Crowdfunding robots: Robot Film Festival

While I love getting robots in the mail, crowdfunding sites are also good for supporting a whole range of robot related activities. The 3rd annual Robot Film Festival just launched a Kickstarter campaign to complement ticket sales on Eventbrite. This year, the Robot Film Festival is at Bot&Dolly studios in San Francisco on July 20-21, after very successful previous […]

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Robotics racing ahead

The profile of robotics is rising both in Silicon Valley and beyond. Who would have thought that a robotics company would be featured in Apple’s recent keynote at their Worldwide Developers Conference? Heads turned when Apple’s CEO Tim Cook invited Anki up on stage as a company who was leveraging iOS to merge artificial intelligence […]

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Robots and Jobs – some statistics

AUVSI have just released their report The Economic Impact of Unmanned Aircraft Systems Integration in the United States which forecasts 70,000 jobs created by 2015 and $13.6 billion economic impact in the US. http://www.auvsi.org/econreport IFR, the International Federation of Robotics, released “The Positive Impact of Robots on Jobs” in 2011 . The report was authored by […]

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Growing the Bay Area Robotics Scene: Nine Companies to Watch

By Richard Mahoney at 9:51 AM PST, Mon Mar 4, 2013 Silicon Valley Robotics (SVR) recently held its first Investor Breakfast at SRI headquarters in Menlo Park, with kudos from attending investors and the 10 participating early-stage companies. Part of SVR’s mission is to help nurture early-stage robotics companies in the greater Silicon Valley area. Both a growing […]

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California companies hold most “Top 50” honors

The “Top 50 for 2013” from Robotics Business Review’s RBR50 list is dominated by companies from California, particularly Silicon Valley. RBR, a division of EHPublishing released their second RBR50 list on Monday and not only are US companies considered the most influential and interesting to watch, but California companies top the list, as they did […]

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“Robots remake the economy?” forum in National Robotics Week

Xconomy have just announced the “Robots remake the economy” forum at SRI International, Menlo Park, during National Robotics Week. The forum already features a hefty list of robotics experts ready to discuss the nuances of the changing face of manufacturing and employment in the US. I wouldn’t really call it a debate as the forum […]

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Grishin Robotics invests in RobotAppStore

For Grishin Robotics, the future is in the clouds. Grishin Robotics are investing $250,000 into RobotAppStore, an online marketplace for robotics applications. It seems that Grishin is betting on the robotics industry following the same patterns as the smartphone or personal computing industry. But can robotics be compared to either personal computing or smartphones, given […]

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SVRobo.org & Fall Network Event

Silicon Valley Robotics celebrated becoming a 501(c)6 organization last night with full house network event and the launch of the new svrobo.org website. While the Silicon Valley Robotics group has been meeting regularly since 2010, this more formal ‘business league’ structure will allow for better representation. The new website, directory and mail list will help […]

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