Category: Media Releases

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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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2013 National Robotics Week

March 18, 2013 08:25 AM Eastern Daylight Time National Robotics Week 2013 and NASA to Take STEM Out of This World More than 125 robotics­based events, demonstrations and workshops planned in 50 states to inspire thenext generation of innovators in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) BEDFORD, Mass.­­(BUSINESS WIRE)­­The fourth annual National Robotics Week, April […]

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Robot Block Party – more information

MEDIA RELEASE 03.25.12 Watch out for robots wandering around Stanford! In celebration of National Robotics Week, Silicon Valley’s Robot Block Party returns to the Volkswagen Automotive Innovation Lab at Stanford Wednesday, April 11 2012, from 1 to 6pm. There’ll be wonderful robots on display ranging from Mars Rovers from The Tech Museum, to middle school […]

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