1Robots on Parade
Segway, known for its Human Transporter, is also seeking work from the government. Its RMP (Robotic Military Platform) 200, which uses the same drive system as the Human Transporter, can conduct reconnaissance, act as a mobile sentry or even carry supplie
2Robots on Parade – Segway RMP 400
Segways RMP system, in this case the RMP 400 with four wheels, can also be integrated into other products, such as this bot created by Applied Perception, a spin-off from Carnegie Mellons Robotics program.
3Robots on Parade – iRobot PackBot EOD
The PackBot EOD, manufactured by iRobot in Burlington, Mass., is capable of moving at up to 8 miles per hour, while transmitting video images back to its handlers. Its chassis can take an impact of 300Gs, a company representative said.
4Robots on Parade – PackBot EOD control interface
PackBot EODs control interface uses a graphical user interface and a system of buttons and dials to control the bot via radio frequency or fiber optic cables.
5Robots on Parade – HanulKid HR2
HanulKids HR2 robot, which costs about $2,000, is designed to help teach high school and college students how to assemble and program a robot using a series of sensors, circuit boards and a software development kit based on Linux. (for HR2 photo)
6Robots on Parade – Skeyes Unlimited UAV
Pittsburgh-based Skeyes Unlimiteds unmanned aerial vehicle offers real-time aerial mapping or surveillance using a hardware module that combines laser and optical imaging.
7Robots on Parade – Aethon Tug
Aethon, of Pittsburgh, offers the aptly named Tug robot. The company says its bot, designed for health care facilities, can haul up to 500 pounds in specially designed carts (not shown)to a given destination, while navigating around objects or people usin
8Robots on Parade – Izir Robotics Soccer Robots
Robots can play sports. Izir Roboticss Soccer Robots can participate in a soccer match versus a rival team. The South Korea-based company offers two different sets of the bots–one for younger players and another for college students or adults–and combi
9Robots on Parade – Honeywell UAV
Honeywells small UAV (unmanned aerial vehicle), a robotic machine thats capable of transmitting video, can offer soldiers on the ground important data about their surroundings, for example.
10Robots on Parade – Robomotio Azimut
Robomotios Azimut, which can move and record images from any direction, is one example of a customized robot the Quebec-based company says it can design for customers interested in applications such as surveillance or environmental testing.
11Robots on Parade – Evolution Robotics
Evolution Robotics, of Pasadena, Calif., is embarking on a program to offer specialized hardware/software modules as building blocks for robot makers. Using its approach, the manufacturers wont have to design their own vision hardware or software. Instea
12Robots on Parade – Valde Systems robotic camera
Several companies attending RoboBusiness 2006 are offering robotic piece parts, which other companies can use in their systems. Valde Systems, of Brookline, N.H., for one, is offering robotic vision systems, which use a pair of cameras to give bots stereo