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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…

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,…




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