Major General Charles Cartwright to Keynote RoboBusiness Conference and Exposition

WESTBOROUGH, MA & FRAMINGHAM, MA – March 8, 2006 – Robotics Trends, and IDG World Expo today announced that Major General Charles Cartwright, Future Combat Systems (FCS) Army Program Manager, will deliver a keynote presentation at the RoboBusiness Conference and Exposition, the international business development event for mobile robotics and intelligent systems. The conference and exposition will be held at the Sheraton Station Square in Pittsburgh, PA on June 20-21, 2006. The event website is

According to Dan Kara, conference chairman and President of Robotics Trends, "We are very pleased that Major General Charles Cartwright will be delivering a keynote address at the RoboBusiness Conference and Exposition. Robots and robotic technology are integral to many FCS systems. General Cartwright's keynote address provides members of the robotics and business communities with a unique opportunity to learn about the Future Combat Systems program in general, and specifically the many business and partnership opportunities available throughout the design, development and production phases of the FCS program."

According to General Charles Cartwright, Army Program Manager, Future Combat Systems, "This Conference 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 a variety of industries, including the defense industry. FCS program managers view this Conference as an opportunity to reach out to the larger robotics and business community, and to educate that community about programs, partnerships and initiatives for companies with exciting new robotics solutions that might be incorporated into FCS program projects. The event also provides FCS program members with the opportunity to keep current on the latest robotics technology and newly emergent technology suppliers."

RoboBusiness sponsors include Founding Sponsor iRobot and Premiere Sponsors Innova Holdings and the Technology Collaborative, along with corporate co-sponsors Advanced Digital Logic, Applied Perception, Automatika, Autonomous Solutions, CoroWare, Evolution Robotics, Foster-Miller, Japan External Trade Association (JETRO) and City of Osaka, Mobile Robots, RE2, Segway, ShopBot, Skeyes Unlimited, Systronix, Valde Systems and Yost Engineering. RoboBusiness academic, association and media co-sponsors include Premier Media Co-Sponsor Popular Science, along with Carnegie Mellon University, Carnegie Mellon University Robot Hall of Fame, Robotics Society of America, Circuit Cellar, Defense Today, Entertainment Engineering, Robot Magazine, Industrial Robot Journal, Informa Alliance, IT Toolbox, Nuts & Volts, Linux Journal, Machine Brain, Network World, Innovation Works, Mass Technology Leadership Council, MDG Boston Forum, RC Driver, Robotics World, Object Management Group, Global Emerging Technology Institute, Vision Systems Design, and Servo Magazine.

About Robotics Trends

Robotics Trends is the world's first integrated media firm serving the burgeoning personal, service and mobile robotics marketplace, servicing their clientele through three major business divisions:

— Robotics Trends Publishing, which produces, an online news and information portal focused on business and technology trends for people who build, buy, invest in, and seek to understand the personal, service, mobile and military robotics market;

— Robotics Trends Events, which produces the RoboNexus Conference and Exposition ( and the RoboBusiness Conference and Exposition (; and

— Robotics Trends Analyst Services serving the strategic consulting needs of leading emerging robotics manufacturers.

About IDG World Expo

IDG World Expo ( produces technology-focused tradeshows, conferences and events for professionals seeking world-class education, peer-to-peer networking and one-stop comparison shopping. As the leading technology event management company, IDG World Expo leverages its experience and knowledge of technology-focused events and conferences, enabling technology companies to capture the attention and loyalty of influential buyers. IDG World Expo's portfolio of conferences and events includes Macworld Conference & Expo(R), LinuxWorld Conference & Expo(R), Bio-IT World Conference + Expo(TM), Health-IT World Conference + Expo(TM), COMNET(R) Conference & Expo, BiometricsWorld Global Series(TM), Portable Power Conference & Expo(TM) and Wireless Sensing Solutions(TM). IDG World Expo is a business unit of IDG, the world's leading technology media, research and event company.