Robotics Trends, Inc. Announces 2nd Annual RoboBusiness Conference and Exposition

NORTHBORO, MA AND FRAMINGHAM, MA – December 10, 2004 – Robotics Trends and IDG World Expo today announced the 2nd annual RoboBusiness Conference and Exposition, the business development event for mobile robotics and intelligent systems ( The conference and exposition will be held at the Hyatt Regency Cambridge in Cambridge, MA on May 10-11, 2005.

According to Dan Kara, conference chairman and President of Robotics Trends, Inc., “We are extremely pleased to announce the 2nd annual RoboBusiness Conference and Exposition. The success of our inaugural conference demonstrated the need for an industry event dedicated to the commercial application of mobile robots and intelligent systems. The conference helps business and technology leaders understand how these emerging technologies are being used today to develop entirely new products and markets, enhance existing business solutions and services, and address new sales, marketing and partnering strategies. RoboBusiness is designed to enable business decision makers to easily understand and exploit opportunities arising from the emergence of a new multibillion dollar consumer and business-to-business technology market. The RoboBusiness Conference and Exposition brings emerging robotics technology and applications out of the lab and into the open market, focusing on the business side of the mobile robotics and intelligent systems business.”

According to Eliot Weinman, CEO and co-founder of Robotics Trends, Inc., “The mobile robotics and intelligent systems markets are witnessing explosive growth. Mobile robotics and intelligent systems solutions have applications in all vertical market segments, and offers product and services opportunities in both the business-to-business and consumer market segments. These opportunities are not limited to end-product producers, but to all those involved in the mobile robotics and intelligent systems value chain including hardware and software suppliers, retailers, resellers, OEMs, distributors, manufacturers, after market suppliers and many others. As the only industry conference that covers the complete range of business and technical issues that must be addressed for the mobile robotics and intelligent systems market to move forward, the RoboBusiness Conference and Exposition presents a unique opportunity for companies and individuals to become active participants in the first new industry of the 21st century.”

To foster information exchange and interaction among the various constituents involved in the intelligent systems and mobile robotics markets, the RoboBusiness Conference and Exposition provides three tracks, each of which focuses on a specific theme impacting the intelligent, mobile robotics market. Tracks within the RoboBusiness Conference and Exposition and Exposition focus on:

• Business Development and Opportunities;

• Design, Development and Standards; and

• Technology, Products and Applications.

About Robotics Trends, Inc.

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: 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, which produces over 400,000 page views monthly;

• Robotics Trends Events, which produces RoboNexus 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®, LinuxWorld Conference & Expo®, Bio•IT World Conference + Expo™, Portable Power Conference & Expo™, Wireless Sensing Solutions™, WinSEC™, Context™ and RoboNexus. IDG World Expo is a business unit of IDG, the world's leading technology media, research and event company.

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