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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…

Health Robotics Announces New Intra-Venous (IV) Automation Robot
07/31/08 — Health Robotics has released a new modular, patient-specific intra-venous (IV) automation robot for non-hazardous drug preparation, compounding, and dispensing in central pharmacy locations, satellite pharmacies, and even patient care workplaces. Health Robotics, the worldwide leader in the robotic automation of patient-specific IV Admixtures announced IV Station (TM Pending), a new…

Microsoft Sponsors RoboDevelopment Conference and Exposition
07/25/08 — Robotics Trends, a division of EH Publishing, Inc., today announced that Microsoft has joined the 2nd annual RoboDevelopment Conference and Exposition as the event’s Founding Sponsor. RoboDevelopment, the international technical design and development event for personal, service and mobile robotics industry (http://www.robodevelopment.com), will be held November 18-19, 2008 at the…

Bluefin Spray Glider: Vehicle of Choice for Ocean Monitoring and Forecasting
07/15/08 — Bluefin Robotics, a manufacturer of Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUVs), has secured a contract from Horizon Marine an ocean monitoring and forecasting service provider for the offshore oil and gas industry. Bluefin Robotics, a leading Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV) manufacturer, has received a contract for the Bluefin Spray Glider from Horizon…

Alliance Spacesystems Scores Hat Trick with Phoenix Robotic Arm
06/13/08 — With the addition of their backhoe-like robotic arm on NASA’s Phoenix lander, Alliance Spacesystems now has three robotic arms operating on Mars.  The company also has a fourth Mars arm under development for NASA’s Mars Science Laboratory, planned for launch in 2009. Successfully deployed and digging on Mars, the robotic…

iRobot Enters Autonomous Underwater Vehicle Market
06/11/08 — iRobot Corp. (Nasdaq: IRBT) announced a sole licensing agreement with UW TechTransfer at the University of Washington to commercialize Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV) Seaglider technology previously supported by the Office of Naval Research and the National Science Foundation. The agreement with both the Applied Physics Laboratory and School of Oceanography…

ADVANCED Motion Controls and ROBOSOFT Announce Joint Development Efforts in Service Robotics
06/10/08 — ADVANCED Motion Controls, of Camarillo, CA USA, jointly announces development efforts with Robosoft located in Bidart, France, to produce a new standard in service robots.  To date, Robosoft has uniquely created a multi-use hardware platform for remote service mobile robotic needs.  The robuLAB series for example can be used for…

Aethon Enters into Technology Development Partnership with Defense Robotics Expert, RE2
06/02/08 — Aethon TUG technology to serve as mobile platform for the Robotic Nursing Assistant, a robotic devise to be used by nurses to perform physically challenging tasks. Aethon, Inc., a leader in affordable autonomous mobile robots for healthcare supply chain management, announced that it has partnered with RE2, a leading developer…

Developers of Space Robotics Technology to Receive IEEE Robotics and Automation Award
05/31/08 — IEEE has named Paul Backes, Eric T. Baumgartner and Larry Matthies recipients of its 2008 Robotics and Automation Award. The three are being recognized for their contributions to different robotics technologies used in space flight systems including the successful Mars Exploration Rover (“MER”) mission rovers Spirit and Opportunity, which to…




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