Newsletter March 2002, Issue 53
Published by Sonaris Consulting, Felix Bopp, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
- Personal Robots: Evolution Robotics, Robots.net, Robot Information Central, OnRobo.com
- Can The Album Survive Digital Music?
- Wireless Streaming: DoCoMo tests Streaming Ads, The SWInG platform, UK aims to resolve mobile phone health fears
- Worth reading: Sonic Fusion
- Conferences & Events
Companies including Sony, Intel, Lego, Fujitsu and NEC have dedicated unprecedented amounts of R&D investment in the past several years toward personal robotics. The personal robot market has already seen success with the introduction of early prototypes and robots such as AIBO: Sony generated sales well in excess of $250M in its first 18 months. The industry is now looking for functional applications, such as the robotic vacuum prototype developed by Electrolux. As with other industries, one platform will emerge as dominant, much the way the Windows OS did for the PC, that will result in increased development by third-party developers, lower production costs, and streamlined communication between machines. The Evolution Robotics mission is to become the standard platform that will power the advancement and development of personal robots for home and commercial use. Evolution Robotics offers a suite of products and services that enable companies and developers to prototype, program and build robots and robot applications quickly and cost-effectively. The Evolution Robotics Software Platform empowers technical and market leaders to develop functional, personal robotic solutions and turn them into commercially viable products. The platform is available with a Robot Developer Kit so you can begin prototyping and designing right away.
.. news on personal and industrial robotics, robot competitions, and other cool stuff.
Robot Information Central
A source for robot information on the Internet.
Interest in robotics both by children and adults has grown tremendously in the last 5 years. Today there are robot competitions all around the globe for enthusiasts of all ages. Television programs about robot wars receive some of the highest ratings. Robot toys and pets of all kinds fill store shelves. Robotic vacuums lawn mowers and personal assistants although expensive are beginning to be purchased and used by the public. As all these new products hit the shelves the need for a consumer information site is important. With that in mind Balanced Interactive, Inc. has developed OnRobo.com. The site features the latest robotic news and event information, but the most importantly it features product information and reviews.
Can The Album
Survive Digital Music?
UK aims to resolve mobile phone health
Sonaris supports IWA - the International Webcasting Association
http://www.webcasters.org - http://www.webcasters.org.uk
< Scientists have reported that by bombarding a liquid with sound they were able to produce nuclear fusion in a tabletop apparatus. But their colleagues doubt it. … that nuclear fusion reactions, of the sort that power stars and hydrogen bombs, had been created on a lab bench using little more than a vibrating ring, a neutron gun and a beaker of specially prepared acetone. Add to that the fact, reported in the Washington Post, that at least three of the experts to which the article had been sent for peer review urged Science to reject it. And finally there was the follow-up study (not yet subjected to peer review) by another team at Oak Ridge that claimed that the evidence of fusion reactions disappeared when it repeated the experiment with different sensors and analyzed the data in a different way. …. > Full article at:
Sonaris supports CDeMUSIC:
Streaming Media West 2002
World Summit on Internet and Multimedia
Mobile Multimedia Messaging Content &
The 3rd Workshop and Exhibition on MPEG-4
ICME 2002 - IEEE Int. Conf. & Expo on
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