iRobot and Evolution Robotics Sponsor RoboNexus

5/7/2004 - Robotics Trends, and IDG World Expo announced that iRobot and Evolution Robotics have secured Premier and Platinum co-sponsorships at RoboNexus, the international consumer, educational and business development event for personal, service and mobile robotics ( The conference and exposition will be held at the Santa Clara Convention Center, Santa Clara, CA on October 21-23, 2004.

According to Dan Kara, conference chairman and President of Robotics Trends, "We are proud to have iRobot as a Premier Sponsor and Evolution Robotics as a Platinum Sponsor of RoboNexus. We are also very pleased at how rapidly leading companies within the robotics industry, along with the media, have shown their support for RoboNexus through sponsorship. We are truly witnessing the birth of a whole new industry - personal, service and mobile robotics. This industry has expanded rapidly and now requires an international, world-class event like RoboNexus."

"The robotics market is growing at a rapid pace in both consumer and industrial applications and RoboNexus provides a unique chance for people to see and learn about the robots of today and tomorrow. iRobot views this as an outstanding opportunity to build a community around the robotics industry and showcase the latest innovations from our Consumer, Government and Industrial divisions at an event that may become the CES of robotics," said Helen Greiner, co-founder and chairman of the board, iRobot.

Jennifer McNally, VP of Marketing for Evolution Robotics notes, "Evolution Robotics is delighted to support RoboNexus as a Platinum Sponsor. Like most robotics technologies suppliers, Evolution Robotics targets multiple markets. The five content-filled RoboNexus events, coupled with the open expo floor, will provide us with branding, marketing and sales opportunities for virtually all of our target markets."

Joining iRobot and Evolution Robotics as corporate co-sponsors are CoroWare, Cyberbotics, White Box Robotics, Robotics Foundry, SEEGRID Corporation, RoboTech Center, and McGraw Hill. RoboNexus association and media co-sponsors include RoboEducators, Servo Magazine, PC World, Circuit Cellar, Network World, Nuts & Volts,, WiMAX Trends, Industrial Robot and

RoboNexus takes the best qualities of academic and business development events, consumer electronics and toy mega events, user group meetings and robotic competitions, and combines them into a single event. The event will be marketed to millions of business professionals, educators, developers and consumers throughout the world, and is expected to draw over 15,000 attendees, making RoboNexus the largest robotics event held in North America.

RoboNexus offers a number of comprehensive strategic and tactical integrated marketing sponsorship programs that will allow companies to brand themselves as industry leaders, meet with and educate thousands of prospective customers, partners and members of the press, as well as demonstrate robotics products and technologies. For information on becoming a sponsor and exhibitor, please contact Howard Weinman, VP of Sales at 508-366-6678 x103 or

RoboNexus is produced in collaboration with IDG World Expo, a business unit of IDG, the world’s leading technology media, research and event company.

About Robotics Trends
Robotics Trends is the world’s first integrated media firm serving the burgeoning personal, service and mobile robotics marketplace. Robotics Trends serves their clientele through three major business divisions:

About IDG World Expo
IDG World Expo ( produces technology-focused tradeshows, conferences and events for professionals seeking world-class education, peer-to-peer networking and one-stop comparison shopping. As the leading technology event management company, IDG World Expo leverages its experience and knowledge of technology-focused events and conferences, enabling technology companies to capture the attention and loyalty of influential buyers. IDG World Expo's portfolio of conferences and events includes Macworld Conference & Expo®, LinuxWorld Conference & Expo®, Bio-IT World Conference + ExpoTM, Health-IT World Conference + ExpoTM, Portable Power Conference & ExpoTM, and Wireless Sensing SolutionsTM and RoboNexus. IDG World Expo is a business unit of IDG, the world's leading technology media, research and event company.

About IDG
International Data Group (IDG) is the world's leading technology media, research, and event company. A privately-held company, IDG publishes more than 300 magazines and newspapers including Bio-IT World, CIO, CSO, Computerworld, GamePro, InfoWorld, Network World, and PC World. The company features the largest network of technology-specific Web sites with more than 400 around the world. IDG is also a leading producer of more than 170 computer-related events worldwide including LinuxWorld Conference & Expo®, Macworld Conference & Expo®, DEMO®, and IDC Directions. IDC provides global market research and advice through offices in 50 countries. Company information is available at

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