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Team iRobot win inaugural Amazing Robot Trivia Night!

On April 16, 2018, Posted by , In California Robotics News, With Comments Off on Team iRobot win inaugural Amazing Robot Trivia Night!

In spite of not being present, Team iRobot won the inaugural Silicon Valley Robotics Amazing Robot Trivia Night on April 11. All the tables were named after the attending robotics companies or FIRST teams, and mixed table teams picked a name at random. Team iRobot wasn’t actually from Boston, but a…

Applications open for 2018 World Robot Summit expo and competition

On February 5, 2018, Posted by , In California Robotics News, With Comments Off on Applications open for 2018 World Robot Summit expo and competition

Entries are now open for the world’s newest robotics expo and competition, with prize money of around $1 million USD or more than $100 million yen. The World Robot Summit (WRS) 2018 will be held as a preliminary and qualifying event for the WRS 2020. The venue is the Tokyo…

Robotics innovations at CES2018

On January 12, 2018, Posted by , In California Robotics News, With Comments Off on Robotics innovations at CES2018

Cars, cars, cars, cars. CES2018, the Consumer Technology Association’s massive annual expo, was full of self driving electric and augmented cars. Every hardware startup should visit CES before they build anything. It has to be the most humbling experience any small robotics startup could have. CES2018 is what big marketing…

What my Tech Startup Learned Delivering Aid in Puerto Rico

On January 3, 2018, Posted by , In California Robotics News, With Comments Off on What my Tech Startup Learned Delivering Aid in Puerto Rico

Deliveries into Utudao October 2017 Contributor: Joel Ifill is the founder of DASH Systems. Drone enthusiast and package thrower. He resides in Los Angeles and may be reached by e-mail or twitter After landfall of Hurricane Maria I kept myself updated about the dire situation in Puerto Rico.A terrible story was unfolding: a growing humanitarian crisis marred…

Congratulations to the Robot Launch 2017 winner – Semio!

On December 15, 2017, Posted by , In California Robotics News, With Comments Off on Congratulations to the Robot Launch 2017 winner – Semio!

The Robot Launch global startup competition is over for 2017. We’ve seen startups from all over the world and all sorts of application areas – and we’d like to congratulate the overall winner Semio, and runners up Apellix and Mothership Aeronautics. All three startups met the judges criteria; to be…

Three very different startups vie for Robohub Choice

On December 11, 2017, Posted by , In California Robotics News, With Comments Off on Three very different startups vie for Robohub Choice

Three very different robotics startups have been battling it out over the last week to win the “Robohub Choice” award in our annual startup competition. One was social, one was medical and one was agricultural! Also, one was from the UK, one was from the Ukraine and one was from…

Vote for your favorite startup in Robot Launch 2017

On December 1, 2017, Posted by , In California Robotics News, With Comments Off on Vote for your favorite startup in Robot Launch 2017

In the lead up to the finals of the Robot Launch 2017 competition on December 14, we’re having one round of public voting for your favorite startup from the Top 25. While in previous years we’ve had public voting for all the startups, running alongside the investor judging, this year it’s…

Announcing the shortlist for Robot Launch 2017

On November 22, 2017, Posted by , In California Robotics News, With Comments Off on Announcing the shortlist for Robot Launch 2017

The Robotics Hub, in collaboration with Silicon Valley Robotics, is currently investing in robotics, AI and sensor startups, with checks between $250,000 and $500,000. Current portfolio companies include Agility Robotics, RoBotany, Travelwits and Ariel Precision Technologies.

Bossa Nova Robotics stands out in the self-driving robot funding round up

On November 14, 2017, Posted by , In California Robotics News, With Comments Off on Bossa Nova Robotics stands out in the self-driving robot funding round up

SAN FRANCISCO (November 14, 2017) – Bossa Nova, the leading developer of autonomous service robots for the global retail industry, today announced the close of a $17.5 million Series B financing round led by Paxion with participation from other investors including Intel Capital, WRV Capital, Lucas Venture Group (LVG), and Cota Capital. This round brings Bossa Nova’s total funding to date…

How will robots & AI change our way of life in 2030?

On November 8, 2017, Posted by , In California Robotics News, With Comments Off on How will robots & AI change our way of life in 2030?

At #WebSummit 2017, I was part of a panel on what the future will bring in 2030 with John Vickers from Blue Abyss, Jacques Van den Broek from Randstad and Stewart Rogers from Venture Beat. John talked about how technology will allow humans to explore amazing new places. Jacques demonstrated…

25 women in robotics you need to know about – 2017

On October 10, 2017, Posted by , In California Robotics News, With Comments Off on 25 women in robotics you need to know about – 2017

Ada Lovelace Day on October 10 2017 is a day to celebrate the achievements of women in technology and there was no shortage of women to feature on Robohub’s annual Ada Lovelace Day “25 women in robotics you need to know about” list. (If you don’t see someone you expected then they’ll probably…

Getting World of Drones off the ground with Dr Catherine Ball

On August 27, 2017, Posted by , In California Robotics News, With Comments Off on Getting World of Drones off the ground with Dr Catherine Ball

The inaugural World of Drones Congress will be held in Brisbane this week from 31 August to 2 September 2017. The congress includes a conference, expo, tournament and outreach and the goal is to connect the Asia Pacific economy into the new drone industry. With over 70 speakers, World of…

Lemnos.VC – Bringing Silicon Back To The Valley

On July 31, 2017, Posted by , In California Robotics News, By ,,,, , With Comments Off on Lemnos.VC – Bringing Silicon Back To The Valley

Lemnos has gone from being a maverick hardware accelerator to a powerhouse VC firm, bringing to market a whole range of enterprise robotics and hardware startups, like Airware, Revolution Robotics, Marble, Momentum Machines, and Simbe Robotics. Jeremy Conrad gave a rundown of the 5 reasons why the time is right for robotics…

Robot Launch 2017

On July 11, 2017, Posted by , In California Robotics News, By , With Comments Off on Robot Launch 2017

The Robotics Hub, in collaboration with Silicon Valley Robotics, is looking to invest up to $500,000 in robotics, AI and sensor startups! Finalists also receive exposure on Robohub and space in the new Silicon Valley Robotics Cowork Space. Plus you get to pitch your startup to an audience of top VCs, investors…

Simbe Robotics disrupting the retail sector

On July 5, 2017, Posted by , In California Robotics News, With Comments Off on Simbe Robotics disrupting the retail sector

Robots in the retail sector are starting to get industry recognition. The National Retail Federation named Simbe CEO Brad Bogolea a “Disruptor” on The List of People Shaping Retail’s Future for 2017. Founded in 2014 by Mirza Shah, Brad Bogolea and Jeff Gee, Simbe Robotics is an alumni of the…

ARM Institute West Coast Meeting Review

On June 26, 2017, Posted by , In California Robotics News, With Comments Off on ARM Institute West Coast Meeting Review

Robotics manufacturing in the US will be getting federal support to match business or startup investments via the new Advanced Robotics Manufacturing (ARM) Institute. Perhaps more importantly, the ARM Institute can act as a conduit to connect and amplify robotics innovations between regions of the USA. As the global robotics…

Sensors Expo Pre-Conference Symposia Recharge Designers with Real Power

On June 8, 2017, Posted by , In California Robotics News, With Comments Off on Sensors Expo Pre-Conference Symposia Recharge Designers with Real Power

Learn how to innovate the next wave of applications and even create new markets by attending Sensors Expo this June in San Jose. Even though no one can say so with absolute certainty he was the first to speak it, we commonly attribute the oft-used phrase “knowledge is power” to…

2017 Silicon Valley Robot Block Party attracts over 1000 attendees

On April 19, 2017, Posted by , In California Robotics News, With Comments Off on 2017 Silicon Valley Robot Block Party attracts over 1000 attendees

  The 2017 Silicon Valley Robot Block Party set a new high for attendance with over 1000 robot fans plus investors, exhibitors and media. 45 different companies, organizations and groups were represented on the day, April 12 2017, and the Jabil Blue Sky Innovation Center proved to be the perfect host…

Congratulations to winner of 2017 Automate Launch Pad – Apellix

On April 10, 2017, Posted by , In California Robotics News, With Comments Off on Congratulations to winner of 2017 Automate Launch Pad – Apellix

Congratulations to Apellix, the winner of Automate 2017 Startup Launch Pad competition. Also honorable mention goes to Kinema Systems and Sake Robotics. The Apellix received a $10,000 check sponsored by GE Ventures. The judging panel consisted of Steve Taub, GE Ventures, Oliver Mitchell, Autonomy Ventures, Chris Moehle, Robotics Hub and Melonee Wise,…

It’s time for a Robot Block Party!

On April 6, 2017, Posted by , In California Robotics News, With Comments Off on It’s time for a Robot Block Party!

SILICON VALLEY ROBOTICS ROBOT BLOCK PARTY MEDIA ADVISORY 04.04.17 The robots are having a block party to celebrate the 8th annual National Robotics Week. The festival is organized by Silicon Valley Robotics, in conjunction with Jabil and Radius Innovation & Development. The Robot Block Party will run from 12 to…

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