Category: California Robotics News

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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Hardware is hot in Silicon Valley

Sign of the new era: Apple earned more profits than Microsoft in 2011 for the first time since 1990 (Photograph by Dorling Kindersley/Getty Images) Excerpt from an excellent article “In Silicon Valley, Hardware Is Hot Again” by Peter Burrows and Ashlee Vance on July 05, 2012 in BloombergBusinessWeek. For decades, the accepted wisdom of the Valley was that the best […]

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Silicon Valley Robotics emerging at Xconomy

In 2011, shortly after the Silicon Valley Robotics forum started, the future for the emergent cluster looked good, as described  by Rich Mahoney in IEEE Automaton: http://spectrum.ieee.org/automaton/robotics/industrial-robots/next-big-thing-in-silicon-valley-robotics Post the recent Xconomy forum on ‘The Future of Robotics in Silicon Valley’, it’s clear that Silicon Valley robotics has a long way to go before celebrating its […]

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Xconomy: Future Of Robotics

Wade Roush Xconomy 4/12/12 Faster than anyone expected, it’s going to be May 3—the day we’re gathering an amazing group of roboticists and entrepreneurs for our first forum on The Future of Robotics in Silicon Valley and Beyond. The event takes place from 1:00 to 5:30 pm at SRI International in Menlo Park, CA, and features representatives from 10 […]

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Robot Block Party – pix & stories

Links to stories and photos from the Silicon Valley Robot Block Party @VAIL Stanford April 11 2012. headlining Stanford Report April 16 2012 – see the full article which includes the video below [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W4VWhSAsi88] featured on CBS, NBC and KTVU: CBS: http://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/video/6933852-robots-showcased-at-stanford-block-party/ http://sacramento.cbslocal.com/2012/04/11/stanford-kicks-off-annual-robot-block-party/ NBC (general story): http://www.nbc12.com/story/17377463/sris-taurus-robot-rsvps-to-robot-block-party-at-stanford-university KTVU: http://www.ktvu.com/news/news/robots/nMXb4/ http://www.ktvu.com/videos/news/stanford-robotic-block-party-puts-new-high-tech/vGtjs/ More from Stanford News: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=5mTsq1q03Iw Cool pictures, stories and tweets: http://spectrum.ieee.org/automaton/robotics/diy/nrw-stanford-robot-block-party http://www.twylah.com/Scobleizer/topics/block-party http://www.instartupland.com/?p=574 […]

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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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Upcoming Events: -Autonomous Anonymous, Dec 1 7-10pm, Antonio’s Nut House -SVR meeting Winter 2011 (working group meetings scheduled regularly) Past Meetings: October 2010: Marketing panel hosted at Willow Garage May 2010: SVR meeting at KLA-Tencore (talks by Joint Venture Silicon Valley & Karl Mathia) April 2010: National Robotics Week at Stanford University January 2010: SVR […]

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