The NextGen Education and Research Robotics Virtual Summit will take place 10am-5pm EST on March 10, 2011. The virtual event will focus on the implementation of robotics to accelerate learning in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) among K-12 and college-level students. The free conference is ideal for educators, government representatives, robotics solution providers, integrators, hobbyists, researchers, and scientists.
Peratech Limited, the leader in new materials designed for touch technology solutions, has announced that they have been commissioned by the MIT Media Lab to develop a new type of electronic ‘skin’ that enables robotic devices to detect not only that they have been touched but also where and how hard the touch was.
The Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) has announced that it will showcase Japan’s emerging service robotics industry in the JETRO Robotics Zone at the 2010 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, Nevada from January 7th-10th, 2010. Robots from Kokoro Co. Ltd., BeatBots LLC and PARO Robots US Inc. will be on display, and JETRO Chicago will deliver information on service robotics in Japan to further promote the commercialization of this nascent industry.
National Instruments announced a new version of its intuitive drag-and-drop software that powers the LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT 2.0 robotics kits for retail and education. With this system, children as young as 9 years old can design their own robots using new features such as color recognition, Bluetooth support and additional robot models that offer children more options to express their creativity. The software, which will be included with all LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT 2.0 kits, is based on the widely adopted NI LabVIEW graphical programming software, which provides children easy-to-use, drag-and-drop functionality to program their robotic creations. With this software, students simply drag and drop icons that are representative of the various tasks they want their robots to perform, similar to how professional engineers and scientists control today’s latest robotics with LabVIEW.
iRobot Corp. (NASDAQ: IRBT) announced that it will host the STREAM 2009 workshop for robotics education on June 25-26 at its headquarters in Bedford, Mass. In partnership with the Massachusetts Technology Leadership Council and the University of Massachusetts Lowell, iRobot has designed the workshop to expose educators to the many ways robotics can act as a tool for their instruction related to science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).
Robotics Trends and EH Publishing announced the lineup of exhibiting companies for the 2009 RoboBusiness Conference & Exposition which takes place this week, April 15-16, at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston, Massachusetts. RoboBusiness Conference & Exposition is the international business development event for personal, service and mobile robotics industry.
Recent innovations in the arena of industrial robotics have produced a new class of industrial robots. These robots are characterized by a higher intelligence, increased mobility, and more complex manipulation. These emerging technologies will be more affordable, will result in greater and more efficient performance in their applications, and will ultimately help bolster U.S. manufacturing and the economy as a whole. The RoboBusiness 2009 conference program features a number of relevant sessions that will explore the technology and functionality of this next generation of industrial robots. RoboBusiness Conference and Exposition 2009 takes place April 15-16 at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston, Massachusetts.
Robotics Trends and EH Publishing announced the lineup of exhibiting companies for their upcoming RoboDevelopment Conference & Exposition. RoboDevelopment Conference & Exposition, the international technical design and development event for personal, service and mobile robotics industry, will be held November 18-19, 2008 at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, California.
Robotics Trends, a division of EH Publishing, Inc., announced the addition of new “Birds-of-a-Feather” Discussions to the 2008 RoboDevelopment conference program. RoboDevelopment Conference & Exposition, the international technical design and development event for personal, service and mobile robotics industry, will be held November 18-19, 2008 at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, California.
Xilinx, Inc. (Nasdaq: XLNX) announced that its programmable solutions enabled the second straight win for Xi’an Jiao Tong University in the seventh international Robocon competition, hosted in Pune, India. Robocon is a prestigious event in which engineering students compete to design the best robot for a specific challenge. Initiated by the Asia Pacific Broadcasting Union in 2002, the annual competition is designed to foster strategic thinking, leadership and team-building skills. The Xilinx sponsored team, from Xi’an Jiao Tung University, first won the right to represent China earlier this year at a national competition held in Beijing. The team advanced to the finals where they defeated 16 other teams from across the Middle East and Asia to win the Robocon 2008 competition. The first-place winners will be featured on the China Central Television Network over the National Day holiday this week.