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Talon, PackBot May Find Work at (or Under) the Border
05/18/09 — Even at a time when threats, potential threats and imagined threats are becoming ever more high tech, one of the lowest-tech methods of sneaking people and contraband into the U.S. is one of the thorniest problems facing the U.S. Border Patrol. Since Sept. 11, 2001, more than 30 smugglers’ tunnels…

BEI International Chooses Skilligent as a Supplier for an Intelligent Agricultural Harvester
05/13/09 — Skilligent, Inc will supply a vehicle control system for agricultural Jatropha harvesters built by BEI International. - BEI International, LLC, a leading manufacturer of agricultural harvesters with more than 50 years of history, announced that Skilligent Inc will develop a vehicle control system for a range of harvesters built by…

Soft Ground Puts Spirit in Danger Despite Gain in Daily Energy
05/13/09 — The five wheels that still rotate on NASA’s Mars Exploration Rover Spirit have been slipping severely in soft soil during recent attempts to drive, sinking the wheels about halfway into the ground. The rover team of engineers and scientists has suspended driving Spirit temporarily while studying the ground around the…

GeckoSystems Introduces New Personal Care Mobile Robot
04/30/09 — The tight integration of a variety of advanced hardware and software systems provides GeckoSystem’s CareBot mobile service robot with new levels of cost effective situational awareness. GeckoSystems Intl. Corp. (Pink Sheets: GCKO) announced that they have completed the prototyping of their CareBot MSR 3.87. GeckoSystems is a dynamic leader in…

Korea Puts $750M in Robotics, Aims to Lead Market by 2018
04/20/09 — The government of South Korea has promised to invest 1 trillion Won (about $750 million U.S. dollars) in the country’s robotics industry in an attempt to accelerate its growth. The goal is to help the global robotics market grow to more than $30 billion by 2013 and to help Korean…

Bluefin Robotics Lands U.K. Distribution Deal With Global Marine
03/31/09 — Autonomous underwater vehicle maker Bluefin Robotics Corp. has announced that it has signed an exclusive agreement for distribution of its products within the U.K. with Global Marine Systems Co. Ltd. Global Marine will sell, service and provide training for Bluefin AUVs. Bluefin supplies a range of AUVs in varying sizes,…

Snake-arm Robots to Conduct Reactor Pipe Inspection
02/13/09 — OC Robotics awarded a contract from Ontario Power Generation for a snake-arm robot to inspect pipes in nuclear reactors. Ontario Power Generation (OPG) has awarded a contract to OC Robotics to design and build a snake-arm robot mounted on a mobile vehicle that will be used to inspect complex pipework…

Canadian Organizations Receive $2.8 Million Funding Boost for Development of Intelligent Systems
02/12/09 — Precarn, an independent, non-profit company that supports the pre-commercial development of leading-edge technologies, announces funding for six first-of-their-kind innovations. Ottawa-based Precarn Incorporated announced $2.8 million in funding to promote the research and development (R&D) efforts of six first-of-their-kind intelligent systems projects in Alberta.  Under the program, which is administered by…

i-LIMB Hand wins Prosthetic Product Innovation Award
01/06/09 — Scotland’s Touch Bionics receives accolades for their i-LIMB Hand at Limbless Association’s Prosthetic Product Innovation Award gala dinner.  The i-LIMB Hand is a first-to-market prosthetic device with five individually powered digits. Touch Bionics, developer of the world’s first commercially available bionic hand, announced today that its i-LIMB Hand product has…

California Polytechnic State University Orders an Iver2 AUV
12/22/08 — OceanServer Technology to provide Cal Poly with a Iver2 AUV including the VectorMap mission planning and data presentation tool. OceanServer Technology, a leader in next generation autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) technology, announced that California Polytechnic Institute (Cal Poly) has agreed to purchase an Iver2 AUV for research purposes.  The order…

KUKA Robotics Introduces New Food Series Robots
12/14/08 — The new KUKA Food Series Option is available on a variety of robots designed for packaging and palletizing application, including KR 40 PA, KR 50 PA, KR 100-2 PA, KR 180-2, PA & KR 150. These units offer robotic solutions from 2-axis packaging, 4-axis palletizing, and 6-axis palletizing & handling.…

Estonian Ministry of Defence to Acquire Two Hydroid REMUS 100 UAVs for the Navy
12/12/08 — Sophisticated sensor and navigation capabilities found in Hydroid’s REMUS UAVs required to accomplish mine countermine (MCM) tasks. Hydroid, Inc., a leading manufacturer of Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUVs) announced that the Estonian Ministry of Defense has signed a contract to acquire two lightweight REMUS 100 Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUVs).  As a…

Hobart Birmingham and Taft Symonds Join Schilling Robotics Board of Directors
11/30/08 — Schilling Robotics, a producer of remotely operated vehicles (ROVs) for underwater use, adds experienced investment, as well as oil and gas industry, experience to its Board of Directors. Schilling Robotics, Inc.  announced the appointment of Hobart “Hobey” Birmingham and Taft Symonds to its Board of Directors.  Schilling, a leading global…

Energid Technologies and Mo­bile Robots Inc. Preview Ad­vance in Mobile Manipulation Robots
11/30/08 — Energid and Mobile Robots partner to provide autonomous navigation and advanced robotic tele-operation in a single platform code-named Dactyl. Energid Technologies and MobileRobots Inc gave robot developers at the second annual national RoboDevelopment conference in Santa Clara CA a sneak preview of their new semi-autonomous mobile robotic manipulation system.  The…

NASA Hearing Daily From Weak Phoenix Mars Lander
11/05/08 — NASA’s Phoenix Mars Lander has communicated with controllers daily since Oct. 30 through relays to Mars orbiters. Information received over the weekend indicates Phoenix is running out of power each afternoon or evening but reawakening after its solar arrays catch morning sunlight. The fraction of each day with sun above…

iRobot Delivers 2,000th PackBot Robot
11/05/08 — PackBot Continues to Keep Warfighters and Public Safety Professionals out of Harm’s Way iRobot Corp. (Nasdaq: IRBT) today it has delivered 2,000 PackBot robots to the U.S. military, public safety organizations and a variety of international customers. Born out of an initial research initiative with the Defense Advanced Research Projects…

Agilysys Announces Partnership with Evolution Robotics Retail
11/04/08 — IT solution provider Agilysys to resell Evolution’s LaneHawk loss-prevention product, as well as provide installation, integration support services. As a certified installation provider of LaneHawk, Agilysys is able to not only deliver the Evolution Robotics Retail hardware and software, but can also provide integration directly to the point-of-sale system and…

NASA Ames Collaborates to Develop Robotic Lunar Lander
11/03/08 — NASA Ames Research Center is collaborating with a commercial partner to develop a lunar lander for future low-cost missions to the moon. Under the terms of a Reimbursable Space Act Agreement with Odyssey Moon Ventures LLC, Henderson, Nev., NASA Ames will share its small spacecraft technical data and expertise with…




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