Robotics Trends Inc. Announces RoboNexus 2005

FRAMINGHAM, MA – MARCH 2, 2005 – Robotics Trends and IDG World Expo today announced the launch of the 2nd annual RoboNexus Conference and Exposition, the international consumer, educational and business development event for mobile robotics and intelligent systems ( ). The conference and exposition will be held at the San Jose Convention Center in San Jose, CA on October 9-11, 2005.

According to Dan Kara, conference chairman and President of Robotics Trends, "The inaugural RoboNexus Conference and Exposition attracted more than 10,000 attendees over three days, making it one of the largest new conferences of 2004. While the attendance figures speak directly to the market for such an event, it was the amount of excitement that attended RoboNexus that was truly indicative of its impact on North America and the world. Personal, service and mobile robotics is a wholly new, rapidly expanding, multi-billion dollar technology industry. To better serve this young industry, we are building on the success of the 2004 RoboNexus event, doubling the size of the exposition floor to 100,000 square feet and extending the length of the event from three to four days.

According to Eliot Weinman, CEO of Trendsmedia, the parent company of Robotics Trends, "The success of the inaugural RoboNexus event, along with the expansion of the RoboNexus 2005 Conference and Exposition, are two more indications that we are witnessing the emergence of a completely new technology sector -intelligent, mobile robotics. This market has both business-to-business and consumer components to it, a point that was driven home by the wide variety of RoboNexus attendee types – investment and business development professionals, educators and academics, professional and hobbyist robot developers, representatives of Global 200 organizations, and robotics enthusiasts and consumers, to say nothing of the massive media attention the event received. It is clear that intelligent, mobile robotics market, and with it the RoboNexus event, has entered onto a growth phase similar to that which the PC, the mobile telephone and the Internet have experienced in past years."

RoboNexus is produced in collaboration with IDG World Expo, a business unit of IDG, the world's leading technology media, research and event company. IDG World Expo President, David Korse notes, "IDG is extremely excited about the success of the 2004 RoboNexus event and the launch of the more expansive 2005 version. IDG World Expo, in along with our partners at Robotics Trends, believe that we are witnessing the birth of a new, unique technology market, and one that requires its own world-class event. That event is RoboNexus."

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 , an online magazine launched in October 2003, which produces over 400,000 page views monthly;

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

— Analyst Services, which serves 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), Wireless Sensing Solutions(TM), Syndicate(TM), RoboBusiness and RoboNexus. IDG World Expo is a business unit of IDG, the world's leading technology media, research and event company.

About IDG

International Data Group (IDG) is the world's leading technology media, research, and event company. A privately-held company, IDG publishes more than 300 magazines and newspapers including Bio-IT World, CIO, CSO, Computerworld, GamePro, InfoWorld, Network World, and PC World. The company features the largest network of technology-specific Web sites with more than 400 around the world. IDG is also a leading producer of more than 170 computer-related events worldwide including LinuxWorld Conference & Expo(R), Macworld Conference & Expo(R), DEMO(R), and IDC Directions. IDC provides global market research and advice through offices in 50 countries. Company information is available at .

For RoboNexus sponsorship information, please contact Howard Weinman at (508) 351-6606 x103 or email