Category: California Robotics News

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Women in Tech Leadership Resources from IMTS 2022

There’ve been quite a few events recently focusing on Women in Robotics, Women in Manufacturing, Women in 3D Printing, in Engineering, and in Tech Leadership. One of the largest tradeshows in the US IMTS 2022 kicked off with a Women Make Manufacturing Move Reception, with Allison Grealis, President of Women in Manufacturing, Andra Keay, President of […]

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THE US ALLIANCE OF ROBOTICS CLUSTERS TO SHOWCASE GLOBALLY RENOWNED ROBOTICS TECHNOLOGIES AT IMTS 2022

THE IMTS ROBOTICS PAVILLION WILL HOST DELEGATIONS FROM SILICON VALLEY ROBOTICS, MASS ROBOTICS AND SATX ROBOTIX AND WILL FEATURE THE LATEST INNOVATIONS OF THE US ROBOTICS INDUSTRY              WHO / WHAT IMTS 2022 marks the first time that three of the largest robotics clusters from around the nation will exhibit together as part of […]

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STEAM Education Without Borders: Canadian Indigenous Youth Visit Silicon Valley by Telepresence Robot

OhmniLabs’ Ohmni Robots are being used to equalize access to STEAM education in underserved communities. Thanks to the magic of telepresence, a group of 40 Indigenous youth in Calgary, Canada “traveled” to OhmniLabs’ 3D printing facility to learn more about robotics. InidgeSTEAM owns a fleet of robots that they use with Urban and On-Nation Indigenous Youth […]

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Silicon Valley Pioneer “Drishti” Wins IERA Robotics Award 2022 – IFR Reports

June 30, 2022 04:54 AM Eastern Daylight Time FRANKFURT, Germany–(BUSINESS WIRE)–This year’s “Award for Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Robotics & Automation” (IERA) goes to Drishti, a video analytics company based in Mountain View, California. Drishti technology supports workers on assembly lines to avoid errors and be more productive. To achieve this, the company has developed […]

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Relay Robotics to Showcase Newest Service Robot at World’s Largest Hospitality Tech Conference, HITEC Orlando

June 27, 2022 08:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time CAMPBELL, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Relay Robotics, Inc., a leading supplier of service robots to the hospitality, healthcare, and real estate industries, is exhibiting its Relay+ Service Robot, the hospitality industry’s most advanced delivery robot, at the 2022 Hospitality Industry Technology Exposition and Conference (HITEC), June 27-30, at the Orange […]

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Flexiv’s Rizon 10 Robot Named Best of the Best in the 2022 Red Dot Awards

The Rizon 10 earned the best of the best distinction at this year’s Red Dot Awards for its ground-breaking design and precise balance between form and function June 22, 2022 10:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time SAN JOSE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Flexiv, the world’s leading general-purpose robotics company, has been granted the “Red Dot: Best of the Best” […]

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Melonee Wise Joins the TAILOS Board of Directors

Robotics Industry Pioneer, Melonee Wise, Joins the TAILOS Board of Directors AUSTIN, Texas, June 21, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Tailos today announced Melonee Wise, founder of Fetch Robotics, has been elected to Tailos’ board of directors. Wise will bring decades of experience in industry-leading robotics development and building innovative companies, including a long track record of leading innovative and diverse […]

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OSARO and Zenni Deploy Industry’s First Robotic Bagging System in Demanding, Precise Production Environment

Three robotic bagging systems to be deployed at Zenni’s Northern California customer fulfillment center; job description calls for visual acuity, precision, dexterity — and tireless work ethic June 22, 2022 06:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time SAN FRANCISCO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–OSARO™, a global leader in the development and deployment of advanced robotics for e-commerce, has partnered with Zenni®, the […]

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Robust.AI Unveils Software Suite Grace™ & Hardware Product Carter™

Using dynamic coordination software & collaborative productivity, Grace & Carter will enable robots to better work with and understand people. June 21, 2022 09:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time PALO ALTO, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Robust.AI, the company transforming how robots work for people, has unveiled its first software suite product, Grace, as well as a hardware product concept, […]

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Seeing the robots at ICRA 2022 through the eyes of a robot

Accessbility@ICRA2022 and OhmniLabs provided three OhmniBots for the conference, allowing students, faculty and interested industry members to attend the expo and poster sessions. The deployment of telepresence robots was greatly appreciated by everyone, from people with medical conditions or visa issues preventing them from attending, to people who were able to sample a little bit […]

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Startups at Automate 2022: Labrador, Seismic and the Cowen Startup Challenge

First mention must go to Mike Dooley and Labrador Robotics, winner of the inaugural Engelberger Foundation Grant and one of the only commercially viable home robots for the ‘aging in place’ demographic that exists. As you can see from the picture, the Labrador ‘Retriever’ is an affordable autonomous mobile robot capable of lifting and lowering […]

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It’s time to update 19th century technology terminology!

Image: In 1992 Mae Carol Jemison became the first African American woman to travel in space. (Wikimedia) Unmanned and master/slave are two terms that are offensive to many in the community. Such terms may once have been accepted by society, but not any longer, and we are pleased to see many organizations starting to use […]

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Unable to attend ICRA 2022 for accessibility issues? Or just curious to see robots?

We can now offer you a telepresence robot tour of the ICRA 2022 expo hall, competitions and poster sessions, thanks to generous support from our friends at OhmniLabs. OhmniLabs build human-centric robots that elevate quality of life for billions of people worldwide, and they build all the robots right here in Silicon Valley using advanced […]

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AMT and SVR Join Forces for the Advancement of Robotics, Transformative Technology

McLean, Va. (May 5, 2022) – AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology is excited to announce Silicon Valley Robotics has become a part of AMT. The two organizations stand at the forefront of their fields, and this alliance will enrich their member companies as well as the larger manufacturing technology community. Andra Keay, SVR’s […]

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MassRobotics, Pittsburgh Robotics Network and Silicon Valley Robotics Form U.S. Alliance of Robotics Clusters to Advocate for Growing Robotics Industry

BOSTON, Mass. / May 3, 2022 – MassRobotics, Pittsburgh Robotics Network and Silicon Valley Robotics have formed the United States Alliance of Robotics Clusters (USARC). USARC supports the development, commercialization and scaling of robotics for global good by collaborating with government and industry stakeholders. The organization will develop and drive U.S. robotics mandates to deliver: […]

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AgRobotics will be on display in Fresno at FIRA USA in October

FIRA, the Agricultural Robotics Event, launches its U.S. edition in Fresno, California on Oct 18-20 2022 and Silicon Valley Robotics is pleased to be one of the event partners. FIRA USA 2022 will bring together specialty crop growers, robot manufacturers, industrials, academics, technologists, startups and investors for 3 days of problem-solving, decision making and planning. The […]

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A decade of Open Robotics

Reposted from an Open Robotics post with permission. March 22nd, 2012 is the day it all began. That’s the day we officially incorporated the Open Source Robotics Foundation, the origin of what we now call Open Robotics. The prospect of starting a company is both scary and exciting; but starting an open-source company in a […]

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Even robots know how to have fun at the Robot Block Party in Oakland

Silicon Valley Robotics joins forces with Circuit Launch to showcase some of the latest robotics technologies in a hands-on deeptech cowork and classroom space.  The Silicon Valley Robotics’ Robot Block Party has been running since 2009 and is an annual tradition in the Bay Area during National Robotics Week. There will be plenty of robots […]

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The Future of Robotics – from Foxglove

What we can expect from the Fourth Industrial Revolution – from Foxglove The robotics industry is at an inflection point in its history. Whereas robots up until now have been deployed mostly in controlled environments like factories and assembly lines, we’re now reaching a stage where advancements in artificial intelligence and computer vision are helping robots […]

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