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SLAMcore raises $5 million to meet growing demand for robotics

London, 17 JUNE 2020: SLAMcore,a UK company developing spatial AI algorithms for robots and drones,has secured$5million in a funding round led by Octopus Ventures and MMC Ventures, with participation from Amadeus Capital Partners and Toyota AI Ventures. The funding will allow SLAMcore to meet the increasing demand of the robotics market, which has seen demand skyrocket due to COVID-19. […]

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How does robotics research funding compare globally?

The Corona crisis highlights the important contribution that robots make to industry and to society. Research funding programs (R&D) are vital to enable and further support these developments. IFR summarized national funding programs in the new “World Robotics R&D Programs”. How Nations Invest in Robotics Research – report by International Federation of Robotics Tweet this […]

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Venture Deals Study Group

We’re hosting a STUDY GROUP for robotics/hardware and frontier tech startups who are working through the free “Venture Deals” course from Kauffman Fellows and TechStars, with instructors Brad Feld and Jason Mendelson. Gain additional mentorship and guidance through Silicon Valley Robotics and Circuit Launch accelerator. Free for Silicon Valley Robotics or Circuit Launch members. Sign […]

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SLAM and Spatial AI

You can watch this seminar here at 1PM EST (10AM PST) on May 15th.  Andrew Davison (Imperial College London) Abstract: To enable the next generation of smart robots and devices which can truly interact with their environments, Simultaneous Localisation and Mapping (SLAM) will progressively develop into a general real-time geometric and semantic `Spatial AI’ perception capability. I […]

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SLAMcore a finalist in Embedded Vision Summit showcase

SLAMcore debuts full-stack spatial AI SDK in industry competition The three most challenging questions in autonomous robotics are: where am I? how far away are the objects around me? and, what are those objects? The vast majority of robot failures stem from an inability to answer these basic questions. As a result, developers and designers […]

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Women in Robotics celebrate Ada Lovelace Day on Oct 8th

Celebrate the contributions of women leaders in robotics and discover hands-on pathways into tech for all. The keynote will be delivered by robotics industry leader and UC Berkeley EECS professor Anca Dragan, panels will feature leading founders of robotics startups, and Robohub’s Top 25 Women in Robotics list will be released. Take a deep dive into […]

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OSARO Raises $16M in Series B Funding

Attracting New Venture Capital for Machine Learning Software for Industrial AutomationSAN FRANCISCO (October 3, 2019) OSARO Inc, a leader in machine learning software for industrial automation, has announced $16 million in Series B funding, with participation from King River Capital (KRC), Alpha Intelligence Capital, Founders Fund, Pegasus Tech Ventures, GiTV Fund, and existing investors as […]

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Catalia Health and Pfizer collaborate on robots for healthcare

New robot platform improves patient experience using AI to help patients navigate barriers and health care challenges SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 12, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Catalia Health and Pfizer today announced they have launched a pilot program to explore patient behaviors outside of clinical environments and to test the impact regular engagement with artificial intelligence (AI) has on patients’ […]

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NASA needs software for Space Robotics Challenge Phase 2

NASA is asking for your help to create the autonomous robots which could one day explore the moon, Mars, and beyond. It has launched the second phase of its Space Robotics Challenge, searching for bright ideas from the public to develop robots to assist future astronauts on long-duration missions. The challenge invites independent teams, research organizations, […]

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Robo-Exoticism is the theme for 2019/20 Art, Technology and Culture Colloquiums

Madeline Gannon’s “Robots Are Creatures, Not Things” will be the first work of the Fall 2019-Spring 2020 season of the Colloquiums at UC Berkeley’s Center for New Media at 6pm on Sept 9th. Dr. Madeline Gannon is a multidisciplinary designer inventing better ways to communicate with machines. In her work, Gannon seeks to blend knowledge […]

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Andra Keay joins CITRIS “People and Robots” Initiative

The Managing Director of Silicon Valley Robotics, Andra Keay, joins the CITRIS People and Robots initiative as a Visiting Scholar, to extend connections between CITRIS and the Bay Area robotics community.  The Greater Bay Area, from Santa Cruz and Monterey to Merced and Davis, is the world’s largest cluster of robotics innovation with more than […]

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Manufacturers take a deep dive into AI

A new study from the MAPI Foundation, a research subsidiary of the Manufacturers Alliance for Productivity and Innovation, shows that the introduction of artificial intelligence into the manufacturing value chain is significantly changing the nature of that sector’s workforce. But rather than robots taking human jobs, new hybrid roles are emerging where humans enable machines […]

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2019 Robot Launch startup competition is open!

It’s time for Robot Launch 2019 Global Startup Competition! Applications are now open until September 22nd 6pm PDT. Finalists may receive up to $500k in investment offers, plus space at top accelerators and mentorship at Silicon Valley Robotics co-work space. Winners in previous years include a some high profile robotics startups and acquisitions: 2018: Anybotics […]

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Fetch Robotics raises $94m for excellence in logistics

Fetch Robotics Secures Funding to Meet Rapidly Increasing Demand for Its Market-Leading Cloud Robotics Solution  On-Demand Automation Solution Gaining Mainstream Adoption with Leading Logistics Providers  SAN JOSE, Calif. – July 23, 2019 – Fetch Robotics, the pioneer of on-demand automation, today announced a Series C round of funding in the amount of $46 million. The round […]

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A History of ROS (Robot Operating System)

BY RICARDO TELLEZ /  TUESDAY, 09 JULY 2019 /  PUBLISHED IN ROS Go to TheConstructSim.com for the ROS Ignite Academy and ROS course list! ROS (Robot Operating System) is now very popular among roboticists. Researchers, hobbyists, and even robotics companies are using it, promoting it and supporting it. However, not always was like that. Do you know ROS history? In the early […]

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Exoskeleton Pioneers Develop Lightweight Skiing Device To Balance Weight and Power SAN FRANCISCO, CA – MARCH 28, 2018 – Roam Robotics today announced the imminent availability of their first product, a mobile exoskeleton that will help to improve endurance, safety, and experience for skiers and snowboarders. The device will target the sixteen million U.S. adults currently engaged in snow […]

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