Robotics Trends Announces 5th Annual RoboBusiness Conference & Exposition

Achieving Autonomy’ is Theme of International Business Focused Mobile Robotics and Intelligent Systems Event RoboBusiness 2008 Includes Dedicated ‘RoboMedicus’ Sessions Focusing on Healthcare Robotics

RoboBusiness Conference and Exposition will be held April 8-10, 2008 at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center in Pittsburgh, PA.

RoboBusiness Conference and Exposition is the only robotics event that enables decision-makers from business, government and academia to easily grasp the potential opportunities arising from emerging robotics technologies. From developing new products, services and markets to enhancing existing ones, RoboBusiness Conference & Exposition addresses critical sales, marketing and partnering strategies.

The RoboBusiness conference program will feature more than 35 sessions presented in nine tracks on April 8 and 9, 2008. The overarching theme for the 2008 RoboBusiness event is ‘Achieving Autonomy.’ In addition, the event will feature two full days of dedicated healthcare robotics sessions under the heading ‘RoboMedicus.’ RoboBusiness conference tracks include:

  • Business Development and Partnership
  • Applications and Products
  • Achieving Autonomy
  • Workforce Development
  • RoboMedicus/Healthcare Robotics
  • Security and Defense
  • Intelligent Transportation and Field Robotics
  • First Responder Robotics
  • Consumer Robotics

On April 10, conference attendees will have the unique opportunity to attend two local robotics site visits at The National Robotics Engineering Center and Carnegie Mellon University’s Robotics Institute. The site visits are hosted by the Technology Collaborative and Carnegie Mellon University.

Additional program features and special events include an Expo floor showcasing over 75 companies, opening night Networking Reception on April 8, sponsored by iRobot and Foster-Miller, ‘Open Door’ Keynote by iRobot CEO, Colin Angle, and the Robot Hall of Fame cocktail reception and induction ceremony sponsored by CMU’s Robotics Hall of Fame, honoring the world’s greatest achievements in industrial and entertainment robots, as well as robots from science fiction and popular culture.

RoboBusiness has garnered support from the world’s leading robotics vendors, associations and media channels including: Founding Sponsor, iRobot; Premier Sponsor, The Technology Collaborative; and Gold Sponsors, Corware and the Korea Advanced Intelligent Robot Association (KAIRA). A complete sponsors listing is available at

About Robotics Trends, Inc. Robotics Trends, a division of EH Publishing, Inc., is the world’s first integrated media firm serving the burgeoning personal, service and mobile robotics marketplace. Robotics Trends services their clientele through three major business divisions:

  • Robotics Trends Publishing, which produces, an online news, information and analysis 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 RoboDevelopment Conference and Exposition (, RoboBusiness Conference and Exposition ( and the RoboNexus Conference and Exposition (; and
  • Robotics Trends Analyst Services serving the strategic consulting needs of leading emerging robotics manufacturers.

About EH Publishing EH Publishing, Inc. is the information leader and resource for the home electronic industry. Serving the technology and construction markets, EH Publishing, Inc. reaches more than half a million home electronic professionals, builders and consumers worldwide. Founded in 1994, EH Publishing, Inc. has defined, cultivated and raised awareness of the $15 billion electronic/installed home industry through its products, which include print publications, on-line publications, trade shows and market studies. EH Publishing, Inc. is the industry’s source for home technology information and market analysis, with the targeted print and on-line publications: Electronic House, Home Electronic Ideas, CE Pro, CE Pro Retailing, ChannelPro, TecHome Builder, Live Sound, and targeted tradeshows: Electronic House Expo (EHX), Electronic Security Expo (ESX), Worship Facilities Conference & Expo (WFX), RoboDevelopment Conference and Expo, and RoboBusiness Conference and Expo. To find out more, visit [].

Contact For further information, please call Dan Kara at 508-663-1500             508-663-1500      x329 or email For sponsorship opportunities, contact Ellen Cotton at 508-663-1500           508-663-1500     x240 or email

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