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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…

National Center for Defense Robotics Awarded “Dragon Runner” Robots Project for Army Evaluation
06/30/05 — The National Center for Defense Robotics (NCDR), an initiative of The Technology Collaborative, today announced that it was awarded a task order under its U.S. Government Prime Contract #N00164-05-D-6647 with the United States Navy at the Naval Surface Warfare Center in Crane, Indiana to produce two Dragon unner robots for…

Robotics and the Need for Standards
05/25/05 — The requirement for widely adopted standards for engineering and other disciplines, based on the strong link between standards and competitiveness, is undeniable. The benefits of standards are so universally accepted that many organizations see standardization as a strategic imperative and have dedicated Standardization Management teams in place to develop standards…

IRaq’s Robot Invasion
12/31/04 — Just like in the movies, robots are about to start packing heat. In 2005 the U.S. will begin deploying war-fighting SWORDS robots, made by Foster-Miller in Waltham, Mass. The machines, which resemble miniature battle tanks, will come armed with .50-caliber machine guns or rocket launchers. Radio-controlled by a human operator…

Robot Army Detects Destroyers
12/31/04 — Deakin University engineering student Zoran Najdovski did not want to make “just another robot”. No science fiction—he wanted to create something useful. The result is a cost-effective, robotic mine detector. The device has piqued the interest of the Australian Army, which will visit Deakin early next year to inspect it.…

South Korea Deploys Robots to Protect Troops in Iraq
12/09/04 — South Korea has deployed two robots capable of area surveillance and combat, the Ministry of National Defence said Wednesday 8 December . The robots, named Aegis, were developed by a South Korean company and are equipped with small surveillance cameras and South Korean-made K-2 rifles, according to ministry officials. The…

Robot Wars are for Real as Battle Turns High-Tech
12/06/04 — Forget the Terminator. The killer robot of the 21st century will be the illegitimate child of a vacuum cleaner and a John Deere tractor. It does not wear sunglasses. And it is as likely to save your life as blow your brains out. Meet the R-Gator, an unmanned, six-wheeled vehicle…

Foster-Miller Begins Delivering New Shipment of TALON Robots
11/15/04 — The current shipment brings the number of TALON™ robots performing EOD (explosive ordnance disposal) work in Iraq and Afghanistan to more than 100 robots. “Foster-Miller remains committed to providing our troops with the best possible equipment in the shortest possible time,” said Dr. William Ribich, president and CEO. “Every robot…

Good Bomb, Good Bomb!;
11/01/04 — A patrol of American soldiers is under attack from mortars and rocket fire. They call for help from an aircraft circling high above. The pilot points a laser at a flat-bed truck from where the mortar fire is coming, and seconds later a Hellfire missile streaks down from the sky,…

iRobot and John Deere Team to Produce Military Ground Vehicle
10/28/04 — WASHINGTON, D.C.—AUSA ANNUAL MEETING Booth 2543, Oct. 25, 2004—Today iRobot and John Deere unveiled the Military R-GatorTM, an intelligent unmanned ground vehicle that will use off-the-shelf technology to autonomously perform dangerous and taxing missions. Until now, autonomous ground vehicles have been developed and built using custom technology on an individual…




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