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 RoadNarrows News Archive

The RoadNarrows News Archive stores the company news articles, press releases, and announcements on-line for public access. The first published news articles are from 2005. The articles are reference by year, and in reverse chronological order within a year. Of course site-wide searches are supported.

Company History at a Glance

2014
  • RoadNarrows' Kuon Mobile Platform Returns from "Mars"
  • Check out Hekateros' new video on YouTube
2013
  • Sponsors Blasterbotica, a Colorado School of Mines (CSM) NASA Lunabotics team.
  • RoadNarrows LLC is pleased to announce the compatibility of its Hekateros family of robotic manipulators with ROS, the Robot Operating System.
2012
  • Celebrates 10 year anniversary and facility expansion
  • Releases RoadNarrows Camera Pack
2011
  • Works with medical device company to develop, prototype hand-held smart vision device
  • Releases Graboid gripper product
  • Releases Kinect-capable wheeled CoroBot robot
  • Works with General Vision Asia-Pacific and Fukuoka Institute of Technology on embedded Neural Network product
2010
  • Establishes European sales and marketing representation
  • Adds RoboRealm distribution agreement and collaboration
  • Contracts with Boulder startup Orbotix on Sphero(TM) prototype
  • Works with CU Boulder on ROS-enabled PrairieDog robot
  • Begins Hekateros robotic smart manipulator development
  • Acquires digital prototyping capability with in-house 3D printer and CNC router
2009
  • Receives business grant from City of Loveland
  • Moves to 3000 sq ft downtown facility
  • Is awarded Phase II NSF SBIR/STTR grant for legged robots
  • Sells first SkewlZone products from NSF grant
  • Establishes agreement with Skybotix to sell CoaX UAV's
2008
  • Founds RoadNarrows Intelligent Systems for RoboSight™ product line
  • Establishes international distributors for RoadNarrows' products
  • Becomes Value Added Reseller for Gumstix, Inc Computer-On-Module products
2007
  • RoadNarrows moves downtown
  • Receives SBIR/STTR NSF Phase I Grant for walking robots with SIUE
  • Cooperative agreement with General Vision for CogniMem products
  • Signs distribution agreement with CoroWare Inc
2006
  • Hires first employees
  • Manufactures open-source electronics OrcBoard for MIT MASLab
  • Robin Knight presents to Northern Colorado Investors
  • GCTronics releases the Epuck and RoadNarrows signs distribution agreement
2005
  • Expands distribution partnerships with educational robotics companies
  • First sales to international customers
2004
  • Represents K-Team at AAAI Spring Symposium Stanford
  • Attends RoboOlympics San Francisco
  • Exhibits with K-Team at RoboNexus Santa Clara
  • Grows international network
  • Establishes North American sales processes
2003
  • Founders invest significant seed money
  • Attends IEEE IROS 2003 Las Vegas
  • Exhibits technical multimedia art at Loveland Art Museum
  • Signs Cyberbotics distribution agreement
2002
  • RoadNarrows is founded
  • Signs K-Team distribution agreement
  • Attends IEEE IROS 2002 at EPFL Lausanne
  • Attends ROBO 02 Boulder
  • Develops XML CogSci software