Category: California Robotics News

Including Commentary, COVID-19 Response, Events, Seminars and Media Releases

Manufacturing Next Generation Robotic Manipulation

By Rich Mahoney, Director of Robotics at SRI International (this article comes from the SRI International blog – please cite or link directly to it) Every April, National Robotics Week fuels a heightened awareness around robotics, its impact on society, and its growing importance in a wide variety of fields and applications. Robotics, however, never seems to […]

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Qualcomm to power high school robotics with Snapdragon

On March 11, FIRST® announced that its worldwide high school robotics competition, FIRST® Tech Challenge (FTC®), will be using the Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ processor as the platform for its robot and driver station controls. Moving to a communication and control system based on Android and Snapdragon will keep FIRST Tech Challenge students at the forefront of new technology developments. FIRST teams will be […]

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Silicon Valley Robotics Accelerator

Silicon Valley Robotics brings startups together with cofounders, mentors, programs, facilities and funding to accelerate their growth. We are a meta accelerator.  What does your startup need?  People: Meet cofounders and find peer support at our network events, startup seminars and regular social events.  Program: Online resources for your startup include Y Combinator’s Stanford Startup Class, […]

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Silicon Valley team win IROS navigation challenge

The 2014 Kinect Autonomous Navigation Contest was held on the last day of the 2014 International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS) in Chicago, Illinois, USA on September 18, 2014. Sponsored by Microsoft and Adept MobileRobots, the contest showed off the state of the art of autonomous navigation in realistic and dynamic unstructured environments. In other words, a real world problem […]

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Science, startups and industry at RSS2014 part 2

Now to hear from some of the big industry players in continuation of the post on the ‘Academia, Startups and Industry’ workshop from RSS2014, the 10th annual Robotics Science and Systems conference on at the University of California, Berkeley, July 12 to 16. Opening with a plenary from Vijay Kumar, U Penn, the morning session asked industry experts from different […]

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VLAB Collaborative Robots Forum

The VLAB Collaborative Robots forum on Thursday May 29 was a masterclass for robot startups. For 90 minutes at the Knight Management Center at Stanford, we heard all about the business of robotics from industry veterans, vcs and startups. The panel consisted of Melonee Wise, CEO of Unbounded Robotics, Milan Shah, VP of Rethink Robotics, […]

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