Austin Robot Technology, Inc.









A volunteer effort such as ours can only flourish with the sponsorship of universities or private companies and we are fortunate to have many sponsors willing to help our team succeed. We are very appreciative of all our sponsors, shown below in the order in which they became our sponsor:

We are fortunate to have Suzuki-Isuzu of Austin as one of our primary sponsors. The dealership is providing our vehicle and most of our funding.
Arens Controls Company is an industry leader in the design and manufacturing of electro-mechanical controls. Arens is providing the shift-by-wire capability for our vehicle and will provide engineering assistance in the mounting, calibration and integration of their system.
Graftek Imaging is a solution provider for the industrial, medical and scientific imaging markets. Graftek is providing assistance in the selection of cameras and lenses for our vision system.
Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. Founded in 1969 and based in Sunnyvale, California, AMD provides microprocessors, Flash memory devices, and silicon-based solutions for our customers in the communications and computer industries worldwide. However, our focus goes beyond integrated circuits and transistors. AMD is committed to helping our customers — and their customers — take advantage of the phenomenal capacity of silicon to add value and help differentiate their offerings. To that end, AMD products are developed with customer needs always in mind and not for the sake of innovation alone. Stated more plainly, it means that AMD exists to provide real solutions for real customer problems that exist in the real world today.
Sun Microsystems Logo Since its inception in 1982, a singular vision - The Network is The Computer - has propelled Sun Microsystems (Nasdaq: SUNW) to its position as a leading provider of industrial-strength hardware, software, and services that make the Net work. Sun has offered advanced servers using AMD Opteron™ processors to help us achieve the performance required by our vision algorithms.
Tyan Computer Corporation, founded in 1989, designs and manufactures advanced platform and system technology. Its products are sold to OEMs, VARs, and Resellers worldwide. Tyan enables its customers to be technology leaders by providing scalable, highly-integrated, reliable platforms for a wide range of applications such as Internet appliances, and server/workstation usage in markets such as CAD, DCC, E&P; and HPC. Tyan is sponsoring our team by providing their Thunder K8WE (S2895) premier high-end workstation platform with industry-exclusive dual full-speed PCI Express x16 slots.
Opto Diode Corp. was established in 1981 as an independent, privately held corporation dedicated to supplying the highest output IRLED's in the world. While still maintaining that edge, Opto Diode Corp. has since expanded its capabilities to include high power visible LED's, silicon photodiodes and gallium aluminum arsenide photodiodes. Custom configurations of both LED and photodiode devices are available in single and/or array formats. Opto Diode is sponsoring our team by providing the LED's required by our custom electronic equipment.
Enidine Defense Products designs and manufactures energy absorption and vibration isolation products for the military and defense sectors. Enidine Defense products are specifically designed for military applications including HERM (High Energy Rope Mount) mounts for cabinet isolation, SIDAS (Shock Isolator Double Acting Spring), DAMSI (Double Acting Mechanical Shock Isolator) and wire rope isolators for COTS electronics. Enidine Aerospace offers a variety of motion control solutions for today's most demanding Aviation and Defense applications. Enidine is sponsoring our team by providing the shock and vibration isolation solution required to protect our sensitive electronic equipment.
NavCom Technology, Inc., a John Deere Company (NYSE:DE), is a leading provider of advanced GPS products for OEMs, VARs and system integrators needing high performance RTK systems, global decimeter level GPS satellite corrections, geodetic quality GPS receivers, wireless communication products and engineering consulting in the areas of precise positioning, wireless communications and robotics.
Videre Design develops and supplies the vision and robotics market with high-quality vision hardware, software, and consulting expertise. Our specialty is in stereo vision hardware and software for embedded applications. Stereo vision provides realtime, full-field distance information, and is potentially useful in many applications in a wide variety of fields, including robotics, personal entertainment, and space automation.
AeroAntenna Technology, Inc. (AAT) is an innovative company which has pioneered many of the GPS antenna designs available today. AeroAntenna combines more than 50 years of antenna design, manufacturing, and business experience. The company's mission is to provide their customers with consistent reliable and user friendly products that are produced efficiently and are delivered on time. AeroAntenna offers technologically advanced products; from FAA approved airborne antennas, to customized or standard products, including turnkey antenna systems designed to meet the desired requirements of the customer.
SICK is a global leader in innovative sensing, safety systems and automatic identification solutions for factory automation. Our vehicle uses several SICK LMS sensors to help with guidance and obstacle avoidance. SICK is proud to support Austin Robot Technology in our use of their LMS Laser Measurement System.
Ultra Motion Ultra Motion is a privately held company that was founded in 1994. We manufacture linear actuators and provide related motion control components. Our linear actuators are used in a wide range of technical industries from aerospace to factory automation. Ultra Motion linear actuators have been used in outer space, and at the deepest parts of the earth's oceans. Leading universities, government agencies, and companies of every type use Ultra Motion linear actuators.

Arens logo is a trademark of Arens Controls Company
Graftek logo is a trademark of Graftek Imaging, Inc.
AMD, the AMD Arrow logo,AMD Opteron, and combinations thereof, are trademaks of Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.
Sun logo is a trademark of Sun Microsystems, Inc.
TYAN logo is a trademark of Tyan Computer Corporation
Opto Diode logo is a trademark of Opto Diode Corporation
Enidine logo is a trademark of Enidine, Inc.
NavCom logo is a trademark of NavCom Technology Inc.
Videre logo is a trademark of Videre Design
AeroAntenna logo is a trademark of AeroAntenna Technology, Inc.
SICK logo is a trademark of SICK AG Germany

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