RE2 supplies manipulator arm to iRobot for their FirstLook micro unmanned ground vehicle
Check out the iRobot FirstLook with the RE2 Small Lightweight Manipulator (SLR) in action on MSN.com
Pittsburgh’s RE2 designs a dexterous manipulation system to maintain performance aircraft
Take a Pennsylvania firm’s core technology and an unaddressed need by the military and you have the formula for the latest research funding awarded to Pittsburgh’s RE2. “We are known as experts in mobile manipulation, essentially robotic arms on things that move,” says CEO Jorgen Pedersen. “And this is another application for our core technology, a custom design that solves this particular problem.” Read the entire article: Keystone Edge Innovation News
By Elise Vider, October 3, 2013
Heftier unmanned ground vehicle offers more lifting, hauling strength – RE2 contributes innovation to enhance Army unmanned ground vehicle technology: “Re2 is developing an enhanced intuitive control. A lot of the manipulators don’t have real fine movement, and they don’t have haptic feedback, which is a type of feedback that goes back to the users so they have an idea of what is going on.” ~ Jeremy Gray, TARDEC Ground Vehicle Robotics research electrical engineer. Read more here.
By Robert Karlsen and Bob Van Enkenvoort, TARDEC, June 4, 2013
RE2, Inc. Featured Success Story in the October issue of the Army SBIR Newsletter
U.S. Army Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center – ForeRunnerTM Unmanned Ground Vehicle (UGV) – High Speed Multipurpose Robot
The Army depends on Unmanned Ground Vehicles (UGV) to perform varied and complex functions in hostile environments to reduce Soldier exposure. These functions include surveillance, vehicle and facility inspections, improvised explosive devices (IED) detection and remediation, and explosive ordnance disposal (EOD). Current UGV platforms range from fast reconnaissance vehicles with simple and limited payloads to slower vehicles with less mobility, but complex manipulators. The Army sought to produce a UGV integrating the best capabilities of these two classes – a fast, agile UGV with a manipulator arm able to support a range of important functions. With this requirement in mind, RE2’s ForeRunnerTM was developed under an Army SBIR Phase II project in collaboration with the Tank Automotive Research, Development, and Engineering Center (TARDEC).
In Contest for Rescue Robots, Darpa Offers $2 Million Prize – The Pentagon’s advanced research agency said on Wednesday that it will offer a prize of $2 million to the winners of a contest testing the performance of robots that could be used in emergencies like the Fukushima nuclear crisis in Japan.
By John Markoff, New York Times, October 24, 2012
DARPA Wants Robotics to Rise to the Challenge of Disasters – DARPA seeks robotic substitutes to spare humans in treacherous situations.
By Chandra Steele, PC Magazine, October 24, 2012
Two Carnegie Mellon teams get nod to compete in DARPA Robotics Challenge – DARPA officials announced today that it had selected “Tartan Rescue Team,” headed by Tony Stentz, director of the National Robotics Engineering Center (NREC) and research professor of robotics, and “Team Steel,” led by Christopher Atkeson, professor in the Robotics Institute and Human-Computer Interaction Institute, to receive funding in the competition. A team from a Robotics Institute spinoff company, RE2 Inc. of Pittsburgh, also was selected.
Phys.org, October 24, 2012
August 27, 2012
Mr. Roboto: Jorgen Pedersen is Building Pittsburgh’s Next Robotic Powerhouse, RE2 – The Company was featured in the latest issue of the Pittsburgh Technology Council publication, TEQ Magazine. The article, based on an interview done with CEO, Jorgen Pedersen, details the 11-year history of the company.
By Tim Hayes, Contributing Writer, TEQ Magazine
Taking the edge off a pipe bomb…literally – Mobile mechanism from Homeland Security dismantles a pipe bomb while preserving the evidence. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate’s (S&T) new low-cost device for dismantling dangerous pipe bombs may look like a tinkerer’s project, but that’s no accident. The Semi Autonomous Pipe Bomb End-cap Remover (SAPBER) is unassuming in appearance, but sophisticated enough to preserve the forensic evidence needed to track down the perpetrator.
The prototype and its remote-control software were developed by RE2 Inc., of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. As an operator controls the device from a distance, SAPBER takes the pipe bomb from a bomb-disposal robot, disassembles it, empties the pipe, makes a video, and carefully preserves all of the evidence.
By John Verrico, US Dept. of Homeland Security – Science & Technology
August 16, 2012
20th Support Command (CBRNE) soldiers roll through nuclear detecting robot testing at Muscatatuck – Soldiers assigned to the 20th Support Command (chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and high-yield explosives or CBRNE) tested an advanced ground sample collection platform at the Muscatatuck Urban Training Center, Ind., Aug. 6-7. Developed by the Defense Threat Reduction Agency, the advanced robotic equipment is designed to allow operational forces to perform radiation reconnaissance and ground sampling missions after a nuclear detonation.
By Sgt. Terence Ewings
August 7, 2012
It takes the military to spawn robotics – Sometimes a company is founded because it stumbles upon a niche that it can fill better than any other company. Such a company is RE2. Founded by Jorgen Pedersen as a contract engineering house to fill a need for unmanned systems engineering expertise within Carnegie Mellon’s National Robotics Engineering Center (NREC), RE2 (RESquared) is now an expert company in mobile manipulation systems for defense.
New Venturist by Babs Carryer
August 7, 2012
JIEDDO’s Robotics Counter-IED Challenge a learning opportunity – JIEDDO officially releases Robotics Challenge results. “RE2, Inc.’s ForeRunner Unmanned Ground Vehicle — known as a UGV — was the dismounted class winner in the endurance challenge, which measured speed and freedom of maneuverability of both mounted and dismounted support robots.”
By Staci George
July 16, 2012
Meet ‘Robbie’: Darpa’s Seeing, Feeling, Two-armed Robot
May 24, 2012
Check out the TechVibe Radio interview with RE2 president & CEO, Jorgen Pedersen, as he shares the Company’s history, accomplishments, and vision of the future with Jonathan Kersting and Audrey Russo of the Pittsburgh Technology Council.
March 24, 2012
RE2 names retired Lt. Gen. Rick Lynch to advisory board
Pittsburgh Business Times by Malia Spencer, Reporter
March 20, 2012
Robotics Tomorrow featured President & CEO, Jorgen Pedersen, and RE2, Inc. in a recent article. Jorgen shared his thoughts on the unmanned systems market and emerging robotics technologies.
SwarmKnowledge interviewed Jorgen Pedersen regarding RE2, its robotic manipulation technologies, and his thoughts on where the industry is headed.
January 20, 2012
RE2 lands $730k Army robotics contract
Pittsburgh Business Times by Malia Spencer, Reporter
January 5, 2012
Tech 50 Awards nominees selected
July 21, 2011, By Deborah M. Todd, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
In recognition of the 15th year of the Tech 50 Awards, the Pittsburgh Technology Council stepped up its own technological efforts Wednesday when announcing the finalists. The awards honor the Pittsburgh region’s fastest growing and most innovative tech companies.
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