Category: California Robotics News

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

PacX Challenge winner shows large scale ocean mapping opportunities

In 2011, Liquid Robotics launched the PacX Challenge for monitoring ocean data. More than 2000 people signed up for the challenge and 5 finalists were selected. 15 months, 9442 miles and 5.5 million data points later, the winner of the PacX Challenge is Dr. Tracy Villareal, marine science professor from U Texas. Dr. Villareal’s winning research […]

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SUSBEXPO: The first unmanned systems business conference

SUSBEXPO is the first conference about unmanned systems to really focus on the growing commercial opportunities. AUVSI put on a spectacular annual show but it is predominantly military systems. SUSBEXPO is the brain child of Patrick Egan, who is a UAS business consultant, as well as being deeply involved in AUVSI, SUASNews, building on a background […]

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Crowdfunding robots: Robot Film Festival

While I love getting robots in the mail, crowdfunding sites are also good for supporting a whole range of robot related activities. The 3rd annual Robot Film Festival just launched a Kickstarter campaign to complement ticket sales on Eventbrite. This year, the Robot Film Festival is at Bot&Dolly studios in San Francisco on July 20-21, after very successful previous […]

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Robotics racing ahead

The profile of robotics is rising both in Silicon Valley and beyond. Who would have thought that a robotics company would be featured in Apple’s recent keynote at their Worldwide Developers Conference? Heads turned when Apple’s CEO Tim Cook invited Anki up on stage as a company who was leveraging iOS to merge artificial intelligence […]

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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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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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