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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…

Astrium and EADS Defense & Security to Study Integration of UAVs Into Civil Airspace
03/13/10 — Astrium Services will demonstrate the value of using satellite communications to enable UAVs to operate safely in civil airspace, while EADS Defence & Security will investigate the use of a Medium Altitude Long Endurance (MALE) UAV to prove the operational feasibility of the integration. The European Defence Agency (EDA) has…

Robosoft Introduces Kompaï
03/09/10 — First generation humanoid robot, capable of understanding simple verbal commands and featuring a touch screen for additional communication, is intended for developers who would like to implement their own robotics applications for assistance. On the 8th of March 2010 at the 2010 Intercompany Long Term Care Insurance Conference, the French…

Virtual Conference to Focus on Autonomy, Navigation and Mobility Solutions, and Business Development
02/22/10 — Robotics Trends’ Robotics Summit Virtual Conference and Exposition to feature keynotes and general sessions by world class speakers, as well as a virtual exposition floor packed with cutting-edge technologies. Robotics Trends and EH Publishing, Inc. announce the focus of the first virtual conference serving the robotics and intelligent systems industries. …

AAI Expands Fee-for-Service Unmanned Aircraft Systems Capabilities
02/13/10 — AAI Corp.’s Shadow tactical unmanned aircraft systems, Orbiter miniature unmanned aircraft system and Aerosonde class of small unmanned aircraft systems are now available to military, civilian and scientific organizations on a fee-for-service basis. AAI Corporation, an operating unit of Textron Systems, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced that it…

Schilling Robotics Receives Order for Two Next-Generation ROVs
02/09/10 — Developer of subsea systems is receives an order for two of its next generation heavy duty Remotely Operated Vehicles (ROVs) for remote inspection. Schilling Robotics, LLC, developer of subsea systems, today the order for two (2) of its next-generation Heavy-Duty (HD) Remotely Operated Vehicles (ROVs). The first vehicle is due…

Swisslog Enters Autonomous Mobile Robot Market with CCS Robotics’ SpeciMinder and RoboCourier
02/02/10 — CCS Robotics to manufacture SpeciMinder and RoboCourier for Swisslog, a provider of integrated logistics solutions for warehouses, distribution centers and hospitals. SpeciMinder and RoboCourier are both built on MobileRobots’ MT400 running on MobileRobots’ Motivity autonomous robot operating system. Swisslog, a leading provider of automated materials transport and pharmacy automation solutions…

Myomo Neuro-Robotic Technology Restores Use of Paralyzed Limbs
01/26/10 — Northeast Senior Health pioneers use of Myomo neuro-robotic arm brace in home health care and skilled nursing facilities, enabling brain-injured patients to maximize their recovery and restore movement. Northeast Senior Health is the first organization in the nation to implement Myomo, an innovative stroke rehabilitation technology, in the skilled nursing…

South Fulton Medical Center First in Georgia to Purchase Prosurgics’ Laparoscopic Camera Controller
01/21/10 — Producer of surgical robotics products provides Georgia medical center with FreeHand advanced surgery technology designed for minimally invasive, laparoscopic surgery. Surgical robotics company Prosurgics announces the first sale of a FreeHand laparoscopic camera controller in Georgia. Supporting the Atlanta metro area, the South Fulton Medical Center is a modern facility…

GeckoSystems Employs Sensor Fusion in Elder Care Robot Trials
01/21/10 — Developer of mobile service robots systems employs proprietary sensor fusion technology in CoreBot personal companion home care robot, currently undergoing in-home trials. GeckoSystems Intl. Corp. (PINKSHEETS: GCKO) announced that their suite of sensor fusion technologies is instrumental in their ongoing world’s first in home personal companion robot trials for elder…

Harvest Automation, Inc. Receives $4.0M Series A Financing
01/11/10 — Founded by robotics industry veterans, Harvest Automation, a maker of materials handling robots, has secured $4M in Series A financing from investors Life Sciences Partners, MidPoint Food & Ag Funds and The Massachusetts Technology Development Corporation. Harvest Automation, Inc., a robotics company developing solutions for material handling, today announced that…

Luna Innovations and Intuitive Surgical Expand Relationship
01/10/10 — Luna and Intuitive will be extending their development and supply agreement to further develop Luna’s advanced shape sensing and position tracking systems technology for Intuitive’s robotic-assisted minimally invasive surgery products. Luna Innovations Incorporated (NASDAQ: LUNA) announced that it will be extending its development and supply agreement with Intuitive Surgical, Inc.…

NASA to Check for Unlikely Winter Survival of Mars Lander
01/10/10 — The Phoenix Mars lander is not expected to have survived he harsh Martian winter, but NASA’s Mars Odyssey orbiter will attempt to lock onto Phoenix’s signal and gain information about the lander’s status, and if successful, to determine what capabilities Phoenix retains. Beginning Jan. 18, NASA’s Mars Odyssey orbiter will…

Carnegie Mellon Engineers Develop Machine That Visually Inspects and Sorts Strawberry Plants
12/20/09 — CMU researchers combine machine vision and intelligence to develop agricultural solution that formerly could only be accomplished manually. Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University’s National Robotics Engineering Center (NREC) have developed a plant-sorting machine that uses computer vision and machine learning to inspect and grade harvested strawberry plants and then mechanically…

GE Aviation and AAI Perform First Trajectory-Based Flight on Unmanned Aircraft System
12/19/09 — Using a GE commercial certified flight management system, AAI’s Shadow unmanned aircraft performs first demonstration flight of UAS operating in the US national airspace. GE Aviation and AAI Corporation, in cooperation with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and U.S. Army performed the first “proof of concept” flight demonstrations of an…

GeckoSystems’ Elder Care Robot Trials Reveal Grandma’s Hearing Loss
12/16/09 — In-house evaluations uncovers voice synthesis inadequacies, since resolved in upgraded CareBot personal companion home care robot. GeckoSystems Intl. Corp. (PINKSHEETS: GCKO)—announced that they have recently improved their voice synthesis capability due to insights from their in home personal companion eldercare robot evaluation trials. GeckoSystems is a dynamic leader in the…




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