Popular Science Magazine Becomes Premier Media Sponsor of RoboNexus

7/22/2004 - Robotics Trends and IDG World Expo announced that Popular Science magazine has been named the Premier Consumer Media Sponsor of RoboNexus, the nation’s largest event for emerging robotics technologies. The conference and exposition will be held at the Santa Clara Convention Center, Santa Clara, CA on October 21-23, 2004. The conference website is http://www.robonexus.com.

According to Dan Kara, conference chairman, President and Co-Founder of Robotics Trends, "We are proud that RoboNexus has been endorsed by Popular Science magazine. The event and magazine are made for each other. Since 1872, Popular Science has reported on the intersection of science, emerging technologies and everyday life, with an eye toward what is new and why it matters. It comes as no surprise, therefore, that Popular Science have joined with the developers and sponsors of RoboNexus to alert the world that we are witnessing the birth of a new technology industry, with a vast array of new robotics technologies and applications appearing at an increasing rate, from personal robotics products to business and military applications.”

According to Eliot Weinman, CEO and Co-Founder of Robotics Trends, “RoboNexus was designed and developed with a world-class advisory board and contains the most comprehensive series of conferences, seminars and educational sessions ever produced in the U.S., all covering how emerging robotics technologies and applications are playing important roles in society. It also boasts of a complete consumer and entertainment expo. In addition to presenting five different conferences with over 50 world class robotics experts, RoboNexus will house over 50,000 square feet of exhibit space at the Santa Clara Convention Center. Silicon Valley is where the personal computer gave birth, and we believe that as the birthplace of the personal computer industry, the Valley is the best place in the world to showcase state-of-the-art robotics technology. We believe that in the future, RoboNexus will be viewed as a seminal event in the birth of the first new technology industry of the 21st century.”

RoboNexus sponsors include: founding sponsor iRobot, premiere sponsor Wany Robotics, platinum sponsor Evolution Robotics and association sponsor Robotics Foundry. A complete list of all corporate, media and association sponsors can be found at http://www.robonexus.com

About Popular Science Magazine
Founded in 1872, Popular Science is the world's largest science and technology magazine with a circulation of 1.45 million subscribers and a readership of more than seven million. Each month, Popular Science reports on the intersection of science and everyday life, with an eye toward what is new and why it matters. The mission is to pique readers’ curiosity, stimulate their imaginations, and rivet their interest with the best news and views on scientific advances and their underlying technologies. Now in its 133rd year, Popular Science is published in five languages and nine countries worldwide, and is the fifth oldest continuously published magazine in the United States. For more information, see http://www.popsci.com

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 (www.idgworldexpo.com) 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 http://www.idg.com.

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