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Actin(TM) Robotics Software Licensed by Energid Technologies to Jadavpur University



CAMBRIDGE, Mass., April 10 /PRNewswire-AsiaNet/ --


          Robotics Company Provides Software for Bi-Handed and Hexapod

                               Walking Robots


    Energid Technologies announced it has licensed its Actin(TM) 2.0 robotics

toolkit to Jadavpur University in Kolkata, India. Actin controls and

simulates complex robots with many moving parts.


    At Jadavpur University, the Control System Section of the Department of

Electrical Engineering is establishing the Mechatronics Laboratory for

advanced robotics research and education with funding from the Government of

India under the "Centre for Advanced Studies (Phase-III)" program. To advance

this laboratory, the department has installed precision and multifunctional

hardware and Energid Technologies' Actin software.


    Actin will support the laboratory's personnel working in Mechatronics,

Robotics, Computer Vision, Embedded Systems, Communication, and Robust

Control. Both faculty and students will use Actin for study and research on

advanced robotics hardware.


    "Actin will be applied to an innovative two-armed Cyton robot and to a

new high-payload multi-legged walking machine under development by the

Mechatronics Laboratory," said Jayakrishnan T, Director of Energid

Technologies India.


    Actin provides Windows and Linux software libraries that roboticists can

apply to create powerful control systems. For robots with many moving parts,

Actin takes advantage of extra degrees of freedom to produce intelligent

motion with collision avoidance, joint limit avoidance, minimized motion, and

strength optimization. Configurable and object oriented, Actin works with

virtually all fixed, mobile, branching, and self-connected robots.


    "Actin and Cyton are two jewels of our Mechatronics Laboratory. We are

using them for our current research on human robot interaction as well as for

research on autonomous visual servoing," said Dr. Ranjit Kumar Barai, who is

in charge of the Control System Laboratory, Electrical Engineering

Department. "And we are using Actin to validate our hexapod walking robot."


    Jadavpur University researchers will use Actin to solve complex nonlinear

differential equations and implement real-time control solutions. Students

and faculty will have access to digital physics-based simulations to model

and visualize new robot designs.

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    "Jadavpur University is exploring fascinating research areas," said James

English, Chief Technical Officer for Energid Technologies. "Robots with many

degrees of freedom open new possibilities for locomotion, manipulation,

grasping, and sensor placement."


    For additional information, please contact Jayakrishnan T in India at

+92.484.2424419 or Neil Tardella in the United States at +1.617.401.7090

x402.


    About Energid Technologies India

    Energid Technologies India is an Indian engineering firm that develops

robotic systems for educational and home use. Headquartered in Kochi, with

customers throughout India and the world, it develops innovative software and

hardware systems. These combine new Indian-made technology with advanced

software from its sister company in the U.S. Energid India's products are

sold directly and through affiliates, such as Robai, Inc. For more



    About Jadavpur University

    Jadavpur University is a State University in the state of West Bengal.

Its parent institution was established by the National Council of Education,

Bengal, in 1906, as a result of the Swadeshi movement. After India's

independence, the institution was converted to a University under the first

Jadavpur University Act in 1955. The University has been accredited with five

star status by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council. For more

information, please visit www.jadavpur.edu.


    About Energid Technologies America

    Energid Technologies Corporation is a U.S. engineering firm focused on

solving challenging problems in robotics, machine vision, and simulation.

Customers include advanced robotics manufacturers, robotic applications

developers, and NASA. Founded in 2001, its headquarters is in Cambridge,

Massachusetts. It has regional presence in New York, New York; Dallas, Texas;

San Diego, California; Tucson, Arizona; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; and

Chicago, Illinois. For more information, please visit www.energid.com.


    Actin and the Energid logo are trademarks of Energid Technologies

Corporation.


SOURCE  Energid Technologies Corporation


    CONTACT: Neil Tardella of Energid Technologies Corporation,

+1-617-401-7090, Ext. 402, pr@energid.com



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