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Kiva Systems’ Double Digit Growth Defies 2009’s Recession Economy
01/06/10 — Despite the 2009 “Great Recession”, Kiva Systems, a producer of order fulfillment robotics solutions, had a banner year in 2009, doubling the number of its customers and expanding into Canada, the UK and the Netherlands. Kiva Systems, a developer of game-changing mobile-robotic solutions that automate order fulfillment and warehouse operations,…

Cockroaches Offer Inspiration for Running Robots
12/29/09 — Oregon State University researchers are working to apply basic biological and mechanical principles that allow certain animals to run effortlessly over rough terrain to running robots. By By David Stauth The sight of a cockroach scurrying for cover may be nauseating, but the insect is also a biological and engineering…

OceanServer Delivers Iver2 AUV to Naval Surface Warfare Center
12/28/09 — Developer of low cost, single man-portable autonomous underwater vehicles delivers two Iver2 platforms to US Navy’s Surface Warfare Center (NSWC) Indian Head Division for sensor research and evaluation. developed, low cost Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV), Iver2, ideal for coastal applications such as hydrographic surveys and environmental monitoring. This next generation…

Silicon Labs Microcontrollers Deliver Industry’s Lowest Active and Sleep Current
12/24/09 — MCUs integrate a efficient dc-to-dc converter designed to operate down to 0.9 V, enabling low-cost battery operation, which supports smaller form factors, reduces system cost and provides an innovative way to extend battery life. Addressing the need for energy efficiency in power-sensitive applications, Silicon Laboratories Inc. (NASDAQ: SLAB), a provider…

Viewbits Introduces 12 Megapixel, 25 Frames per Second, Machine Vision Camera
12/21/09 — Compact Iyeron CMOS monochrome camera with camera link captures full frame 4096 x 3072 resolution images at usable rates that compete strongly with linescan cameras. Viewbits, the industrial cameras division of CMI, announced today that they are now shipping their new high speed, high resolution 12 megapixel CMOS machine vision…

STMicroelectronics Combines Linear and Angular Motion Sensing in a Single Device
12/19/09 — By integrating a 3-axis digital accelerometer with a 2-axis analog gyroscope in a single module, the new device improves performance, boosts reliability, reduces size and shrinks cost, for multiple applications in remote controllers, personal navigation systems and other portable devices. STMicroelectronics (NYSE: STM),a supplier of MEMS for consumer and portable…

GE Aviation and AAI Perform First Trajectory-Based Flight on Unmanned Aircraft System
12/19/09 — Using a GE commercial certified flight management system, AAI’s Shadow unmanned aircraft performs first demonstration flight of UAS operating in the US national airspace. GE Aviation and AAI Corporation, in cooperation with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and U.S. Army performed the first “proof of concept” flight demonstrations of an…

Slam Dunk for Future Smart Robots
12/18/09 — Four universities working under the European Union’s Rawseeds project have developed set of free benchmarking tools that allow roboticists to effectively compare different Simultaneous Localization and Mapping approaches and algorithms against each other for the first time. “What does the world look like?” and “where am I?” are two questions…

CyPhy Works Wins NIST Technology Innovation Program Award
12/16/09 — CyPhy Works is awarded $2.4M by the U.S. Commerce Department’s National Institute of Standards and Technology, under the Technology Innovation Program, to develop technologies for small, hovering, Unmanned Air Vehicles to be used for the inspection and monitoring of large-scale civil infrastructure elements such as bridges and dams. The U.S.…

GeckoSystems’ Elder Care Robot Trials Reveal Grandma’s Hearing Loss
12/16/09 — In-house evaluations uncovers voice synthesis inadequacies, since resolved in upgraded CareBot personal companion home care robot. GeckoSystems Intl. Corp. (PINKSHEETS: GCKO)—announced that they have recently improved their voice synthesis capability due to insights from their in home personal companion eldercare robot evaluation trials. GeckoSystems is a dynamic leader in the…

Insitu Demonstrates One Launch and Recovery System
12/15/09 — Developer of unmanned aerial systems (UAS) vehicle releases common launch and recovery system suitable for Insitu’s ScanEagle, Integrator and NightEagle platforms. Insitu Inc., a Boeing [NYSE: BA] subsidiary, announced the successful demonstration of its interoperable unmanned aircraft (UA) launch and recovery system. The SkyHook wing-tip recovery system and next generation…

>SAS< Automation, Introduces New Adjustable Bag Gripper
12/11/09 — New bag gripper is easily and quickly adjustable, and supports bag weights up to 111 lbs. >SAS< Automation recently introduced a new adjustable bag gripper for a variety of bag handling applications that eliminates the need for costly custom tooling and can be adjusted quickly and easily in minutes for…

iRobot Launches New Initiative to ‘SPARK’ STEM Education in the Classroom
12/09/09 — iRobot’s new education initiative – the Starter Programs for the Advancement of Robotics Knowledge (SPARK) – centers on a comprehensive library of robotics educational resources designed to increase interest in the subjects of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) in K-12 students. Live demos are also included in the program.…

Scarlet Knight Underwater Robotic Glider Crosses the Atlantic
12/09/09 — Launched in New Jersey in April 27, 2009, and after 7,389km and eight months (221 days) at sea, Rutgers University’s Scarlet Knight reaches Spain on December 09, 2009 becoming the first underwater robot to cross the Atlantic Ocean. The Scarlet Knight, the first submersible robot glider to cross the Atlantic,…

National Instruments and DENSO Robotics Collaboration Supports New Applications
12/08/09 — ImagingLab Robotics Library for DENSO communicates directly with DENSO controllers to command and control DENSO robotic arms through LabVIEW software. National Instruments (Nasdaq: NATI), a developer of industrial measurement and control solutions, and DENSO Robotics, a pioneer in manufacturing automation using robotics technology, announced their collaboration to integrate NI measurement…

Researchers Demonstrate a Better Way for Computers to ‘See’
12/07/09 — Taking inspiration from genetic screening techniques, researchers from MIT and Harvard have harnessed the processing power of dozens of high-performance NVIDIA graphics cards and PlayStation 3s gaming devices to create a high-throughput screening process that teases out the best parameters for visual object recognition tasks. The neural processing involved in…

ON Semiconductor Launches Miniature Integrated Driver ICs
12/07/09 — ON Semiconductor’s new AMIS-30532 and AMIS-30542 ICs eliminate the need for many external components and feature ultra-miniature NQFP packaging, making them suitable for direct mounting on high current stepper motors and reliable enough for demanding applications such as those in the industrial and automotive arenas. ON Semiconductor (Nasdaq: ONNN), a…

Microchip Technology Releases Tools for Motor Control
12/07/09 — The dsPICDEM MCHV toolset for the development of high-voltage, closed-loop motor control applications, and the dsPICDEM MCSM Development Board for creating unipolar and bipolar stepper motor applications, are both designed to ease the development process and reduce development time Microchip Technology Inc. [NASDAQ: MCHP] announced two new low-cost development systems,…




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