Evolution Robotics ER Vision(TM) Software to be licensed by Entertainment Robot Company - ERC - a Division of Sony Corporation
PASADENA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sept. 2, 2003-- Evolution Robotics(TM) Inc., a leading provider of state-of-the-art robotics solutions, today announced a technology licensing agreement with Entertainment Robot Company - ERC - a division of Sony Corporation (NYSE:SNE). Evolution Robotics will work closely with Sony ERC to optimize ER Vision(TM) for use in future Sony ERC products.
Sony chose to work with Evolution Robotics because of the ease of
use and potential of their technology, and because of the distinctive
object recognition capabilities of ER Vision, which will substantially
increase the functionality of Sony's future entertainment robots.
Evolution Robotics offers comprehensive robotics solutions -
software, embedded systems, and professional services - to assist OEMs
(Original Equipment Manufacturers) in developing and bringing to
market state-of-the-art robotic products for consumer and industrial
Koji Kageyama, ERC's General Manager of Product Development said,
"Over the last four years, we have pushed the boundaries of what
robots can do. We are excited to work with the Evolution Robotics'
team because they bring robotics-focused software expertise to the
industry. Through this leading technology, we will continue to build
new entertainment robots that are not only companions, but ones that
offer real-world, practical applications."
"Sony is the clear leader in the field of entertainment robotics
and we're honored to work with them," said Bernard Louvat, CEO of
Evolution Robotics. "Together we can continue to truly advance the
future of robotics and make robots a part of our everyday lives."
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
Sony Corporation is a leading manufacturer of audio, video, game,
communications and information technology products for the consumer
and professional markets. With its music, pictures, computer
entertainment and on-line businesses, Sony is uniquely positioned to
be the leading personal broadband entertainment company in the world.
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