Category: California Robotics News

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

The rise of Silicon Valley robotics startups

[published in Robotics Business Review October 10, 2013] “Fostering the growth of startups is vital to being a viable tech cluster” By Andra Keay, Managing Director Silicon Valley Robotics is the cluster, or non-profit tech hub organization, representing both established robotics companies and newly emerging robotics startups and entrepreneurs. From the early days of radio to the […]

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RoboBusiness 2013 in Silicon Valley

Silicon Valley companies are bringing home awards in Day One of RoboBusiness 2013 at the Santa Clara Convention Center. Elad Inbar and RobotsLab won the GameChanger award for education. A panel of distinguished experts from NASA’s JPL, universities around the world, the investment community and Robotics Business Review, chose RobotsLAB BOX to join an exclusive group of […]

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NIKE fund SRI spinoff Grabit

NIKE has joined Formation 8 and ABB Technology Ventures in funding Grabit’s $3 million Series A round. Grabit is an industrial automation and material handling solutions company. Grabit’s current customers include some Fortune 500 companies in industries such as warehouse automation, parcel handling, consumer products, and textiles. NIKE has recently filed patent applications for automating an […]

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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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