Real-Time Innovations, Inc. (RTI) has greatly expanded its relationship with Wind River Systems (WRS) (who develop and market VxWorks, the leading real-time operating system). In fact, WRS and RTI have recently entered into a formal distribution agreement for RTI's StethoScope product. This relationship will be key in bringing ControlShell to market in the later stages of our research.
Lockheed and Loral are now both operational ControlShell sites; both are looking forward to the enhancements this new research will bring. We have recently been approached by a group at NASA Langley Research Center. They are seriously considering utilizing ControlShell for a robotic control project.
Our ties to the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI) were also strengthened over the last year. Four Stanford ARL students are spending the summer at MBARI developing a prototype mobile underwater vehicle. We are planning to install ControlShell as the system control software on this new vehicle during the next year.