Author: Andra Keay

Robotics Analyst/Strategist
HRI 2020 SPONSORS

*Updated post with recording of HRI 2020 Industry Talks Session from April 3. HRI 2020 is the 15th annual conference for basic and applied human-robot interaction research. Researchers from across the world present their best work to HRI to exchange ideas about the theory, technology, data, and science furthering the state-of-the-art in human-robot interaction.  The […]

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COVID-19, robots and us – weekly online discussion

Join us for a discussion with experts from the robotics and health community Every week at 7pm on Tuesdays from March 24 until May 12 2020 we’ll be speaking to experts from the robotics and health community. This event is free and open to the public. We’ve had a fantastic range of guest speakers, and […]

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COVID-19 Response

Please search our lists below: STUFF NEEDED BY GOVT/HEALTH (by country) STUFF THAT CAN BE DONE BY COMMUNITY WHERE TO FIND INFORMATION AND HELP Stuff needed by US Govt in next 2 weeks Cotton swabs with long wooden sticks  Endotracheal tubes (assorted sizes) Falcon tubes Gloves (all sizes) Lightweight protective suits N95 masks Over-the-shoe booties […]

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Robotics respond to COVID-19

This is the start of Silicon Valley Robotics list of local robotics companies and service providers who can build or make useful stuff for first responders and health organizations during the COVID-19 crisis. Ranging from volunteers, open source project designs, telepresence robots, robots for all sorts of things and groups with critical resources available. Today […]

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Technological Revolutions and the Governance Gap

by Tim Kastelle University of QLD Business School The Core Problem of Management Today Sur-veil-lance Cap-i-tal-ism, n. 1. A new economic order that claims human experience as free raw material for hidden commercial practices of extraction, prediction, and sales; 2. A parasitic economic logic in which the production of goods and services is subordinated to a […]

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Open Problems for Robots in Surgery and Healthcare

SRI International, the UC Center for Information Technology in the Interest of the Public (CITRIS) People and Robots Initiative, and Silicon Valley Robotics present an Online Symposium: Open Problems for Robots in Surgery and Healthcare on May 19 from 9.30am to 2pm. The event is free and open to the public. Registration closes at 3pm […]

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CITRIS Research Exchange Spring 2020 Schedule

What? When? Where? The CITRIS Research Exchange (#CITRISRE) delivers fresh perspectives on information technology and society from distinguished academic, industry, and civic leaders. Each seminar takes place on Wednesdays from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm. Dates are listed below. The Banatao Auditorium at Sutardja Dai Hall on the UC Berkeley campus. Free and open to […]

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Transience, Replication, and the Paradox of Social Robotics

with Guy HoffmanRobotics Researcher, Cornell University An Art, Technology, and Culture Colloquium, co-sponsored by the Center for New Music and Audio Technologies and CITRIS People and Robots (CPAR), presented with Berkeley Arts + Design as part of Arts + Design Mondays. As we continue to develop social robots designed for connectedness, we struggle with paradoxes related to authenticity, transience, […]

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Women in Robotics celebrate Ada Lovelace Day on Oct 8th

Celebrate the contributions of women leaders in robotics and discover hands-on pathways into tech for all. The keynote will be delivered by robotics industry leader and UC Berkeley EECS professor Anca Dragan, panels will feature leading founders of robotics startups, and Robohub’s Top 25 Women in Robotics list will be released. Take a deep dive into […]

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OSARO Raises $16M in Series B Funding

Attracting New Venture Capital for Machine Learning Software for Industrial AutomationSAN FRANCISCO (October 3, 2019) OSARO Inc, a leader in machine learning software for industrial automation, has announced $16 million in Series B funding, with participation from King River Capital (KRC), Alpha Intelligence Capital, Founders Fund, Pegasus Tech Ventures, GiTV Fund, and existing investors as […]

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Catalia Health and Pfizer collaborate on robots for healthcare

New robot platform improves patient experience using AI to help patients navigate barriers and health care challenges SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 12, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Catalia Health and Pfizer today announced they have launched a pilot program to explore patient behaviors outside of clinical environments and to test the impact regular engagement with artificial intelligence (AI) has on patients’ […]

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Simbe Robotics announces $26M Series A led by Venrock

Creators of Autonomous Retail Robot Tally to Leverage Investments and Partnerships to Meet Rapidly Increasing Market Demand, Solidifying Position as Category Leader SAN FRANCISCO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Simbe Robotics, Inc., the company leveraging robotics and AI to provide physical retail with unparalleled insights into inventory and operations, today announced two separate funding deals – a Series A equity […]

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NASA needs software for Space Robotics Challenge Phase 2

NASA is asking for your help to create the autonomous robots which could one day explore the moon, Mars, and beyond. It has launched the second phase of its Space Robotics Challenge, searching for bright ideas from the public to develop robots to assist future astronauts on long-duration missions. The challenge invites independent teams, research organizations, […]

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Robo-Exoticism is the theme for 2019/20 Art, Technology and Culture Colloquiums

Madeline Gannon’s “Robots Are Creatures, Not Things” will be the first work of the Fall 2019-Spring 2020 season of the Colloquiums at UC Berkeley’s Center for New Media at 6pm on Sept 9th. Dr. Madeline Gannon is a multidisciplinary designer inventing better ways to communicate with machines. In her work, Gannon seeks to blend knowledge […]

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Andra Keay joins CITRIS “People and Robots” Initiative

The Managing Director of Silicon Valley Robotics, Andra Keay, joins the CITRIS People and Robots initiative as a Visiting Scholar, to extend connections between CITRIS and the Bay Area robotics community.  The Greater Bay Area, from Santa Cruz and Monterey to Merced and Davis, is the world’s largest cluster of robotics innovation with more than […]

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According to the US Govt, AI includes robotics, so don’t ignore AI reports!

While it is now too late for robotics companies to submit comments to the the RFI, the U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has released a plan for prioritizing federal agency engagement in the development of standards for artificial intelligence (AI). The plan recommends that the federal government “commit to deeper, […]

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Manufacturers take a deep dive into AI

A new study from the MAPI Foundation, a research subsidiary of the Manufacturers Alliance for Productivity and Innovation, shows that the introduction of artificial intelligence into the manufacturing value chain is significantly changing the nature of that sector’s workforce. But rather than robots taking human jobs, new hybrid roles are emerging where humans enable machines […]

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2019 Robot Launch startup competition is open!

It’s time for Robot Launch 2019 Global Startup Competition! Applications are now open until September 22nd 6pm PDT. Finalists may receive up to $500k in investment offers, plus space at top accelerators and mentorship at Silicon Valley Robotics co-work space. Winners in previous years include a some high profile robotics startups and acquisitions: 2018: Anybotics […]

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