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General Dynamics Robotic Systems-Led Team Awarded Collaborative Technology Alliance Agreement
06/09/10 — GDRS and eight academic and business partners win $63M award for robotics research. A General Dynamics Robotics Systems-led consortium of eight academic and corporate leaders in robotic technologies has been awarded a $63 million five-year research agreement by the U.S. Army Research Laboratory to create the technical foundation supporting development of autonomous unmanned air and ground systems. This agreement also has a second five-year option worth $67 million, and a parallel technology-transition contract valued at up to $90 million to facilitate transition of technology to other government programs. Taken together, the entire effort has a potential value of $220 million.…


Virtual Conference to Focus on Autonomy, Navigation and Mobility Solutions, and Business Development
02/22/10 — Robotics Trends’ Robotics Summit Virtual Conference and Exposition to feature keynotes and general sessions by world class speakers, as well as a virtual exposition floor packed with cutting-edge technologies. Robotics Trends and EH Publishing, Inc. announce the focus of the first virtual conference serving the robotics and intelligent systems industries.  The inaugural Robotics Summit Virtual Conference and Exposition will take place June 16, 2010 and feature an international cast of keynote and general session speakers from the robotics and intelligent systems industries.  Attendees will attend the event free of charge, with full access to the exhibit hall, keynote presentations, sessions,…



Innovations in Robotics and Evolving Safety Standards Examined in New White Paper
01/18/10 — Rockwell Automation releases a new white paper entitled “International Safety Standards Keep Pace With Advances in Robotic Technology and Applications” that examines the major innovations in robotics and robotic systems, including cableless teach pendants, human-robot collaboration, robot-to-robot synchronization and vision-based safeguarding systems, that new safety standards will address for the…

PMD Enhances Its Prodigy Family of Motion Cards With New Features and Peripherals
01/14/10 — User accessible on-board non-volatile memory (NVRAM) and the IM600 Interconnect Module, which that simplifies the process of connecting various motion peripherals, are the newest additions to PMD’s Prodigy Motion Control Cards. Performance Motion Devices, Inc. (PMD) has enhanced its Prodigy family of motion control cards with new features and peripherals.…

National Instruments Introduces LabVIEW Robotics 2009
01/11/10 — LabVIEW Robotics 2009 can import code from other languages including C/C++, .m files and VHDL, and communicate with a wide variety of sensors using built-in drivers for everything from LIDAR, IR, sonar and GPS devices to dramatically reduce development time allowing engineers and scientists to focus on adding their own…

iRobot Achieves Milestone in Home Robot Market
01/06/10 — Sales of iRobot home robots surpass five million units; innovative features and proven reliability continue to make Roomba the industry leader in robotic floor cleaners iRobot Corp. (NASDAQ: IRBT) announced that it has achieved an industry milestone in the home robot market. The company, which was founded twenty years ago,…

Virginia Tech Team to Build Battlefield Robots for 2010 Competition
01/05/10 — A team of faculty, graduate students, and undergraduate students from Virginia Tech’s Virginia Center for Autonomous Systems in building a team battle-ready robots as part of an international war games challenge. The roving, walking robotic soldiers of the “Terminator” films are becoming less sci-fi, and more certain future every day.…

AAI Receives $39 Million Award for Additional Shadow Systems
01/04/10 — In addition to 91 previously delivered systems, AAI Corporation has been contracted to deliver three new Shadow Tactical Unmanned Aircraft Systems to support U.S. Army and Marine Corps. bringing the total of ordered systems to 116. AAI Corporation, an operating unit of Textron Systems, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company,…

Next-Generation of Global Hawk Unmanned Aircraft Takes Flight
12/06/09 — World’s first fully autonomous high-altitude, long-endurance unmanned aircraft system, the Global Hawk will carry the Multi-Platform Radar Technology Insertion Program (MP-RTIP) active electronically scanned array radar making well suited for designed for persistent ISR. The first Block 40 configuration of the RQ-4 Global Hawk high-altitude, long-endurance (HALE) unmanned aircraft system…

KUKA is Revolutionizing Robotics With a Sensitive Touch
12/04/09 — KUKA and the German Aerospace Center co-develop a small, lightweight robot, in use in piolet projects since March 2009, was designed to operate in close association with human co-workers. KUKA Roboter GmbH, based in Augsburg, is demonstrating once again that it wants to play a key role in shaping the…

Smith Detection, AeroVironment and US Army Collaborate on Chemical Agent-Detecting UAV
10/21/09 — Partnership combines powerful chemical sensors and advanced algorithms to enable rapid aerial chemical detection and tracking by unmanned aerial vehicles. Smiths Detection announced the successful creation and demonstration of an unmanned aircraft chemical detection and identification system capable of warning troops against chemical warfare agents. The detection and identification system,…




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