Montpellier (Languedoc Roussillon, France) and Loveland (Colorado, USA) - Wany Robotics, leading designer and manufacturer of robotics platforms for education and research and RoadNarrows Robotics, technology provider for the academic community in the USA announce a partnership agreement for the distribution of PekeeII mobile robots and associated services in the North American territory.
Due to the partnership, RoadNarrows Robotics will be able to offer its customers the PekeeII mobile robot, a modular and open platform intended for education and research projects.
"RoadNarrows and Wany Robotics share common views on technology and common values with respect to establishing strong relations with educators and researchers to better understand their needs and offer them more than just hardware" says Erwann Lavarec, CEO of Wany Robotics.
"Many of our academic and research customers are looking for integrated robotics systems with advanced sensor cabability and on-board full computing power that the PekeeII offers. At the PekeeII's low cost and high features, we believe the robot will be very popular for the growing market for advanced robotics" says Kim Wheeler, CEO of RoadNarrows LLC.
This very close collaboration between the two companies will aim to promote the PekeeII mobile robot launched earlier this by Wany Robotics and presented during the 2008 edition of the IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS). PekeeII is a fully customizable built-to-order robot designed for educators and researchers.
About Wany Robotics: Wany Robotics, a division of Wany S.A., is a leading French Company based in Montpellier (South of France), designing and manufacturing mobile robots used by universities, research labs and industrial companies since 2000.
For more information: www.wanyrobotics.com/store / www.wany-engineering.com
Other activities of Wany S.A. include a strong R&D commitment and engineering services to provide technology driven solutions for mass market and industries as well as support to industrialization of innovative products.
Wany S.A. is a spinoff of the Laboratoire d'Informatique, de Robotique et de Microélectronique de Montpellier (LIRMM), a world class research laboratory in robotics and microelectronics.
Wany S.A. teams are based in Montpellier (France) and Hong Kong (China).
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About RoadNarrows Robotics: RoadNarrows LLC is a privately held robotics and technologies company founded in 2002 based in Loveland, Colorado. The retail business division of RoadNarrows LLC is RoadNarrows Robotics which sells and provides technical support for some of the most popular robotic product lines used by the academic and research community world-wide. RoadNarrows has an active research and development division designing robot peripherals, intelligent cameras, mobile sensor architectures, and open-source software.
For more information: www.roadnarrowsrobotics.com
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