying IEDs (improvised explosive devices) and…

Object Management Group Joins RoboDevelopment Conference and Exposition as Premier Sponsor
10/01/06 — Trends and IDG World Expo today announced that the Object Management Group has joined the RoboDevelopment Conference and Exposition as the Premier Association Co-Sponsor. The RoboDevelopment Conference and Exposition (http://www.robodevelopment.com) will be held December 12-13, 2006 at the Santa Clara Convention Center, Santa Clara California. “I am delighted that the…

Global Hawk Shows Valuable Demand
09/03/06 — The Global Hawk unmanned aerial system continues to prove its utility and effectiveness in the global war on terror, having flown more than 10,500 flight hours by late July. The Global Hawk achieved 10,000 flight hours in June, with its ratio of combat flying hours to non-combat hours increasing to…

EOS Awards Contract To Ultra MSI For Remote Weapon Station Hand Controls
09/02/06 — Under a $418,000 contract with Electro Optic Systems Pty, Canberra, Australia, Ultra Electronics Measurement Systems Inc. (Ultra MSI) is supplying high reliability control grips for use in the U. S. Army’s Common Remote Operated Weapon Station (CROWS). The remote weapon stations are being mounted on Hum-Vees and other smaller army…

BAE Systems Successfully Tests Skylynx II Unmanned Aircraft System
08/14/06 — BAE Systems successfully completed tests on its Skylynx IITM unmanned aircraft system at Yuma Proving Grounds on Aug. 9. During test flights it met key requirements including acoustic performance, endurance, and payload capability for reconnaissance, surveillance, and target acquisition missions. The aircraft was developed to support missions such as those…

Innova & Univ. of South Florida Announce Collaborative Agreement to Accelerate Development
07/11/06 — Innova Holdings, Inc. (OTCBB: IVHG), a robotics technology firm providing software and hardware systems to the service, personal, and industrial robot markets, announced that it has entered into an agreement with the University of South Florida (USF), (Tampa, Fla.) College of Engineering to jointly undertake research and development projects in…

LynuxWorks and Objective Interface Team to Deliver Real-Time Embedded Communications Solution
07/10/06 — LynuxWorks™ Inc. today announced that its LynxOS®-178 real-time operating system (RTOS) product now offers complete integration with Objective Interface Systems’ ORBexpress® RT, the most widely deployed commercial-off-the-shelf tools (COTS) Object Request Broker (ORB) for safety-critical military and aerospace systems. ORBexpress RT is a real-time Common Object Request Broker Architecture (CORBA)…

Innova & Mesa Robotics Team Up to Integrate Products For Military, Homeland Security and Law Enforce
04/27/06 — Innova Holdings Inc., (IVHG:OTCBB), a robotics and automation technology company providing software and hardware systems-based solutions to the service, personal, and industrial robotic markets, announced that it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Mesa Robotics Inc., (Madison, Ala.) that will integrate both companies’ successful technologies and proven products…

iRobot PackBot Inducted into Space Technology Hall of Fame
04/10/06 — At the 22nd National Space Symposium, the iRobot PackBot(R) Tactical Mobile Robot will be inducted into the 2006 Space Technology Hall of Fame. iRobot Corp. (NASDAQ:IRBT), along with the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) and NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, will be recognized as the innovating organizations behind PackBot’s technology.…

SatCon Wins $1.1M US Navy Contract for Integrated Motor Propulsor - UUV Applications Cited
04/10/06 — SatCon Technology Corporation(R) (Nasdaq NM: SATC), a developer and manufacturer of power electronics and motors for the alternative energy markets, today announced that it has been awarded a Phase II SBIR ‘cost-plus’ contract for an integrated motor propulsor (IMP) with the Office of Naval Research (ONR). The total value of…

SkyTote Demonstrates High-Speed Flight and Vertical Takeoff
04/10/06 — SkyTote’s primary mission is to deliver a payload to a specific point within a tactically relevant range and time. It is a Small Business Innovative Research Phase II effort orchestrated by AeroVironment Inc of Monrovia, Calif., for AFRL’s Air Vehicles Directorate. According to AFRL’s Tom Cord, SkyTote program manager, the…

U.S. Unmanned Aerial Systems Market to Reach 17 Billion in Five Years According to Frost & Sullivan
03/28/06 — The U.S. unmanned aerial systems (UAS) market has had considerable momentum due to recent operational successes and increasing mission roles. In addition, UAS market penetration in all four military services and the commercial sectors in surveillance and weaponized capabilities are driving growth. “On the operational side, UA systems have received…




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