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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…

The robot industry is hiring. Do you have the skills?

On April 3, 2017, Posted by , In California Robotics News, With Comments Off on The robot industry is hiring. Do you have the skills?

A new white paper by the Robotics Industries Association (RIA) says that as many as 2 million US manufacturing jobs will go unfilled in the next ten years due to a lack of skilled workers. According to the paper: “80% of manufacturers report a shortage of qualified applicants for skilled…

8 great startups will battle it out at Automate

On March 20, 2017, Posted by , In California Robotics News, With Comments Off on 8 great startups will battle it out at Automate

A3 ANNOUNCES FINALISTS IN AUTOMATE LAUNCH PAD STARTUP COMPETITION Emerging Companies with Range of Offerings from Platform-as-a-Service to Actuators to 3D Vision Technology ANN ARBOR, MI – Today the Association for Advancing Automation (A3), the leading global advocate for the benefits of automating and producers of Automate 2017, announced the…

Japan’s World Robot Summit posts challenges for teams

On March 17, 2017, Posted by , In California Robotics News, With Comments Off on Japan’s World Robot Summit posts challenges for teams

Japan is holding a huge robot celebration in 2018 in Tokyo and 2020 in Aichi, Fukushima, hosted by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and industry (METI) and the New Energy Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO). This is a commercial robotics Expo and a series of robotics Challenges with the goal…

Supporting Women in Robotics on International Women’s Day.. and beyond.

On March 8, 2017, Posted by , In California Robotics News, With Comments Off on Supporting Women in Robotics on International Women’s Day.. and beyond.

International Women’s Day is raising discussion about the lack of diversity and role models in STEM and the potential negative outcomes of bias and stereotyping in robotics and AI. Let’s balance the words with positive actions. Here’s what we can all do to support women in robotics and AI, and thus improve diversity,…

Yves Behar designs a security robot for Cobalt Robotics

On March 1, 2017, Posted by , In California Robotics News, With Comments Off on Yves Behar designs a security robot for Cobalt Robotics

Cobalt Robotics launched their stylish security robot today, March 1st 2017. The robot was designed by Yves Behar, and as a fabric covered robot, it’s putting a new spin on soft robotics! Behar’s goal was to create a robot that didn’t conform to Hollywood stereo types, but was an augmentation of…

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