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Neato Robotics, a Robotic Vacuum Pioneer, Shuts Down Once, the company’s “laserified” vacuums made their robots the ones to beat

This article is by Evan Ackerman from IEEE Spectrum and only the first part is reposted here. We recommend you read the full article here. The parent company of robot vacuum maker Neato Robotics, Germany’s Vorwerk Group, announced late last week that a broad restructuring of its robotics division will result in the closure of Neato and the end of […]

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Palo Alto Research Center (PARC) to join SRI International

Palo Alto Research Center (PARC) to join SRI International Signaling a new chapter for Silicon Valley, two veteran R&D leaders are combining minds to advance and accelerate world-changing science and technology. SRI International, an independent nonprofit research institute behind countless cutting-edge technological advances, announced today it will receive the Palo Alto Research Center (PARC), a […]

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Absolute EMS, OLogic Welcome Brazilian Robotics Team to Silicon Valley

Absolute EMS, Inc., an award-winning EMS provider of turnkey and consignment manufacturing services, was honored to welcome winners from a Brazilian Robotics Team to their state-of-the-art facility in Silicon Valley. The team, consisting of three talented young women, was awarded a trip to Silicon Valley to view some of the most advanced high-tech facilities in […]

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Ravenox and OhmniLabs Unite: Bringing American-Made Disinfection Robots to Hospitals

We are excited to see where this partnership takes us and the impact we can make together in the healthcare industry using American-made machines and American labor.” — Sean Brownlee BURLINGTON, NC AND SAN JOSE, CA, UNITED STATES, April 25, 2023/EINPresswire.com/ — Ravenox, a U.S.-based manufacturing company, is on a mission to create jobs, bring manufacturing […]

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Robots are coming — for real this time, Eliot Horowitz says

The cofounder and former CTO of MongoDB  is building a new company, Viam, focused on making robotics software more accessible. He cautions engineers and entrepreneurs alike: The robotics boom is here, so get comfortable with the tech. Ten or 20 years ago, when you thought about what life would be like in the 2020s, you […]

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American Manufacturing Resurgence: Reshoring Accelerates Significantly And Manufacturing Becomes A Digital-First Industry As CEOs Invest In Emerging Technologies Like Artificial Intelligence (AI), Robotics And More

NORTH BETHESDA, Md., April 17, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — An accelerating number of CEOs whose companies depend on manufacturing to produce and deliver their goods are planning or have already successfully re-shored some of their overseas operations, the latest quarterly survey on American manufacturing resilience finds. The poll, a joint effort with Forbes, Xometry and veteran […]

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Bear Robotics Bets on Elevator Interoperability With a Strategic Investment in M2MTech

REDWOOD CITY, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Bear Robotics, a Silicon Valley-based innovator of indoor service robots, is continuing its advancements in the robotics and artificial intelligence space. The tech pioneers just announced a strategic investment to fund its Korea-based partner, M2MTech, which specializes in IoT convergence for smart remote and predictive systems with elevators.   Bear Robotics is investing […]

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Uber Eats and Cartken Expand Sidewalk Robot Deliveries to Virginia

FAIRFAX, Va.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Building on a successful pilot of autonomous deliveries in Miami, Florida, Uber Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: UBER) and Cartken, an AI-powered robotics company, today announced an expansion of their partnership to include food deliveries via automated robots in Fairfax, Virginia. Uber Eats consumers at Mosaic District will have the opportunity to have orders delivered […]

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Re-Industrializing America through the Factory of the Future, Featuring RIOS’ Bernard Casse

NEW PODCAST EPISODE https://open.spotify.com/episode/3pfyHqCn7EBhv6iyHmNira?utm_source=substack&utm_medium=email Episode Description We’re stepping into the future in this episode of Manufacturing Happy Hour to look at how RIOS is helping to pave a way for the “factories of the future.” We sat down with CEO and Founder Bernard Casse to get his take on where automation and robotics fit into factories […]

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Carbon Robotics Raises $30 Million in Funding to Scale AI-Powered LaserWeeder™ Platform

SEATTLE–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Carbon Robotics, a leader in AI-powered robotics, today announced it closed $30 million in Series C financing from new lead investor Sozo Ventures along with existing investors Anthos Capital, Fuse Venture Capital, Ignition Partners, Liquid2 and Voyager Capital. The funding will be used to expand sales regions in North America, optimize and scale manufacturing, develop new software and hardware products, and launch […]

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Impossible Metals Reveals Their Roadmap to Developing the Best Available Technology for Deep Sea Mining

PASADENA, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Today, Impossible Metals reveals its roadmap for the harvesting of polymetallic nodules from the seabed with the best Environmental Social Governance (ESG) performance and the lowest costs. Regulations, currently in draft, for seabed mining issued by the ISA and domestic regulators BOEM, SBMA, etc., require the use of “best available technology/techniques.” “6K Energy is hyper-focused on enabling […]

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Nimble Welcomes Boston Dynamics Founder Marc Raibert to Its Board of Directors

SAN FRANCISCO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Nimble, an autonomous logistics and AI robotics company, today announced the appointment of Marc Raibert to its board of directors. This appointment further demonstrates the company’s unwavering dedication to inventing the next generation of intelligent robotic systems. “Marc is an icon in the robotics world and he has been an inspiration to me […]

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2023 Robot Block Party Exhibitor List

Help us break our record for most RSVPs ever! https://robot-block-party.eventbrite.com This year, thanks to OhmniLabs, we’ll also have roaming telepresence robots and you can RSVP to drive one of the robots around the Robot Block Party without having to be here in person! Donate $55 to SVR’s CoLab and Roboticists in Residence program and receive […]

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AIVOT: making robotics viable for small to medium businesses with fast-learning and low-cost humanoid robots

Aivot builds fast-learning and low-cost humanoid robots that act as workforce multipliers for SMBs. Aivot’s end-to-end solution combines the latest AI and robotics technologies into an integrated platform that can perform a variety of open-ended tasks in existing unstructured environments and be operated by customers. The skill customization for new environments can be done using […]

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Announcing ROS 2 IDL Support in Foxglove Studio

Foxglove Studio now supports ROS 2 data with IDL-defined message schemas. You can now use .msg or .idl definitions to load ROS 2 data into Foxglove Studio, without any other changes to your workflows. While ROS 2 users typically define message types using the .msg schema encoding, ROS 2 also supports a subset of the OMG IDL spec for compatibility across ROS and non-ROS components. If you’ve […]

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Even robots know how to have fun at the Robot Block Party in Oakland

Silicon Valley Robotics joins forces with Circuit Launch to showcase some of the latest robotics technologies in a hands-on deeptech co-work and classroom space.  The Silicon Valley Robotics’ Robot Block Party is an annual tradition in the Bay Area during National Robotics Week. Now in its 14th year, this year’s Block Party will showcase plenty […]

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RobotLAB Proudly Announces Robot Collaboration With LG Business Solutions USA

SAN FRANCISCO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–RobotLAB, an award-winning robotics integrator that delivers impactful business innovations and solutions for brands across many industries, has been tapped by B2B technology leader LG Business Solutions USA to support the expanded integration of LG’s state-of-the-art robots in commercial venues across the United States. RobotLAB will support two key robot models in LG’s […]

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“One Million Robots” Work in Car Industry Worldwide – IFR Reports

FRANKFURT, Germany–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The automotive industry has the largest number of robots working in factories around the world: Operational stock hit a new record of about one million units. This represents about one third of the total number installed across all industries, according to the International Federation of Robotics (IFR). “Today, robots are playing a vital […]

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NVIDIA Metropolis Ecosystem Grows With Advanced Development Tools to Accelerate Vision AI

With AI at its tipping point, AI-enabled computer vision is being used to address the world’s most challenging problems in nearly every industry. At GTC, a global conference for the era of AI and the metaverse running through Thursday, March 23, NVIDIA announced technology updates poised to drive the next wave of vision AI adoption. These […]

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NVIDIA Expands Isaac Software Access and Jetson Platform Availability, Accelerating Robotics From Cloud to Edge

NVIDIA announced today at GTC that Omniverse Cloud will be hosted on Microsoft Azure, increasing access to Isaac Sim, the company’s platform for developing and managing AI-based robots. The company also said that a full lineup of Jetson Orin modules is now available, offering a performance leap for edge AI and robotics applications. “The world’s largest industries make physical things, but they […]

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