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08.29.2012

Gov. Gary Herbert Visits UT-Based ASI At AUVSI Unmanned Systems 2012

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA—August 29, 2012. Executive and sales staff members of Autonomous Solutions, Inc. (ASI) were pleasantly surprised by a visit from Utah Governor Gary Herbert at the AUVSI Unmanned Systems North America 2012 Conference in Las Vegas, Nevada. Governor Herbert visited Utah-based ASI and other Utah companies that were well represented at the largest domestic robotics conference of 2012.

"It was a thrill for our Governor to take the time to visit us and learn about our products and challenges," said Mel Torrie, President of ASI.

"Governor Herbert has been working diligently to make Utah the number one place to do business and we really believe it is. He's doing a superb job!"

Mel Torrie and Governor Herbert spoke at length about the products and solutions ASI offers for military, agriculture, industrial, and automotive proving ground partners as well as the challenges and successes of recent years. Governor Herbert seemed especially interested in ASI's Chaos™ High Mobility Robot, a unique small robot platform designed to traverse rugged terrain for applications in active combat zones, bomb disposal, exploration, and persistent surveillance.


During his time as Governor of Utah, Gary Herbert and his administration have been powerful proponents of making Utah a business-friendly environment. Utah currently holds the #2 ranking in CNBCs 2012 America's Top States for Business, improving from a #8 ranking in 2011.

"My first and highest priority will be the economy here in Utah," said Governor Herbert in his 2009 inaugural address. "If we can get the economy right, most everything else falls into place." Governor Herbert's continued focus on Utah's business setting is making it easier for companies like ASI to thrive in a challenging and competitive world economic environment.

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About ASI

For nearly 14 years, ASI has been a world leader in unmanned ground vehicle systems. From their northern Utah headquarters, ASI serves clients in the mining, agriculture, automotive, military, and manufacturing industries with robotic solutions ranging from driver assistance to full, multi-vehicle autonomy. ASI's world-class engineering staff is dedicated to the ideals of innovation, safety, simplicity, and quality.