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2009-05-08 05:00:00

CONYERS, Ga., May 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- GeckoSystems Intl. Corp. (PINK SHEETS: GCKO) announced today that they have further improved mobile robot performance, while holding costs constant, with the introduction of their GeckoMotorController(tm) 6.3. GeckoSystems is a dynamic leader in the emerging Mobile Service Robot industry revolutionizing their development and usage with "Mobile Robot Solutions for Safety, Security and Service(tm)." The new GeckoMotorController uses a proprietary...

2009-05-07 11:28:00

CONYERS, Ga., May 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- GeckoSystems Intl. Corp. (OTC Pink Sheets: GCKO) announced today that they have further improved mobile robot performance, while holding costs constant, with the introduction of their GeckoMotorController 6.4. GeckoSystems is a dynamic leader in the emerging Mobile Service Robot industry revolutionizing their development and usage with "Mobile Robot Solutions for Safety, Security and Service(tm)." The new GeckoMotorController uses a proprietary...

2009-04-30 05:00:00

CONYERS, Ga., April 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- GeckoSystems Intl. Corp. (Pink Sheets: GCKO) announced today that they have completed the prototyping of their CareBot(tm) MSR 3.87. GeckoSystems is a dynamic leader in the emerging Mobile Service Robot industry revolutionizing their development and usage with "Mobile Robot Solutions for Safety, Security, and Service.(tm)" "After nearly twelve years of development by many talented, tenacious engineers and programmers, we are very excited to...

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2009-04-11 14:15:00

Agriculture, one of the oldest tasks known to mankind and a hallmark of every civilized society, may be standing on the brink of a yet another revolution.  First there was irrigation.  Much later came the cotton gin and the tractor.  Now there is the robot. As part of a two-semester course on robotics, a group of undergraduates students at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology was charged with developing a set of robots capable of watering, pollinating and even harvesting...

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2009-03-19 08:52:55

Scientists have used a popular kids swimming pool game to guide their development of a system for controlling moving robots that can autonomously detect and capture other moving targets. Engineers from Duke University and the University of New Mexico have used the simple pursuit-evasion game "Marco Polo" to solve a complex problem -- namely, how to create a system that allows robots to not only "sense" a moving target, but intercept it. Such systems have broad applications, ranging from...

2009-02-24 06:30:00

The KVH CNS-5000 combines FOG-based inertial measurement and GPS technology for 100% situational awareness on Unmanned Ground Vehicles MIDDLETOWN, R.I., Feb. 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Securing large areas like airport perimeters and container yards is an increasingly dangerous task, and companies like Frontline Robotics are working to make it safer for human security personnel by designing unmanned vehicles to patrol these spaces. For Frontline's GRUNT Autonomous Unmanned Ground Vehicles...

2009-01-19 10:44:00

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Jan. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Roboteq, Inc (www.roboteq.com) introduces an intelligent dual channel DC motor controller capable of directly driving up to 120Amps on each channel at up to 60V. The AX2860 is targeted at designers of mobile robotic vehicles including Automatic Guided Vehicles (AGV), Underwater Remote Operated Vehicles (ROVs), and mobile robots for exploration, hazardous material handling, and military and surveillance applications. (Photo:...

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2008-12-11 13:29:53

A grasshopper served as the inspiration for a new robot that has the ability to leap and roll, allowing for better mobility over obstacles. Designed by Rhodri Armour, a Ph. D. student at the University of Bath, the robot mimics the way grasshoppers store kinetic energy and release it at once in a quick burst that enables them to achieve high jumps. Jollbot is spherical, which allows it to roll in any direction without the need for wheels. Its spherical design also eliminates the possibility...

2008-12-04 09:05:00

The "ËœJollbot' has been created by Rhodri Armour, a PhD student from the University of Bath. It's hoped his creation, which can jump over obstacles and roll over smoother terrain, could be used for space exploration or land survey work in the future.One of the major challenges that face robots designed for space exploration is being able to move over rough terrain. Robots with legs are generally very complex, expensive to build and control, and encounter problems if they fall over....

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2008-11-26 15:49:43

Rescue robot exercise brings together robots, developers, first responders The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) held a rescue robot exercise in Texas last week in which about three dozen robots were tested by developers and first responders in order to develop a standard suite of performance tests to help evaluate candidate mechanical rescuers. This exercise was sponsored by the Department of Homeland Security's Science and Technology Directorate to develop performance...


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