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by ,   -   April 26, 2016

New Zealand’s government innovation agency Callaghan Innovations and Silicon Valley’s innovation non-profit SVForum organized: “Transforming Ag Tech," an event bringing together New Zealand and US agricultural startups in typical Silicon Valley style.

by   -   April 14, 2016

Kickstart-programThe Kickstart Accelerator program in Switzerland is currently accepting applications from early-stage startups making “smart and connected machines”, namely robots.

by ,   -   April 12, 2016

SVRBP-1-robot-block-party-silicon-valleyOn April 6th, Jabil Blue Sky Innovation Center hosted the 7th Annual Silicon Valley Robot Block Party. The free event was ‘sold out,’ with more than 2000 RSVPs and 40 companies in attendance. The event was part of National Robotics Week, showcasing the latest technologies, and was one of the events participating in the record-breaking 258 across the US!

Source: Smart & Digital Factory Application Lab van Sirris in Kortrijk
Source: Smart & Digital Factory Application Lab van Sirris in Kortrijk

We often see robotic or automated cells purposed to do a single motion or a very specific application. However, with all the new technology available in the market, it is interesting to see how each separate technology can be integrated into a single versatile cell. This is what Sirris did and it is quite impressive.  

by   -   April 4, 2016

lidar-sweep-crowdfunding

UPDATE: Only 7 days left to back Sweep! They are now almost 80% funded.

by   -   March 27, 2016

Nutonomy

An exciting “driverless race” is underway among tech giants the United States: In recent months, Google, Uber, and Tesla have made headlines for developing self-driving taxis for big cities.

by   -   March 23, 2016

roscon_hamburg_CropROSCon is an annual conference focused on ROS, the Robot Operating System. Every year, hundreds of ROS developers of all skill levels and backgrounds, from industry to academia, come together to teach, learn, and show off their latest projects. ROSCon 2015 was held in Hamburg, Germany.

Here is the next set of posts from the OSRF blog, along with videos.

by   -   March 18, 2016

The documentary follows teams as they compete to win $30M in a race to land a privately-funded robot on the moon.