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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…

RoboDevelopment 2008 Call for Presentations Announced
05/20/08 — Dear Robotics Professional, Here is your opportunity to present at the world’s leading technical design and development event for commercial class personal, service and mobile robots and robotic technology… ROBODEVELOPMENT CONFERENCE AND EXPOSITION The International Design and Development Event for the Personal, Service and Mobile Robotics Industry November 18-19, 2008…

Unmanned Aircraft to Study Southern California Smog and its Consequences
05/12/08 — Using unmanned aerial vehicles, researchers from the Scripps Institution of Oceanography are undertaking a long-term survey will profile pollutants to determine how much of Southern California’s air pollution comes from Asia, Mexico and from regions north of California. Using sophisticated unmanned aircraft, research scientists at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC…

Kiva and Walgreens Expand Use of Mobile Fulfillment Solution for Retail Store Restocking
05/01/08 — Based on initial stage performance results for a for retail replenishment application that far exceeded expectations, Walgreens has agreed to expand the Kiva Mobile Fulfillment System at its Mt. Vernon, Illinois facility. Kiva Systems, a developer of game-changing mobile solutions for the distribution and order fulfillment industry, announced that Walgreens…

ROBOSOFT Shows a New Use-Case of its robuBOX
04/21/08 — Robosoft delivers the first units of a set of 16 robotized machines to the “City of Paris Industrial Physics and Chemistry Higher Educational Institution (ESPCI)” During the Pierre-Gilles de Gennes’s scientific exhibition opening, ROBOSOFT has shown the first robotized machines developed for ESPCI, all powered by its robuBOX™, the generic…

‘Nitty-Gritty’ but Vital Data Helps Field Rescue Robots
04/21/08 — ASTM International, a voluntary technical standards development organization for materials, products, systems, and services, as part of a National Institute of Standards and Technology urban search and rescue robot performance standards project, has developed a new standard that describes specific ways to describe requirements for the storage, shipping and deployment…

Parata Shares Keys To Success at 2008 RoboBusiness Conference
04/11/08 — Parata’s Vice President of Engineering David Calderwood spoke to other robotics experts about how Parata Systems commercialized its retail pharmacy dispensing technology, the engineering challenges and the keys to the company’s market success at the 2008 RoboBusiness Conference and Expo, held in Pittsburgh. Calderwood presented as part of the RoboMedicus…

Medical Robotics and Healthcare Automation Take Center Stage at RoboBusiness
03/18/08 — Medical robotics, ‘Quality of Life’ technology, and healthcare automation will take center stage at the upcoming RoboBusiness Conference and Exposition 2008.  The international business development event for the personal, service, and mobile robotics industry to address advancements, challenges, and the future of healthcare robotics. Robotics Trends and EH Publishing today…

Issues in Robotics Workforce Development
03/17/08 — The robotics industry must vie with all other industries for qualified engineering talent.  Unfortunately, the overall US pool of engineering talent is dropping right at a time when scores of existing engineers are preparing to retire. By John P. Desmond While no central clearinghouse of robotics workforce development information exists,…

SensAble Technologies’ Devices Propel Advances In Surgical Simulation, Medical Modeling
03/16/08 — At the American Association of Orthopedic Surgeons 75th annual meeting in San Francisco, SensAble Technologies, Inc(R), a leading provider of 3D touch-enabled systems, announced that several of its customers will be displaying innovative solutions based on its touch-enabled technology for surgical simulation and medical modeling.  These include patient-specific artificial joints…

Adept Technology and Prosurgics Collaborate to Develop Next Generation Surgical Robotic Systems
03/15/08 — Adept Technology, a provider of intelligent robotics systems and services, is partnering with Prosurgics, a producer of image-guided surgical robotics, to co-develop robotic surgical solutions.  No wonder, the US surgical robotics market alone is forecast to be worth approximately $2.5 billion by 2011 (BCC Research) with an expected average annual…

GeckoSystems Improves Sensor Fusion for Mobile Robots
03/07/08 — GeckoSystems Intl. Corp. (PINKSHEETS: GCKO) announced that they have applied advanced sensor fusion technologies for more fully autonomous mobile robots patrolling through loose, moving crowds in airport, bus, and train terminals; shopping centers and other public areas. GeckoSystems is a dynamic leader in the emerging Mobile Service Robot (MSR) industry…

GeckoSystems Introduces Advanced Service Robot Controller
03/07/08 — GeckoSystems Intl. Corp. (PINKSHEETS: GCKO) announced that they have completed the prototyping and development of their advanced mobile robot controller board, the GeckoSPIO™.  GeckoSystems is a dynamic leader in the emerging Mobile Service Robot (MSR) industry, revolutionizing their development and usage with mobile robot solutions for safety, security, and service™.…

Hugh Durrant-Whyte to Deliver Keynote Address at RoboBusiness Conference and Exposition
02/25/08 — Noted Field Robotics Expert to Speak on ‘Field Robotics in Australia’ at Business Development Event for the Personal, Service and Mobile Robotics Industry Robotics Trends and EH Publishing announced that Hugh Durrant-Whyte, Research Director at the Australian Centre for Field Robotics, will deliver a keynote session entitled Field Robotics in…

Johnson Medtech’s Motors Enable Precision Movement in MRI-Compatible Image-Guided Surgical Robot
02/23/08 — Johnson Medtech, the medical products network of Johnson Electric, one of the world’s largest providers of motion actuators, today announced its participation in creating the neuroArm, the world’s first MRI-compatible image-guided surgical robot capable of both microsurgery and stereotaxy. Actuators that utilize revolutionary ceramic motors designed by Nanomotion of the…




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