Author: Andra Keay

Robotics Analyst/Strategist
Relay Robotics to Showcase Newest Service Robot at World’s Largest Hospitality Tech Conference, HITEC Orlando

June 27, 2022 08:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time CAMPBELL, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Relay Robotics, Inc., a leading supplier of service robots to the hospitality, healthcare, and real estate industries, is exhibiting its Relay+ Service Robot, the hospitality industry’s most advanced delivery robot, at the 2022 Hospitality Industry Technology Exposition and Conference (HITEC), June 27-30, at the Orange […]

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Flexiv’s Rizon 10 Robot Named Best of the Best in the 2022 Red Dot Awards

The Rizon 10 earned the best of the best distinction at this year’s Red Dot Awards for its ground-breaking design and precise balance between form and function June 22, 2022 10:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time SAN JOSE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Flexiv, the world’s leading general-purpose robotics company, has been granted the “Red Dot: Best of the Best” […]

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Melonee Wise Joins the TAILOS Board of Directors

Robotics Industry Pioneer, Melonee Wise, Joins the TAILOS Board of Directors AUSTIN, Texas, June 21, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Tailos today announced Melonee Wise, founder of Fetch Robotics, has been elected to Tailos’ board of directors. Wise will bring decades of experience in industry-leading robotics development and building innovative companies, including a long track record of leading innovative and diverse […]

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OSARO and Zenni Deploy Industry’s First Robotic Bagging System in Demanding, Precise Production Environment

Three robotic bagging systems to be deployed at Zenni’s Northern California customer fulfillment center; job description calls for visual acuity, precision, dexterity — and tireless work ethic June 22, 2022 06:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time SAN FRANCISCO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–OSARO™, a global leader in the development and deployment of advanced robotics for e-commerce, has partnered with Zenni®, the […]

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Robust.AI Unveils Software Suite Grace™ & Hardware Product Carter™

Using dynamic coordination software & collaborative productivity, Grace & Carter will enable robots to better work with and understand people. June 21, 2022 09:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time PALO ALTO, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Robust.AI, the company transforming how robots work for people, has unveiled its first software suite product, Grace, as well as a hardware product concept, […]

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Seeing the robots at ICRA 2022 through the eyes of a robot

Accessbility@ICRA2022 and OhmniLabs provided three OhmniBots for the conference, allowing students, faculty and interested industry members to attend the expo and poster sessions. The deployment of telepresence robots was greatly appreciated by everyone, from people with medical conditions or visa issues preventing them from attending, to people who were able to sample a little bit […]

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Startups at Automate 2022: Labrador, Seismic and the Cowen Startup Challenge

First mention must go to Mike Dooley and Labrador Robotics, winner of the inaugural Engelberger Foundation Grant and one of the only commercially viable home robots for the ‘aging in place’ demographic that exists. As you can see from the picture, the Labrador ‘Retriever’ is an affordable autonomous mobile robot capable of lifting and lowering […]

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It’s time to update 19th century technology terminology!

Image: In 1992 Mae Carol Jemison became the first African American woman to travel in space. (Wikimedia) Unmanned and master/slave are two terms that are offensive to many in the community. Such terms may once have been accepted by society, but not any longer, and we are pleased to see many organizations starting to use […]

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Unable to attend ICRA 2022 for accessibility issues? Or just curious to see robots?

We can now offer you a telepresence robot tour of the ICRA 2022 expo hall, competitions and poster sessions, thanks to generous support from our friends at OhmniLabs. OhmniLabs build human-centric robots that elevate quality of life for billions of people worldwide, and they build all the robots right here in Silicon Valley using advanced […]

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AMT and SVR Join Forces for the Advancement of Robotics, Transformative Technology

McLean, Va. (May 5, 2022) – AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology is excited to announce Silicon Valley Robotics has become a part of AMT. The two organizations stand at the forefront of their fields, and this alliance will enrich their member companies as well as the larger manufacturing technology community. Andra Keay, SVR’s […]

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MassRobotics, Pittsburgh Robotics Network and Silicon Valley Robotics Form U.S. Alliance of Robotics Clusters to Advocate for Growing Robotics Industry

BOSTON, Mass. / May 3, 2022 – MassRobotics, Pittsburgh Robotics Network and Silicon Valley Robotics have formed the United States Alliance of Robotics Clusters (USARC). USARC supports the development, commercialization and scaling of robotics for global good by collaborating with government and industry stakeholders. The organization will develop and drive U.S. robotics mandates to deliver: […]

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AgRobotics will be on display in Fresno at FIRA USA in October

FIRA, the Agricultural Robotics Event, launches its U.S. edition in Fresno, California on Oct 18-20 2022 and Silicon Valley Robotics is pleased to be one of the event partners. FIRA USA 2022 will bring together specialty crop growers, robot manufacturers, industrials, academics, technologists, startups and investors for 3 days of problem-solving, decision making and planning. The […]

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A decade of Open Robotics

Reposted from an Open Robotics post with permission. March 22nd, 2012 is the day it all began. That’s the day we officially incorporated the Open Source Robotics Foundation, the origin of what we now call Open Robotics. The prospect of starting a company is both scary and exciting; but starting an open-source company in a […]

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Even robots know how to have fun at the Robot Block Party in Oakland

Silicon Valley Robotics joins forces with Circuit Launch to showcase some of the latest robotics technologies in a hands-on deeptech cowork and classroom space.  The Silicon Valley Robotics’ Robot Block Party has been running since 2009 and is an annual tradition in the Bay Area during National Robotics Week. There will be plenty of robots […]

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The Future of Robotics – from Foxglove

What we can expect from the Fourth Industrial Revolution – from Foxglove The robotics industry is at an inflection point in its history. Whereas robots up until now have been deployed mostly in controlled environments like factories and assembly lines, we’re now reaching a stage where advancements in artificial intelligence and computer vision are helping robots […]

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Seamless transitions between autonomous robot capabilities and human intervention in construction robotics

Congratulations to the winners of the best paper award of the International Association for Automation and Robotics in Construction 2021. The team around Cynthia Brosque, Elena Galbally, Prof. Martin Fischer, and Prof. Oussama Khatib did excellent groundwork for construction robotics. With permission, Silicon Valley Robotics is reposting the first parts of the paper below. It […]

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RIOS Announces $28M in New Funding to Automate Old-Line Industries

RIOS Intelligent Machines, Inc., leader of end-to-end AI-powered robotic workcells for factory automation, announced today that it has raised $28 million in Series A equity funding and debt financing. This new round of funding, together with a $5 million venture round announced back in 2020, raise RIOS’ total capitalization to $33 million. The oversubscribed Series […]

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Automated mining inspection against the odds

Learn how Rajant Corporation, PBE Group, and Australian Droid + Robot – as part of a #MSHA (U.S. Department of Labor)-backed mine safety mission – achieved a historic unmanned underground mine inspection at one of the US’ largest underground room and pillar limestone operations in this comprehensive IM report. Using ten ADR Explora XL unmanned […]

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