Santa Clara, CA – The winners of the 2008 Robotics Development Innovator Awards were announced at the RoboDevelopment Conference & Exposition. The Robotics Development Innovator Awards recognize design and development tools, as well as component technology, used in the development of commercial robots and robotics technology.
Two Categories, One Goal
The development of robots and robotic technology requires the mastery of multiple disciplines – primarily software development, mechanical and electrical engineering. Robotics development is made even more difficult as it is limited by embedded and real-time constraints. But real-time concerns are only the beginning, especially as robots and robotic technology become more prevalent in the home, the workplace, in public places and on the battlefield. The next generation of robots and robotic devices must also be integrated with other systems in their environment. Solution providers have responded to these difficulties by providing a whole host of robotics design and development tools, as well as innovative enabling technology, which dramatically simplify the job of designing, developing, testing and manufacturing robots and robotic products. The goal of the Robotics Development Innovator Awards is to recognize and publicize those products and the companies that produce them, successfully reducing the time, effort and complexity of building the next generation of innovative robotics products, and in doing so, furthering the robotics industry as a whole.
The following two companies are the Winners of the 2008 Robotics Development Innovator Awards:
Best Design or Development Tool
National Instruments, NI CompactRIO
Best Component Technology
Evolution Robotics Inc., NorthStar 2.0