Emerging robot applications is focus of International Robots & Vision Show

May 25, 2007
MAY 25, 2007--On the floor of the upcoming Robots & Vision Show (Rosemont (Chicago), IL, USA) the Emerging Robotics Pavilion will be the hub of activity.

MAY 25, 2007--On the floor of the upcoming Robots & Vision Show (Rosemont (Chicago), IL, USA; June 12-14; www.robots-vision-show.info), the Emerging Robotics Pavilion will be the hub of activity for people interested in nonindustrial robotic developments. Robots for security, counterterrorism, nuclear decommissioning, and more will be demonstrated.

Debuting in his first show outside of China is "Zou Ren Ti," the most human-like robot at the expo. With body and face covered with a skin-like material, the life-size robot looks exactly like the identical twin of its creator, Zou Ren Ti, founder of Xi'an Superman Sculpture Research Council, and is able to nod, blink, talk, and gesture.

High school students from the successful FIRST robotics program will demonstrate their robotics projects and answer questions. These "robotics engineers of tomorrow" will add a fascinating element to the show.

On Monday, June 11, William "Red" Whittaker of Carnegie Mellon University (Pittsburgh, PA, USA) will give a keynote address on "Robots at Work." He has a record of successful developments of robots for craft, labor, and hazardous duty. Whittaker's portfolio includes the development of computer architectures for controlling mobile robots; modeling and planning for nonrepetitive tasks; complex problems of objective sensing in random and dynamic environments; and integration of complete field robot systems.

On Tuesday, June 12, "The Latest Advances in Service Robots" will be explored. New technology developments in mobility, machine vision, and robotics hardware for service applications will be featured. In the afternoon, Medical Robotics will be examined. Applications for robots in surgery and battlefield medical treatment will be featured.

Experts will participate in a panel discussion on Wednesday, June 13, on "The Future of Service Robots." This will be a look at what's going on in Europe, Korea, and Japan, as well as in developing android robots that mimic human characteristics.

The International Robots and Vision Show and Conference is sponsored by three trade groups: the Robotic Industries Association, the Automated Imaging Association, and the Motion Control Association.

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