silicon valley robotics

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 Fr...
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Introducing 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....
18 February 2021, by and

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 Velabi...
18 December 2020, by and

Meet the robotics community champions in the SVR Good Robot Industry Awards

If robotics is the technology of the 21st century, rather than biotech, then we have some serious work to do. This week marks the ‘beginning of the end’ of the coronavirus pandemic as a vaccine i...
17 December 2020, by and

Robohub wins Champion Award in SVR ‘Good Robot’ Industry Awards

President: Sabine Haeurt           Founded: 2012 HQ:  Switzerland Robohub is an online platform and non-profit that brings together leading communicators in robotics research, start-ups...
16 December 2020, by

Celebrating the good robots!

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, celebr...
15 December 2020, by

Can robots make food service safer for workers?

Health care workers are not the only unwilling essential services frontline workers at increased risk of COVID-19. According to the Washington Post on April 12, “At least 41 grocery workers have die...
20 April 2020, by

Call for startups at Automate

The Association for Advancing Automation (A3) has announced a call for startup companies in robotics, machine vision and motion control for its Automate Launch Pad Competition. The competition will be...
01 February 2017, by and

When being a woman in robotics gives you the edge

Robotics isn’t gender neutral, it’s gender blind. And that means that there are a lot of hidden opportunities for savvy investors and entrepreneurs. One of the first robotics companies I followed ...
31 January 2017, by

Catalia Health uses social robots to improve health outcomes

Catalia Health is leading the surge in social robotics, with Mabu, their patient care management system. Catalia Health likes to be seen primarily as a health company that utilizes robots, rather th...
17 January 2017, by and

HAX takes robotics to market in 2017

If you attended CES 2017 last week you may have seen more than 70 HAX powered startups in Eureka Park, the ‘playground of innovation’. As service robotics steals the spotlight, we wanted to showca...
12 January 2017, by and

Who are the most active robotics investors?

You may be surprised, but I’m not. These are the people I see regularly both in Silicon Valley and overseas interacting with the robotics community. That makes them the smart money (most of the time...
19 October 2016, by and

Welcoming new global partners

Silicon Valley Robotics held an innovation tour for some of our global partners ahead of the RoboBusiness conference in San Jose. Representatives from Odense Robotics Cluster, Invest in Denmark and De...
10 October 2016, by and

Where are the previous Robot Launch winners now?

Catch up with past winners: CleverPet (2015), Preemadonna/Nailbot (2015 runner-up), and Leka (2014). Will you be our next Robot Launch winner? There's 25 days left to register! You can register by...
21 July 2016, by and

SVR Case Studies: Adept’s versatile mobile service platform

Interview with Michael Oitzman, Sr. Product Line Manager, Adept Mobile Robots courtesy of Tanya Anandan, for A3 Association for Advancing Automation (edited for clarity) What are the current ...
30 March 2016, by

SVR Case Studies: Hardware may be hard, but strategic investing can make it smart

by Ekta Sahasi, Vice President at Konica Minolta Business Innovation Center and Greg Lok, Business Strategy Lead at Konica Minolta Business Innovation Center After years of flying under the ventur...
15 March 2016, by

SVR Case Studies: Lessons for robotics from enterprise computing

Many advances in our technologies occur through borrowing capabilities from one field to progress another. Our technological universe is built from a web of interrelated advances that push one another...

Robots in Depth: Andra Keay on opportunities and challenges for startups

Robots in Depth is a new video series featuring interviews with researchers, entrepreneurs, VC investors, and policy makers in robotics, hosted by Per Sjöborg. In this interview, Andra Keay, directo...
10 November 2015, by and

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