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US Marines Purchase AeroVironment Unmanned Aircraft

The United States Marine Corps has placed a firm fixed-price order with AeroVironment valued at over $3.6 million, through an existing U.S. Army contract. The order, placed in March with an expected delivery date of April 27, 2012, was for...

Northrop Grumman to Develop Advanced Unmanned Helicopter for U.S. Navy

Northrop Grumman has been selected by the US Navy to produce a new variant of the firm’s Fire Scout unmanned helicopter using a Bell 407 airframe.The US Department of Defense released information regarding contract awards, and according to the news,...

Amazon Buys Robot Maker Kiva Systems for $775 Million

Earlier this week, Amazon.com announced it was following through on plans to acquire Kiva Systems, Inc., a maker of robots and robotic platforms used in warehouses and shipping operations. Terms of the agreement indicate that Amazon will acquire all shares...

Liquid Robotics Gliders Set World Record for Unmanned Ocean Travel

On November 17th, 2011, Liquid Robotics launched four Wave Gliders from San Francisco’s St. Francis Yacht Club. The Wave Gliders’ goal? To journey across the Pacific Ocean, covering the longest distance ever attempted by an unmanned ocean vehicle. Well today,...

iRobot Nets Order for FirstLook Robots

iRobot Corp. announced a $1.5 million order for more than 100 of the company’s model 110 FirstLook robots. The order was funded by the Joint Improvised Explosive Device Defeat Organization (JIEDDO). Last April, we described the FirstLook as an unmanned...

Swarming Flying Robots at TED 2012

Last month, we told you about some exciting and innovative things occurring at GRASP, the University of Pennsylvania’s General Robotics, Automation, Sensing, and Perception (GRASP) lab. Vijay Kumar, Deputy Dean for Education in the School of Engineering and Applied Science...

iRobot Secures 100th Patent

Answer: U.S. patent (U.S. 8,108,092) Question: What is iRobot’s 100th patent, Alex? Correct! Bedford, Mass.-based iRobot Corp. has hit the century mark in terms of patents, a milestone, which it describes as “an important attainment reflecting the company's ongoing attention...

Bluefin Robotics to Jointly Develop UUV

Two companies are joining forces to develop a novel, next-generation submersible that will answer the US Navy’s call to come up with a solution featuring increased mission time, operational range and payload carrying capacity. Battelle subsidiary Bluefin Robotics, which designs...

Medical Robotics Firm Approaches European Milestone

Stereotaxis, Inc., manufacturer of the Vdrive Robotic Navigation System, an advanced cardiology instrument control solution, announced that it expects to surpass 500 clinical procedures in Europe before the current month is out. Separately, Stereotaxis announced regulatory clearance from Health Canada...

iRobot Announces Record Results

Apparently Roomba business is good business. iRobot Corp. has announced its financial results for Q4 and for the full year ended December 31, 2011 and the news is positive. In fact, it was a record year for the Bedford-Mass.-based robotics...

iRobot Takes Minority Stake in Telemedicine Firm

Bedford, Massachusetts-based iRobot is expanding its relationship with Santa Barbara, California-based InTouch Health, a remote presence telemedicine solution provider by investing $6 million, which represents iRobot taking a minority position in the company. Back in July 2011, the two firms...

Robots? Cool. Swarming Flying Robots? Very Cool.

Whoa. If you harbor any fear of swarms of multiple robots flying in formation, avoiding obstacles, then this YouTube video might not be for you. If on the other hand you think this is really fascinating and a great example of...

Seabed Acquires Schilling ROV

Schilling Robotics has announced the expansion of their customer base with the addition of Norwegian deep-sea specialist Seabed AS, who took delivery of a new Schilling HD 23 ROV system. The HD 23 is a 150-horsepower, 4,000 meter-rated remotely operated...

Robotic Pitchers and Catchers - A Sure Sign of Spring?

As baseball fans eagerly await the return of pitchers and catchers to spring training, it seems that researchers at the Institute of Robotics and Mechatronics at DLR (German Aerospace Center) have come up with a robot nicknamed Agile Justin that...

Northrop, Navy Complete Autonomous Aerial Refueling Tests

Northrop Grumman Corporation and the U.S. Navy successfully completed a series of autonomous aerial refueling (AAR) tests designed to demonstrate technology that will extend the operating range and flight duration of future carrier-based unmanned systems. The tests, carried out using...

Actor, Voice of TV's 'Lost in Space' Robot Dies at 85

Dick Tufeld, who was the voice of the robot on the 1960’s television series, “Lost in Space” (1965–1968), died this past week at his home in Los Angeles. Tufeld had a history of heart disease, and was said to have...

Swiss Robot Maker Set to Launch SCORP

An item on Gizmag.com sparked my interest today. As it turns out, Lausanne, Switzerland-based Novatiq is set to release a micro-unmanned ground vehicle, or MUGV, called SCORP. Classified as a “throwable” robot, the device is specially designed for front-line personnel engaged...

Two Teams Emerge Victorious in SPHERES Challenge

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology played host to over 200 high-school students competing in the third annual NASA-sponsored  Zero Robotics SPHERES Challenge. Two teams of students — one US-based and one European team — earned bragging rights as the winners...

Chrysler Foundation Offers Grants to Support Youth Robotics

The Chrysler Foundation has been a supporter of youth robotics programs for the past 16 years, and today the company announced a series of grants totaling over $130,000. The grants, which range from $500 to $6,625, were awarded to teams...

Lockheed Martin Acquires Avionics Specialist

Lockheed Martin has announced the acquisition of privately held Procerus Technologies, an Orem, Utah-based company specializing in avionics for micro unmanned aerial systems (UAS). Procerus was founded in 2004. According to a press release hailing the acquisition, Procerus provides autopilot,...

Students to Compete in Robotics Challenge

A group of high school students will compete in the third annual Zero Robotics SPHERES Challenge on Monday January 23rd. They will be operating under the aegis of some high-flying sponsors, namely NASA, DARPA, and MIT. (That’s the National Aeronautics...

Defense Department Gets a Good Look at Argus One

 World Surveillance Group Inc., developer of the lighter-than-air Argus One UAV, announced the completion of initial demonstrations for the U.S. Department of Defense. The demonstration took place at the U.S. Department of Energy Nevada Test Site. The exercises were sponsored...

CyberKnife Robotic Surgery System Deployed in Mexican Hospital

Robotic and robotic-assisted surgery continues to make inroads into new and emerging markets. CHRISTUS MUGUERZA Hospital Alta Especialidad, located in Monterrey, Mexico, recently deployed the CyberKnife Robotic Radiosurgery System, and has been treating patients since October 2011. In fact, the...

TOSY Dancing Robot Can Cut A Rug

 Yes, this is the one. THIS is the robot Justin Bieber has been promoting in the Las Vegas desert. If you pay attention to robots, or gadgets, or Canadian teen heartthrobs dating Selena Gomez, you know what I’m talking about....

Mexico City to Host Robotic Soccer Championship

Ok, so it’s not exactly Lionel Messi cutting through the middle of a defense, or Cristiano Ronaldo showing off his ball control skills en route to scoring a goal, but the robotics community continues to make strides in Robo-Soccer. The...
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