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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…

Heartland Robotics Closes $7 Million in Series A-1 Funding
09/09/09 — Charles River Ventures joins Bezos Expeditions in backing robotics start-up Founded by Rodney Brooks. Heartland Robotics, Inc. announced it has secured $7 million in Series A-1 funding, led by Charles River Ventures. The new funding comes less than one year after the company, which develops robots to increase productivity and…

Schilling Robotics Receives Order for 50th UltraHeavy-Duty ROV
09/08/09 — Developer of underwater ultraheavy-duty remotely operated vehicles contracted for fiftieth system. Schilling Robotics, LLC, experts in subsea systems, announced the order for its 50th UltraHeavy-Duty (UHD™) Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) by C-Innovation. The vehicle is due to be delivered by the end of 2009. Since delivering the first UHD ROV…

ReconRobotics Introduces Recon Scout XT Reconnaissance Robot
08/27/09 — Lightweight, throwable robot will enable military and police reconnaissance of rugged environments. ReconRobotics, Inc. announced the introduction of the Recon Scout® XT throwable reconnaissance robot that will allow military personnel and police tactical teams to conduct immediate visual reconnaissance of challenging indoor environments and rugged outdoor landscapes of dirt, sand…

CSTAR Announces Collaboration With Boston Scientific to Test New Minimally Invasive Technology
08/24/09 — State-of-the-art facilities prompt Boston Scientific to partner with Canadian Surgical Technologies & Advanced Robotics program on event that included live surgeries, surgical skills simulation and interactive multimedia presentations. By Lesley Cornelius Director, London Economic Development Corporation Canadian Surgical Technologies & Advanced Robotics, a program of London Health Sciences Center in…

GE Aviation Signs Research Agreement with FAA for Unmanned Aircraft
08/18/09 — GE to work with the FAA on research and flight management technology that supports the integration of unmanned aircraft systems into national air space. GE Aviation announced entering into a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRDA) with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). The government-GE Aviation collaboration will provide a variety…

AAI Signs Agreement with FAA to Research UAS Integration into National Airspace
08/18/09 — Both houses of US government and industry are pushing integration of unmanned aircraft systems in the public National Airspace System (NAS). AAI Corporation, an operating unit of Textron Systems, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced the completion of a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement, or CRDA, with the Federal…

Multi-Institutional Study Demonstrates Improved Surgical Outcomes With Robotic Surgery
08/14/09 — First multi-institutional study links shortened operative times, minimal blood loss, decreased length of hospital stays, a dramatic reduction in surgical complications and reduced recovery times for those women with endometrial cancer who underwent robotic surgery. More than 40,000 women are diagnosed with endometrial cancer every year in the United States,…

Insitu’s ScanEagle UAV Achieves 200,000 Operational Flight Hours
08/11/09 — Insitu’s ScanEagle extends its record for operational flight hours, surpassing 200,000 hours. Insitu, a wholly owned subsidiary of The Boeing Company, announced today that its ScanEagle recently surpassed 200,000 operational flight hours, marking a significant milestone in the long-endurance, tactical unmanned aircraft system (UAS) industry. Since 2004, well-established processes and…

Bluefin-12 AUV Chosen to Facilitate University of Victoria’s Ocean Technology Test Bed
07/29/09 — Massachusetts based manufacturer of autonomous underwater vehicles (AUV) contracts with University of Victoria’s Ocean Technology Lab for research AUV. Bluefin Robotics Corporation, a designer and manufacturer of Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUVs), has been contracted to provide a Bluefin-12 AUV to the University of Victoria’s Ocean Technology Lab (OTL). The vehicle…

QinetiQ Robots Deal Should Help Cut Transport Delays
07/28/09 — QinetiQ secures two year contract currently covers incidents within Greater London where acetylene gas cylinders are thought to be involved in a fire and surrounding counties, but national coverage is possible with additional funding and extended call out times. Following a successful series of trials, QinetiQ is now working alongside…




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