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The Urbi Robotic Software Platform Goes Open Source

Gostai opens its core technology to the community - August 20, 2010 - Gostai

PAL Robotics Announces an Open Contest for Biped Humanoid Robot Design, a Chance to Win $1200 for Contesters

PAL Robotics, a humanoid robots R & D company has recently announced a prize of $1200 for winning contester who is selected for best cover design of its next generation of biped humanoid robots under construction. - July 30, 2010 - PAL Robotics

Novel 3d Chip Interconnect Technology - Terapede® Technology

Terapede LLC advances 3D chip technology by a quantum leap. Terapede® connectors on wafers provide for ultra-high-density and bandwidth. - July 06, 2010 - Terapede, LLC

AB Controls, Inc. Introduces Nested Pipette Tip Robot (Trx) System

AB Controls, Inc. has integrated a robotic arm with an existing Biomek FX for the delivery of disposable pipette tips. - June 27, 2010 - AB Controls, Inc.

AB Controls, Inc. Announces New Fully Automated Robotic Titration (Tix) System

The Tix system offers a fully automated robotic system for conducting Karl Fischer moisture assays on multiple test samples. - May 19, 2010 - AB Controls, Inc.

Design News and MAKE Announce the Gadget Freak Design Contest

The contest invites participants to design a gadget which must incorporate electronic elements and involve sensing, motion, timing and/or networking elements, and to submit instructions on how to build it. The grand prize winner will receive $1,000 plus the opportunity of posting their winning design and kit on MAKE’s new “Makers Market” online marketplace (makersmarket.com). - April 21, 2010 - Design News

TIGAL Launches VoiceGP - A New Family of Easy to Use Voice Recognition Development Tools Based on Sensory’s Leading Edge Technologies

TIGAL launches VoiceGP product family under its VeeaR brand of voice and speech recognition products. The VoiceGP family includes all of the necessary hardware and software for easy and cost effective development and implementation of speech synthesis and voice recognition capabilities to a multitude of applications. - April 10, 2010 - TIGAL

IntelliDrives Introduces Direct Drive Servo Motor Linear Actuator

Integrated turn-key direct drive linear actuator - April 02, 2010 - IntelLiDrives

End of Arm Robot Lifter Palletizes/Depalletizes All Shapes and Sizes Quickly

TIA Robotic Tooling Solutions’ Layer Gripper is a ‘one tool fits all’ solution offering high speed, large capacity mixed product lifting for all products usually handled during warehouse operation. - March 30, 2010 - TIA Robotic Tooling Solutions

Wynright Announces Launch of New Brand Company – Wynright Robotics

Wynright, a leading manufacturer and integrator in the material handling industry has announced the formation of their latest Brand Company – Wynright Robotics(wynright.com/robotics/). - February 20, 2010 - Wynright

Protokraft and Souriau Team to Facilitate ELIO® Compliant Optical Network Interconnections

Protokraft and Souriau Team to Facilitate ELIO® Compliant Optical Network Interconnections

Protokraft and Souriau Combine Souriau’s Avionics Industry-Leading ELIO® Fiber Optic Connectors with Protokraft’s Sabre Series High Speed Optoelectronic Solutions to Improve Avionics Optical Network Performance and Reliability. - February 12, 2010 - Protokraft, LLC

TIGAL Launches VRbot – a Low Cost Voice Recognition Module for Easily Adding Voice Command Capability to Robots and Other Applications

The VRbot is a tiny, low cost voice recognition module designed to easily add versatile voice command functionality to Robots and many additional applications where voice command control is desired. - February 11, 2010 - TIGAL

BJF Trading Spells Out Benefits of Mechanical Forex Trading with 'Expert Advisors' Range

BJF Trading is a software development firm, specializing in the production of algorithmically-driven forex expert advisor trading robots. Based on the principles of advanced mathematics and applied physics, BJF Trading have successfully launched a range of expert advisor packages, and continues to help traders around the world find more consistency and profitability from their forex trading. - October 29, 2009 - BJF Trading Group inc.

Artificial Intelligence Lives Among and Interacts with Real People in Online Virtual World

Artificial Intelligence Lives Among and Interacts with Real People in Online Virtual World

Zabaware is the maker of the award winning Ultra Hal software, artificial intelligence technology that won the “most human” computer of the year in the 17th annual Loebner Prize Competition for Artificial Intelligence (AI). Zabaware’s Ultra Hal has joined the Second Life metaverse as a permanent resident and interacts with real people in this huge online virtual world. - October 22, 2009 - Zabaware, Inc.

Fusion Embedded Software Expands Network-Centric Operations Capabilities with Secure Streaming Audio and Video Over IPv6 for Unmanned Systems

Fusion Embedded Software Expands Network-Centric Operations Capabilities with Secure Streaming Audio and Video Over IPv6 for Unmanned Systems

Unicoi has assembled a solution for empowering the next generation of unmanned systems, which will become part of the system of systems. Fusion SIPS, Fusion IPsec, Fusion IKE, and Fusion SRTP provide encryption at multiple points in packet transfer to ensure secure data transmission to and from unmanned assets. - October 20, 2009 - Unicoi Systems, Inc.

New England Fan Experience 2009

New England Fan Experience 2009

An annual non-profit volunteer-run convention held in Boston, Massachusetts. This year's featured celebrities include Leonard Nimoy, Gareth David-Lloyd, James Hong, Corin Nemec, Arron Dismuke, John De Lancie, and Sonny Strait. Writers and artists include Wen Spencer and Bettina Kurkoski. Gaming guests are Vicarious Visions, Science and Technology guest is the robot Aexeous and his creator, Joe Silva. - September 05, 2009 - New England Fan Experience

Brain Research Corporation

Brain Research Corporation is developing a hardware neocortex simulator capable of modeling a full human brain, consisting of 30 billion neurons. Completion of the simulator is set for two years from now and is expected to exhibit the full intellectual behavior of the human. Prediction of success... - July 07, 2009 - Brain Research Corporation

Global Market for Robotics Worth $21.4 Billion in 2014

According to the new market research report available at Electronics.ca Publications, the global market for robotics was worth $17.3 billion in 2008. This will increase to $17.6 billion in 2009 and $21.4 billion in 2014, for a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 4.0%. - April 25, 2009 - Electronics.ca Publications

Readybot Announces Cloud Robotics "Gamer Bot" Collaborative Control Software

To celebrate the RoboBusiness 2009 conference this week, Readybot releases details on their Cloud Robotics Collaborative Control system, nicknamed the "Gamer Bot" system because it allows human operators to use a video-game-like interface to control multiple teams of human-size 2-armed mobile work robots. Readybot believes this technology will be a key part of "the economy of the future" with broad application in manufacturing, alternative energy, home, healthcare, and defense. - April 16, 2009 - Readybot

Inspirtech Offers Free 3D CAD Training Tutorials for New SolidWorks Software Users

Inspirtech Offers Free 3D CAD Training Tutorials for New SolidWorks Software Users

In an effort to help combat a rising unemployment rate, inspirtech has begun offering free 3D CAD technology training to users new to SolidWorks. SolidWorks is industry standard mechanical design software used to design products ranging from industrial machinery to medical instruments. Inspirtech uses proven teaching techniques to instruct, inspire and instill confidence into users with cutting edge technologies. - April 06, 2009 - Inspirtech

RobotBuy Store Canada Launches Their Resources Center

RobotBuy Store Canada announces the launch of RobotBuy Resources Center. - March 13, 2009 - RobotBuy Store Canada

Design Concept Shows Spring’s Potential to Enhance CMC Implant Performance

Medical device engineers are evaluating the use of tiny springs to improve the performance of implantable devices that act like joints in the human body. - February 14, 2009 - Bal Seal Engineering, Inc.

GeneFluidics Inc. Proteus Robotic System Receives ALA New Product Award

GeneFluidics Inc. Proteus Robotic System Receives ALA New Product Award

GeneFluidics, Inc. is pleased to announce that their Proteus Robotic System has received the New Product Award from the Association for Laboratory Automation (ALA) at LabAutomation2009. The ALA is an international organization devoted to the study, development, and use of laboratory automation. - February 03, 2009 - GeneFluidics Inc.

A2 Technologies Announces Patent License Agreement with the Boeing Company

A2 Technologies Announces Patent License Agreement with the Boeing Company

A2 Technologies today announced they have entered into a patent license with the Boeing Company allowing the use of Boeing patents in association with the development, manufacture and sale of A2 Technologies’ FTIR Spectrometers. The license will permit A2 Technologies to utilize the patents... - January 07, 2009 - A2 Technologies

The Future of Farming

How the unlikely field of manufacturing robotics is helping with labour issues in the agricultural food processing sector. - January 03, 2009 - Buffaload

FUTEK Introduces S-Beam Load Cell with USB Option

FUTEK Introduces S-Beam Load Cell with USB Option

FUTEK Advanced Sensor Technology, Inc. is pleased to present its LSB350 with a brand new USB Digital Interface. This improvement offers a USB type solution for Strain Gage Based Load Cells. FUTEK’s USB Sensor Solution provides an easy “Plug & Play” with basic software making the System Integration even simpler. - December 16, 2008 - FUTEK Advanced Sensor Technology, Inc.

CRL Sweden Releases Powerful Network Management for Large Scale Mesh Networks

CRL Sweden Releases Powerful Network Management for Large Scale Mesh Networks

Specialist of OEM Mesh Software Technology for Wireless Networks – CRL Sweden - is releasing a centralized Network Management System (CRL NMS) with a set of sophisticated tools for remote configuration, monitoring, analyzing and security for large scale networks. Network administrators might... - November 21, 2008 - Communication Research Labs Sweden AB

FUTEK Offers Load Cell with USB Output

FUTEK Offers Load Cell with USB Output

FUTEK Advanced Sensor Technology, Inc. is pleased to present its LSB200 S-Beam Jr. Load Cell with a brand new USB Digital Interface with 16 bits resolution. With this improvement, FUTEK has once again shown its innovation by becoming one of the first Sensor manufacturers to offer a USB type... - October 21, 2008 - FUTEK Advanced Sensor Technology, Inc.

GPS Machine Control to Dominate Precise Positioning Markets by 2012

The value of GPS machine control will exceed that of “traditional” precision applications such as surveying by 2012 according to a new report by Position One Consulting in conjunction with Eric Gakstatter, Contributing Editor to GPS World magazine. The report includes global trends,... - October 06, 2008 - Position One Consulting

New Mobile Device Magazines

New Mobile Device Magazines

Smart Media Reviews launches new mobile device magazines. - July 12, 2008 - Smart Media Group

Storming Robots Announces First Robocon Technology Learning Center to Host Student Robotics Exhibition

Storming Robots Announces First Robocon Technology Learning Center to Host Student Robotics Exhibition

As part of its continuing mission of furthering science and engineering education through hands-on robotics instruction, Storming Robots Technology Learning Center is pleased to announce the first RoboCon, an exhibition of robotics projects to be held Saturday, June 21st. RoboCon will highlight the accomplishments of students ranging from grade 2 to 12, as they present the culmination from 1 to 9 month of robotics achievement, including individual and team projects. - June 13, 2008 - Storming Robots, LLC

Fatigue Rated Pancake Load Cell: Can Now be Provided in 2 mV/V Output

Fatigue Rated Pancake Load Cell: Can Now be Provided in 2 mV/V Output

Futek Advanced Sensor Technology, Inc. (www.futek.com) can now provide its fatigue rated version of Pancake Load Cells LCF700 in 2.0 mV/V output: LCF701 Fatigue Rated Pancake Load Cell. Futek can also provide this model with a tension base. These load cells are primarily used in inline applications... - May 22, 2008 - FUTEK Advanced Sensor Technology, Inc.

TestEquity 1.55 Cu Ft Temperature Chamber Receives CE Mark

TestEquity 1.55 Cu Ft Temperature Chamber Receives CE Mark

The popular TestEquity Model 115 Temperature Chamber provides full-range temperature testing in a compact floor standing or benchtop package. It has a 1.55 Cu Ft interior workspace (16"W x 12"H x 14"D) and temperature range of -73°C to +175°C. The export version, Model 115-EX... - March 19, 2008 - TestEquity LLC

Nachi Robotic Systems Inc. Introduces the Unique 7-Axis MR Robot

New Nachi robot features a 7-axis design with a payload capacity up to 30kg. - February 03, 2008 - Nachi Robotic Systems Inc.

Educational and Entertainment Robots: Modular, Flexible Designs Create Markets Expected to Reach $3.9 Billion by 2014

Electronics.ca Publications, the electronics industry market research and knowledge network, announces the availability of a new report entitled "Educational and Entertainment Robot Market Strategy, Market Shares, and Market Forecasts, 2008-2014". - January 13, 2008 - Electronics.ca Publications

Artificial Intelligence in Politics - AskTheCandidates2008.com

Artificial Intelligence in Politics - AskTheCandidates2008.com

Zabaware launches www.askthecandidates2008.com - a political site allowing visitors to interact with artificially intelligent bots representing the 2008 US presidential candidates. - December 21, 2007 - Zabaware, Inc.

Zabaware Wins Loebner Prize for Artificial Intelligence

Zabaware Wins Loebner Prize for Artificial Intelligence

Zabaware’s Ultra Hal software won the “most human” computer of the year in the 17th annual Loebner Prize Competition for Artificial Intelligence (AI). The company’s mission “giving your computer the power of thought” once considered a futuristic pipe dream is becoming a 2007 reality. It is one thing to talk to your computer it is quite another to have a conversation where you are exchanging information and the computer learns and utilizes the information in the future. Ultra Hal does just that. - October 24, 2007 - Zabaware, Inc.

Quantum3D Thermite and IData Selected by Carnegie Mellon University for USMC Gladiator Tactical Unmanned Ground vehicle Operator Control Unit

Quantum3D COTS Thermite Tactical Visual Computer and IData COTS Human-Machine Interface Software Tool Suite Employed by CMU for Deployable Operator Control Unit for U.S. Marine Corps Gladiator Tactical Unmanned Ground Vehicle - October 08, 2007 - Quantum3D, Inc.

Large Temperature Chambers Ship from Stock

Large Temperature Chambers Ship from Stock

With temperature range of -73°C to +175°C, TestEquity Model 1027 provides full-range temperature testing. It includes sloped floor with condensate drain and scroll compressors that provide quiet operation. Additional features include 256-step programmable temperature controller with RS-232 interface, independent high/low temperature limit control with alarm, viewing window and interior light, adjustable shelf, and two 4 in. access ports. - July 14, 2007 - TestEquity LLC

OEM Load Cells – Improved for Custom Requirements

OEM Load Cells – Improved for Custom Requirements

FUTEK Advanced Sensor Technology, Inc is now able to offer its LSM250 and LSM300 Precision Load Cells to meet custom requirements such as high temperature (steel version only), low temperature, water resistant, and high humidity for custom applications. In the past these products were not able to... - June 30, 2007 - FUTEK Advanced Sensor Technology, Inc.

Machine Learning with GoogleRobot™

Machine Learning with GoogleRobot™ Bridges Communication Gap between Humans and Robots - November 14, 2006 - googlescriber.com

UL Certification for Multi-Contact Robotic Connectors

MC Robotic Connectors TSB150 and TSS150 Now UL Recognized - November 22, 2005 - Multi-Contact USA

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