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50 women in robotics you need to know about 2021

It’s Ada Lovelace Day and once again we’re delighted to introduce you to “50 women in robotics you need to know about”! From the Afghanistan Girls Robotics Team to K.G.Engelhardt who in 1989 founded, and was the first Director of, the Center for Human Service Robotics at Carnegie Mellon, these women showcase a wide range of […]

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Future Acres to Collaborate with Sun World International and Expand Advisory Board 

University of California Davis Associate Professor Stavros Vougioukas joins Future Acres as Company looks to Progress Pilot  SANTA MONICA, Calif., September 28, 2021 – Today, Future Acres – a startup bringing sustainable agricultural robotics to the farm industry in order to optimize workforce efficiency and safety – announced a collaboration agreement with global plant variety breeder and genetics licensor Sun World International to further develop its proprietary technology. […]

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NVIDIA Announces New AI Perception Coming to ROS Developers

NVIDIA today announced new initiatives to deliver a suite of perception technologies to the Robotics Operating System (ROS) developer community.  NVIDIA and Open Robotics have entered into an agreement to accelerate ROS 2 performance on NVIDIA’s Jetson edge AI platform and GPU-based systems. These initiatives will reduce development time and improve performance for developers seeking to incorporate computer […]

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The Robot Block Party is BACK!!

The Robot Block Party is BACK! and there’ll be even more fun things to do and see at our new home Circuit Launch in Oakland (which is home to 50 robotics/hardware startups and hosts the DIY Robocar races and Brazilian BBQ and other awesome events). Save the date for Saturday October 23 2021 and get […]

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Kiwibot and Sodexo Bring Pioneering Robotic Food Delivery Services to Three University Campuses 

The collaboration represents a major milestone in Kiwibot’s journey to expand to over 50 locations over the course of the next three years.  [Los Angeles, CA/10 August] –  Kiwibot, a robotic last-mile delivery company, today announces its partnership with Sodexo, a food services and facilities management company, with the purpose of expanding its robotic fleet to drive […]

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Lucas Systems and Fetch Robotics Announce New Partnership To Optimize Collaboration Between Warehouse Workers and Robots

WEXFORD, Pa., Aug. 4, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Lucas Systems, a leading provider of voice and warehouse optimization software for fulfillment and distribution centers, today announced a partnership with Silicon Valley-based Fetch Robotics to enable the next generation of smart warehouses. Through the partnership, Lucas and Fetch will offer tailored solutions to orchestrate and optimize how warehouse workers interact in […]

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DASH Systems successfully lands Big Dipper expedition in Alaska

DASH tested its precision airdrop technology at government, tribal and commercial locations in Alaska. DASH Systems, the Los Angeles-based FreightTech startup using precision airdrops to expand the reach of next-day delivery, announced the successful completion of a proof-of-concept Alaska expedition this month. A partnership with the Office of Naval Research and the University of Alaska-Fairbanks […]

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Covariant Raises $80M in Series C Funding, Achieves Autonomy Across Industries

AI Robotics leader makes key executive hires and grows team globally Berkeley, CA (July 27, 2021) — Covariant, a leading AI Robotics company, today announced it has raised $80 million in Series C funding, bringing its total capitalization to $147 million within two years of the company’s public launch. The round was led by returning […]

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Multi million dollar American Made Solar Prize is now accepting new hardware or software ideas!

We’re excited to announce that Round 5 of the multi-million-dollar American-Made Solar Prize has commenced! This competition encourages innovators like you to come up with ideas to energize solar energy in new and exciting ways. We thought you might be a good fit for this revolutionary competition! Round 5 features a two-track structure, which invites […]

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Halodi Robotics secures $10.1m in funding for humanoid robots

HALODI ROBOTICS SECURES $10.1M IN FUNDING TO BRING HUMANOID ROBOTS INTO REAL-WORLD APPLICATIONS IN A SERIES A ROUND LED BY VALINOR, ADT AND AUTOSTORE INVESTOR HATTELAND Inspired by innovation and making safe, capable, and affordable robots that serve the greater good, Halodi Robotics is moving forward to disrupt health care, security, retail, and the consumer […]

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Building a Fleet of Autonomous Service Robots Just Got Faster, Cheaper and Leaner with Ohmni Modular Robotics Platform

OhmniLabs can now develop, manufacture and deploy robotic solutions for any industry or application in record time    San Jose, Calif., May 18, 2021 – OhmniLabs, an award-winning developer of customized robotics solutions, today announced the availability of a new Ohmni Modular Robotics Platform that puts the power of specification into the hands of its […]

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Introduction of Prototype Production Service using Electronics 3D Printer FPM-Trinity:

FUJI has developed FPM-Trinity (https://www.fuji.co.jp/en/about/fpm-trinity/), an electronics 3D printer that combines resin 3D printing, electronic circuit printing, and electronic component mounting to create fully functioning electronic devices. FUJI’s Prototype Production Service using FPM-Trinity creates electronic modules with short delivery times and is ideal for making small quantities of a wide variety of products. FPM-Trinity enables […]

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DOE’s E-ROBOT Prize targets robots for construction and built environment

Silicon Valley Robotics is pleased to announce that we are a Connector organization for the E-ROBOT Prize, and other DOE competitions on the American-Made Network. There is $2 million USD available in up to ten prizes for Phase One of the E-ROBOT Prize, and $10 million USD available in Phase Two. Individuals or teams can […]

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Commercially successful robotics startups are the stars of our Good Robot Industry Awards

Getting to $1 million in revenue is a huge milestone for any robotics company. We asked for real revenue for this category of awards, not venture dollars. Some of our successfully commercialized companies went straight to revenue from early customers, saving the venture rounds for expansion capital. In these days of unicorn valuations, $1 million […]

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Who are the Visionary companies in robotics? See the 2020 SVR Industry Award winners

These Visionary companies have a big idea and are well on their way to achieving it, although it isn’t always an easy road for any really innovative technology. In the case of Cruise, that meant testing self driving vehicles on the streets of San Francisco, one of the hardest driving environments in the world. Some […]

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What does Innovation look like in robotics? See the SVR 2020 Industry Award winners

Self-driving vehicles would not be possible without sensors and so it’s not surprising to see two small new sensors in the 2020 Silicon Valley Robotics ‘Good Robot’ Innovation Awards, the Velabit from Velodyne and the nanoScan3 from SICK. We showcase three other innovations in component technology, the FHA-C with Integrated Servo Drive from Harmonic Drive, […]

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Louise Poubel wins Champion Award in SVR ‘Good Robot’ Industry Awards

Louise Poubel | Software Engineering Supervisor, Ignition Technical Lead at Open Robotics Louise Poubel is a software engineering supervisor at Open Robotics. The foundation’s mission is to support the development, distribution, and adoption of open software and hardware for use in robotics research, education, and product development. She is building on her work with Gazebo, […]

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Robohub wins Champion Award in SVR ‘Good Robot’ Industry Awards

Robohub President: Sabine Haeurt           Founded: 2012 HQ:  Switzerland Robohub is an online platform and non-profit that brings together leading communicators in robotics research, start-ups, business, and education from around the world, focused on connecting the robotics community to the public. It can be difficult for the public to find free, high-quality information about robotics. At […]

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Mark Martin wins Champion Award in SVR ‘Good Robot’ Industry Awards

Mark Martin | Bay Area Regional Director for Advanced Manufacturing Workforce Development for California Community Colleges Mark Martin is the Bay Area Regional Director for Advanced Manufacturing Workforce Development for California Community Colleges, and is based at Laney College in Oakland, CA. His work is to build upon the region’s community college manufacturing programs to […]

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