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Multi million dollar American Made Solar Prize is now accepting new hardware or software ideas!

We’re excited to announce that Round 5 of the multi-million-dollar American-Made Solar Prize has commenced! This competition encourages innovators like you to come up with ideas to energize solar energy in new and exciting ways. We thought you might be a good fit for this revolutionary competition! Round 5 features a two-track structure, which invites […]

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Halodi Robotics secures $10.1m in funding for humanoid robots

HALODI ROBOTICS SECURES $10.1M IN FUNDING TO BRING HUMANOID ROBOTS INTO REAL-WORLD APPLICATIONS IN A SERIES A ROUND LED BY VALINOR, ADT AND AUTOSTORE INVESTOR HATTELAND Inspired by innovation and making safe, capable, and affordable robots that serve the greater good, Halodi Robotics is moving forward to disrupt health care, security, retail, and the consumer […]

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Building a Fleet of Autonomous Service Robots Just Got Faster, Cheaper and Leaner with Ohmni Modular Robotics Platform

OhmniLabs can now develop, manufacture and deploy robotic solutions for any industry or application in record time    San Jose, Calif., May 18, 2021 – OhmniLabs, an award-winning developer of customized robotics solutions, today announced the availability of a new Ohmni Modular Robotics Platform that puts the power of specification into the hands of its […]

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The 2021 Perception Sensor Industry Map

75 Companies Powering Vision-Enabled Platforms Courtesy of Tangram Vision Over the past decade, the perception industry has exploded with new companies, new technologies, and the deployments of millions of sensors in industries ranging from the traditional (automobiles) to the cutting-edge (space travel). While incumbents have locked up majority market shares in some segments, other segments […]

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Roam Robotics Announces Ascend Smart Knee, Pioneering a New Era of Human Mobility

Ascend leverages robotics and proprietary algorithms to regain mobility and dramatically improve daily life for those experiencing knee pain SAN FRANCISCO April 28, 2021 — Roam Robotics, the company expanding human mobility with wearable robotics, announced today that Ascend, a first-of-its-kind smart knee orthosis that helps wearers reduce knee pain and improve mobility, is available […]

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Digital fashion meets robotics in this online summit

Anina Net is our latest ‘Roboticist in Residence’ although she usually resides on a catwalk or behind the scenes of the fashion industry around the world. Anina has been pioneering the use of technology in fashion for many years and she will be launching a luxury robot (shhh!) on Monday in her Digital Fashion Online […]

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Eight lessons for robotics startups from NRI PI workshop

Research is all about being the first, but commercialization is all about repeatability, not just many times but every single time. This was one of the key takeaways from the Transitioning Research From Academia to Industry panel during the National Robotics Initiative Foundational Research in Robotics PI Meeting on March 10 2021. I had the […]

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One robot on Mars is robotics, ten robots are automation

The difference between robotics and automation is almost nonexistent and yet has a huge difference in everything from trade shows, marketing, publications to academic conferences and journals. This week, the difference was expressed as an opportunity in the Dear Colleague Letter below from Professor Ken Goldberg, CITRIS CPAR and UC Berkeley, who suggested that students […]

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Robots4Humanity in our next Society Robots and Us conversation

Speakers in tonight’s Society, Robots and Us at 6pm PST Tuesday Feb 23 include Henry Evans, mute quadriplegic and founder of Robots4Humanity and Aaron Edsinger, founder of Hello Robot. We’ll also being talking about robots for people with disabilities with Disability Advocate Adriana Mallozi, founder of Puffin Innovations and Daniel Seita, who is a deaf […]

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Introducing Roboticist in Residence Eliza Kosoy; E-liza Dolls

Eliza Kosoy is a Ph.D Student at UC Berkeley. She studied mathematics in college and then worked for Prof. Joshua Tenenbaum at MIT in his computational cognitive science lab. She then started on a Ph.D at UC Berkeley working with Professor Alison Gopnik in 2018. She is most proud of receiving funding and winning an […]

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Women in Robotics Update: Andra Keay, Nguyen Sao Mai and Selin Alara Örnek

Here’s a Women in Robotics Spotlight, where we share stories from women who are working on all sorts of interesting projects who haven’t yet been featured in our Annual Showcase. We hope these stories provide inspiration to everyone to join us working in the field of robotics. And if you’re a woman working in robotics, […]

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Introducing the 2021 Women in Robotics Board of Directors

Women in Robotics is a grassroots community involving women from around the world. Our mission is supporting women working in robotics and women who would like to work in robotics. We formed an official 501c3 non-profit organization in 2020 headquartered in Oakland California. We’d like to introduce our 2021 Board of Directors: Andra Keay, Women […]

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Commercially successful robotics startups are the stars of our Good Robot Industry Awards

Getting to $1 million in revenue is a huge milestone for any robotics company. We asked for real revenue for this category of awards, not venture dollars. Some of our successfully commercialized companies went straight to revenue from early customers, saving the venture rounds for expansion capital. In these days of unicorn valuations, $1 million […]

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Who are the Visionary companies in robotics? See the 2020 SVR Industry Award winners

These Visionary companies have a big idea and are well on their way to achieving it, although it isn’t always an easy road for any really innovative technology. In the case of Cruise, that meant testing self driving vehicles on the streets of San Francisco, one of the hardest driving environments in the world. Some […]

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What does Innovation look like in robotics? See the SVR 2020 Industry Award winners

Self-driving vehicles would not be possible without sensors and so it’s not surprising to see two small new sensors in the 2020 Silicon Valley Robotics ‘Good Robot’ Innovation Awards, the Velabit from Velodyne and the nanoScan3 from SICK. We showcase three other innovations in component technology, the FHA-C with Integrated Servo Drive from Harmonic Drive, […]

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Let’s talk about the future of Air cargo.

You invest in the future you want to live in. I want to invest my time in the future of rapid logistics. Three years ago I set out on a journey to build a future where one-day delivery is available anywhere in the world by commercializing high precision, low-cost automated airdrops. In the beginning, the […]

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Willow Garage wins Champion Award in SVR ‘Good Robot’ Industry Awards

Willow Garage  Founder: Scott Hassan                Founded: 2006            HQ: Menlo Park, CA       History shows that one single semiconductor company Fairchild created a large part of the wealth of Silicon Valley. This award goes to Willow Garage, one small group with big dreams that started the current robot revolution. Sadly, Willow Garage operated […]

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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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Fetch Robotics wins Overall Excellence Award in inaugural SVR ‘Good Robot’ Industry Awards 2020

CEO: Melonee Wise Founded: 2014 HQ:  San Jose, CA  Category: Commercialization Award and Overall Excellence Fetch Robotics is a San Jose, Calif.-based industrial robotics startup that develops and manufactures collaborative, autonomous mobile robot solutions for the warehousing and logistical markets. It takes advantage of its deep robotics expertise to provide reliable and safe collaborative AMR […]

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