Robotics Trends and Questex Media Group Partner On Sensors Cluster at RoboNexus 2005

NORTHBOROUGH and FRAMINGHAM, MA – August 2, 2005 – Robotics Trends, IDG World Expo and Questex Media Group, Inc. today announced the addition of the RoboNexus Sensors Cluster, a series of specialized exhibits and sessions dedicated to the application of sensor technologies to mobile robotics and intelligent systems, to the RoboNexus Conference and Exposition. The RoboNexus Conference and Exposition, the business development, educational and consumer event for personal, service and mobile robotics, will be held at the San Jose Convention Center, San Jose, CA on October 6-9, 2005. The event website is http://www.robonexus.com.

According to Dan Kara, conference chairman and President of Robotics Trends, "We are thrilled to join with our partners Questex on the development of the RoboNexus Sensors Cluster. The addition of the Sensors Cluster to RoboNexus is a direct response to requests by design, production and manufacturing engineers, as well as business development and investment professionals, to provide in-depth technology and applications coverage of sensing and related topics as they are applied to mobile robotics. As the publishers of Sensors Magazine, the leading publication in sensors field, as well as the developers of Sensors Expo & Conference, the largest showcase of sensors and sensor-related technologies in North America, Questex is the best possible partner for the development of the RoboNexus Sensors Cluster."

Christina Condos, Group Director, Technology Events for Questex notes, "Questex recognizes intelligent, mobile robotics as a significant new business-to-business and consumer market, and the RoboNexus Conference and Exposition as the leading event serving this market. If the new generation of intelligent robots and robotic technology are going to operate in unstructured environments, often with little outside control to guide them, they should have some way of telling where they are and where they are going. This is the role of sensor technology. Questex is very excited to bring our expertise and market knowledge to the field of mobile, intelligent robotics in the form of the RoboNexus Sensors Cluster."

For information on becoming a sponsor and exhibitor in the RoboNexus Sensors Cluster, please contact Richard Kazarian, Group Sales Director, at 617-219-8356 or rkazarian@questex.com. For all other questions, please contact Howard Weinman, VP of Sales and Business Development, at 508-351-6606 x103 or hw@roboticstrends.com.

About Robotics Trends

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

— Publishing, which produces Robotics Trends (http://www.roboticstrends.com), an online magazine launched in October 2003, which produces over 500,000 page views monthly;

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

— Analyst Services, which serves the strategic consulting needs of leading emerging robotics manufacturers.

About IDG World Expo

IDG World Expo (http://www.idgworldexpo.com) 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(R), Wireless Sensing Solutions(R), Syndicate(TM), GridWorld(TM), Real Time CRM Solutions(TM), RoboBusiness and RoboNexus. IDG World Expo is a business unit of IDG, the world's leading technology media, research and event company.

About Questex Media Group, Inc.

Questex Media Group, Inc. is a global, diversified business-to-business integrated media provider, headquartered in Newton MA. Questex serves multiple industries including technology, travel, beauty, home entertainment, landscaping, and industrial and specialty markets through a range of well established, market leading products and services. The company's properties include 23 trade publications, 25 conferences and tradeshows, as well as a host of databases and online media brands. Questex has more than 400 employees in offices throughout North America, Latin America, Asia, and Europe.

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