Neena Buck Joins RoboBusiness Conference and Exposition as Co-Chair; Noted Robotics Industry Analyst Joins 3rd Year International Business Development Event Focusing on the Burgeoning Intelligent Systems and Mobile Robotics Market

NORTHBOROUGH, MA and FRAMINGHAM, MA – MAY 19, 2006 – Robotics Trends and IDG World Expo today announced that Neena Buck, Vice President, Emerging Frontiers at Strategy Analytics, Inc., has joined the RoboBusiness Conference and Exposition as co-chair. Strategy Analytics, a Newton, Massachusetts-based market research and consulting firm, also joined the RoboBusiness event as an analyst co-sponsor. 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 co-chairman and President of Robotics Trends, "We are delighted that Neena Buck is supporting the RoboBusiness Conference and Exposition as a co-chair. It has been my pleasure to work with Neena over a number of years on a variety of robotics related projects. Neena is a highly regarded and well-respected thought leader within the industry. Her knowledge of the mobile robotics and intelligent systems market, coupled with her understanding of the social and business issues driving this emerging industry, will serve the RoboBusiness event well."

According to Neena Buck, "I am very pleased to join the RoboBusiness Conference and Exposition, the world's premier robotics business development event, as co-chair. The success of the first two RoboBusiness conferences demonstrated the need for a management level industry event dedicated to the commercial application of mobile robots and intelligent systems technology. I look forward to working with Robotics Trends to make the RoboBusiness 2006 Conference and Exposition a success for all – attendees, sponsors and speakers – as well as for the industry as a whole."

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 RoboBusiness 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 Strategy Analytics

Strategy Analytics ( ) — an industry analysis, technology research and consulting firm — provides timely insights and strategic business solutions to companies operating at the convergence of information, communications and entertainment technologies. With worldwide headquarters in Boston, MA., and principal offices in England, France and Germany, Strategy Analytics focuses on market opportunities and challenges in the areas of Automotive Electronics & Multimedia, Digital Consumer, Wireless Strategies, Enabling Technologies and Intelligent Systems and Robotics. For more information about Strategy Analytics' Emerging Frontiers program see: .

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.

For information on RoboBusiness 2006 sponsorship, exhibit and speaking opportunities available, please contact Howard Weinman, Vice President of Sales and Business Development at (508) 351-6606 x103 or email

Robotics Trends Howard Weinman, 508-351-6606 x103 Vice President of Sales and Business Development