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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Fetch Robotics raises $94m for excellence in logistics

Fetch Robotics Secures Funding to Meet Rapidly Increasing Demand for Its Market-Leading Cloud Robotics Solution  On-Demand Automation Solution Gaining Mainstream Adoption with Leading Logistics Providers  SAN JOSE, Calif. – July 23, 2019 – Fetch Robotics, the pioneer of on-demand automation, today announced a Series C round of funding in the amount of $46 million. The round […]

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Artificial Intelligence Past and Present – NSF

June 24, 2019 — Allyson Kennedy — NSF In the summer of 1956, a small group of computer scientists and mathematicians converged on Dartmouth’s campus to define a burgeoning field of research they called “Artificial Intelligence,” or AI. Six decades later, advances in robotics, autonomous vehicles, and machine learning continue to push the boundaries of […]

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GIT takes home FETCH prize!

Winner of Fetch Robotics FetchIt! Challenge Executes Complex Manufacturing Tasks Using Autonomous Mobile Robotic Arm Georgia Institute of Technology Awarded Prize Package Worth Over $150K In Inaugural Contest Hosted at IEEE Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA) SAN JOSE, Calif. — May 22 2019 — Fetch Robotics, the pioneer of on-demand automation, today announced the […]

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The Rise of the Robots 2019

Save the date May 30th for a full day global robotics showcase at SRI International! 8.30-9am Registration 9.30 – 10am Introductions MC: Andra Keay, Silicon Valley Robotics Hiroshi Oikawa President, NEDO Manish Kothari President, SRI International Andra Keay Board, Silicon Valley Robotics Tomochika Uyama Consul General of Japan in San Francisco Shuji Yumitori NEDO World […]

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