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Techalt, Inc. Signs Agreement and Plan of Merger for the Acquisition of EV Parts
02/23/08 — Techalt, Inc. (Pink Sheets:TCLT) ("announced that it has executed an Agreement and Plan of Merger with EV Parts, Inc. ("EV Parts"), a leading online supplier of electric vehicle parts and components, whereby EV Parts will become a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Company. The merger is expected to close on or…

MicroPilot’s Growth Continues - 500 UAV Integrators in 60 Countries
02/21/08 — MicroPilot is the world-leading manufacturer of miniature autopilots for unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) and micro aerial vehicles (MAV). MicroPilot’s list of customer’s has now surpassed 500 clients in more than 60 countries.  The continued growth is attributed to MicroPilot’s reputation, versatility and dependability. For reputation, weighing only 28 grams, the…

Boeing-Insitu ScanEagle UAV Achieves 10,000 Flight Hours in Support of Australian Army Operations
02/21/08 — Boeing Australia Limited and Insitu, Inc.’s ScanEagle unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) has successfully delivered 10,000 surveillance and reconnaissance flight hours to help protect Australian troops on active duty in Iraq and Afghanistan. Boeing Australia Limited President David Withers congratulated the ScanEagle team on its exemplary performance during a recent ceremony.…

Bluefin Robotics Names David Kelly New CEO and President
02/21/08 — Bluefin Robotics, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Battelle Memorial Institute, today announced the appointment of David Kelly as President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Kelly joins Bluefin from Battelle where he was Vice President of Information Technology Solutions, a leading provider of national security support. “David’s broad business experience in both…

Robot Plumbs Wisconsin Lake on Way to Antarctica, Jovian Moon
02/20/08 — A University of Illinois at Chicago scientist will lead a team testing a robotic probe in a polar-style, under-ice exploration that may have out-of-this world applications. But the team will keep to a venue that’s much closer to home. Peter Doran, associate professor of earth and environmental sciences at UIC,…

Ten VA Hospitals to Deploy 27 Aethon Autonomous Mobile Robotic Systems
12/13/07 — About Aethon Aethon Inc., a leader in automating the hospital supply chain, announced that 10 more VA hospitals purchased TUG, the company’s award-winning autonomous mobile robotic system. The VA Mid-Atlantic Health Care Network is installing 21 TUGs in eight medical centers: Asheville, N.C.; Beckley, W.Va.; Durham, N.C.; Fayetteville, N.C.; Hampton,…

Remote Presence Robots Penetrating Healthcare - A Conversation with Dr. Yulun Wang
12/06/07 — Founded in 2002 and headquartered in Santa Barbara, Calif., InTouch Health is a leader in the design and manufacture of remote presence robots for the healthcare industry. The company today sells its RP-7 robot primarily to hospitals for use in intensive care units, emergency rooms and patient wards. The key…

Small UAV Again Achieves Record Flight Time Using Protonex Fuel Cell System Technology
12/06/07 — Protonex Technology Corporation (LSE: PTX), a leading provider of advanced fuel cell power systems for portable, remote and mobile applications, announced that the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) and development partner AeroVironment (NASDAQ: AVAV) have documented a successful, record flight on a small, unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) utilizing a…

Grant Fuels Wireless Sensor Research
11/21/07 — The city water meter reader’s job got easier a couple years ago as wireless sensors made it possible to gather the readings from a remote location, such as a vehicle driving down the street. But that remote data collection technology can’t hold a candle to what researchers at Southern Illinois…

Does Technology Take Jobs from People?
11/15/07 — Technology stealing people’s jobs is a notion that probably dates back to the invention of the wheel. After all, it took four bearers to carry the emperor and only one to pull a chariot! The problem is that most people stop thinking after the first domino falls instead of following…

Hallin Expands Its Fleet of ROVs
11/15/07 — Hallin Marine, the AIM quoted provider of subsea solutions to the oil and gas industry, announces it is expanding the number and the scope of its fleet of Remote Operated Vehicles (ROVs) with an order for seven new vehicles. Aberdeen based Hallin Marine (UK) Ltd has placed the US$5.4 million…

QinetiQ’s Zephyr UAV Exceeds Official World Record for Longest Duration Unmanned Flight
11/09/07 — QinetiQ’s Zephyr High Altitude Long Endurance (HALE) Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) has exceeded the official world record time for the longest duration unmanned flight with a 54 hour flight achieved during trials at the US Military’s White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico. The flight trials were funded through the…

Researchers Help to Make Cars Smarter
11/08/07 — Cars already automatically lock doors when they sense motion and turn on warning lights if they detect potential engine problems. But they are about to get smarter. The augmented cognition research team at Sandia National Laboratories is designing cars capable of analyzing human behavior. The car of the future they…

Mopec Delivers RoboCourier™ to Hospital Automation Market Teams w/ CCS Robotics and MobileRobotics
11/01/07 — Using MobileRobots’ technology, RoboCourier automatically adjusts to changing environments, without wires, lines, reflectors or other traditional guidance. It wends its way through hallway traffic finding alternate routes when blocked. It stops at the lab to collect patient samples. At the lab, staff unload samples, then press a button to send…

Urban Challenge Will Showcase Promise of Autonomous Driving
11/01/07 — Carnegie Mellon University’s Tartan Racing team, http://www.tartanracing.org, and Boss, its autonomous SUV, are ready for the next step in their drive to the DARPA Urban Challenge - the National Qualification Event (NQE) at the former George Air Force Base. “The technical challenges Boss will face in this event, run on…

Alliance Spacesystems Delivers Robotic Arm for DARPA’s “FREND” Technology Demonstration
11/01/07 — Alliance Spacesystems, Pasadena, CA http://alliancespacesystems.com/, has delivered the Engineering Development Unit (EDU) of a robotic arm to demonstrate the “front end” of a possible future satellite that could one day conduct repairs or repositionings of military and commercial satellites in Earth-orbit.  The task funded and led by the Defense Advanced…

Aethon’s Autonomous Mobile Robotic System Provides Complete Asset Utilization Solution
11/01/07 — Aethon Inc., a leader in automating the hospital supply chain, announced that FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital in Pinehurst, North Carolina, has successfully implemented Aethon’s autonomous mobile robotic system as the key component in its material handling re-engineering effort. Moore Regional was able to rapidly implement Aethon’s asset utilization solution within…

Carnegie Mellon Building Robot for Lunar Prospecting
10/20/07 — Researchers in the Robotics Institute of Carnegie Mellon University’s School of Computer Science are building a robotic prospector for NASA that can creep over rocky slopes and then anchor itself as a stable platform for drilling deep into extraterrestrial soils. Called “Scarab,” this four-wheeled robot will never leave the Earth.…




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