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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…

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…




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