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UGOBE CEO and Founder Bob Christopher to Speak at RoboBusiness Conference and Exposition
03/27/06 — Robotics Trends, and IDG World Expo today announced that Bob Christopher, CEO, Chairman and Founder of UGOBE, Inc. will deliver a session in the Consumer Robotics track at the RoboBusiness Conference and Exposition, the international business development event for mobile robotics and intelligent systems. The conference and exposition will be…

Two Hybrid Electric “Crusher” Combat UGVs Powered by UQM Propulsion Systems/Generators Test Toda
03/24/06 — The 6.5 ton “Crusher” vehicles – as this new generation of the older “Spinner” vehicle is dubbed - is being developed and built by a team led by the National Robotics Engineering Center, a unit of Carnegie Mellon University’s Robotics Institute. The two additional Unmanned Ground Combat Vehicles (UGCV’s) are…

Geneva Aerospace Successfully Completes Unmanned Auto-Landing Test Flight with the Dakota UAV
03/22/06 — Geneva Aerospace, Inc., a leader in the development of unmanned vehicle technologies, successfully completed six consecutive auto landings of a Dakota UAV (unmanned aerial vehicle) at the United States Army Yuma Proving Grounds in Yuma, Arizona. This flight test was the next phase under Geneva’s current contract with the Naval…

Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center San Diego Receives CCAT(SM) Award
03/20/06 — The Center for Commercialization of Advanced Technology (CCAT) in San Diego, California today announced a $50,000 award to the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center San Diego (SSC San Diego) Technology Transfer Program. The money will be used for a number of improvements to SSC San Diego’s extensive line of…

USS Scranton Completes Successful UUV Test
03/12/06 — The two UUVs used in the testing are a part of the AN/BLQ-11 Long Term Mine Reconnaissance System (LMRS), which was designed to enable submarines to conduct clandestine undersea surveys to locate mines. “The testing demonstrated several important capabilities of a submarine-launched UUV system,” said Capt. Paul D. Ims Jr.,…

United Kingdom Awards Lockheed Martin $2.65 Million Contract To Enhance Desert Hawk
03/02/06 — The United Kingdom’s Defence Procurement Agency awarded Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] a $2.65 million contract to enhance the British Army’s Desert Hawk Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS). Originally developed by Lockheed Martin as a force protection airborne surveillance system under a U.S. Air Force contract, the Desert Hawk UAS offers autonomous…

Georgia Tech Software Supports Military Aircraft
02/27/06 — Aircraft technicians these days are as likely to use a laptop as a printed manual and logbook, and to turn to the Internet for the latest job-status reports and technical information. Engineers from the Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI) are assisting them, using current computer and database technology to help…

RE2, INC. Awarded U.S. Army SBIR Program to Develop Infrastructure Toolkit for Small UGVs
02/09/06 — RE2, INC., a woman-owned Carnegie Mellon spin-off company specializing in mobile defense robotics, announced that it has been awarded a Phase I Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) project by the U.S. Army TACOM Life Cycle Management Command (LCMC) located in Warren, Michigan to develop a low-cost Robot Infrastructure Toolkit for…

CoroWare Test Labs Announces JAUS Testing and Training Services
02/06/06 — PITTSBURGH, Penn. – Feb. 6, 2006 – CoroWare Test Labs, a CoroWare subsidiary, today announced that it has developed test suites and compatibility services to provide impartial, objective conformance testing to ensure interoperability and standards compliance among intelligent, mobile service robotics applications. CoroWare Test Labs, a leading company to test…

WVHTC Foundation Captures Robotics Contract From U.S. Navy
02/06/06 — The West Virginia High Technology Consortium Foundation has captured a $9.6 million contract from the United States Navy to manufacture the BomBot™, a robot designed to disable and dispose of improvised explosive devices. Innovative Response Technologies, Inc. (IRT), a wholly-owned subsidiary of the WVHTC Foundation, was awarded the contract by…

Raytheon Awarded a Follow-On Global Hawk Ground Segments Contract
02/01/06 — Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) has been awarded a follow-on contract to produce ground segments for Northrop Grumman’s Global Hawk program, which will support the U.S. Air Force Global Hawk unmanned aerial system. Financial terms were not disclosed. The Global Hawk unmanned aerial vehicle provides the U.S. Air Force and military…

West Virginia High Technology Consortium Foundation Captures Robotics Contract From U.S. Navy
01/23/06 — Innovative Response Technologies, Inc. (IRT), a wholly-owned subsidiary of the WVHTC Foundation, was awarded the contract by the U.S. Navy EOD (Explosive Ordinance Disposal) Technology Division. The contract calls for the manufacture of remotely controlled BomBot units, robots that can be rapidly deployed to place explosive charges on or near…

‘Mighty Mouse’ Robot Frees Stuck Radiation Source
01/20/06 — A Sandia National Laboratories robot recently withstood enough radiation to kill 40 men in freeing a stuck radiation source — the size of a restaurant salt shaker — at a White Sands Missile Range lab so that the cylinder could be safely returned to its insulated base. The robot, for…

UAV Market to Top $13 Billion by 2014
01/20/06 — Five years ago few would have imagined the U.S. Air Force would enthusiastically announce that it was expanding the number of Predator unmanned air vehicle (UAV) squadrons from three to 15. However, according to Forecast International unmanned vehicles analyst Larry Dickerson, the global war on terrorism has prompted the United…

iRobot Earns Software Engineering Institute Certification
12/29/05 — iRobot Corp. (NASDAQ:IRBT) today announced its Government & Industrial Robots team has earned the Software Engineering Institute (SEI) Software Capability Maturity Model(R) (CMM(R)) Level 3 certification. Achieving the certification is an important and progressive step for U.S. Department of Defense contractors, such as iRobot. “iRobot has made remarkable progress over…

InRob Tech Ltd. Completes Development of Remote Control System for D9 Bulldozer
12/14/05 — InRob Ltd., a leader in the development and production of advanced wireless control systems and integrated solutions for unmanned ground vehicles (UGV), announced that it has completed the development of a remote control system for Caterpillar D9 bulldozers. This system has been under development for more than one year and…

Visionary Leader in Unmanned Aerial Vehicles Joins SENTEL Corp.
10/24/05 — Alexandria, VA (PRWEB) August 18, 2005—SENTEL Corp., a premier engineering and software company, has hired retired Air Force Reserve Col. Janice Manijak Morrow – the 2004 AUVSI Al Aube Outstanding Contributor Award recipient and a Legion of Merit honoree – as its director of strategic initiatives. Morrow received the Association…

Coast Guard Signs Five Year Agreement with VideoRay LLC to Purchase Underwater Port Security Robots
10/24/05 — Phoenixville, PA - VideoRay LLC announced today that it has been awarded a Blanket Purchase Agreement (BPA) by the United States Coast Guard (USCG) in conjunction with its recent General Services Administration (GSA) Schedule award. The agreement expires in September, 2010, and involved a VideoRay Port Security configuration that has…




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