Global demand for robotics will reach $21.8 billion in 2011. That value is projected to reach $30.1 billion in 2016, after increasing at a five-year compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 6.7%. The global robotics market can be broken down into four regions that account for the sale of virtually all robots - Asia, North America, the European Union, and other markets.
Increased use of robots is becoming a trend in the German machinery industry because 19% of the investigated machine-builders intend to extend the use of robots this year, concerning nine of ten investigated sectors.
PTC, the product development company and NRB Bearing Ltd, an anti friction bearing solution provider, in partnership with FIRST® (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) and Techtronics Education today announced the launch of the second FIRST® Tech Challenge (FTC) in India, a mid level robotics competition targeted towards high school students.
Gostai will present a brand new version of its Jazz mobile telepresence robot at CeBIT. For this occasion, Jazz features a new design with an LCD screen. It is the first time Gostai shows this design on an international scale.
EvoLogics GmbH, a leading vendor in the underwater communications market, is proud to announce successful deployment of EvoLogics S2C underwater acoustic modems at the new MoMAR observatory (Monitoring the Mid-Atlantic Ridge), a part of the European Seas Observatory NETwork (ESONET) offshore the Azores in the Atlantic Ocean.
Gostai decided to make its Urbi operating system open source in May. To support this release and stimulate the Urbi programming community, Gostai now organizes a free contest based on Urbi open source.