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2014-04-24 08:26:03

Advanced Software Enables Robotic Drilling Platforms CAMBRIDGE, Mass., April 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Energid Technologies announced today a new phase of development with Norway's Robotic Drilling Systems AS (RDS), which secured significant follow-on investment from oil industry partners last week. Energid will continue to tailor its premier robotics software, Actin, to meet the needs of oil and gas drillers worldwide, with beta deployments anticipated next year. RDS has embraced...

2013-12-05 08:20:34

Advanced Software Selected to Enable Robotic Assembly in Orbit for the DARPA Phoenix Program CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Dec. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Energid Technologies Corporation has been awarded follow-on funding to provide software for robotic control and simulation to DARPA's Phoenix program. Phoenix seeks to leverage Energid's software to redefine how satellites can be built and maintained through assembly and repair in orbit. For half a century the essence of building and launching a...

2012-10-16 11:20:44

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Oct. 16, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Energid Technologies Corporation has been chosen to apply its Actin(TM) software to robotic systems being developed by AREVA Corporation for servicing and inspection of nuclear power plants. As robotics technology continues to advance, potentially dangerous manual servicing and inspection missions are being replaced by robotics. AREVA is at the forefront of this trend, seeking safe, effective, robotic solutions to myriad problems encountered...

2012-07-25 02:23:16

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., July 25, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Energid Technologies Corporation has been selected to provide software for robotic control and simulation to DARPA Phoenix. Phoenix is a multi-year program designed to develop and demonstrate technologies to cooperatively harvest and re-use valuable components from retired, nonworking satellites in geosynchronous orbit. The Phoenix program vision is to field a robotic satellite servicing spacecraft. The spacecraft employs...

2012-03-02 06:40:00

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., March 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Energid Technologies Corporation has released version 3.0 of its Actin software toolkit. Actin provides advanced control tools and digital simulation for roboticists. Robots are growing in capability and economic impact. Much of this growth is driven by faster computer algorithms and software. Energid's Actin toolkit embodies this driving force. Actin allows roboticists to design complex robots using Computer Aided Design (CAD) programs,...

2012-02-24 06:45:00

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Feb. 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Energid Technologies Corporation received funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF) under a two-year project to create robotic manipulation technology for cost-effective manufacturing. The work will make it easy for operators to achieve more with existing hardware capability. Many time-consuming tedious tasks, such as moving and modifying objects, combining them, and inspecting them, do not require more precision, speed, or...

2011-07-15 08:20:00

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., July 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Energid Technologies Corporation has developed a next-generation robot prototype for heat exchanger inspection in nuclear power plants. The robot was created for use in an inspection system by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI), Ltd. To support continual innovation of its technologies, MHI came to Energid, a leader in the creation of advanced robotic systems, for robotic vehicle design, prototype development, and software integration....

2011-06-07 08:00:00

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., June 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Energid Technologies Corporation has been funded by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) to develop a proxy digital simulation for lunar and planetary rovers. The Intelligent Robotics Group (IRG) at NASA's Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, California, manages the project. The IRG at Ames conducts field tests to prepare for lunar and planetary robotic missions, with a field test typically involving 10-20 scientists and...

2010-12-10 07:00:00

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Dec. 10, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Energid Technologies Corporation has partnered with the Industrial Technologies Research Institute (ITRI) to provide grasping and manipulation for ITRI's Roppie, a humanoid robot with powerful actuation and versatile human-like motion. With more than 20 degrees of freedom, Roppie is a premier platform for developing powerful behaviors and grasping control. Roppie's fingers expose advanced touch sensors, allowing it to perform delicate...

2010-10-22 10:39:00

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Oct. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Energid Technologies Corporation has been funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture to develop a commercial robotic citrus harvesting system. In the 2009-ended season, 12 million tons of citrus were harvested in the United States, of which about 3.5% were removed through shaking. The rest, approximately 50 billion individual fruits, had to be picked by hand, often in adverse weather, often from ladders. This happens year after year. The...