ONR Invited AnthroTronix to Exhibit R&D Technologies on August 10-13

SILVER SPRING, MARYLAND (August 12, 2009) – AnthroTronix, Inc., a human factors engineering and research and development company, has been invited by the Office of Naval Research (ONR) to exhibit in the ONR Booth #659 during AUVSI’s Unmanned Systems North America 2009 on August 10-13. AnthroTronix will demonstrate their latest innovations in robotics and simulation technologies during the AUVSI (Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International) event at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington D.C.

“It is a great honor to present our technology in the ONR booth at AUVSI and have the opportunity to showcase some of our recent innovations designed to support and protect America’s Armed Forces,” said Jack Vice, Founder and President of AnthroTronix.  “We have been funded under ONR to enhance warfighter capability in the field through communications and observation skills.”

AnthroTronix will demonstrate the following innovations in the ONR Booth #659 during the AUVSI Exhibition:

  • The AcceleGlove – a gesture capture glove, controlling several technologies including a manipulator arm, VEX robot, JAUS-enabled UGV simulation, and BEAR robot simulation.
  • The Mounted Force Controller – a controller mounted on an individual weapon to operate UGV’s.
  • The Haptic Feedback Belt — a fieldable vibrotactic tactical belt that provides information from unmanned vehicles.

The Exhibit Hall opens on August 11 from 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.  On August 12, the Exhibition runs from 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. and on August 13 from 8:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.

During the morning of August 13, AnthroTronix will also participate with ONR in the AUVSI Foundation’s 3rd Annual Youth Educational Program.  Designed for middle and high school students, the educational program provides students with demonstrations of the unmanned systems being exhibited at the AUVSI event.  AnthroTronix will demonstrate the use of the AcceleGlove controlling a VEX robot which is used in educational activities for young students related to robotics.

According to the AUVSI Conference Chairman, “AUVSI’s Unmanned Systems North America 2009 is the world’s largest event focusing on the international ground, air, and maritime unmanned systems marketplace.  It will host the largest gathering of government, business, technology, and academic leaders in the unmanned systems community.  We will have a plenary session featuring senior unmanned systems speakers addressing both defense and civilian markets.  Attendees can listen to 136 oral and poster session presentations, and visit over 300 exhibitors on the 230,000 gross square foot Walter E. Washington Convention Center Exhibit Hall.”

About the Office of Naval Research

The Office of Naval Research (ONR) coordinates, executes and promotes the science and technology programs of the United States Navy and Marine Corps through schools, universities, government laboratories, and nonprofit and for-profit organizations.  It provides technical advice to the Chief of Naval Operations and the Secretary of the Navy and works with industry to improve technology manufacturing processes.  ONR plays a critical role in advancing scientific knowledge to support the generation of naval technology with a vision focused on future capabilities, hedging against the uncertainty of warfare.