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Work Anywhere: Robots to Replace Business Travel
05/19/10 — Anybots enters the mobile telepresence market with QB, a web accessible mobile platform that provides a physical presence for remote workers. Anybots, maker of telepresence robots, announced the launch of QB, the first professional-quality mobile proxy robot. QB is the first in a line of Anybots made to connect people…

Robotics Aids Allow Patients To Gain Limb Movement Years After Stroke
05/19/10 — A VA-funded study at four VA medical centers has found that intensive therapy with specially trained personnel and newly created robotic aids can help stroke patients regain limb movement more than a year after a stroke occurs. Results of the study, led at the Providence VA Medical Center by Albert…

Seabed Rig and Energid Technologies Developing a Safer Oil Drilling System
05/18/10 — Energid Technologies is working with Seabed Rig AS, a developer of uninhabited drilling rigs located on the ocean floor, to develop safer, oil drilling platforms. In the wake of the oil disaster in the Gulf of Mexico, many are questioning the safety of offshore drilling.  One company is working hard…

LaserMotive Unveils Strategy for First Laser-Powered Fuel System for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles
05/05/10 — Using laser power beaming – the wireless transfer of energy from one location to another using laser light, the new power system will supply unlimited power, extending the capabilities of unmanned aerial systems and enabling new missions. LaserMotive, a R&D company specializing in laser power beaming and winner of the…

Beringea Invests $6 Million in Telemedicine Robotics Specialist InTouch Health
05/05/10 — Developer of technologies that enable physicians to remotely perform real-time consults and diagnosis with hospital patients will use funding to open an engineering research and development center in Michigan, as well as further fuel the company’s product development, sales and marketing efforts and international expansion. Beringea, Michigan’s largest venture capital…

MobileRobots Sponsors 2010 Robotics Trends’ Virtual Conference and Exposition Series
05/05/10 — Developer of autonomous AGV navigation and intelligent robot software sponsors all three upcoming 2010 events. Robotics Trends today announced that MobileRobots Inc. has become Series Sponsor of the 2010 Robotics Summit Virtual Conference and Exposition (http://www.robovirtualevents.com). MobileRobots will keynote emerging trends in New Markets and Applications for Industrial Robotics, as…

The ROBOTS Podcast Celebrates 50 Episodes With 50 Years of Robotics
05/04/10 — ROBOTS, a non-profit group supported by Switzerland’s Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), celebrates its 50th robotics podcast episode by asking experts to review the past 50 years of robotics innovation and predict what the next 50 years has in store. ROBOTS (http://www.robotspodcast.com), the podcast for news and views on…

GeckoSystems Reveals Licensing Opportunities at Mobile Robots in Motion Conference
04/27/10 — GeckoSystems Intl. Corp. (Pink Sheets: GCKO | http://www.geckosystems.com/) — announced today at its Mobile Robots in Motion conference that it is now soliciting business-to-business (B2B) licensing opportunities for its Mobile Robot Solutions for Safety, Security, and Service™. “For the past three months, we have been using our suite of mobile…

NASA to Launch Human-Like Robot to Join Space Station Crew
04/21/10 — Robonaut2, a two armed humanoid robot jointly developed by NASA and General Motors to work cooperatively and safely side-by-side humans on Earth and in space, is to become a permanent resident of the International Space Station. NASA will launch the first human-like robot to space later this year to become…

Evolution Robotics Begins Taking Pre-Orders for Mint Automatic Floor Cleaner
04/20/10 — Evolution leverages its NorthStar navigation technology to deliver a competitively priced, capable floor cleaner that automatically dusts and wet mops hard surface floors using popular cleaning cloths. Evolution Robotics, Inc., a robotics technology company, announced that it has begun accepting pre-order reservations for the Mint Automatic Floor Cleaner. Introduced in…

National Instruments Sponsors 2010 Robotics Trends’ Virtual Conference and Exposition Series
04/15/10 — Provider of design, development, testing and control solutions for embedded systems sponsors all three events in Robotics Trends’ 2010 Robotics Summit Conference and Exposition Series Robotics Trends today announced that National Instruments has become Series Sponsor of the 2010 Robotics Summit Virtual Conference and Exposition (http://www.robovirtualevents.com). As Series Sponsor, National…

National Robotics Week Kicks Off with Events Across the Country
04/13/10 — From April 10-18, regional events and activities will allow the public to “experience the possibilities” through robotics technology. The first annual National Robotics Week commenced this week with a series of regional events and activities aimed at increasing public awareness of the growing importance of “robo-technology” and the tremendous social…

Robin Murphy to Deliver Keynote at Robotics Summit Virtual Conference and Exposition
04/07/10 — Director of Center for Robot-Assisted Search and Rescue at Texas A&M to speak on autonomy and mobility capabilities of rescue robotics Robotics Trends announced that Dr. Robin Murphy, Director of the Center for Robot-Assisted Search and Rescue of Texas A&M University, will present a keynote address on the topic of…

National Robotics Week Events in Mass to Focus on Investment and Job Offerings
04/06/10 — As part of National Robotics Week, on April 13, 2010 the Massachusetts Technology Leadership Council, in conjunction with the Mass Robotics Cluster, are hosting two robotics events open to the public.  The first event is a panel consisting of robotics entrepreneurs and members of the investment community.  The second event…

Aethon Inc. Announces Strategic Cooperation With the Bosch Group
04/01/10 — Developer of mobile robotics for hospital supply chain automation secures $6.6M in financing led by Robert Bosch Venture Capital GmbH.  The investment is to be used in support of continued business growth, accelerated sales, and intensified research and development efforts on new products and product extensions. Aethon, Inc., a developer…

Brock Technologies Inc. Conducts Flight Demonstrations with the SPEAR UAS
03/31/10 — Brock Technologies Inc. Conducts Flight Demonstrations with the SPEAR UAS Lightweight, portable UAS, optimized for modularity, is demonstrated using multiple wing sizes. Brock Technologies Inc. recently participated in a series of flight demonstrations with the SPEAR Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) during the months of January through March. The SPEAR UAS…

NASA’s Opportunity Adds Autonomy
03/23/10 — Unexpected longevity of the Mars rover Opportunity provides NASA scientists with chance to “get some bonus science” – namely research into autonomous behavior in robots.  A newly uploaded software system, the Autonomous Exploration for Gathering Increased Science, or AEGIS, provides NASA’s Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity with greater levels of autonomous…

Astrobotic Technology Announces Expanded Opportunities to Send Payloads to the Moon
03/15/10 — Lift capability of SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket allows Astrobotic Technology to increase amount of payload available to space agency technologists, academic researchers and marketers from 12 pounds to 240 pounds during maiden expedition in 2012 to win the Google Lunar X Prize. “We will carry 240 pounds to the lunar…




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