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[DPRG] [Fwd: Evolution Robotics Reduces Price of ER1 for the Holiday Season - Media Alert]

Subject: [DPRG] [Fwd: Evolution Robotics Reduces Price of ER1 for the Holiday Season - Media Alert]
From: Bill Boyer daweasel at swbell.net
Date: Tue Oct 7 19:09:01 CDT 2003

This came in to the info@ box -- some of you folks may be interested:

-----Forwarded Message-----

>From: Katherine Foster <katherine at connors.com>
To: 'info at dprg.org' <info at dprg.org>
Subject: Evolution Robotics Reduces Price of ER1 for the Holiday Season -  Media Alert
Date: 07 Oct 2003 17:42:05 -0400

Dear Dallas Personal Robotics Club, 
 
We have great news!  Evolution Robotics announces a 50% price reduction for
its ER1 robot kit.  The ER1 gives hands on experience with computer
programming and basic engineering to technology enthusiasts, software
developers, scientists and inventive young adults across the board.
Additionally, the company announces the release of a non-commercial license
version of its Evolution Robotics Software Platform 2.0 (ERSP-NC 2.0)
specifically for use in the classroom.  This offer is available exclusively
to educational institutions.  
 
Please see the media alert below for details, and be sure to share this news
with fellow robot enthusiasts.  If you have any questions, please feel free
contact me or visit: http://www.evolution.com <http://www.evolution.com/> . 
 
Best, 
 
Katherine Foster
On Behalf of Evolution Robotics
Connors Communications
katherine at connors.com <mailto:katherine at connors.com> 
Direct: 212.798.1409
 

*** MEDIA ALERT ***
 

Evolution Robotics(tm) Reduces Price of ER1(tm) Robot to as low as $249 


to Kick-off Holiday Buying Season. 

 
WHAT:   
 
The award-winning Evolution Robotics ER1 Robot is now available for as
little as $249 - a 50% reduction.  With its professional grade robotics
software and highly customizable hardware, ER1 is the ideal gift for the
inventive young adult or technology enthusiast on your gift list.  The
world's first autonomous mobile robot has been featured in CNN, MSNBC, PC
Magazine, Time, Geek.com, Linux.com and other high profile media venues.
 
The ER1 is the first robot with professional-level robotics software and
industrial grade hardware designed specifically for enthusiasts, educators
and researchers.  The ER1 has computer vision, hearing, speech, networking,
remote control, email, autonomous mobility, gripping, and IR sensing
capabilities - all brought together with an open software system and a
reconfigurable chassis.  Robot enthusiasts and online Evolution Robotics
communities agree that ER1 provides a powerful yet accessible hands-on
experience in computer programming, basic engineering and an introduction to
the world of robotics.  
 
Additionally, the company announces the release of a non-commercial license
version of its Evolution Robotics Software Platform 2.0 (called ERSP(tm)-NC
2.0) specifically for use in classrooms. This offer will be available
exclusively to educational institutions. Please send email to
education at evolution.com <mailto:education at evolution.com>  for pricing
details.
 
ERSP 2.0 is a robot development platform comprised of four areas of
functionality: vision, obstacle avoidance, interaction, and architecture.
ERSP 2.0 includes library APIs, developer tools, and applications to aid in
the robot and software development process.  Available on Windows and Linux,
education institutions can use ERSP-NC 2.0 in classroom settings to
facilitate research, education and encourage a deeper exploration of
robotics and associated application development. ERSP is being used by a
number of well known consumer electronics companies, including Sony, to
develop new robot applications, and entirely new robots.
 
WHO:  
 
Evolution Robotics(tm) provides state-of-the-art robotics software
technologies, embedded systems and professional services that assist
manufacturers in bringing robotics enabled products to market. The company
works with many of the leading robotics companies and appliance
manufacturers in the world, including Bandai and Sony, to accelerate the
robotics industry and power the creation of a variety of highly functional
robot products that will become indispensable at home and at work. Based on
its Evolution Robotics Software Platform (ERSP(tm)), the company's
technology includes robotics software architecture, application development
tools, plus core robotic functionality modules in the areas of computer
vision, autonomous navigation and human-robot interaction. These
revolutionary technologies were designed for various industries to address
product development needs, whether for high-volume, low-cost robotics
embedded appliances, or custom OEM solutions. Evolution Robotics is an
operating company of Idealab, a creator and operator of technology
businesses. For more information, please visit the Web site at
http://www.evolution.com <http://www.evolution.com/> .
 

PURCHASE OPTIONS:
 


Product

Price
Description

ER1-A
$249
Assembled ER1 with ER1 Software

ER1-K
$299
Unassembled ER1 with ER1 Software

ER1 Bundle
$699
Unassembled ER1 with ER1 Software,
one ER1 Gripper, one IR Sensor Pack,
and one Expansion Pack

ER1 Lab Pack for Education Only 
 
$1,999
3 Unassembled ER1s, 3 ER1 Grippers,
3 IR Sensor Packs, 3 Expansion Packs, 
and a 100-user site license for the ER1 Software
 

ER1/ERSP-NC 2.0 Bundle for Education Only
For pricing email education at evolution.com <mailto:education at evolution.com> 
* Single, non-commercial use license of ERSP 2.0 (Windows or Linux) with
complete documentation and developer tools
*  One complete ER1 Robot Kit

ERSP-NC 2.0 25-User Site License for Education Only
For pricing email education at evolution.com <mailto:education at evolution.com> 
25-user site license of ERSP-NC 2.0
 

WHEN: 
 
The price reduction takes effect October 7, 2003.  Please use the contact
information below or visit: http://www.evolution.com for further
information.
 







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