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January 05, 2011 16:49 ET

Universal Robotics Names Ross Duncan Sales Manager

Technology Company Expands Team With Seasoned Strategic Sales Executive to Oversee Sales of Innovative Software Solutions

NASHVILLE, TN--(Marketwire - January 5, 2011) - Universal Robotics, Inc. has named Ross Duncan as its Sales Manager. Duncan brings more than 30 years of sales experience within the technology industry to Universal. As Sales Manager he will oversee sales of the company's software products and engineering, expand its sales pipeline and introduce its products to new customers and markets.

"Ross has extensive expertise promoting complex, game-changing technologies to both technical and business customers in a range of industries," said David Peters, co-founder and CEO of Universal Robotics. "His experience in many of Universal's target markets, including the commercial supply chain and security sectors, makes him a valuable addition to our team."

Universal Robotics develops technologies that automate intelligence, enabling machines to perform tasks that are costly, dangerous or impossible for humans to undertake. In 2010, the company launched Spatial Vision and introduced its signature software, Neocortex. Spatial Vision creates affordable and easy-to-use 3D vision systems, which can be used in many industries including robotics, security, and engineering. Neocortex is revolutionary, patent-protected software that allows machines to learn from their experiences in the physical world, making flexible automation in unstructured environments possible for the first time.

Throughout his career, Duncan has been an innovative leader and successful sales director for small start-up companies and large, global businesses. He joins Universal from Zonit Structured Solutions, LLC, where he served as Vice President Sales & Marketing. Prior to Zonit, he was Vice President of Channels, Identity & Access for Gemalto, Inc., where he pioneered the commercial use of Smart Cards, increasing US sales revenue from $1 million to $25 million in less than three years.

Duncan also has served as President of 5Bridge Open Solutions, Inc., and President and Founder of OMA, Inc. Other corporations for which he has worked include Access Graphics, where he led a merger with General Electric, Distribution Resources Company, Hewlett-Packard and Burroughs Corporation.

About Universal Robotics, Inc.
Universal Robotics creates software that enables machines to learn from their experiences, react and adapt to their surroundings, and perform tasks that are costly, dangerous or difficult for humans to undertake. The company's signature technology, Neocortex, which was developed over seven years at NASA and Vanderbilt University, will increase efficiency and worker safety across industries in applications including warehousing, mining, handling hazardous waste and automating vehicles such as forklifts.