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Fly Eye Inspires Vision System

A recent Wired article described the work that researchers are doing whereby they are turning the brain cell activity that enables a fly's eyesight into mathematical equations in order to someday program vision systems for a wide variety of...

Are Shape Shifting Robots on the Horizon?

Last week, Computerworld featured a piece on shape shifting robots that are getting ever closer to reality.   According to the article, researchers at both Intel and Carnegie Mellon University are utilizing large swarms of millimeter size robots and --...

Raven Unmanned Aircraft System Gets Nod from Dutch Military Aviation Authority

AeroVironment, Inc. announced that the Military Aviation Authority of the Netherlands (MLA-NLD) has issued a Military Type Certificate (MTC) for the company's Raven B NLD MUAS, a move which will allow the Dutch military to operate Raven systems in designated...

Wilson's Robopocalypse Optioned to Dreamworks & Doubleday

DreamWorks Studios and Doubleday announced they have acquired the rights to, "Robopocalypse," Daniel H. Wilson's unpublished manuscript that explores the fate of the human race following a robot uprising.   A 2011 date has been tentatively agreed upon as the...

ABI Sees Quadrupling Personal Robot Market by 2015

ABI Research has released a new study predicting that the personal robotics market will achieve a global value of $1.16 billion this year, and that the market will more than quadruple by 2015, when worldwide shipments should approach $5.26 billion....

Novint Adds Tactile Feedback for PackBot Operators

Novint Technologies, Inc. has been awarded a subcontract with iRobot Corp. for a military robotics project funded by the Secretary of Defense Joint Ground Robotics Enterprise through the Robotics Technology Consortium (RTC).   The arrangement calls for Novint to co-develop...

Universal Robotics, Motoman Team Up On 3D Vision Systems

A partnership between Universal Robotics, Inc. and Motoman, Inc. will yield an accurate, cost effective and easy-to-implement 3D vision system solution for a variety of robotic applications. The idea is to integrate Universal's Spatial Vision self-calibrating 3D vision software in...

MIT, VW Group Team on AIDA

A collaborative effort between the Personal Robots Group at the MIT Media Lab, MIT's SENSEable City Lab and the Volkswagen Group of America's Electronics Research Lab is set to yield the Affective Intelligent Driving Agent (AIDA)   AIDA is an...

Boston Dynamics Shows Off PETMAN

Is it a pet? Is it a man? Is it an anthropomorphic robot designed for the purposes of testing chemical protection clothing to be used by US Army soldiers?                           No. No. And why, yes!   PETMAN is the latest...

iRobot Forms Healthcare Business Unit, Intros President

iRobot Corp. chairman and CEO Colin Angle, will discuss the role of robots in the future of healthcare at the upcoming TEDMED conference in San Diego, Calif.   Angle will also use the opportunity to introduce Tod Loofbourrow as president...

National Instruments Updates LEGO Robotics Software

National Instruments has developed a new version of its intuitive drag-and-drop software that powers the LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT 2.0 robotics kits. The software offers new features such as color recognition, Bluetooth support and additional robot models.   The software is...

Health Robotics Announces Shipments, Innovation Award Win

Health Robotics has announced the manufacturing, shipment, and subsequent field installation of the first five i.v.STATION post-prototype robots in the United States of America and in Spain within the September to November timeframe this year.   "These first five shipments...

SRI Unveils New Software for Mobile Robot Navigation

SRI International has announced the release of version 1.1 of their Karto Software Development Kit (SDK). Karto SDK is software designed to enable robotic navigation and mapping, and incorporates a series of advanced algorithms for high-accuracy mapping and autonomous navigation...

UW Study Points Out Security Risks in Consumer Robots

A University of Washington study points out that even though people are increasingly deploying household robots for entertainment purposes or for simple household chores, the industry is not paying enough attention to issues like safety or privacy risks.   Tadayoshi...

Northrop Grumman Tests Ground Control Station for Unmanned Helicopter System

Northrop Grumman's MQ-8B Fire Scout Vertical Unmanned Aircraft System (VUAS) recently completed a flight under the command and control of a new STANAG 4586 compatible ground control station (GCS).   STANAG stands for STANdard AGreement, NATO shorthand for the processes,...

Lockheed Martin Adds Infrared Sensor to Desert Hawk Unmanned System

Lockheed Martin has tested a new infrared sensor turret aboard its hand-launched unmanned aerial system (UAS) Desert Hawk III. According to the company, this is the first time a UAS of this size has flown with a 360-degree infrared sensor....

Hansen Medical Showcases Robotic Catheter System

This week in Venice, Italy, Hansen Medical, Inc. is showcasing its new Lynx Robotic Ablation Catheter at Venice Arrhythmias 2009, the 11th International Workshop on Cardiac Arrhythmias. The Lynx catheter is a small, flexible irrigated ablation catheter designed for the...

KUKA Robotics' RoboSim 4-D Simulator

Taking visitors on a ride beyond the traditional 3D experience, KUKA Robotics' RoboSim 4-D simulator ride system is blowing Epcot adventurers away with the addition of a simple fourth dimension: wind.   The KUKA Robotics RoboSim 4-D Simulator ride system...

Health Robotics Closes Another Deal

Health Robotics is on a roll. In addition to recent wins in China and Australia, the company announced a five-year strategic partnership with Spanish firm Grifols International S.A. for its revolutionary CytoCare Robot. The agreement enables Grifols to add CytoCare...

Dynamics Research Awarded $1.6 Million Air Force UAV Contract Work

In addition to L-3 Communications' recent contract win to provide SOCOM with UAV technology and systems, Dynamics Research also announced that it had been awarded a new delivery order under the Logistics Maintenance and Supply Support Services (LMSS) contract with...

L-3 Awarded Contract for Unmanned Systems

With the economy still stumbling along for most companies, L-3 Communications is taking advantage of the growing demand for unmanned military systems, winning a contract to supply the U.S. Special Operations Command (SOCOM) expeditionary unmanned systems technology.   SOCOM awarded...

Training in the Desert With an Eye to Space

Last week, TMCnet editor Marisa Torrieri covered the latest in NASA's technology development tests on two of its prototype lunar rovers that will help it with future research.    According to Torrieri, the two-week long Desert Research and Training Studies...

Fish Behavior Inspires Collision Avoidance Robot

Fish-inspired collision avoidance technology is at the center of Nissan Motor's new "EPORO" robot car, a concept vehicle that is designed to travel in a group of similar vehicles, avoiding obstacles and each other. Developers have the robots mimicking the...

ABB Robotics to Enhance Vincennes University Technical Training

In an item on TMCnet this week, industrial robots supplier ABB Robotics announced a partnership with Vincennes University to enhance the Indiana college's vocational and technical robotic training.   The deal would also reportedly give ABB an authorized training facility...

Engineers Look to Improve Military Robots

The Boston Globe has a story today about Bedford, MA-based iRobot, and how the company is working on improved technology for its PackBot line of battlefield robots.   According to the report, iRobot has received a grant from the US...