COVID-19, robots and us March 31 special guests

Join us on Tuesday at 7pm Pacific for our next weekly discussion on COVID-19, robots and us. This week we’re focusing on disaster robotics, social robotics, telemedicine and human-robot interaction with special guests: Robin Murphy, Founder of the field of Disaster Robotics and Raytheon Professor at Texas A&M University Ross Mead, Founder of Semio and […]

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Celltrio provides culture lab automation in fight against COVID-19

Sometimes robotics helping fight COVID-19 takes a less obvious pathway. Celltrio for example, is supplying robotic cryogenic freezers that automatically store and retrieve human cells used in cell culturing. Which helps scientists work on new compounds, decreasing the time to important drug discovery. In cell culturing Celltrio provides full automated systems that work 24-7, making […]

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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 we speak to experts from the robotics and health community. This event is free and open to the public. Regular guest speakers are: Gui Cavalcanti, CEO/Cofounder of Breeze Automation and Founder of Open Source Covid-19 Medical […]

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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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Open Problems in Health Robotics Symposium

SRI International, the UC Center for Information Technology in the Interest of the Public (CITRIS) People and Robots Initiative, and Silicon Valley Robotics present a one-day symposium: Open Problems in Health Robotics on May 19 from 9am to 4pm at SRI International in Menlo Park. We are delighted to announce that Gary Guthart, President of […]

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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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