RoboNexus to Showcase the Marvels of Robotics with Spotlight on Extraordinary Growth of Personal, Service & Mobile Markets

AnthroTronix Premier Product Line to Be Featured at Exhibition

SILVER SPRING, MARYLAND (October 18, 2004) – RoboNexus International Conference & Exposition, the nation’s largest business development, education and consumer event for emerging robotics technologies, will present the state-of-the-art in robotics technologies and feature a who’s who of industry leaders as conference headliners.  AnthroTronix, Inc., a research and development company, will unveil its unparalleled Mission Control™ and CosmoBot™ products designed to enhance child development.

The RoboNexus International Conference & Exposition, to be held on October 21-23, 2004, at the Santa Clara Convention Center, is unprecedented in North America with an estimated 15,000 attendees expected who will be treated to 50,000 square feet of robotic exhibition space.  RoboNexus offers a Professional Development Program with four full conferences along with the Consumer and Entertainment Expo highlighting premier robotics technology. AnthroTronix has been named the RoboNexus Academic Outreach Partner and will host school age (K-12) student groups who have been invited to tour and interact with exhibitors at the Expo for free on Friday, October 22.

“RoboNexus is a major forum for anyone interested in the current state of the robotics industry and the conceptual direction that technological visionaries are pursuing,” explained Howard Weinman, Vice President of Sales and Business Development at Robotics Trends, Inc.  “Not long ago, we witnessed the emergence of this industry and wondered how this phenomenon would unfold.  In an amazingly short period of time, the personal, service, and mobile robotics markets have grown into prominent and compelling industries that impact the future of consumer, education, academic, business and government markets alike.”

“This is a must attend event for anyone involved in or interested in the robotics industry,” said Dr. Corinna Lathan, President and CEO of AnthroTronix.  “We have focused our energies on designing robotics technologies that promote functional development in children with and without disabilities.  We are preparing our first two assistive technologies products, Mission Control™ and CosmoBot™, for manufacture in 2005 and 2006, respectively, and are eager to share our innovations with the attendees at RoboNexus.”

AnthroTronix is currently in the development phase of its first product, Mission Control™, with plans to begin manufacturing in early 2005.  Mission Control™ is an accessible computer interface that enables children to access their favorite computer games while working on developmental goals such as receptive and expressive communication skills.  AnthroTronix is planning production of  CosmoBot™ in 2006.  Both products will be marketed to assistive technology practitioners, rehabilitation hospitals and clinics, therapists, special educators, parents of children with disabilities, and the general public.

About RoboNexus
RoboNexus was designed and developed in conjunction with the world’s leading robotics manufacturers, researchers, and software and hardware practitioners to meet the educational needs of business professionals, software and hardware developers, robotics hobbyists, researchers, students, educators, investment professionals, and tech savvy consumers.  The Conference focuses on the personal, service, and mobile robotics market, targeting the non-manufacturing business-to-business and business-to-consumer markets.  RoboNexus is produced by Robotics Trends, IDG World Expo and International Data Group.  For more information, visitwww.robonexus.com.