SOURCE: Braintech Inc.

October 24, 2007 09:00 ET

Braintech to Exhibit Robot Navigation Software at Robo Development Show

New Version Uses Bluetooth Wireless Communications With Mobile Robot

VANCOUVER, BC--(Marketwire - October 24, 2007) - Braintech Inc. (OTCBB: BRHI) will showcase the release of VOLTS-IQ SDK 1.5 at the Robo Development trade show in San Jose, California, October 25-26, 2007. VOLTS-IQ™ is a visual intelligence software suite that provides feature recognition, object localization and robot guidance in the form of Microsoft Robotics Studio services.

Braintech will demonstrate the power of VOLTS-IQ through its integration with a small, mobile, computer-enabled robot toy. Images are transmitted from the robot's onboard Bluetooth wireless camera to a remote laptop where they are analyzed by VOLTS-IQ SDK services to produce autonomous navigation commands. Commands are transmitted back to the robot to effect logical behaviors such as object seeking and grasping. This breakthrough in robotic vision science allows those using Microsoft Robotic Studio to start developing useful autonomous mobile robots.

Babak Habibi, CTO Braintech, states: "A few short months ago, I posed a serious challenge to our robot vision scientists and engineers. I asked them to not only deliver the next version of enhanced robot vision services in VOLTS-IQ SDK, but to also integrate these services with other components including a wireless camera and a commercially available robot to create a complete intelligent robotic demonstration system. I did this because I believe the best way to build real technologies that work, for real product developers and hobbyists, is to walk a mile in their shoes. Judging from the results, I think our team has succeeded in meeting both challenges and I'd like to extend an open invitation to robotic developers to come see our demonstrations at the Robo Development event and to provide us with their insights as we move forward."

See Braintech in Booth #406 on October 25-26, 2007, at the Robo Development Show in the San Jose McEnery Convention Center, San Jose, CA.

For more information about Braintech, visit http://www.braintech.com

For more information about VOLTS-IQ, visit http://www.volts-iq.com

For more information about Microsoft Robotic Studio, visit http://www.msdn.microsoft.com/robotics

© Braintech Inc, 2007. All rights reserved. VOLTS-IQ is a trademark of Braintech and all its subsidiaries.

Microsoft, Microsoft Robotic Studio and MSRS are trademarks of Microsoft.

Disclaimer

Statements in this document that are not purely historical are forward-looking statements and reflect the current views of management with respect to future events and are subject to certain risks, uncertainties and assumptions. Forward-looking statements in this news release include the statement that the breakthrough in robotic vision science allows those using Microsoft Robotic Studio to start developing useful autonomous mobile robots. It is important to note that the Company's actual results could differ materially from those in such forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially include risks and uncertainties such as technical difficulties in developing the products; competition from other suppliers of similar products; pricing that may not be acceptable to potential markets; and many other known and unknown factors.

Readers should also refer to the risk disclosures outlined in the Company's 10-KSB and 10-QSB Forms filed from time to time with the SEC.

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