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Scarlet Knight Underwater Robotic Glider Crosses the Atlantic
12/09/09 — Launched in New Jersey in April 27, 2009, and after 7,389km and eight months (221 days) at sea, Rutgers University’s Scarlet Knight reaches Spain on December 09, 2009 becoming the first underwater robot to cross the Atlantic Ocean. The Scarlet Knight, the first submersible robot glider to cross the Atlantic,…

Touch Bionics Unveils World’s First Bionic Finger
12/09/09 — Developer of i-LIMB Hand releases ProDigits, powered bionic fingers that can be operated using two control strategies that will be custom-designed and fabricated by clinicians to suit each individual’s specific needs. Touch Bionics, developer of advanced upper-limb bionic technologies, announced the commercial launch of ProDigits, the world’s first powered bionic…

MAKO Surgical Launches New Knee Resurfacing Application
12/04/09 — MAKO Surgical, developer of the RIO robotic-arm interactive orthopedic system for minimally invasive orthopedic knee procedures, has added an application for lateral unicompartmental knee resurfacing, bringing the number of robotic knee applications to three. MAKO Surgical Corp. (Nasdaq:MAKO), a medical device company focused on marketing its advanced robotic-arm solution and…

Carter Signs UAS License Agreement with AAI
11/27/09 — Carter Aviation and AAI Corporation sign 40 year exclusive licensing agreement for unmanned aircraft systems using Carter’s Slowed Rotor/Compound (SR/C) aircraft technology. Carter Aviation Technologies LLC (Carter) of Wichita Falls, TX announced that they have completed negotiations with AAI Corporation, an operating unit of Textron Systems, a Textron Inc. company,…

Tibion Receives TÜV Certification for PK100 Bionic Leg Orthosis
11/26/09 — Global provider of technical, safety and certification services certifies wearable device that supplements muscle strength to enhance rehabilitation therapy and provide mobility assistance for those patients with loss of muscle function. Tibion, a provider of bionic devices for rehabilitation and mobility, announced today it has received TÜV certification for its…

NASA Selects Carnegie Mellon University and Astrobotic Technology for Two Moon Robot Contracts
11/26/09 — NASA selects Astrobotic Technology for excavation robot proposal under its Small Business Innovation Research program and lunar-gravity simulation proposal under its Small Business Technology Transfer program for a total $199,850 that may lead to Phase II awards totaling $1.2 million. NASA selected Astrobotic Technology and Carnegie Mellon University for two…

Titan Medical Signs Development Agreement With CAE Healthcare for Amadeus Surgical Robot
11/24/09 — Companies to develop requirements for surgeon console to meet FDA standards and to study ways to integrate CAE Healthcare’s simulation and modeling technologies into Titan Medical’s Amadeus surgical robot. Titan Medical Inc. (TSX VENTURE:TMD) announced that it has signed an agreement with CAE Healthcare for various services related to the…

US Naval Air Warfare Center Personnel Fly Zephyr
11/23/09 — QinetiQ’s solar-powered Zephyr multi-payload concept unmanned aerial system (UAS), designed to fly for up to three months, at the US Army’s Yuma proving ground in Arizona. QinetiQ’s Zephyr High-Altitude Long-Endurance unmanned aerial system (HALE UAS) program recently resumed flight testing and payload evaluations in Yuma, Arizona, when a joint US/UK…

RoboMatrix Partners With Anybots, Inc. to Provide Telepresence Robot Rental and Distribution
11/23/09 — RoboMatrix receives distributor rights to introduce Anybots’ QB telepresence robot rental service to the Japanese and Taiwanese markets. RoboMatrix, a division of Innovation Matrix, Inc., a leading distributor of robotic, motion control, and automated systems today announced its partnership with Anybots, Inc., of Mountain View, California, the leading pioneer in…

da Vinci Approved in Japan
11/20/09 — Japan’s Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare approves Intuitive Surgical’s da Vinci surgical robot. Intuitive Surgical, Inc. (Nasdaq:ISRG), a producer of surgical robotics, announced that it has received regulatory approval from the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare (MHLW) to allow marketing of its da Vinci S System in Japan.…

GeckoSystems Begins In Home Elder Care Robot Trials
11/16/09 — Developer of mobile service robots systems begins limited in home evaluation trials for their CareBot personal companion home care robot. GeckoSystems Intl. Corp. (PINKSHEETS: GCKO) announced that they are beginning limited in home evaluation trials for their first product, a personal companion home care robot, the CareBot™. GeckoSystems is a…

Oceanographers Develop “Swarms” of Robotic Ocean Explorers
11/10/09 — The National Science Foundation awards nearly $1 million to Scripps Institution of Oceanography researchers to develop ‘drifters’, autonomous underwater explorers (AUEs) designed to provide new knowledge about marine protected areas, harmful algal blooms, oil spills. In an effort to plug gaps in knowledge about key ocean processes, the National Science…

WPI-Sponsored Robotics Team Wins $500,000 at NASA Moondust Excavation Challenge
11/01/09 — Paul’s Robotics, a robotics team sponsored by Worcester Polytechnic Institute, wins NASA’s Regolith Excavation Challenge, a contest requiring robots to navigate around a moon-like surface, collect regolith, and deliver it to a collection bin. The Worcester Polytechnic Institute-sponsored team Paul’s Robotics took home first place last weekend at NASA’s 2009…

Smith Detection, AeroVironment and US Army Collaborate on Chemical Agent-Detecting UAV
10/21/09 — Partnership combines powerful chemical sensors and advanced algorithms to enable rapid aerial chemical detection and tracking by unmanned aerial vehicles. Smiths Detection announced the successful creation and demonstration of an unmanned aircraft chemical detection and identification system capable of warning troops against chemical warfare agents. The detection and identification system,…

MobileRobots Rolls Out Low-Cost Seekur Jr UGV
10/13/09 — Producer of standard robotic platforms releases the Seekur Jr unmanned ground vehicle, an affordable, highly customizable, robotic platform suitable for variable weather conditions (IP 54, from -5 to +35°C), 45-degree grades and variable terrain. New Seekur Jr Unmanned Guided Vehicle (UGV), from MobileRobots Inc, jump-starts industry-of-the-future inventions like self-driving cars,…

NASA Concludes Robotics Tests For the Moon in Arizona
10/05/09 — Prototype lunar rovers tested during simulated 14-day mission in Arizona designed to test technologies and procedures for use on the moon. NASA has concluded two weeks of technology development tests on two of the agency’s prototype lunar rovers. The Desert RATS—or Research and Technology Studies—in the Arizona desert at Black…

Kiva Systems Named to the Inc. 500
09/14/09 — Company’s ranking as number six on the annual Inc. 500, reflects rapid adoption of Kiva order fulfillment system by leading retailers. Kiva Systems, a developer of breakthrough mobile robotic solutions for warehouse automation , announced that it is number six on the annual Inc. 500, an exclusive ranking of the…

PCS Edventures! Announces Lab Implementation in Mexico
09/10/09 — Producer of educational learning labs for the K-12 marketplace has first robotics lab installation in Mexico through partner Inteltech. PCS Edventures! (OTCBB: PCSV) announced the implementation and training of the first Academy of Robotics Lab installation in Mexico, through their sales and service provider, Inteltech. Joe Egusquiza, Vice President of…




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