Author: Andra Keay

Robotics Analyst/Strategist
AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology and Mesago Messe Frankfurt collaborate to expand automation across the US

McLean, Va. and Stuttgart, Germany (January 19, 2023) – Two of the global manufacturing industry’s premier organizations, AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology and Mesago, a subsidiary of Messe Frankfurt Group, today announced a collaboration to create the Automation Sector at IMTS – The International Manufacturing Technology Show in 2024, and SPS – Smart […]

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Power conversion breakthroughs fuel a robot revolution

Dusty FieldPrinter is five times faster than a human and accurate to within one-sixteenth of an inch to spec (image courtesy of Dusty Robotics). Innovations in power conversion technology are enabling a transformation in robotics design. Today’s integrated power modules are addressing the demanding size, weight, power budgets and cost efficiencies required to move robots […]

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The Bay Area makes big gains in manufacturing jobs

Finally some statistics that show the growth of manufacturing that we’ve been seeing in the SF Bay Area! The California Community Colleges are doing a great job promoting manufacturing training and the recent Oakland Unified School District Manufacturing Day Tour took 50 interested students to innovative manufacturing companies like: ERG Aerospace, producing Duocel foam, an […]

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Black in Robotics Student Grants and T-shirt Store

Just in time for holiday shopping: Black in Robotics have just launched the BiR Store whose funds support our outreach activities https://blackinrobotics.org/store And we have two new funding opportunities for students, these are listed under BiR Resources on the homepage (https://blackinrobotics.org/) along with the resume book (signup code: BiRSignUp2022) and reading list. As new resources […]

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Foxglove’s $15M Series A and the Missing Data Stack for Robotics

Accelerating the robotics revolution by Adrian MacNeil I’m happy to announce our $15M Series A funding led by Eclipse Ventures. It’s an exciting time for Foxglove – thousands of robotics engineers use our software, and our user base has grown by over 8x in the past 12 months alone! But before we jump into details, I […]

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Women in Tech Leadership Resources from IMTS 2022

There’ve been quite a few events recently focusing on Women in Robotics, Women in Manufacturing, Women in 3D Printing, in Engineering, and in Tech Leadership. One of the largest tradeshows in the US IMTS 2022 kicked off with a Women Make Manufacturing Move Reception, with Allison Grealis, President of Women in Manufacturing, Andra Keay, President of […]

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THE US ALLIANCE OF ROBOTICS CLUSTERS TO SHOWCASE GLOBALLY RENOWNED ROBOTICS TECHNOLOGIES AT IMTS 2022

THE IMTS ROBOTICS PAVILLION WILL HOST DELEGATIONS FROM SILICON VALLEY ROBOTICS, MASS ROBOTICS AND SATX ROBOTIX AND WILL FEATURE THE LATEST INNOVATIONS OF THE US ROBOTICS INDUSTRY              WHO / WHAT IMTS 2022 marks the first time that three of the largest robotics clusters from around the nation will exhibit together as part of […]

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STEAM Education Without Borders: Canadian Indigenous Youth Visit Silicon Valley by Telepresence Robot

OhmniLabs’ Ohmni Robots are being used to equalize access to STEAM education in underserved communities. Thanks to the magic of telepresence, a group of 40 Indigenous youth in Calgary, Canada “traveled” to OhmniLabs’ 3D printing facility to learn more about robotics. InidgeSTEAM owns a fleet of robots that they use with Urban and On-Nation Indigenous Youth […]

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Silicon Valley Pioneer “Drishti” Wins IERA Robotics Award 2022 – IFR Reports

June 30, 2022 04:54 AM Eastern Daylight Time FRANKFURT, Germany–(BUSINESS WIRE)–This year’s “Award for Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Robotics & Automation” (IERA) goes to Drishti, a video analytics company based in Mountain View, California. Drishti technology supports workers on assembly lines to avoid errors and be more productive. To achieve this, the company has developed […]

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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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5 Takeaways from the Robotics Summit & Expo 2022

by Shaun Juncal – reposted from Formant Couldn’t make it to RSE 2022, or looking for a quick recap to refresh your memory? Our team wrapped up the key takeaways from this week’s conference to help you bring insights back to your team. We’ll include links to slides and session recordings as soon as they […]

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