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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…

UIC Surgeons First to Use Robot for Living-Donor Kidney-Pancreas Transplant
01/20/06 — Surgeons at the University of Illinois Medical Center at Chicago are the first in the world to use robotic surgery to successfully remove a kidney and pancreas from a living-donor as part of a successful transplantation. UIC is one of only two centers in the United States to perform living-donor…

Transbotics Secures Order for a New Laser Guided AGV System
12/29/05 — Transbotics Corporation, (OTCBB: TNSB) (http://www.transbotics.com), announced it has received an order for a new Laser Guided Vehicle system from a customer in the transportation industry. A new fork style AGV was chosen for its maneuverability and its ability to move various loads. The order totals approximately $380,000. For over 20…

Possible Evidence Found for Beagle 2 Location
12/29/05 — The news that Beagle 2 may have been spotted on the surface of Mars in the immediate vicinity of where it was expected to land was welcomed by the European Space Agency. ESA’s Mars Express spacecraft had delivered the Beagle 2 lander to Mars on 25 December 2003. ESA’s Director…

Spider Robots and the Space Web
12/16/05 — Robotic ‘spiders’ could be the key to building large-scale structures in space, according to ESA’s Advanced Concepts Team. The tiny mechanical spiders would inch their way across large nets of fabric in space performing small tasks or lining up to create an antenna or some other structure. The concept is…

Robot-Assisted Prostate Surgery Now at New York’s Montefiore Medical Center
12/15/05 — Montefiore Medical Center is now performing minimally invasive prostate surgery using the latest in robot-assisted technology. Reza Ghavamian MD, the director of Urologic Oncology at Montefiore is using a new robotic surgical system for the removal of cancerous prostate glands and says the new technique will mean less pain and…

NASA’s Mars Rovers Continue to Explore and Amaze
12/14/05 — NASA’s durable twin Mars rovers have successfully explored the surface of the mysterious red planet for a full Martian year (687 Earth days). Opportunity starts its second Martian year Dec. 12; Spirit started its new year three weeks ago. The rovers’ original mission was scheduled for only three months. “The…

Two Milestones For Argo Ocean ‘Robots’: Global Array 2/3 Complete, 55,000th Profile Near
10/25/05 — Argo is an internationally coordinated, broad-scale global array of temperature and salinity profiling floats, and a major component of the global ocean observing system. The program will eventually deploy 3,000 temperature and salinity profiling floats. As of October 12, there are 2,057 floats around the world. “Argo data are being…

Inspired Energy Launches a New High Energy Battery Optimized for use in Underwater Robotics
10/24/05 — October 7, 2005—“The success of our existing “NL” range of 95 Watt hour batteries, and demand from customers led us to develop the new NL2044.” Said Inspired Energy Managing Director Lex Jacobs. “We worked with customers in the diverse fields of autonomous underwater vehicles, high power mobile computers and medical…

RedZone Robotics Featured in Emerging Technologies Segment of History Channel’s Modern Marvels Ser
07/25/05 — PITTSBURGH, PA – RedZone Robotics, which develops and markets innovative, semi-automated solutions that provide an effective, powerful, and economical method to inspect sewer and water pipes, will be featured on the History Channel’s special on the evolution of sewer technology. The program will air on Wednesday, July 27 at 9:00…




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