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09/14/2006

Popular Science Magazine Joins RoboDevelopment Conference & Expo; Leading Technology Publication to be Premier Media Sponsor of International Technical Design and Development Event for the Personal, Service and Mobile Robotics Industry

UPTON, MA. & FRAMINGHAM, MA – SEPTEMBER 14, 2006 – Robotics Trends and IDG World Expo today announced that Popular Science magazine has been named the Premier Media Sponsor of the RoboDevelopment Conference and Exposition. The RoboDevelopment Conference and Exposition ( www.robodevelopment.com ) will be held December 12-13, 2006 at the Santa Clara Convention Center, Santa Clara California.

"I am delighted that Popular Science has joined the RoboDevelopment Conference and Exposition as the event's Premier Media Sponsor, said Dan Kara, conference co-chairman and President of Robotics Trends. The event and the 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 is supporting RoboDevelopment, a conference and exposition especially designed for those building a new generation of robotics technologies and applications that will become part of everyday life."

RoboDevelopment Conference and Exposition sponsors include Founding Sponsor Microsoft and Premier Association Sponsor the Object Management Group. A complete list of all corporate, media and association sponsors can be found at http://www.robodevelopment.com/rd2006_sponsors.htm .

About the RoboDevelopment Conference and Exposition

Robotics Trends' RoboDevelopment Conference and Exposition is a multifaceted educational forum and trade show dedicated to addressing the technical issues involved with the design and development of commercial robotic products. The RoboDevelopment exposition hall provides attendees with hands on access to the latest design and development solutions for producing mobile robotics and intelligent systems technology, while the RoboDevelopment keynotes and general sessions are specifically designed to impart to technical professionals the information they need to develop the next generation of personal, service and mobile robots. Tracks in the RoboDevelopment Conference and Exposition include:

— Design, Development and Standards,

— Tools and Platforms, and

— Enabling Technology.

About Popular Science Magazine

Founded in 1872, Popular Science is the world's largest science and technology magazine, with a circulation of 1.3 million and 6.6 million readers. Each month, Popular Science delivers "The Future Now," reporting on the intersection of science and everyday life with an eye toward what's new and why it matters. Our readers believe that the future is going to be better, and Popular Science gives them the tools and information to improve their technology and their world. The winner of the 2004 National Magazine Award for General Excellence, Popular Science is published by Time4 Media, the world's leading publisher of enthusiast magazines. Time4 Media is a subsidiary of Time Inc., which is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Time Warner Inc. (NYSE: TWX).

About Robotics Trends, Inc.

Robotics Trends, the world's first integrated media firm serving the burgeoning personal, service and mobile robotics marketplace, services their clientele through three major business divisions:

— Robotics Trends Publishing, which produces www.roboticstrends.com , an online news, information and analysis portal focused on business and technology trends for people who build, buy, invest in, and seek to understand the personal, service, mobile and military robotics market;

— Robotics Trends Events, which produces the RoboBusiness Conference and Exposition ( www.robobusiness2006.com ) and the RoboNexus Conference and Exposition ( www.robonexus.com ); and

— Robotics Trends Analyst Services serving the strategic consulting needs of leading emerging robotics manufacturers.

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(R), LinuxWorld Conference & Expo(R), Bio-IT World Conference + ExpoTM, Health-IT World Conference + ExpoTM, COMNET(R) Conference & Expo, BiometricsWorld Global SeriesTM, Portable Power Conference & ExpoTM and Wireless Sensing SolutionsTM. IDG World Expo is a business unit of IDG, the world's leading technology media, research and event company.

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