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January 21-24, 2013
Energid to exhibit at Automate 2013, Chicago, IL 
Stop at Energid's booth 1047 to see Energid's Actin robot control software providing dual-arm coordinated control and grasping, including a live demo on Motoman's SDA 5 robot with Robotiq  adaptive grippers.  Our Actin control for complex robots drives an autonomous oil rig, ensures safe medical robots, and enables low-cost hardware to perform precise, reliable manipulation.  Speak with David Askey, Energid's CBDO, or Neil Tardella, Energid's COO, to learn how Actin can help you get a system to market faster, increase robot dexterity, and speed task dial-in.

January 8-11, 2013
Energid to exhibit at Eureka Park at CES in Las Vegas
Join David Askey, Energid's Chief Business Development Officer, to see Actin control of Robai's low-cost, inherently safe Cyton robot arms.  Cytons are dexterous robots that anyone can train and quickly re-task for light industrial and service applications.  Ask for a demo of Robai's Cyton robots, powered by Energid's Actin software.  Come by and teach a Cyton.  Eureka Park is at the Venetian, Level 3.  See us at booth 75406.

November 13, 2012
Energid to present at a Global Entrepreneurship Week webinar

James English, Energid's President and Chief Technical Officer, will present at Larta Institute's webinar, Commercializing High-Tech Innovations in a Complex Global Marketplace – The “Network-Centric” Approach.  This webinar is an official  event of Global Entrepreneurship Week.  James will discuss his personal experience as an entrepreneur in the challenging and fast-paced global marketplace of robotics products and software. 

October 22-24, 2012
Energid to exhibit and present at RoboBusiness, Pittsburgh, PA
David Askey, Energid's Chief Business Development Officer, will speak as part of the Rethinking Manufacturing with Robotics panel.  Join David for a discussion of increasingly dexterous robots that anyone can train and quickly re-task for light industrial applications.  Ask for a demo of Robai's new Cyton robots, powered by Energid's Actin software.  In addition, Neil Tardella, Energid's Chief Operating Officer, will present a session on the Future of Energy and Robotics.  Neil will share insights into areas where robots can increase safety and efficiency, based on lessons learned from developing robotic control systems for autonomous oil drilling and for nuclear plant inspection and decommissioning. 

May 14-18, 2012
Energid's Actin software at ICRA 2012, St. Paul, MN
Energid's Actin software is being demonstrated controlling the Adept Viper robot at ICRA 2012. The Viper is a robust industrial arm. The Actin interface allows it to be controlled using a new, rich family of constraints and optimizations. http://www.flickr.com/photos/scitobor/7222797474/in/photostream

May 7-8, 2012
Energid presenting at NSF 2012 SBIR/STTR Phase II Grantees Conference, Baltimore, MD
Energid is presenting its robotic grasping and manipulation software at this year's annual NSF SBIR/STTR Phase II Grantees Conference. Software developed under funding from the NSF enables advanced grasping and manipulation for complex robotic systems. During the presentation, Energid will highlight the technology developed and applied across domains from robotic manufacturing to medical robotic systems to robotic oil exploration.

April 23, 2012
Energid presenting at the 2012 International Conference on Technologies for Practical Robot Applications, Boston, MA
Ranjan Kumar Mishra and Christopher Aloisio, Robotics Engineers with Energid Technologies, are presenting the paper "Next Generation of Image Guided Citrus Fruit Picker" at the 2012 IEEE International Conference on Technologies for Practical Robot Applications (TEPRA). The presentation will describe a robotic citrus harvesting system under development that will pick oranges using up to 64 independently controlled robotic mechanisms.

April 2-4, 2012
Energid to present at International Symposium on Mechanical Harvesting & Handling Systems of Fruits and Nuts, Lake Alfred, FL
James English, President and Chief Technical Officer of Energid Technologies, will present a talk on Robotic Mass Removal of Citrus Fruit at the International Symposium on Mechanical Harvesting & Handling Systems of Fruits and Nuts in Lake Alfred, Florida. As part of the Robotics Technology session, this talk will focus on Energid's development of a new robotic system for harvesting citrus fruit. Energid's robotic harvester uses an innovative approach that combines concepts for mass removal with the sensors, computation, and algorithmic control of robotics.

January 18-20, 2012
Energid to present at Robotics Industry Forum, Orlando, FL
On January 19th, Energid's Chief Operating Officer, Neil Tardella, will be presenting "Automating the Rest: Enabling Widespread Adoption of Robotics through Advanced Software." This talk will cover the technical hurdles to widespread automation and several Energid Technologies' projects that focus on non-traditional robotic applications will be discussed. For more information, please visit http://www.robotics.org/userAssets/riaUploads/2012_Business_Conference_Forum_Joint_Agenda.pdf

November 2-3, 2011
Energid to exhibit and present at RoboBusiness, Boston, MA
David Askey, Energid's Chief Business Development Officer,will be speaking on the panel for the session State of the Art in Robotic Manipulation and Grasping. This session will explore applications of advanced robotic manipulation and grasping such as Human-Like Dexterous Manipulation, Multi-fingered and Compliant Grasping, Cooperative and Dual Armed Systems, Safe Human-Robot Interaction, Grasping Non-Rigid Items, and Autonomous Grasping Manipulation, among others. Please visit David at the Energid booth to learn about our latest technology and products.

May 1-3, 2011
Energid to present at ATA, Tampa, FL
Energid Technologies will present the progress of itsAutonomous Airway Managementproject during this year's American Telemedicine Association (ATA) annual meeting to be held in Tampa, Florida. Energid's Dr. Chu-Yin Chang will present details of our lightweight, handheld, portable robotic tool to automate the deployment of an endotracheal tube through the trachea of a patient under austere conditions. Dr. Chang will also explain how the proposed approach uses a novel tube feeding-flexing-retrieving mechanism integrated with force feedback and video-tracking capabilities for real-time active motion compensation and control. Energid, in collaboration with a team of healthcare professionals, has a keen interest in seeing its system realized and saving lives.

October 12-15, 2010
Energid attending Robotics Rodeo, Fort Benning, GA
Energid's David Askey is attending the Robotics Rodeoin Fort Benning, Georgia. He is presenting on two occasions and demonstrating Actin control and Energid's smartCodec.  Teleoperated control from Georgia to Massachusetts is being shown in the booth.  Contact David for details.  

August 26, 2010
Energid attending AUVSI 2010, Denver, CO
Energid's David Askey is attending the AUVSI 2010 unmanned vehicle systems show in Denver, Colorado. He is demonstrating Energid's rapid-adapting smartCodec at the IbisTek booth. Energid's smartCodec provides smooth high quality video for unmanned ground and air vehicles in harsh communications environments. When paired with adaptive radios, it delivers longer-stand-off UGV driving, more nimble and consistent driving feel, and allows deeper penetration of UGVs and UAVs into buildings and urban enrivornments. Contact David for a demo.

August 24-27, 2010
Energid attending ONS 2010, Stavanger, Norway
Energid robotic engineer, Chalongrath Pholsiri, PhD, is attending ONS 2010 in Stavanger, Norway. Chalongrath is assisting Seabed Rig in demonstration of its remarkable robotic rig with a dexterous manipulator and an automated pipe handler. The robotic rig uses Energid's patented Actin control software, which simplifies development and allows for smooth, safe, intelligent control. Rather than simply playing back pre-recorded paths, the Actin software uses information about the current state of the environment and the rig to find an optimal way to perform a task in real time. The optimization insures the robot avoids joint limits, collisions (with itself and the environment), and singularities.

May 16-18, 2010
Energid exhibiting smartCodec at ATA 2010, San Antonio, TX
Energid is demonstrating its rapid-adapting smartCodec at the American Telemedicine Conference in San Antonio, TX. The smartCodec provides smooth high quality video for telesurgery, robotic rescue, and mobile robotics in harsh communications environments. David Askey, Energid's Chief Business Development Officer, will be one of the hosts in the TATRC booth #1815.

October 12-14, 2009
Energid to present at IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems(IROS), St. Louis, MO
Energid Technologies will be attending and presenting at the IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), St. Louis, MO. Dr. Pablo Valdivia y Alvarado, a Senior Robotic System Engineer at Energid, will be presenting a talk on the design of manipulator systems for hemorrhage detection and treatment using high intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU). The talk will cover the challenges of designing tele-operated manipulators that need to interact safely and stably with humans in harsh environments and the technologies Energid is developing to successfully address those challenges. Preliminary results of controlled HIFU ablation and ultrasound feedback will also be presented along with details of two manipulator prototypes. For more information, please visit https://ras.papercept.net/conferences/conferences/IROS09/program/.

August 31-September 3, 2009
Energid presenting 2,000-mile live drive at the Ft. Hood Robotics Rodeo
Energid Technologies is demonstrating control of an Unmanned Ground Vehicle (UGV) being controlled over an Internet-plus-radio connection from Ft. Hood, Texas, to a remote location in New Hampshire. The demonstration is part of the Ft. Hood Robotics Rodeo 2009, sponsored by Ft. Hood and Army TARDEC. The demonstration uses Energid's rapid-adapting video compression-decompression (CODEC) system. Energid's smartCODEC provides stable video and data despite abrupt severe changes in network bandwidth and latency. The demo uses Ibis Tek's breakthrough iWDL radio and the Black-I Robotics' Landshark, an affordable, rugged UGV.

August 4-6, 2009
Energid exhibiting at NIWeek 2009
Energid Technologies is attending and exhibiting at National Instruments' Worldwide Graphical System Design Conference in Austin, Texas. Energid robotic engineers, Justin Keesling and Chalongrath Pholsiri, will highlight Energid products and services and provide demonstrations of Actin Toolkit integration with LabVIEW, enabling robot control and simulation through LabVIEW. Please visit us in the Robotics Summit session room.

June 9-11, 2009
Energid to exhibit at International Robots &Vision Motion Control Show, Chicago, IL
Energid Technologies will be attending and exhibiting at the International Robots & Vision Motion Control Show in Chicago, IL. David Askey, Energid's Chief Business Development Officer, and Neil Tardella, Energid's Cheif Operating Officer, will be hosting booth #1316. Please visit our booth to see Energid's latest technology and products.

April 15-16, 2009
Energid to present at RoboBusiness, Boston, MA
Neil Tardella, Energid's Chief Operating Officer, will be presenting a talk on practical humanoid manipulators and 21st Century manufacturing. The talk will cover the next generation of robots that are low cost and simple to use, yet versatile and capable of performing complex manipulation tasks in unstructured or semi-structured environments. The key to this versatility is software and Neil's talk will explain how moving complexity from hardware to software lowers costs and enables everyday automation. For more information, please visit http://www.robobusiness.com/index.php/conference/speakers/.

February 19, 2009
Energid to present at Schunk International Expert Days, Hausen, Germany
James English, President and Chief Technical Officer of Energid Technologies, will present a talk on "Configurable Manipulation and Grasping" at the second Schunk International Expert Days conference. Dr. English's talk will focus on how the ability to easily change hardware allows a robot to be matched to a problem and how software tools developed by Energid enable and support fast hardware changes. During the talk, a software technique will be shown that works with any number of cooperating fixed-base or mobile robotic manipulators with each having any kind of joint and any number of constraints.

November 19, 2008
Energid to speak at RoboDevelopment Conference, Santa Clara, CA
Combining manipulation and mobility will be the subject of a talk given by Energid Technologies' President and CTO, James English, PhD. Dr. English will speak on the practical combination of robotic manipulation and mobility. Commercial mobile-base manufacturers are adding arms and advanced arm manufacturers are finding application on mobile platforms. To advance these systems, methods are needed for coordinating motion to achieve the best performance in both manipulation and locomotion. Additionally, support is also needed for simulating designs and applications before fielding. This talk will present methods and tools for addressing these needs and using mobility and manipulation together.

October 23, 2008
Energid to speak at Defeating Improvised Explosive Devices Conference, San Diego, CA
IEDs are the leading killer of allied troops in Iraq and Afghanistan, and the challenge is proliferating around the globe. This conference enabled DOD's and DHS's top officials to share their needs and concerns with industry and it enabled industry to share their new technologies that may help our officials to integrate a holistic approach to suppressing this threat. James Bacon, Energid's Chief Financial Officer and Principal Engineer, presented on "Simulation-based Validation of Counter-IED Systems" with an emphasis on rapidly prototyping new technologies while saving time and money. An approach was presented for using simulation to assist with developing requirements, demonstrating prototypes of the design early and often, testing the design in software before building hardware, and creating a validated and accredited simulation for facilitating the training of the end user. Design of new robotics solutions was used as a test case for this approach to counter-IED development.

April 9-12, 2008
Energid to present at SAGES, Philadelphia, PA
James English, President and Chief Technical Officer of Energid Technologies, will present Energid's surgical training toolkit at the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons annual meeting. The training toolkit allows surgeons to create curricula that include interactive scenario-based simulations.

April 8-9, 2008
Energid to present at RoboBusiness, Pittsburgh, PA
David Askey, Energid's Chief Business Development Officer, will be presenting a talk on surgical robots and robotic surgery. The talk will cover the benefits of robot-assisted surgery for the patient and hospital, as well as enabling technologies, new capabilities needed, and market direction. In addition to the presentation, Energid will have a booth at the conference showing various robotic systems being controlled by Actin, Energid's premiere simulation and control software. Hardware from Schunk, Segway, and Energid will be used for the demonstrations.

April 6-8, 2008
Energid to present at ATA, Seattle, WA
Energid Technologies will present the progress of its High Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU) tele-operated manipulator project during this year's American Telemedicine Association (ATA) annual meeting to be held at the Washington State Convention & Trade Center. Dr. Valdivia y Alvarado will present details of our latest manipulator designs in addition to discussing HIFU sonication experiments as part of the conference's Emergency & Trauma session. Energid's presentation is among the Selected Presentations available for viewing on-line at the conference web site.

November 26-29, 2007
Energid to exhibit at the Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation and Education Conference (I/ITSEC) conference, Orlando, FL
IITSEC promotes cooperation among the Armed Services, industry, academia and various Government agencies in pursuit of improved training and education programs, identification of common training issues and development of multi-service programs. Energid will be demonstrating their Joint Terminal Attack Controller (JTAC) training system as part of IITSEC's Serious Games Challenge. This challenge recognizes innovative game-based technologies and solutions that improve training across all segments for individuals, groups and systems.

October 25-26, 2007
Energid to exhibit at RoboDevelopment, San Jose, CA
Energid will be exhibiting at the RoboDevelopment conference in San Jose to highlight new features of their premier robot control and simulation software Actin. Energid will be showcasing real-time collision avoidance with a Schunk PowerCube modular 7-axis robot. Please visit us at booth #204.

October 18-21 2007
Energid to exhibit at Robot World 2007, Seoul, Korea
Energid will be exhibiting at Robot World in Seoul, Korea highlighting the Actin robot control and simulation software. Actin was developed for NASA and is being used to control some of the world’s most sophisticated robotic systems. Please visit our booth at #914.

June 12-14, 2007
Energid to present at the International Robots and Vision Show, Chicago, IL
President and CTO James English will give a talk on Control and Simulation of Complex Robotic Systems. The talk will cover the many applications for complex robotic systems and Energid's new control software which makes realizing such systems possible. The presentation will address how this technology works, the problems it solves, its application, and how it is being made accessible to the robotics community as a software toolkit. Energid will also have a booth at the show where they will be demonstrating their latest control and simulation software.

May 15-16, 2007
Energid to present at RoboBusiness, Boston, MA
Energid's COO Neil Tardella will be presenting a talk on Networked Robotics. The talk explores some approaches to networked robotics that are being developed at Energid and elsewhere, and how this emerging technology may be socially transformative. In addition to the talk, Energid will have a booth at the conference and plans to have a live teleoperated robotics demo.

February 6-9, 2007
Energid to present at MMVR15, Long Beach, CA
Energid will be presenting a paper entitled "Localized Virtual Patient Model for Regional Anesthesia Simulation Training System" at this year's MMVR conference. The paper will be presented by Dr. John Hu, Director of Medical Systems and Robotics. Also in attendance at the conferce will be co-author and senior medical simulation engineer Dr. Yi-Je Lim.

June 20-21, 2006
Energid Technologies will exhibit and its President and CTO, James English, will speak at the Robobusiness 2006 Conference and Expo, Pittsburgh PA
The RoboBusiness Conference and Exposition brings together key industry participants involved with commercial application of mobile robotic and intelligent systems technology to develop a new generation of smart, mobile devices for multiple markets. Dr. English will discuss control and simulation of complex robotic systems.