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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,…

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…




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