Let’s talk about the future of Air cargo.

You invest in the future you want to live in. I want to invest my time in the future of rapid logistics. Three years ago I set out on a journey to build a future where one-day delivery is available anywhere in the world by commercializing high precision, low-cost automated airdrops. In the beginning, the […]

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Should robots be gendered? comments on Alan Winfield’s opinion piece

The gendering of robots is something I’ve found fascinating since I first started building robots out of legos with my brother. We all ascribe character to robots, consciously or not, even when we understand exactly how robots work. Until recently we’ve been able to write this off as science fiction stuff, because real robots were […]

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Why we need a robot registry | context

Robots are rolling out into the real world and we need to meet the emerging challenges in responsible fashion but one that doesn’t block innovation. At the recent ARM Developers Summit 2020 I shared my suggestions for five practical steps that we could undertake at a regional, national or global level as part of the […]

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Accessorize Your Robot

Bring your automated robot applications to the next level during this LIVE! online event hosted by EandM. Wednesday, November 4, 2020 8:00am PT Whether you’re buying or building a robot, EandM will have a solution for you! Discover modular designs, accessories and other important components to bring your industrial application together. Speaker topics include: •                     Techman […]

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Robots in retail: From ROI to frictionless customer experience

Retail is the fastest growing industry sector for robotics, if we include the logistics associated with e-commerce, and the current pandemic is exacerbating the demand for and shortage of robotics. On July 7th Silicon Valley Robotics hosted a ‘Retail Robotics for Startups’ discussion with David Pakman, robotics investor at Venrock, Steven K. Platt, founder of […]

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Exploring the DARPA SubTerranean Challenge

The DARPA Subterranean (SubT) Challenge aims to develop innovative technologies that would augment operations underground. On July 20, Dr Timothy Chung, the DARPA SubTChallenge Program Manager, joined Silicon Valley Robotics to discuss the upcoming Cave Circuit and Subterranean Challenge Finals, and the opportunities that still exist for individual and team entries in both Virtual and […]

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Fetch Robotics and Piedmont National Partner with PURO Lighting to Launch the SmartGuardUV Autonomous Disinfecting Robot

Leveraging Next Generation Pulsed Xenon UV technology from Violet Defense, the SmartGuardUV robot neutralizes harmful viruses and bacteria in high-traffic areas and provides real-time disinfection reporting. SAN JOSE, Calif., July 16, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Fetch Robotics, the leader in cloud robotics and on-demand automation, and automated solutions provider Piedmont National today announced the launch of the SmartGuardUV disinfecting autonomous mobile robot […]

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Growing My Robot Company

Early stage startup: Silicon Valley Robotics helps you accelerate your startup. We have prototyping and small batch manufacturing facilities at Circuit Launch in Oakland. We have a mentor network, and provide introductions to investors, startup showcases, startup seminars and demo days. SVR startup membership includes listing in our membership directory. Small to Medium Enterprises: Network […]

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Getting started with robots!

Robotics needs more people to make good robots and great robotics businesses. You don’t need a degree in mechatronics, unless of course that’s what you want! K-12 Resources: FIRST Robotics Botball Robocup Learning Robotics Silicon Valley Robotics videos Send us suggestions for more content! Career Resources: Robohub.org Robotics Today Seminars 50 Robotics Research Labs in […]

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Handshake: an exploration of robot interaction

In times of physical distancing, when touching becomes unreachable; “Handshake” is a platform on which strangers can interact with each other, virtually but also physically. The robotic installation by artistic duo AATB will run from May 28 to June 30 alongside a series of online conversations with robotics experts that discuss some of the questions […]

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SLAMcore raises $5 million to meet growing demand for robotics

London, 17 JUNE 2020: SLAMcore,a UK company developing spatial AI algorithms for robots and drones,has secured$5million in a funding round led by Octopus Ventures and MMC Ventures, with participation from Amadeus Capital Partners and Toyota AI Ventures. The funding will allow SLAMcore to meet the increasing demand of the robotics market, which has seen demand skyrocket due to COVID-19. […]

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Silicon Valley Robotics wins RBR50 Innovation Award

California’s Silicon Valley Bay Area is the quintessential business cluster for software, hardware, high-tech services innovation and now as a business cluster for robotics as well. The area contains more than 50 robotics research labs, with over 500 autonomous systems startups, thousands of investors, and many other robotics ecosystem participants, all driving the innovation and […]

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