Cohort Systems Inc. will be attending the NATO SG-202 Industrial Advisory Group meeting in Sarzana, Italy Feb. 23-26. The intent of SG-202 is to evaluate the functional requirements for a standard general purpose Ground Control Station that could be used to control any type of Unmanned Vehicle or combination of Unmanned Vehicles.
Cohort’s email system will be upgraded during the weekend of Feb. 6 and Feb. 7. This may cause a delay sending and receiveing email as the new email server syncrhonizes Cohort email accounts. Please be patient. Email behavior will be normal by Feb. 8.
The Cohort Systems office will be closed from Dec 23 at 5:00 PM EST until Jan 11 9:00 AM EST. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all.
Cohort Systems Inc. will be attending the NATO SG-202 Industrial Advisory Group meeting in Bristol England this Sept. 21-23. The intent of SG-202 is to evaluate the functional requirements for a standard general purpose Ground Control Station that could be used to control any type of Unmanned Vehicle or combination of Unmanned Vehicles.
Cohort has received a contract to develop the concept and design of a new Unmanned Ground Vehicle. Details cannot release at this time. However the platform will be support all weather all season extended duration missions and will be powered by a Diesel Electric Hybrid power plant.
Islands Auto UAE has engaged Cohort Systems to advise a new company called Calidus UAE on future Unmanned Ground Vehicle (UGV) development. Cohort has been invited to develop the concept for an Unmanned Ground Combat Vehicle (UGCV). The UGCV is envisioned to be used in Urban applications to deal with asymmetric threats. The vehicle will: continue perform its assigned missions while sustaining damage, is configurable to different roles by way of replaceable role specific turrets, be powered by a diesel hybrid engine and could be controlled by Cohort’s Robot Open Controltm.
June 24-26 Cohort Systems will be attending the 10th Conference on Field and Service Robotics hosted by University of Toronto Institute for Aerospace Studies (http://fsr.utias.utoronto.ca). This year the conference will attract presenters from all around the world. There will be 42 papers lfrom a broad range of field robotics applications including; unmanned aerial vehicles, space exploration, self-driving cars, and aquatic applications.
June 8 Cohort Systems will be attending “Think Asia, Think Hong Kong” at the Royal York in Toronto. This event is organized by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council and is about promotion of business to business relations with Hong Kong. For more information about the event visit www.thinkasiathinkhk.com/2015.
June 3, 2015 Cohort Systems Inc. will present an invited paper at the Alberta Centre for Advanced MNT Products (ACAMP). The seminar focus is Unmanned Vehicles, Robotics & Intelligent Systems, and the ubject of the paper will be Physical Security Using Ground Robots. The venue for the seminar is the Cardel Theatre on 180 Quarry Park Blvd SE Calgary AB T2C 3G3.
ACAMP (http://www.acamp.ca/) is a not-for-profit organization that provides specialized business ervices to MNT clients including Marketing and Business Development, Product Development, Packaging & Assembly, Manufacturing, and Test & Characterization.
April 27, 2015 Cohort Systems Inc. will be attending The 4th Ontario-China R&D and Commercialization Collaboration Forum at the Royal York in Toronto. The event will be attended by several hundred representatives of R&D institutes from China and is an opportunity to meet and exchange ideas on co-operative development between China and companies based in Ontario.
Cohort Sytems is Canada’s national representative for a NATO Study on Development of a conceptual data model for Multi-Domain Unmanned Platform Control System. This is a NATO multinational study that intends to define a high level architecture to support communication and control between a manned operator control station and any type of unmanned ground vehicle.
Cohort is participating in the Government of Canada national booth at the International ICT Expo Booth 3G-D02 Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. The exhibition takes place April 13-16 2015. At the exhibition Cohort is seeking industry and investment partners for the development of a second generation indoor autonomous mobile robot platform. The new product includes variants for markets that include: DIY, Education, R&D, Surveillance and Security. Please come and see as or arrange a meeting in advance.
Cohort Systems has successfuly renewed a contract for the delivery of indoor mobile robots. The robots are part of a new indoor security solution that employs robots to automate surveillance. The customer, who is not ready for public release, has opted to migrate their solution to a new version of the security robot that will be available for pilot testing in the 4th quarter of 2015.
Jeremy James at CohortSystems Inc. has donated a robot to Longfields Davidson Heights High School in Ottawa. The robot was a prototype Unmanned Ground Vehicle (UGV) that had been developed for investigation of software algorithms for autonomous outdoor perimeter security of physical infrastructure. The Robotics Team at the high school intends to retrofit the robot with an National Instruments RobotRio processing element from the 2014 First Robotics Competition. The robot is driven with 4 high power DC motors, is just over 1 m in length and 0.5 meters wide; and can carry a payload in excess of 100 kg.
Cohort Systems is supporting the NATO Stanag 4586 Custodian Support Team at its meeting in La Spezia Italy the week of Feb. 2. The is a stechnical meeting that follows the NATO Stanag 4586 Multi-Domain Control Station Working Group Meeting also held in La Spezia the previous week. Both meetings are hosted at the NATO Centre for Maritime Research and Experimentation (http://www.cmre.nato.int).
We are excited to launch a new website for Cohort Systems. The new site includes social networking capabilities that we will use to keep you current of activities at Cohort and and events in our market. Stay tuned for additional postings.
Nov 12 to Nov. 14 – Cohort Systems will be participating in the NATO Stanag 4586 MDCS working group meeting hosted by Northrup Grumman Corporation at Space Park, in Redondo Beach.
Oct. 20-21 Jeremy James will be Moderating The Robots Are Here session at TiECon Canada Conference taking place at the Ottawa Convention Centre. Panelists include Rob White from IBM, Tom Ryden from VGOCom, Tom Hummel RedTree Robotics, and Dr. Piotr Jaziobedzki from MDA Corporation.
Cohort Systems Inc. has completed the acquisition of Frontline Robotics Inc. and WhiteBox Robotics Inc. Frontline Robotics Inc. was formed in 2001 and was an early developer of technology for Unmanned Ground Vehicles intended for the perimeter security of critical infrastructure. WhiteBox Robotics Inc. was a company created to develop a standard indoor security and surveillance product, generically called the PC-Bot which was sold in a variety of configurations to 16 countries. The PC-Bot and its variants have been discontinued.
Nov. 4 to Nov. 6 – Cohort Systems Inc. will present a paper on the NATO Stanag 4586 Multi Domain Control Station at the annual Unmanned Systems Canada Conf. in Montreal.