Pittsburgh, PA (PRWEB) May 22, 2006
RE2 Inc. today announced that it has formed a non-exclusive strategic alliance with CoroWare Test Labs, a Pittsburgh-based subsidiary of Innova Holdings Inc. (IVHG:BB), to provide unmanned systems vendors with a comprehensive solution for JAUS (Joint Architecture for Unmanned Systems) compliance.
RE2 is a woman-owned Carnegie Mellon spin-off company specializing in mobile defense robotics. CoroWare Test Labs provides impartial, objective conformance testing to ensure interoperability and communication standards conformity among intelligent, mobile service robotics applications
The relationship couples RE2’s JAUS Software Development Kit (SDK) and systems integration expertise with CoroWare Test Labs’ strength in JAUS compliance testing and JAUS integration. The companies believe that this combination of software, integration and compliance testing will ensure that unmanned systems meet the Department of Defense (DoD) mandate for JAUS compliance and interoperability.
“We believe that the combined strengths of RE2 and CoroWare Test Labs will provide industry, research institutions and federal lab customers with a solution for JAUS compliance,” said Jorgen Pedersen, president and CEO of RE2. “Not only do we provide our customers with a JAUS toolkit and integration services, but now, we can offer a complete solution for building and testing compliance of unmanned systems. This is very exciting for the company and for our customers.”
"As a member of the JAUS working group, as well as through our ongoing collaboration with JAUS developers such as RE2, we've been active in promoting the JAUS standard and have been working for the past several months in developing a comprehensive compliance test suite and testing services," said Martin Harvey, president of CoroWare Test Labs. "Now, by allying with RE2, we can offer our customers a toolkit for developing JAUS-compliant systems. This, coupled with our expertise in testing JAUS compliance, gives vendors the opportunity to create JAUS-compliant systems that interoperate with one another. We believe that this is a key step in moving the entire unmanned systems market forward."
Both companies have extensive experience creating and integrating JAUS-compliant systems. For example, RE2 is partnered with Carnegie Mellon to develop JAUS-compliant software for the Robotic Systems Joint Project Office Gladiator Tactical Ground Vehicle (TUGV) program. The company is also developing a JAUS-compliant Small Robot Infrastructure Toolkit under the US Army TACOM Phase I SBIR program. CoroWare Test Labs recently participated in a collaborative agreement working with the US Army’s AMRDEC (Army Aviation and Missile Research, Development and Engineering Center) organization. Both RE2 and CoroWare Test Labs are active members of the JAUS Working Group and RE2 president and CEO Jorgen Pedersen chairs the JAUS Weapons Payload Committee and sits on the JAUS Executive Committee.
JAUS is a DoD-mandated software messaging protocol developed to establish a communications standard for unmanned systems. The JAUS Working Group was chartered in 1998 by the DoD's Joint Robotics Program to create the JAUS standards, gain UGV community acceptance, and expand the architecture.
About RE2, Inc.
RE2, Inc. (Robotics Engineering Excellence), located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, is a woman-owned Carnegie Mellon spin-off company specializing in mobile defense robotics with an emphasis on unmanned ground vehicles (UGVs) and unmanned air vehicles (UAVs). RE2, Inc. has partnered with universities and industry leaders, such as Carnegie Mellon and Exponent, Inc., to develop and support robotic technologies. As a defense subcontractor, RE2, Inc. has contributed to the development of mobile robotic technologies for the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), the Army’s Rapid Equipping Force (REF), The Office of2Naval Research (ONR), and The Marine Corps. For more information, visit http://www.resquared.com or call (412) 681-6382.
About CoroWare Test Labs
CoroWare Test Labs is an Innova Holdings subsidiary whose mission is to provide impartial, objective conformance testing to ensure interoperability and communication standards compliance among intelligent, mobile service robotics applications. CoroWare Test Labs, the first robotic standards conformance organization and the sole commercial developer of test services and products for JAUS (Joint Architecture for Unmanned Systems) compliance, is located in Pittsburgh, Pa., a leading center for robotics research and development in the United States. For more information, please visit http://www.corolabs.com.
About Innova Holdings, Inc.
Innova Holdings Inc. (IVHG:OTCBB) is a robotics and automation technology company with patented software and hardware systems-based solutions for the military, service, personal and industrial robotics markets. The firm is chartered to continue expanding its growing suite of technologies through acquisitions and organic growth. Please visit http://www.InnovaHoldings.com.
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