Friday, January 06, 2006

Yujin Selects Navigation System for Home Robots

PASADENA, Calif.--Jan. 5, 2006--Evolution Robotics announced today that Yujin Robotics has selected its NorthStar(TM) product as the primary localization method for their home robot prototype, Jupiter.
Jupiter has been used for pilot testing in ordinary households since the beginning of October 2005 and is one of the key milestones of a project organized by the Korean Ministry of Information and Communication ("MIC").
NorthStar is an infrared LED technology that enables any electronic product to know where it is in real time.
NorthStar's localization system is comprised of two components: NorthStar Detector and NorthStar IR Projector. The NorthStar detector uses triangulation to measure position and heading in relation to IR light spots that can be projected onto the ceiling (or other visible surface). Because each IR light spot has a unique signature, the detector can instantly and unambiguously localize.

Jupiter is the first robot pilot in Korea being tested at a regular household environment where MIC uses three different types of robots and has a total of 64 units installed.

Yujin CEO and president, Shin Kyung-chul, has expressed great faith in the future of home robots. He has said, " ...for now, robots are just recognized as giving fun and curiosity. But I'm sure that the robot business will emerge as a major industrial trend in a few years, rendering substantial help to our daily lives." Robots will enable a new 'life revolution.'

Yujin Robotics Selects Evolution Robotics to Guide Their Home Robot, Jupiter; NorthStar(TM) Gives the Jupiter Robot the Ability to Know Where It's at at All Times



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