Notice Pursuant to the National Cooperative Research and Production Act of 1993-Cooperative Research Group on Ros-Industrial Consortium-Americas, 32999 [2014-13339]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 110 / Monday, June 9, 2014 / Notices development activities, as specified in its original notification. More detail regarding these changes can be found at www.asme.org. On September 15, 2004, ASME filed its original notification pursuant to Section 6(a) of the Act. The Department of Justice published a notice in the Federal Register pursuant to Section 6(b) of the Act on October 13, 2004 (69 FR 60895). The last notification was filed with the Department on January 10, 2014. A notice was published in the Federal Register pursuant to Section 6(b) of the Act on February 20, 2014 (79 FR 9767). Patricia A. Brink, Director of Civil Enforcement, Antitrust Division. 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A complete listing of ASTM Work Items, along with a brief description of each, is available at http://www.astm.org. On September 15, 2004, ASTM filed its original notification pursuant to Section 6(a) of the Act. The Department of Justice published a notice in the Federal Register pursuant to Section 6(b) of the Act on November 10, 2004 (69 FR 65226). The last notification was filed with the Department on February 27, 2014. A notice was published in the Federal VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:08 Jun 06, 2014 Jkt 232001 Register pursuant to Section 6(b) of the Act on March 27, 2014 (79 FR 17181). Patricia A. Brink, Director of Civil Enforcement, Antitrust Division. [FR Doc. 2014–13344 Filed 6–6–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4410–11–P DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE Antitrust Division Notice Pursuant to the National Cooperative Research and Production Act of 1993—Cooperative Research Group on Ros-Industrial ConsortiumAmericas Notice is hereby given that, on April 30, 2014, pursuant to Section 6(a) of the National Cooperative Research and Production Act of 1993, 15 U.S.C. 4301 et seq. (‘‘the Act’’), Southwest Research Institute—Cooperative Research Group on ROS-Industrial Consortium-Americas (‘‘RIC-Americas’’) has filed written notifications simultaneously with the Attorney General and the Federal Trade Commission disclosing (1) the identities of the parties to the venture and (2) the nature and objectives of the venture. The notifications were filed for the purpose of invoking the Act’s provisions limiting the recovery of antitrust plaintiffs to actual damages under specified circumstances. Pursuant to Section 6(b) of the Act, the identities of the parties to the venture are: ABB–US Corporation Research, Windsor, CT; BMW AG, Munich, Germany; The Boeing Company, Seal Beach, CA; Cessna Aircraft Company, a Textron Company, Wichita, KS; Deere & Company, Moline, IL; EWI, Columbus, OH; Ford Motor Company, Livonia, MI; HDT Robotics, Inc., Fredericksburg, VA; IDEXX Laboratories, Westbrook, ME; National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD; National Research Council Canada, Montreal, Quebec, CANADA; OmnicO AGV, Inc., Sterling Heights, MI; Shanghai Shou-Elin Robot Technology Co., Ltd., Shanghai, PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC OF CHINA; Spirit Aero Systems, Inc., Wichita, KS; University of Texas at Arlington, Arlington, TX; The Department of Mechanical Engineering, UT Austin, Austin, TX; Willow Garage, Inc., Menlo Park, CA; and Yaskawa America, Inc., Motoman Robotics Division, Miamisburg, OH. 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It enables new applications like unstructured manipulation including advanced perception for identifying robot work pieces (reducing the need for costly hard tooling); dynamic path planning that adapts to the environment in real time and creates collision-free trajectories, mobile manipulation, which enables larger workspaces and more flexible operations. RIC-Americas will focus on the needs of industrial robot users and will accelerate the further development of ROS-Industrial. Patricia A. Brink, Director of Civil Enforcement Antitrust Division. [FR Doc. 2014–13339 Filed 6–6–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE Antitrust Division Notice Pursuant to the National Cooperative Research and Production Act of 1993—Medical Technology Enterprise Consortium Notice is hereby given that, on May 9, 2014, pursuant to Section 6(a) of the National Cooperative Research and Production Act of 1993, 15 U.S.C. 4301 et seq. 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DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

Antitrust Division


Notice Pursuant to the National Cooperative Research and 
Production Act of 1993--Cooperative Research Group on Ros-Industrial 
Consortium-Americas

    Notice is hereby given that, on April 30, 2014, pursuant to Section 
6(a) of the National Cooperative Research and Production Act of 1993, 
15 U.S.C. 4301 et seq. (``the Act''), Southwest Research Institute--
Cooperative Research Group on ROS-Industrial Consortium-Americas 
(``RIC-Americas'') has filed written notifications simultaneously with 
the Attorney General and the Federal Trade Commission disclosing (1) 
the identities of the parties to the venture and (2) the nature and 
objectives of the venture. The notifications were filed for the purpose 
of invoking the Act's provisions limiting the recovery of antitrust 
plaintiffs to actual damages under specified circumstances.
    Pursuant to Section 6(b) of the Act, the identities of the parties 
to the venture are: ABB-US Corporation Research, Windsor, CT; BMW AG, 
Munich, Germany; The Boeing Company, Seal Beach, CA; Cessna Aircraft 
Company, a Textron Company, Wichita, KS; Deere & Company, Moline, IL; 
EWI, Columbus, OH; Ford Motor Company, Livonia, MI; HDT Robotics, Inc., 
Fredericksburg, VA; IDEXX Laboratories, Westbrook, ME; National 
Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD; National 
Research Council Canada, Montreal, Quebec, CANADA; OmnicO AGV, Inc., 
Sterling Heights, MI; Shanghai Shou-Elin Robot Technology Co., Ltd., 
Shanghai, PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF CHINA; Spirit Aero Systems, Inc., 
Wichita, KS; University of Texas at Arlington, Arlington, TX; The 
Department of Mechanical Engineering, UT Austin, Austin, TX; Willow 
Garage, Inc., Menlo Park, CA; and Yaskawa America, Inc., Motoman 
Robotics Division, Miamisburg, OH.
    The general area of RIC-America's planned activity is to develop an 
application roadmap for ROS-Industrial, set near-term technical goals, 
and participate in member-initiated Focused Technical Projects (FTP), 
further supporting the developer community through training, road 
mapping, events, and technical support. The Robot Operating System 
(ROS) is an open-source software project that provides a common 
framework for robotic applications. ROS is being used extensively by 
the research community for service robotics; its technology can now be 
applied to industrial/manufacturing robotics through ROS-Industrial 
(ROS-I). ROS-I is a repository of ROS drivers and algorithms for 
industrial robots, sensors, and automation hardware. It enables new 
applications like unstructured manipulation including advanced 
perception for identifying robot work pieces (reducing the need for 
costly hard tooling); dynamic path planning that adapts to the 
environment in real time and creates collision-free trajectories, 
mobile manipulation, which enables larger workspaces and more flexible 
operations. RIC-Americas will focus on the needs of industrial robot 
users and will accelerate the further development of ROS-Industrial.

Patricia A. Brink,
Director of Civil Enforcement Antitrust Division.
[FR Doc. 2014-13339 Filed 6-6-14; 8:45 am]
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