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NASA’s Opportunity Adds Autonomy
03/23/10 — Unexpected longevity of the Mars rover Opportunity provides NASA scientists with chance to “get some bonus science” – namely research into autonomous behavior in robots.  A newly uploaded software system, the Autonomous Exploration for Gathering Increased Science, or AEGIS, provides NASA’s Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity with greater levels of autonomous…

“ABE” Autonomous Submersible Lost at Sea
03/09/10 — Researchers believe 15-year-old Autonomous Benthic Explorer (ABE), one of the first successful submersible vehicles that was both unmanned and untethered to surface ships, and the first autonomous robot to make detailed maps of mid-ocean ridges, suffered a catastrophic implosion of one of the glass spheres used to keep ABE buoyant.…

Robot Provides 3-D Images of Dangerous Locations
02/22/10 — Researchers at Missouri University of Science and Technology and the University of Missouri-Columbia partner to develop a remote-controlled robot that is equipped with an infrared camera and LIDAR technology capable of providing detailed images of room interiors even when peering through a window. Soldiers and first responders may soon have…

QinetiQ North America Developing Roving, Early-Warning WMD Detector
02/11/10 — QinetiQ North America partners with Brewer Science and Applied Systems Intelligence to develop a mobile chemical and biological sensor for the military and for homeland defense. QinetiQ North America (LSE: QQ) announced that it is working with Brewer Science and Applied Systems Intelligence on a program to develop an autonomous,…

ABB Secures Agreement to Provide Robotic Automation to A123 Systems for Advanced Battery Application
02/08/10 — ABB Robotics to provide A123 Systems with 15 robots for the assembly and manufacturing of high-power lithium-ion battery modules and packs. ABB Robotics, a supplier of industrial robots, has reached an agreement with A123 Systems to provide robotic automation systems for the assembly and manufacturing of lithium-ion battery modules and…

Boston Dynamics Wins DARPA Contract to Develop Legged Squad Support System
02/01/10 — Developer of Big Dog and other advanced robotics systems awarded a $30M DARPA contract to develop LS3, the first Legged Squad Support System, legged robots that can travel off-road on sand, rocks, mud, snow and other kinds of difficult terrain, while carrying loads. Boston Dynamics, developer of BigDog, PETMAN and…

CoroWare Expands Business in Asia With New Distributor
01/29/10 — Developer of CoroBot and Explorer robotic platforms expands into the Asia-Pacific region with partnership with Malaysian distributer. CoroWare Technologies, a subsidiary of CoroWare, Inc. (OTCBB:COWI), announced it has entered into a distribution agreement with Malaysia-based technology provider Megah Suria Sdn. Bhd. Beginning January 4, 2010, Megah Suria added CoroWare’s CoroBot…

Lockheed Martin Selects Protonex To Enhance HULC Power Supply Technologies
01/26/10 — Protonex will develop fuel cell-based power solutions for Lockheed Martin’s HULC anthropomorphic, electro-hydraulic, robotic exoskeleton. Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] has selected Protonex Technology Corporation to develop power supply concepts that will enable the HULC robotic exoskeleton to support 72+-hour extended missions. Protonex will evaluate fuel cell-based power solutions that can…

Latest Version of GigE Vision Standard Released
01/25/10 — The latest version of GigE Vision, the widely adopted camera interface standard, with dozens of leading companies offering hundreds of GigE Vision compliant products in the market, has been released. The GigE Vision camera interface standard that has been used by the machine vision industry since 2006 has recently been…

GeckoSystems Employs Sensor Fusion in Elder Care Robot Trials
01/21/10 — Developer of mobile service robots systems employs proprietary sensor fusion technology in CoreBot personal companion home care robot, currently undergoing in-home trials. GeckoSystems Intl. Corp. (PINKSHEETS: GCKO) announced that their suite of sensor fusion technologies is instrumental in their ongoing world’s first in home personal companion robot trials for elder…

Robot Programming Used to Measure Effectiveness of Virtual Learning
01/21/10 — Using robot programming as a measure for teaching effectiveness, four senior academics in the UK and Japan are looking into how virtual environments such as Second Life contribute to high quality teaching and learning. Discovering whether virtual environments play an effective role in the way that humans learn is the…

Boston Scientific Selects Kiva Warehouse Automation System for Distribution Centers
01/19/10 — Kiva continues to roll with a multi-year agreement to automate the distribution centers in the Netherlands and New England of medical device manufacturer Boston Scientific. Kiva Systems, a developer of robotic solutions that automate order fulfillment and warehouse operations, announced that Boston Scientific Corporation (NYSE: BSX) has chosen Kiva to…

FANUC Robotics Introduces M-3iA Intelligent, Flexible, and High-Speed Assembly Robot
01/16/10 — A larger version of FANUC’s M-1iA robot introduced last year, the M-3iA, which comes in a four- or six-axis model, can automate the assembly of a variety of applications that cannot be done with traditional SCARA-type robots. FANUC Robotics America Inc. has introduced the new M-3iA intelligent, parallel-link robot designed…

Harvest Automation, Inc. Receives $4.0M Series A Financing
01/11/10 — Founded by robotics industry veterans, Harvest Automation, a maker of materials handling robots, has secured $4M in Series A financing from investors Life Sciences Partners, MidPoint Food & Ag Funds and The Massachusetts Technology Development Corporation. Harvest Automation, Inc., a robotics company developing solutions for material handling, today announced that…

Velodyne Lidar Expands Global Reseller Network
01/11/10 — Manufacturer of high definition 3-D lidar sensors now has distributor offices in Germany, China, Israel, South Korea and the UK. Velodyne Lidar, Inc., a manufacturer of high definition 3-D lidar sensors, has secured international agreements with five major distributors worldwide to expand marketing for the company’s sensor products.  The extended…

Luna Innovations and Intuitive Surgical Expand Relationship
01/10/10 — Luna and Intuitive will be extending their development and supply agreement to further develop Luna’s advanced shape sensing and position tracking systems technology for Intuitive’s robotic-assisted minimally invasive surgery products. Luna Innovations Incorporated (NASDAQ: LUNA) announced that it will be extending its development and supply agreement with Intuitive Surgical, Inc.…

Evolution Robotics Introduces Mint – The Evolution of Floor Cleaning
01/07/10 — Evolution Robotics partners with renowned industrial designer Yves Behar to deliver appliance-grade floor cleaner that exploits Evolution’s low-cost NorthStar localization solution. Evolution Robotics, Inc., a robotics technology company, announced Mint, a fundamentally new type of automatic floor cleaner – and a dramatic leap forward in robotics for the consumer market.…

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,…




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