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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…

China’s Builds Their First Salvaging Robot for Nuclear Power Plants
03/20/06 — Researchers from the CAS Institute of Optics and Electronics in Chengdu, capital of southwest China’s Sichuan Province, have been successful in building China’s first robot for searching and retrieving underwater foreign objects in nuclear power stations. The equipment is now being used in the Guangdong Daya Bay Nuclear Power Station,…

Intuitive Surgical Names Marshall L. Mohr as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
03/16/06 — SUNNYVALE, CA, Mar 16, 2006 (MARKET WIRE via COMTEX News Network)—Intuitive Surgical, Inc. (NASDAQ: ISRG), the industry leader in surgical robotics, today announced the addition of Marshall L. Mohr to its management team as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Mohr joins Intuitive Surgical from Adaptec, Inc. where…

Lower Cost, Portable Surgical Robots Could be Smooth Operators
03/06/06 — A mechanical engineer at Purdue University is teaming up with medical doctors in research aimed at developing less expensive, portable and versatile surgical robots that could become more common in operating rooms. The researchers also are trying to incorporate tactile sensors into the robots to enable surgeons to feel tissue…

LynuxWorks’ BlueCat Linux OS to Support iRobot John Deere R-Gator’s On-Board Systems
03/05/06 — LynuxWorks™ Inc. announced it was chosen as the embedded operating system (OS) vendor of choice for the Military R-Gator™, an autonomous unmanned ground vehicle developed by iRobot Corp. and John Deere. iRobot is utilizing LynuxWorks’ BlueCat® Linux®, a commercial-grade embedded operating system based on the Linux 2.6 kernel, to power…

VideoRay Underwater Robotic Cameras Locate Hat, Body of St. Cloud, MN College Student
03/03/06 — VideoRay revealed additional information and provided additional still pictures regarding the month-long underwater search for Scot Radel, a 21 year old college student in St. Cloud MN who fell into the Mississippi river on February 2, 2006, and was found March 1, 2006. After an initial investigation by the St.…

Rockwell Collins Successfully Demonstrates Autonomous Vehicle
02/15/06 — Rockwell Collins and teammates Oshkosh Truck Corporation and the University of Parma, have successfully demonstrated their Intelligent Vehicle Management System (iVMS) on an Oshkosh® Palletized Loading System (PLS) heavy logistics vehicle. The test was conducted on January 23 and 24 at the Yuma Proving Grounds, Ariz. The team demonstrated how…

Service Robots and Mobile Platforms: A Conversation With MobileRobots’ Jeanne Dietsch
02/12/06 — Founded 1995 and headquartered in Amherst, New Hampshire, Mobile Robots Inc. is a global leader in the design and manufacture of intelligent mobile robots, as well as sensing, navigation and control products. Mobile Robots serve their customer base, which includes corporate, academic and governmental accounts, through four different product lines:…

Autonomous Underwater Vehicle Maps Ancient Greek Shipwreck
02/06/06 — After lying hidden for centuries off the coast of Greece, a sunken 4th century B.C. merchant ship and its cargo have been surveyed by an international team using a robotic underwater vehicle. The team accomplished in two days what it would take divers years to do. The project, the first…

For Orthopedic Injuries, a Robot That Follows Patients as They Move
02/01/06 — The MRI and CT scan may one day have a robotic cousin capable of following and peering into patients as they move around. A University of Florida engineer has designed a robot to shadow and shoot X-ray video of sufferers of orthopedic injuries as they walk, climb stairs, stand up…

Innova Holdings Signs Letter of Agreement to Acquire CoroWare
01/26/06 — Innova Holdings, Inc. (IVHG:OTCBB), an automation technology company providing hardware and software systems-based solutions to the military, service, personal, and industrial robotic markets, today announced that it has signed a letter of agreement with CoroWare, Inc. (Bellevue, WA) under which Innova Holdings will acquire all of the assets of CoroWare,…

Evolution Robotics, Inc. Announces Formation of Evolution Robotics Retail, Inc.
01/20/06 — Evolution Robotics, Inc. announced today that it has formed a wholly-owned subsidiary, named Evolution Robotics Retail, Inc., to focus exclusively on bringing object recognition-based solutions to the retail industry. “The success of LaneHawk in 2005 positioned the retail operations within Evolution Robotics for tremendous growth,” said Bill Gross, Chairman of…




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