Evolution Robotics<sup>TM</sup> Expands Product Line with ERSP<sup>TM</sup> 3.0 for Windows
The ERSP 3.0 Software Development Kit (SDK) Provides Expanded Product Offering to Increased Global Customer BasePasadena, CA-June 30, 2004 - Evolution Robotics, a leading provider of next-generation robotics technologies and component solutions, today announced the availability of ERSP 3.0 for Windows 2000 and XP. After the successful launch of ERSP 3.0 for Linux, Evolution Robotics is expanding its product offering to the Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) platform, enabling a growing number of customers to implement the company's SDK for the development of robots and robotic products.The Windows version features the core navigation and vision technology of the original breakthrough SDK. Patent-pending vSLAM navigation enables robotic devices to operate completely autonomously with knowledge of their environment and surrounding objects using a single low-cost camera. Also included is Evolution Robotics' advanced object recognition technology, which is already being used to support vision functionality in consumer robots such as Sony's (NYSE: SNE) AIBO.In addition, the Windows version incorporates Microsoft's speech support. This, combined with critical infrastructure and core documentation tailored to the Windows environment, gives companies increased flexibility in developing advanced software tools needed to engineer powerful, autonomous applications quickly and easily. "As Evolution Robotics continues to expand its operations globally, our customers have expressed a need for a multi-platform technology," said Alec Hudnut, President of Evolution Robotics. "With new offices in Tokyo and Düsseldorf, and an increase in international sales, we feel that a Windows version of our signature product allows us to accommodate the growing demand for advanced robotics software solutions." Developed by a team of leading roboticists and engineers, ERSP 3.0 for Windows allows companies to create applicable, commercial products easily and economically. With technology that has been tested and approved in several vertical markets, ERSP 3.0 allows professional developers to focus on creating innovative robotic applications for a variety of products. ERSP 3.0 for Windows is available as an SDK or in a multi-use, redistribution license. Evolution Robotics' companion Scorpion development robot is also available. Visit www.evolution.com for more details.About Evolution Robotics Evolution Robotics(tm) provides state-of-the-art robotics software technologies, embedded systems and professional services that assist manufacturers in bringing robotic products to market. The Evolution Robotics Software Platform (ERSP(tm)) includes a state-of-the-art robotics software architecture, application development tools, and core robotic functionality modules in the areas of computer vision, autonomous navigation, and human-robot interaction. These technologies are designed to be ported to various platforms and processors to support clients' needs, whether for high-volume, low-cost consumer products, or custom solutions. Evolution Robotics mission is to accelerate the robotics industry and help spur the creation of a variety of highly functional robot products that will become indispensable in our daily lives, at home and at work. Evolution Robotics is an operating company of Idealab, a creator and operator of technology businesses. www.evolution.com
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