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Trinity’s Alvin VI

INTELLIGENT GROUND VEHICLE COMPETITION www.igvc.org Trinity College in Hartford, CT is a relatively small liberal arts school yet it has a renowned engineering program known for attracting some of the best and the brightest students globally. Trinity’s students are involved in a variety of robot challenges …

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Fleet-of-foot Kyosho “MANOI”

KYOSHO CORPORATION www.kyosho.com (800) 682-8948 At the 2005 iHobbyExpo held in October at the LA Convention Center, Kyosho introduced the new “MANOI” android. MANOI is the product of a partnership between well known hobby robot manufacturer KONDO and Kyosho, a leading manufacturer of radio control models of …

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Nuvo Housebot

ZMP, INV. http://nuvo.jp/nuvo www.zmp.co.jp Want to purchase a robot that will watch your kids or walk the halls to keep an eye on things—all based on voice commands? Want to see what it sees, on your PC via an internet connection? ZMP is taking orders on …

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Packbot Explorer

IROBOT www.irobot.com (781) 418-3135 The iRobot PackBot® Explorer is a new addition to iRobot’s combat-proven line of PackBot robots. It includes three cameras and greater flexibility to customize its abilities with a variety of sensors and other tools. iRobot’s PackBot robots are used on dozens of …

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Leading to the Terminator?

HOD LIPSON, EVOLUTIONARY ROBOTICIST www.mae.cornell.edu/lipson Hod Lipson, Assistant Professor of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering and Computing & Information Science at Cornell University, is deeply involved in a variety of robot research programs that use biological models in the quest for robots that are self-designing and capable …

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Aerial Search and Rescue Robot

LIKE90 www.like90.com (321) 779-8398 Chandler Griffin is known among RC modelers as the owner of Like90, a company that markets high-quality micro helicopter accessories and rotor blades. Like90 is also heavily invested in development work for commercial and military unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). Chandler’s latest effort …

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Phillp K Dick Memorial Android

HANSON ROBOTICS www.hansonrobotics.com The late Philip K Dick wrote a number of science fiction stories, one of which became the basis for the popular movie Blade Runner, that touched upon the ironies of robot self-awareness. Hanson Robotics has collaborated with the Automation and Robotics Research Institute …

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Build a Hexapod!

LYNXMOTION www.lynxmotion.com (866) 512-1024 Lynxmotion has been described by some as “the biggest little robot company.” One of the amazing things happening at Lynxmotion is their emerging “Servo-Erector Set” product line. Founder Jim Frye and his loyal customer base have, in a matter of months, created …

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FEIR Fighting BOTS

INNOVATION ROBOTICS www.innovation robotics.com (336) 274-4846 Lawrence Feir, founder of Innovation Robotics, has farranging robotics interests that range from high-flying UAVs to combat robots with a sci-fi biomechanical flavor. Botzilla, which took second place on Robotica, a Learning Channel production, sports a pneumatic flipping arm. Botzilla …

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Life Saving BEAR

VECNA TECHNOLOGIES www.vecna.com (240) 737-1617 Vecna Technologies’ Battlefield Extraction and Retrieval Robot, or BEAR, can be operated remotely to find people in need of assistance, and then rescue them by picking them up and carrying them to safety. The BEAR robot marries a high-power, hydraulic upper …

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Online Robotics Webcast

NSF ROBOTICS EXHIBITION www.nsf.gov/news/newsmedia/ robotics05/index.jsp The National Science Foundation (NSF) recently hosted a live webcast robotics convention titled: Robots: An Exhibition of U.S. Automatons from the Leading Edge of Research. The report is a fascinating look at U.S. robotics technologies and involved more than a dozen …

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Solar Powered Autonomous Underwater Robot (SAUV)

RENSSELAER POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTE news.rpi.edu ARLINGTON, VA – A new solar-powered underwater robot technology developed for undersea observation and water monitoring was showcased at a Sept. 16th workshop on leading-edge robotics held by the National Science Foundation (NSF) in Arlington, VA. Arthur C. Sanderson, Professor of Electrical, …

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3D-Flying Space BOT

AERCAM SPRINT www.nasa.gov/home This out-of-the-window view from the space shuttle shows the Autonomous Extravehicular Activity Robotic Camera Sprint (AERCam Sprint) free-flying in the vicinity of the cargo bay of the Earth-orbiting Space Shuttle Columbia. The AERCam Sprint is a free-flying video-camera-equipped robot that can be used …

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