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by ,   -   August 28, 2015

Ava, android star of British indie film The Machine, is a robot to be reckoned with.

by   -   August 26, 2015

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For the past two weeks, Robohub readers have been voting for the “Readers’ Pick” startup from the Robot Launch competition. This week we publish the final 10 videos from our Top 30. During our live final in September (details TBD), we’ll announce the ultimate Robohub Readers Favorites. Each week we’ve been showcasing a different aspect of robotics startups and their business models, from consumer facing robots, to B2B service robotics, to component technologies suitable for use by the robotics industry. Make sure you vote for your favorite – below – by 11:59pm EDT,  1 September and spread the word through social media using #robotlaunch2015.

LightCense, a California-based company, has proposed to create drone “license plates” using blinking LED lights. Credit: LightCense

by   -   August 19, 2015

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This month, Robohub readers can vote for the “Readers’ Pick” startup from the Robot Launch competition. Each week, we’re publishing 10 videos from our Top 30. Our ultimate Robohub Readers’ Favorites, along with lots of other prizes, will be announced in a September live final. Every week we’ll showcase different aspects of robotics startups and their business models, from consumer facing robots to B2B service robotics and component technologies. This week we kick off round two. Make sure you vote for your favorite – below – by 11:59pm EDT,  25 August, spread the word through social media using #robotlaunch2015 and come back next week for the next 10!

by   -   August 19, 2015
Flying Fotokite close up
Flying Fotokite close up

Zurich-based robotics company Perspective Robotics this week unveils Fotokite Phi, their first consumer targeted, affordable, accessible, tethered flying camera. The Fotokite Phi is available now for pre-order on Indiegogo for $349 USD.

A SkyLife helicopter narrowly avoided a drone in Southern California. Credit: Evan Baker/Flickr

by   -   August 14, 2015
Co-founders of Grey Orange: Akash Gupta and Samay Kohli
Co-founders of GreyOrange: Akash Gupta and Samay Kohli

GreyOrange, an India and Singapore-based materials handling startup, has received $30m in equity funding to ramp up production of their Butler shelves-to-picker robot system.

by   -   August 13, 2015

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Clinical trials of Russia’s first medical exoskeleton have begun in a Moscow hospital, marking the latest step in the Skolkovo-backed innovation’s battle to reach the market.

by   -   August 12, 2015

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For the next three weeks, Robohub readers can vote for their “Readers’ Pick” startup from the Robot Launch competition. Each week, we’ll be publishing 10 videos from our Top 30. Our ultimate Robohub Readers’ Favorites, along with lots of other prizes, will be announced in a September live final. Every week we’ll showcase different aspects of robotics startups and their business models: from consumer facing robots to B2B service robotics and component technologies. Make sure you vote for your favorite – below – by 11:59pm PDT, 18  August, spread the word through social media using #robotlaunch2015 and come back next week for the next 10!

A DJI Phantom drone above a protest in Baltimore on April 25. Credit: Dan Gettinger
A DJI Phantom drone above a protest in Baltimore on April 25. Credit: Dan Gettinger

Even though it is less than a year old, the regulated domestic commercial drone industry has already spread across the entire United States. We have created a series of maps in order to better understand the geography of commercial drone use in the U.S.

by   -   August 6, 2015

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This week saw fresh funding of $11.2m for Virtual Incision, a startup developing robotically assisted surgical devices, and another $11m for Jibo, the company founded by MIT Media Lab’s Cynthia Breazeal of Human Robot Interaction fame. Money continues to flow into robotics.

by   -   August 6, 2015

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Through the Jibo SDK, developers have high-level access to Jibo’s audio processing, visual processing, persona and interaction, and movement capabilities. The SDK gives developers the tools to build a wide range of Jibo Skills for personal enjoyment or as a business opportunity. We sincerely believe developers have a huge role to play in extending Jibo’s personality and capabilities, making him the social robot people are looking forward to being part of their lives.

by   -   August 5, 2015

Leading hotel operator the InterContinental Group is introducing delivery robots at its Crowne Plaza San Jose-Silicon Valley property. The robots, made by local startup Savioke, will deliver snacks, toothbrushes and other amenities to guests in their rooms.

by   -   August 3, 2015
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Kiva warehouse robots

Clever ads that emphasize ROI, presentations that show production benefits, new robot sales records, capital expenditure for warehousing systems and increased attendance at trade shows are all focusing attention on the business case for robotics.

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