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SICK wins Innovation Award in SVR ‘Good Robot’ Industry Awards

nanoScan3 from SICK USA CEO: Tony Peet                  Founded: 1946              HQ:  Minneapolis, MN    Silicon Valley Robotics member and SICK distributor EandM nominated the new nanoScan3 for an innovation award. The nanoScan3 from SICK is the world’s smallest safety laser scanner and is based on their latest patented Time-Of-Flight technology. Not only does it provide the […]

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Velodyne wins Innovation Award in SVR ‘Good Robot’ Industry Awards

Velabit from Velodyne   CEO: Anand Gopalan Founded: 2007 HQ: San Jose, CA Velodyne Lidar, Inc. introduced Velabit™,  Velodyne’s smallest sensor which brings new levels of versatility and affordability to 3D lidar perception, at the Consumer Electronics Show in January 2020. The Velabit, a game-changing lidar sensor, leverages Velodyne’s innovative lidar technology and manufacturing partnerships for […]

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Harmonic Drive wins Innovation Award in SVR ‘Good Robot’ Industry Awards

FHA-C with integrated servo drive from Harmonic Drive CEO: Doug Olson Founded: 1960s HQ: Beverly, MA Harmonic Drive LLC has launched a new product in the FHA-C Mini family that integrates an actuator with a servo drive in one compact package, eliminating the need for a separate servo drive. The FHA-C Mini Series is a […]

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Formant wins Visionary Award in SVR ‘Good Robot’ Industry Awards

Formant   CEO: Jeff Linnell Founded: 2017 HQ: San Francisco, CA Autonomous robots are awesome, but if you want to run a business with them, you’ll need a robust operations platform that connects people, processes, sensors and robots, and provides fleet-wide management, control, and analytics at scale. That is where Formant comes in. Formant bridges the […]

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Iron Ox wins Visionary Award in SVR ‘Good Robot’ Industry Awards

Iron Ox   Founders: Brandon Alexander, Jon Binney Founded: 2015  HQ:  San Carlos, CA Iron Ox is an operator of autonomous robotic greenhouses used to grow fresh and pesticide-free farm products that are accessible everywhere. It leverages plant science, machine learning, and robotics to increase the availability, quality, and flavor of leafy greens and culinary herbs […]

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Hello Robot wins Innovation Award in SVR ‘Good Robot’ Industry Awards

Stretch from Hello Robot  CEO: Aaron Edsinger                 Founded: 2017             HQ:  Martinez, CA   Hello Robot has reinvented the mobile manipulator. In July 2020 they launched Stretch, the first capable, portable, and affordable mobile manipulator designed specifically to assist people in the home and workplace. At a fraction the cost, size, and weight of previous […]

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SRI International wins Innovation Award in SVR ‘Good Robot’ Awards

Inception Drive from SRI International CEO: William Jeffrey Founded: 1946 HQ:  Menlo Park, CA The latest breakthrough from SRI Robotics is a novel ultra-compact, infinitely variable transmission that is an order of magnitude smaller and lighter than existing technologies. The Inception Drive is a new transmission that can reverse the direction of the output relative […]

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Fetch Robotics wins Overall Excellence Award in inaugural SVR ‘Good Robot’ Industry Awards 2020

CEO: Melonee Wise Founded: 2014 HQ:  San Jose, CA  Category: Commercialization Award and Overall Excellence Fetch Robotics is a San Jose, Calif.-based industrial robotics startup that develops and manufactures collaborative, autonomous mobile robot solutions for the warehousing and logistical markets. It takes advantage of its deep robotics expertise to provide reliable and safe collaborative AMR […]

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Ambidextrous wins Overall Excellence Award in inaugural SVR ‘Good Robot’ Industry Awards 2020

Co-Founders: Jeffrey Mahler, Ken Goldberg, Stephen McKinley, David Gealy, Matt Matl Founded: 2018 HQ: Emeryville, CA Category: Innovation Award and Overall Excellence Ambidextrous is empowering versatile robots for automated e-commerce order fulfillment with an AI-enhanced operating system that learns to pick, scan, and pack a wide variety of items in just a few hours, enabling […]

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Fetch Robotics and Piedmont National Partner with PURO Lighting to Launch the SmartGuardUV Autonomous Disinfecting Robot

Leveraging Next Generation Pulsed Xenon UV technology from Violet Defense, the SmartGuardUV robot neutralizes harmful viruses and bacteria in high-traffic areas and provides real-time disinfection reporting. SAN JOSE, Calif., July 16, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Fetch Robotics, the leader in cloud robotics and on-demand automation, and automated solutions provider Piedmont National today announced the launch of the SmartGuardUV disinfecting autonomous mobile robot […]

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SLAMcore raises $5 million to meet growing demand for robotics

London, 17 JUNE 2020: SLAMcore,a UK company developing spatial AI algorithms for robots and drones,has secured$5million in a funding round led by Octopus Ventures and MMC Ventures, with participation from Amadeus Capital Partners and Toyota AI Ventures. The funding will allow SLAMcore to meet the increasing demand of the robotics market, which has seen demand skyrocket due to COVID-19. […]

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SLAMcore a finalist in Embedded Vision Summit showcase

SLAMcore debuts full-stack spatial AI SDK in industry competition The three most challenging questions in autonomous robotics are: where am I? how far away are the objects around me? and, what are those objects? The vast majority of robot failures stem from an inability to answer these basic questions. As a result, developers and designers […]

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According to the US Govt, AI includes robotics, so don’t ignore AI reports!

While it is now too late for robotics companies to submit comments to the the RFI, the U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has released a plan for prioritizing federal agency engagement in the development of standards for artificial intelligence (AI). The plan recommends that the federal government “commit to deeper, […]

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Manufacturers take a deep dive into AI

A new study from the MAPI Foundation, a research subsidiary of the Manufacturers Alliance for Productivity and Innovation, shows that the introduction of artificial intelligence into the manufacturing value chain is significantly changing the nature of that sector’s workforce. But rather than robots taking human jobs, new hybrid roles are emerging where humans enable machines […]

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Fetch Robotics raises $94m for excellence in logistics

Fetch Robotics Secures Funding to Meet Rapidly Increasing Demand for Its Market-Leading Cloud Robotics Solution  On-Demand Automation Solution Gaining Mainstream Adoption with Leading Logistics Providers  SAN JOSE, Calif. – July 23, 2019 – Fetch Robotics, the pioneer of on-demand automation, today announced a Series C round of funding in the amount of $46 million. The round […]

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Singapore Robotics Challenge

I am reaching out to invite you to participate in a collaborative effort being spearheaded by SATS, a major ground handler at Singapore’s Changi Airport. SATS has just launched a Call for Collaboration (CFC) to seek innovative and cost effective solutions to address their operational issues and achieve productivity improvement. I believe that your company […]

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A3 releases report on robots fueling productivity

Association for Advancing Automation White Paper Links Increasing Robotics Shipments to U.S. Job Growth Shifting Trends Drive Manufacturing Sector Job Growth (Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA – October 5, 2015) – The Association for Advancing Automation (A3) today published a white paper entitled “Robots Fuel the Next Wave of U.S. Productivity and Job Growth” in which […]

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