Robotics Trends, Inc. Announces 3rd Annual RoboBusiness Conference and Exposition

NORTHBORO, MA and FRAMINGHAM, MA – DECEMBER 19, 2005 – Robotics Trends and IDG World Expo today announced the 3rd annual 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, Inc., "We are extremely pleased to announce the 3rd annual RoboBusiness Conference and Exposition. The success of the first two conferences demonstrated the need for an industry event dedicated to the commercial application of mobile robots and intelligent systems. The 2006 RoboBusiness event will expand the focus from product and market development, to also address sales, marketing and partnering strategies. In addition, special emphasis will be placed on how robots and robotic technology are being employed today and what opportunities exist in a variety of different market segments including defense and security applications, field robotics, robotic homecare and assistive technology, to name just a few."

According to Howard Weinman, Vice President, Business Development of Robotics Trends, Inc., "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. The RoboBusiness Conference and Exposition is designed to enable business leaders and 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 event 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."

To foster information exchange and interaction among the various constituents driving the intelligent, mobile robotics market, the RoboBusiness Conference and Exposition will offer four comprehensive educational tracks, each of which focuses on a specific theme impacting the intelligent, mobile robotics market.

Tracks within the 2006 RoboBusiness Conference and Exposition include:

— Business Development and Opportunities;

— Technology and Products;

— Markets and Applications; and

— Security and Defense.

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: 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. IDG World Expo's portfolio of conferences and events includes Macworld Conference & Expo(R), LinuxWorld Conference & Expo(R), Wireless Sensing Solutions(R), Syndicate(TM), GridWorld(TM), OSBC(R), Digital ID World(R), RoboBusiness and RoboNexus. 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