Category: California Robotics News

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Henrik Christensen wins Champion Award in SVR ‘Good Robot’ Industry Awards

Henrik Christensen | Director of Robotics, Distinguished Professor at UC San Diego and co-founder of ROBO-global & Robust.AI Henrik Christensen is currently Co-Founder of Robust.ai, one of the 2020 SVR Industry Awardees. As well as being the Qualcomm Chancellor’s Chair in Robot Systems and the Director of the Contextual Robotics Institute at the University of […]

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Joy Buolamwini wins Champion Award in SVR ‘Good Robot’ Industry Awards

Joy Buolamwini | Algorithmic Bias Researcher, Poet of Code, Founder of the Algorithmic Justice League  Joy Buolamwini uses art and research to illuminate the social implications of artificial intelligence. She founded the Algorithmic Justice League to create a world with more equitable and accountable technology. Her TED Featured Talk on algorithmic bias has over 1 […]

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Ayanna Howard wins Champion Award in SVR ‘Good Robot’ Industry Awards

Ayanna Howard | Chair of the School of Interactive Computing at Georgia Tech    “I believe that every engineer has a responsibility to make the world a better place. We are gifted with an amazing power to take people’s wishes and make them a reality.” – Dr. Howard (Video) Ayanna Howard is an American roboticist […]

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Evan Ackerman wins Champion Award in SVR ‘Good Robot’ Industry Awards

Evan Ackerman | Contributing Editor at IEEE Spectrum Evan Ackerman has been writing about science, robots, and emerging technology for over 10 years. After co-founding his own robotics blog in 2007, he began contributing to IEEE Spectrum in 2011. In addition to Spectrum, Ackerman’s work has appeared in a variety of other websites and magazines […]

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Meet the robotics community champions in the SVR Good Robot Industry Awards

If robotics is the technology of the 21st century, rather than biotech, then we have some serious work to do. This week marks the ‘beginning of the end’ of the coronavirus pandemic as a vaccine is deployed in the US. The Wall St Journal recently profiled the incredible effort of Pfizer and BioNTech who pioneered […]

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Velodyne Lidar’s Velabit™ Wins Silicon Valley Robotics Innovation Award

Tuesday, December 15, 2020 4:39PM IST (11:09AM GMT) Velodyne’s Lidar Sensors Recognized for Providing Advanced Perception for Rapidly Growing Autonomous Robot Market San Jose, Calif., United States: Velodyne Lidar, Inc. (Nasdaq: VLDR) today announced its Velabit™ lidar sensor was named the winner of the 2020 Innovation Award by Silicon Valley Robotics. The Velabit, Velodyne’s smallest sensor, brings new levels of […]

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Celebrating the ‘good robots’ solving our global challenges

Announcing the inaugural Silicon Valley Robotics Industry ‘Good Robot’ Awards OAKLAND, California, Dec. 14, 2020 /Press Release/ — Silicon Valley Robotics, the world’s largest cluster of innovation in robotics, announces the inaugural ‘Good Robot’ Industry Awards, celebrating the robotics, automation and Artificial Intelligence (AI) that will help us solve global challenges. These 52 companies and […]

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Ubiquity Robotics wins Commercialization Award in SVR ‘Good Robot’ Industry Awards

Ubiquity Robotics CEO: David Crawley Founded: 2013 HQ:  San Jose, CA Ubiquity Robotics builds the autonomous mobile robot base Magni, which can carry 100 kilos, runs on a Raspberry Pi and costs less than $2000. Magni can track your position using fiducials or face recognition and move in any wheelchair accessible space. It’s a high […]

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Matternet wins Commercialization Award in SVR ‘Good Robots’ Industry Award

Matternet Founder & CEO: Andreas Raptopoulos Founded: 2011  HQ:  Mountain View, CA Matternet is on a mission to make access to goods as frictionless and universal as access to information. Their products enable organizations around the world to build and operate drone logistics networks for transporting goods on demand, through the air, at a fraction […]

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OhmniLabs wins Commercialization Award in SVR ‘Good Robot’ Industry Awards

OhmniLabs  CEO: Thuc Vu Founded: 2015 HQ: Santa Clara, CA OhmniLabs is on a mission to shift the paradigm of robotics development. Using our platform, companies can quickly prototype new robots at unmatched speed and at 5-10 times lower cost than companies using traditional design techniques and injection molding. Our advantage lies in our modular […]

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Multiply Labs wins Commercialization Award in SVR ‘Good Robot’ Awards

Multiply Labs CoFounders: Fred Parietti, Alice Melocchi, Kameron C. Chan        Founded: 2016             HQ: San Francisco, CA   Multiply Labs has developed a fully automated & robotic modular factory for Individualized Therapies. From personalized all-in-one capsules to advanced biologics, the impact of robotics in pharmaceutical manufacturing is tremendous and enables new therapies that were not […]

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Kindred wins Commercialization Award in SVR ‘Good Robot’ Industry Awards

Kindred Founders: George Babu, James Bergstra, Suzanne Gildert, Geordie Rose CEO: Marin Tchakarov Founded: 2014  HQ:  San Francisco, CA & Toronto, ON Kindred is a robotics and artificial intelligence (AI) company that develops robots to solve real-world problems. Since its founding in 2014, its mission has been to enhance the industrial workforce with the world’s […]

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Simbe Robotics wins Commercialization Award in SVR ‘Good Robots’ Industry Awards

Simbe Robotics CEO: Bradley Bogolea Founded: 2014 HQ:  San Francisco, CA Simbe is the company behind Tally, the fully-autonomous inventory robot that strategically roams store aisles, scanning shelves and capturing real-time data about product availability, placement and pricing. Using machine learning algorithms, Tally recognizes what products are on-shelf, decodes tags to ensure items are in […]

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Yateou wins Entrepreneurship Award in SVR ‘Good Robot’ Industry Awards

Founder: Dayo McIntosh Founded: 2017 HQ: Oakland Meet Yateou, the world’s first consumer facing six-axis robot for the beauty and wellness industry. Founder Dayo McIntosh had a dream and she commissioned a robot to help her achieve that goal. In her words, Yateou is “poised at the intersection of the clean beauty and sustainable movement, […]

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Zoox wins Visionary Award in SVR ‘Good Robot’ Industry Awards

Zoox   CEO: Aicha Evans Founded: 2014 HQ:  Foster City, CA Zoox is working on the full stack for Robo-taxis, providing mobility-as-a-service. Operating at the intersection of design, computer science, and electro-mechanical engineering, Zoox is a multidisciplinary team working to imagine and build an advanced mobility experience that will support the future needs of urban mobility […]

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Dishcraft wins Visionary Award in SVR ‘Good Robot’ Industry Awards

Dishcraft CEO: Linda Pouliot Founded: 2015 HQ: San Carlos, CA Dishcraft’s mission is to create happy, productive, sustainable workplaces by making automation accessible to food service operations. Dishcraft Daily® delivers a full-service clean-dish ‘dishwashing as a service’ every day to dining operations in business, education, and healthcare, providing measurable environmental benefits compared to using disposable […]

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Qualcomm wins Innovation Award in SVR ‘Good Robot’ Industry Awards

Robotics RB5 Platform from Qualcomm CEO: Steve Mollenkopf Founded: 1985 HQ:  San Diego, CA The Qualcomm Robotics RB5 Platform supports the development of the next generation of high-compute, AI-enabled, low power robots and drones for the consumer, enterprise, defense, industrial and professional service sectors that can be connected by 5G. The QRB5165 processor, customized for […]

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Built Robotics wins Visionary Award in SVR ‘Good Robot’ Industry Awards

Built Robotics   CEO: Noah Ready-Campbell Founded: 2016 HQ:  San Francisco, CA Built Robotics transforms heavy equipment for the $1 trillion earthmoving industry into autonomous robots using its proprietary AI Guidance Systems. Built Robotics combines sensors such as GPS, cameras, and IMUs with advanced software, and the systems can be installed on standard equipment from any […]

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Zipline wins Visionary Award in SVR ‘Good Robot’ Industry Awards

Zipline  Founders: Keenan Wyrobek, Keller Rinaudo, Will Hetzler Founded: 2011  HQ:  Half Moon Bay, CA Zipline is a California-based automated logistics company that designs, manufactures, and operates drones to deliver vital medical products. Zipline’s mission is to provide every human on Earth with instant access to vital medical supplies. In 2014, Zipline started flying medical […]

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Agility Robotics wins Visionary Award in SVR ‘Good Robot’ Industry Awards

Agility Robotics CEO: Damion Shelton    Founded: 2015             HQ:  Albany, OR, Pittsburgh, PA & Mountain View, CA Agility Robotics builds robots that go where people go, to do pragmatically useful work in human environments.  Digit, Agility Robotics’ humanoid robot with both mobility and manipulation capabilities, is commercially available and has been shipping to customers since […]

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