Matt Fisher of KumoTek writes,
"We just won a bid to provide 50 Bioloid Kits to the US Naval
Academy". The Bioloids will be used at the US Naval Academy for
classroom instruction in robotics. The Robotis
Bioloid is a robot kits consisting of RC type servos and joints that
can be assembled into a variety of robots such as bipeds, quadrupeds,
snakes, hexapods, robot arms and about any other type of jointed robot.
KumoTek also sells to the general public through their Roboporium website. For more
details on KumoTek's Navy contract, read on for the full text of their
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CONTACT: Tom Fisher, Business Manager, 972-765-0813; Matt Fisher, CEO,
Humanoid Robot Vendor Awarded Naval Academy Contract
Lewisville, TX -- Humanoid robot vendor KumoTek, LLC, is pleased to
announce that it has been awarded a contract to provide 50 Robotis
Bioloid Comprehensive Robot Kits to the U.S. Naval Academy. The Bioloid
is a versatile robot kit capable of being configured into numerous
shapes, such as walking humanoids, dogs, spiders and even snakes. It
will be used for classroom instruction. This product is available at: http://www.roboporium.com/bioloid_comprehensive.html
This is a significant milestone in the educational robotics industry, as
robotics instruction has begun to gain prominence in multiple academic
disciplines, including computer science, mechanical engineering and
KumoTek will be exhibiting the latest in humanoid robot technologies at
the nanoTX '07 International Conference & Expo in Dallas, Texas this
Many robotics companies, including KumoTek, are reporting revenues 3 to
10 times higher for quarters one and two of 2007 than for all of 2006
A growing number of robotics clubs at high schools and universities are
now engaged in advanced robotics research and development. Additionally,
colleges are adding robotics courses to their undergraduate computer
science and engineering departments.
According to the RoboCup Federation, attendance at conferences and robot
competitions is up across the board; almost doubling over the past two
years. RoboCup is an international joint project to promote AI,
robotics, and related fields. The ultimate goal of RoboCup is to develop
a team of fully autonomous humanoid robots by 2050 that can win against
the human world champion team in soccer. Competitions such as RoboCup
are now attracting spectators and competitors from across world.
KumoTek provided critical support as a participating member of this
year’s winning RoboCup team from Japan, Team Osaka.
KumoTek's CEO is Matt Fisher, a veteran of the U.S. Navy and graduate of
the University of Richmond with a degree in International Business and
Marketing. He is also fluent in the Japanese language.
Tom Fisher, a graduate of Texas Tech University, is KumoTek's business
manager. He is an experienced programmer and a combat veteran of
Vietnam, having served as an Army field artillery officer.
KumoTek is based in Lewisville, TX, and also operates through an
Internet web store, http://www.roboporium.com/.