Munich, Germany - Robotics systems are composed of several other systems - communications, dynamic control, intelligence, navigation, safety, data logging, sensors, mechanicals, mobility and more. To speed robotics development, ensure quality and lower costs, therefore, roboticists require tools and techniques that reduce the complexity of building robots and robotic technology. Roboticists need to be able to function as domain experts and focus on robotics system design, rather than getting bogged down by details such as the minutiae of programming embedded controllers, acquiring sensor data, and creating communication data packets. The Accelerating Robotics Development with NI LabVIEW webinar (https://ehpubevents.webex.com) will demonstrate examples of how commercial-off-the-shelf technologies graphical system design software and embedded, reconfigurable hardware can accelerate design and development of complex robotics systems. The webinar will be held on Thursday, September 4, 2008 2:00 pm Eastern Daylight Time (GMT -04:00, New York) and last 45 minutes. Panellists will be Dan Kara, President, RoboticsTrends and Anu Saha, Product Marketing Manager, National Instruments.