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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…

Applied Robotics Announces New Meat Gripper
10/30/08 — Applied Robotics moves into news markets with a new pneumatic meat gripper adheres that to all food production cleaning requirements and is manufactured with extremely light weight materials approved by the FDA and USDA. Applied Robotics Inc., a leading global manufacturer of robotic end-of-arm tooling and connectivity solutions, announced today…

iRobot to Acquire Nekton Research, LLC
09/30/08 — As a follow-up to its earlier announcement of a agreement with University of Washington to commercialize the Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV) Seaglider technology, iRobot has agreed to acquire Nekton Research a developer of unmanned underwater vehicles. With the second announcement, iRobot makes clear its strategic push into maritime systems. iRobot…

Natural Partners Evaluates Evaluating RoboDynamics’ TiLR Robotic Telepresence Platform
09/30/08 — RoboDynamics has announced the addition of Natural Partners Inc to the growing list of companies evaluating the TiLR Robotic Telepresence platform. With the robot TiLR, users can instantly transport themselves to a remote location thereby eliminating travel and downtime. RoboDynamics announced today the addition of Natural Partners Inc. (NPI) to…

RoboDynamics Installs First Telepresence Robot TiLR at the X PRIZE Foundation
09/30/08 — RoboDynamics is an innovative robotics company that develops enterprise Robotic Telepresence platforms such as TiLR. By using TiLR the X Prize Foundation is shifting the paradigm of face to face communications whereby a person can now transport himself instantly to their offices without actually being at their office. This new…

Alliance Spacesystems Delivers Robotic Arm for DARPA’s ‘FREND’ Technology Demonstration
09/12/08 — Robotic arm prototype, a deliverable as part of DARPA’s Front-end Robotics Enabling Near-term Demonstration (FREND) program, would enable satellite repair and repositioning. Alliance Spacesystems, LLC alliancespacesystems.com, has delivered to the Naval Research Laboratory, in support of DARPA’s FREND program, the flight prototype robotic arm for a possible future satellite that…

U-M Nurtures Robotics Industry in Southeast Michigan
09/12/08 — Southern Michigan attracts new Ground Robotics Research Center and looks to leverage automotive expertise as the area expands into military ground robotics and intelligent transportation. The robotics industry is poised to expand in southeast Michigan and the University of Michigan College of Engineering is helping to make that happen with…

Revolutionary Hybrid UGV, the First Available Commercially, Announced by Black-i Robotics
09/11/08 — Black-I Robotics today announced a breakthrough in the field of robotics with the introduction of the world’s first commercially available hybrid unmanned ground vehicle.  The product is called the LandShark Model E Hybrid.  “The run time of the hybrid, operating on electricity or traditional fuel, is dramatically longer than standard…

SensAble Technologies Customer Wins Award for Haptically-Enabled Surgical Teaching Tool
09/07/08 — Award winning Virtual Temporal Bone Project at the Ohio Supercomputer Center Provider employs SensAble Technologies’ PHANTOM haptic device technology to enhance the system’s realism. SensAble Technologies, Inc., a leading provider of touch-enabled modeling solutions and haptic devices, announced that its customer, the Ohio Supercomputer Center (OSC), a publicly-funded research partner…

Despite Politics Around Eligibility Rules, SBIR Provides Pivotal Capital for Young Industries
09/02/08 — The Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program is one of the best supports by the federal government for small business.  In place for about 25 years, the SBIR program funds innovation in many industries, including robotics.  Politics have always played their part in the program, especially in the areas of…

MobileRobots Inc Joins RoboDevelopment Conference and Exposition 2008 as Gold Sponsor
08/28/08 — MobileRobots Inc to Host Pre-Conference Technical Workshop, “Developing and Deploying Mobile Service Robot Applications” Robotics Trends, a division of EH Publishing, Inc., today announced that MobileRobots Inc has joined RoboDevelopment Conference and Exposition 2008, the International Technical Design and Development Event for the Personal, Service and Mobile Robotics Industry, as…

InTouch Health Announces Launch of New Product Feature to Transform Stroke Care Through Remote Prese
08/11/08 — Leader of remote telepresence solutions adds an enhancements to its StrokeRESPOND remote presence platform ithat s specifically designed to support the expert physician’s acute stroke management workflow. InTouch Technologies, Inc (d.b.a. InTouch Health), the world leader in Remote Presence health care solutions, announced the launch of a new product feature,…

Aethon Addresses Patient Safety Concerns With Superior Mobile Technology
08/11/08 — Dutch study on the Journal of the American Medical Association of medical equipment suggests that wireless radio frequency systems cause harm, confirming Aethon’s approach, using RFID technology that emits zero power as the only safe solution. Aethon, Inc., a leader in affordable autonomous mobile robots for healthcare supply chain management…

Autoliv Expands Active Safety Capability
08/01/08 — Producer of automotive safety systems purchases Tyco business unit that designs and manufactures active radar proximity and attribute sensor systems used in vehicle driver assist and safety applications for the global automotive market. Autoliv Inc. (NYSE: ALV), the worldwide leader in automotive safety, has agreed to acquire the automotive radar…

Pioneer in Robotic Cardiac Surgery Completes Milestone
07/31/08 — The development and perfection of robotic-assisted mitral valve repair, which has resulted in reduced incision size, lower infection rates and quickened recovery time, has been a boon to patients. Dr. W. Randolph Chitwood, Jr., a globally recognized cardiothoracic surgeon, has performed his 400th robotic-assisted mitral valve repair. Pitt County Memorial…




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