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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Robotics is battling for tech talent [via The Robot Report]

Robots.Jobs addresses robotic skills shortage with a national approach By Eugene Demaitre | February 6, 2019 | Source The Robot Report While the predictions of massive job displacement because of automation have yet to be proven, the more immediate problem of filling positions at companies developing or building robots remains urgent. Robots.Jobs is a new resource for matching specialized talent […]

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Robot Open House at Alan Rath Retrospective

In honor of Alan Rath’s Retrospective it’s Robot Open House San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art March 1st First Friday Does your robot do the running man? Dress up your robots with feathers, hands, eyes! https://www.meetup.com/Silicon-Valley-Robotics/events/256983048/ Contact SJICA Christine Knopps christine@sjica.org OR SVR Andra Keay andra@svrobo.org Well known as a pioneer in electronic, kinetic, and […]

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Deadline Approaches for New Robot Picking Challenge from JD.com

Jingdong, also known as JD.com, has recently launched a new robotics challenge, “to find talented roboticists who can help advance the development of global e-commerce and logistics technologies,” according to the company. Hosted by JD’s robotics research arm, JD-X, the JD-X Robotics Challenge will ask contestants to design a ‘picking’ robot that can accurately pick selected […]

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