February, 2013

ESI’s Mobile Robots Division has been awarded funding from Industry Canada’s Strategic Aerospace & Defence Initiative (SADI) to develop a Mobile Robot for Public Security (MRPS). The development is co-funded by SADI & ESI.

Please read the official news release from Industry Canada.


January, 2013

ESI has signed agreements of cooperation and contracts with two companies in People’s Republic of China. The agreements and contracts have been signed during the last quarter of 2012. Both companies are located in Shanghai.

One company is a leader and pioneer in industrial robotics. The collaboration is for the development of new industrial robotic products to be manufactured and sold in China. The first phase of development will be completed in February 2013. ESI has also licensed the company to manufacture and sell some of ESI mobile robots in the People’s Republic of China.

The other cooperation is with a conglomerate active in industrial automation. The collaboration is on sale and manufacture of ESI products, and development of custom robot-based automation for the Chinese market.

Patent Issued

Mobile Robot, US Patent No. 8,360,178, issued Jan/13.


December, 2012

Dr. Andrew Goldenberg (pictured right) and Dr. Ziren Lu (pictured left) met in Beijing with Mr. Deming Chen (pictured in the middle), the Minister of Commerce of the People’s Republic of China. Discussions with Mr. Chen (and other senior officials at the Ministry of Commerce) focused on matters of cooperation in the area of robotics between Chinese companies and ESI.


November, 2012

On October 19, 2012, The Honorable Christian Paradis, Minister of Industry, unveiled Canada's Rover Prototypes for the Moon and Mars, including ESI’s Micro-Rover Platform with Tooling Arm – MRPTA (pictured on the right).

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October, 2012

Patents Issued

Medical Robot for Use in a MRI, US Patent No. 8,280,485, issued Oct/12.

MRI Compatible Robot with Calibration Phantom and Phantom, US Patent No. 8,275,443, issued Sep/12.

New Job Posting

ESI is currently seeking an Electronics Technician. Please see the Careers page for details.


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