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Snake-Arm Robots Steer Aircraft Assembly in a New Direction
11/26/06 — Working with Airbus, OC Robotics has achieved the first major milestone for a snake-arm robot designed for assembly and inspection tasks within aircraft wings – an area previously inaccessible to automation. OC Robotics has completed build and initial testing of a demonstration snake-arm robot capable of sealing, swaging and inspection…

FANUC Robotics Introduces New M-430iA/2F High-Speed Intelligent Food Robot
11/26/06 — FANUC Robotics America, Inc. demonstrated its new M-430iA/2F high-speed, intelligent picking robot designed to handle primary food and packaged products, and the LR Mate 200iB/5WP food robot at Pack Expo, at McCormick Center, Chicago. Designed specifically for food washdown environments, the M-430iA/2F food robot is capable of picking products at…

Robotic FX, Inc. Announces Success of the Negotiator Robot at Recent Robotic Evaluation Exercise
11/08/06 — Robotic FX, Inc. has announced that during a recent robot evaluation exercise held at the Montgomery County Fire Rescue Training Academy in Rockville, Maryland, the Negotiator Tactical Surveillance Robot, a low-cost, highly versatile robotic system available for immediate deployment in emergency situations, not only successfully completed various exercises, but amazed…

Precarn Announces Funding for Graduate Students at Universities Across Canada
11/08/06 — Ottawa-based Precarn Incorporated announced that it has awarded $405,000 to support the robotics and intelligent systems projects of 54 graduate students across Canada. “Precarn is investing in the future of researchers and innovators in Canada,” said Paul Johnston, President and CEO of Precarn, a not-for-profit company representing a national network…

Applied Perception Begins Project to Expand Semi-Autonomous Capabilities for IED Neutralization
09/17/06 — Applied Perception, Inc. (API), a Pittsburgh-based company that develops and licenses robotics-related technologies to market-leading companies in the fields of defense, transportation, and agriculture, today announced that it has been awarded a $928K contract from the National Center for Defense Robotics (NCDR) to support the development and evaluation of semi-autonomous…

In Our Own Way
08/02/06 — If you interact with the larger robotics community for a long enough period of time, you cannot help but hear a number of statistics, stories and ‘truisms’ that are passed around year after year at business meetings, robotics conferences and over morning coffee. I have found that a number of…

Undersea Vehicles to Study Formation of Gold and Other Precious Metals On the Pacific Ocean Floor
08/01/06 — The cruise is a joint expedition between Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) and Nautilus Minerals Inc. of Vancouver, British Columbia, a mining exploration company that holds exploration leases in the Bismarck Sea within the territorial waters of Papua New Guinea. Nautilus is the first firm to commercially explore the ocean…

2nd Annual GlobalSpec Great Moments in Engineering Award Presented to Team Behind Deep Water Vehicle
07/21/06 — A team of engineering professionals from the Deep Submergence Laboratory of Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, whose work in developing a remotely operated vehicle (ROV) prototype resulted in the first detailed deep-water video images of the sunken luxury ocean liner R.M.S. Titanic, was presented with the 2006 GlobalSpec Great Moments in…

CCATSM San Diego Seeks to Support/Fund New Robotic Payload Technologies
05/03/06 — The Center for Commercialization of Advanced Technology (CCAT) in San Diego, California today announced that the program is accepting applications from entrepreneurs, government laboratories and academic researchers who have designed robotics technologies that can be used in military and defense applications. The Department of Defense (DoD)-supported CCAT program awards funding…

Muscling Its Way to Victory
04/30/06 — MuscleMorph Wins Wharton Business Plan Competition Grand Prize with Novel New Motion Technology; Lightweight, Efficient Motor Uses Polymers to Mimic Biological Muscles For Prosthetics, Robotics Student team, MuscleMorph, whose technologically advanced motor is lighter, higher performing and more cost efficient than any currently offered, won the $20,000 grand prize of…

Adept Robotics Selected for Insulet’s Revolutionary ‘’OmniPod(TM)’’ Diabetes Management System
04/30/06 — Adept Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ:ADEP), the leading provider of intelligent vision-guided robotics and global robotics services, announced a major medical device automation program with Insulet Corporation for the OmniPod(TM) Insulet Management System, a disruptive technology for insulin delivery in diabetes management. The OmniPod System integrates insulin infusion and blood glucose monitoring…

KUKA Robotics Signs Zepnick Solutions Inc. as New System Partner
04/30/06 — KUKA Robotics Corporation, a leading global manufacturer of industrial robots, announced it has signed Zepnick Solutions Inc. of Green Bay, Wisconsin as its newest system partner. The addition of KUKA Robotics’ newest partner continues the company’s expansion in Wisconsin and in the food and beverage packaging industry. Zepnick Solutions, Inc.…

Innova Holdings Fills Management Position – Joseph Gonzales, Director of Corporate Communications
04/26/06 — Innova Holdings, Inc. (IVHG:OTCBB), a robotics and automation technology company providing software and hardware systems-based solutions to the service, personal, and industrial robotic markets, announced today that Joseph Gonzales has been chosen to fill the newly created position of Director of Corporate Communications. “As Innova Holdings continues forging ahead to…

Innova Holdings Receives Order for Universal Robot Controller From Embry-Riddle Aeronautical Univers
04/18/06 — Innova Holdings, Inc. (OTC BB: IVHG), a robotics and automation technology company providing software and hardware systems-based solutions to the service, personal, and industrial robotic markets, announced that it has received an order for the Universal Robot Controller™ (URC™) and a robot from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (ERAU). The parties entered…

Robots To Slash Farm Labour Costs
04/03/06 — Robots are on the march again into the last bastion of labour intensive industry - farming and horticulture. Warwick researchers are working on a suite of robots and automated systems which could transform farming and horticulture over the next decade. The researchers from the University of Warwick’s horticultural arm, Warwick…

QinetiQ Announces First Flight Trial for Zephyr Unmanned Aerial Vehicle
03/29/06 — QinetiQ has completed the first flight trials of Zephyr - a High-Altitude, Long-Endurance Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (HALE UAV) that has a 12 metre wingspan but weighs just 27 kilograms. The trials took place at the White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico, USA. Two aircraft were flown for four and a…

Russian Navy to Fly ROV to Submarine Disasters
03/24/06 — The Russian Navy is setting up a rapid response, air transportable rescue system which can be rushed to the assistance of stricken submariners. The underwater Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) that forms the main part of this package will come from British company Seaeye Marine who has been awarded the contract…

Quickplacer, the Fastest Robot in the World
03/20/06 — What is involved here is a high-performance handling robot the structure of which is basically four actuators working in a co-ordinated manner with the goal of achieving maximum dynamic performances. The robot has four degrees of freedom, displacements along three translations and rotates on its vertical axis. It is a…




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