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Marines to Use Autonomous Vehicles Built by Virginia Tech Students
06/24/10 — The Marine Corps Warfighting Laboratory worked closely with Virginia Tech and TORC in the creation of the four Ground Unmanned Support Surrogates (GUSS) that will be used for their ability to support a platoon of U.S. Marines. Four unmanned autonomous vehicles designed and built by a team of engineering students at Virginia Tech using the TORC Robotic Building Blocks product line, will participate in the 2010 Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) war games in July, 2010. Fourteen nations, 34 ships, five submarines, more than 100 aircraft, and 20,000 personnel will participate in the biennial RIMPAC exercise June 23 through Aug.…

JAUS Toolkit Trial Now Available with National Instruments’ LabVIEW Robotics Software
02/03/10 — National Instruments’ LabVIEW Robotics 2009 graphical programming environment to contain an evaluation version of TORC Technologies’ JAUS Toolkit, which supports the DoD-mandated Joint Architecture for Unmanned Systems (JAUS) SAE standard for messaging between elements of unmanned systems. TORC, a provider of robotics technologies for unmanned and autonomous vehicles, has announced that an evaluation version of its JAUS Toolkit is now included with National Instruments’ LabVIEW Robotics software. National Instruments released LabVIEW Robotics 2009 earlier this year, providing a development platform for designing robotic control systems. The JAUS Toolkit is available as an option during installation with the LabVIEW Robotics Module…

Myomo Neuro-Robotic Technology Restores Use of Paralyzed Limbs
01/26/10 — Northeast Senior Health pioneers use of Myomo neuro-robotic arm brace in home health care and skilled nursing facilities, enabling brain-injured patients to maximize their recovery and restore movement. Northeast Senior Health is the first organization in the nation to implement Myomo, an innovative stroke rehabilitation technology, in the skilled nursing…

Hokuyo URG LIDAR Drivers Integrated into National Instruments LabVIEW Robotics Software
01/19/10 — NI’s newly released LabVIEW Robotics 2009 software, used to design and prototype sophisticated robotics control systems, now includes drivers for Hokuyo’s URG family of compact laser range finders. Hokuyo Automatic Co., Ltd. announced that National Instruments has integrated drivers for Hokuyo’s URG Laser Range Finders (or known as LIDAR) as…

NASA to Check for Unlikely Winter Survival of Mars Lander
01/10/10 — The Phoenix Mars lander is not expected to have survived he harsh Martian winter, but NASA’s Mars Odyssey orbiter will attempt to lock onto Phoenix’s signal and gain information about the lander’s status, and if successful, to determine what capabilities Phoenix retains. Beginning Jan. 18, NASA’s Mars Odyssey orbiter will…

MAKO Surgical Launches New Knee Resurfacing Application
12/04/09 — MAKO Surgical, developer of the RIO robotic-arm interactive orthopedic system for minimally invasive orthopedic knee procedures, has added an application for lateral unicompartmental knee resurfacing, bringing the number of robotic knee applications to three. MAKO Surgical Corp. (Nasdaq:MAKO), a medical device company focused on marketing its advanced robotic-arm solution and…

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