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by   -   April 23, 2014

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For the next three weeks, Robohub readers can vote for the “People’s Choice” startup from the Robot Launch competition. Each week, we’re going to publish 10 videos from our Top 30 and during our live final on May 20, you can vote for the ultimate “People’s Choice” winner. This week’s videos (in alphabetic order) are:


by   -   April 24, 2014

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In this guest lecture, Simon Grand from the University of St. Gallen in Switzerland, talks about building intelligent companies.


by   -   April 24, 2014

The assembly line has long been considered one of the greatest innovations of the 20th century. It has shaped the industrial world so strongly that businesses that did not adopt the practice soon became extinct, and it was one of the key factors that helped integrate the automobile into American society.


by   -   April 22, 2014

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RoboJobs is a new dedicated jobs board for the global robotics community that connects both seasoned robotics experts and recent top graduates with entrepreneurs and established businesses seeking the brightest minds to fill their ranks. We’ve just launched our beta site in collaboration with Silicon Valley Robotics in an effort to connect our readers with the top jobs in robotics. Roboticists can post their resumes and view ads for free. Prospective employers can publish job postings at competitive rates, and at the same time know that the dollars they are spending will help support Robohub’s non-profit efforts to bring you the latest in robotics news. 


by   -   April 22, 2014
An adage in tech funding is “It’s not what you know, it’s who you know.”

by   -   April 22, 2014

Google acquires Titan Aerospace for $60 million; Facebook acquires Ascenta for $20 million; Groupe Gorgé, through ECA, acquires Infotron for $10 million and the Navy is building a new UAV center. Here’s a wrap-up of these and other UAV stories in the news:


by   -   April 22, 2014

From left: Devdutt Yellurkar, Partner, Charles River Ventures; Aydin Senkut, Managing Director, Felicis Ventures; Peter Hebert, Managing Partner, Lux Capital; Frank Tobe, Editor, The Robot Report and Co-founder, Robo-Stox LLC; and Rich Mahoney, Director, Robotics Program, SRI International and moderator of panel on “Who’s Investing in Robotics, and Why?”

The 2014 Xconomy Forum: Robo Madness, held in the theater at SRI International in Menlo Park, proved once again, that contacts and relationships are as important as innovation, intellectual property, long hours and a PhD. Breaks and an after-event reception for networking, exchanging cards and promises to meet and discuss things further were an integral part of the day’s program. Silicon Valley and visiting tech and robotics-related stars were there in spades: Scott Hassan, Brian Gerkey, Paolo Pirjanian,  Helen Greiner, James Gosling, David Mindell and John Markoff to name just a few.


by   -   April 22, 2014

Groupe Gorgé, via their subsidiary ECA S.A., has acquired French UAV copter provider Infotron for €2.5 million and 375,000 shares of ECA – a combined value of around $10 million. The acquisition supplements ECA’s line of unmanned underwater and aerial devices and systems with a proven line of mini helicopter-type vertical takeoff drones.


by   -   April 18, 2014

Early in March of this year TechCrunch reported that Facebook was in talks to acquire Titan Aerospace, a UAV start-up that makes solar-powered aerial robots that can fly for up to five years without needing to land. Forbes said that the sale price was likely to be $60 million.


by   -   April 17, 2014

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It’s no ordinary robot, it’s an UBR-1. From Unbounded Robotics, the UBR-1 is one of the most sophisticated yet affordable robots available in the world. From today, you can preorder the pro model of the UBR-1 for $50k and expect to take delivery in August 2014, if you are in the US, Canada or Mexico. Anywhere else, you may be waiting a bit longer.


by   -   April 17, 2014

ROBOTS14

UPDATE Video and live tweets! Join us for a full day seminar and networking event at MIT on April 17 called “ROBOTS: From Imagination to Market”. Starting with an introduction to robots in science fiction, we will dive into the latest research, hear the newest startup pitches and learn from successful companies. Additional highlights will include live robot demos, an overview of legal and ethical questions, and a panel discussion with key actors in the field.








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