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Digital Innovation Hubs: €1.5 billion network to support green and digital transformation starts to take shape

A two-day discussion on the future of European Digital Innovation Hubs (EDIH) took place last month, as over 2000 stakeholders and policy-makers gathered online for the first time to take stock of the...
28 February 2021, by

IROS Workshop: Best practices in designing roadmaps for robotics innovation

Join us at the 2017 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS 2017) for a full day workshop that will bring together international stakeholders in robotics to examine ...
16 July 2017, by and

24 research reports that dissect the robotics industry

After reading the press releases for this batch of 24 research reports, although they vary widely in their forecasts, they almost all agree that most segments of the robotics industry are expected to...
05 May 2017, by

As DJI dominates camera and commercial drone sales, drone funding falls

According to AgFunder's 2016 AgTech Investing Report (supported by The Robot Report's own research), 2016 drone funding fell 64% from 2015 levels. Also, the type of companies getting funded were sens...
03 May 2017, by
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Kickstart Accelerator, with Roland Siegwart and Matthias Hüni

In this episode, Audrow Nash speaks with Roland Siegwart and Matthias Hüni about Kickstart Accelerator, a Swiss Startup Accelerator. Siegwart leads the Autonomous Systems Lab at ETH Zürich and is on...
17 April 2017, by
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CUBE Tech Fair, with Torsten Oelke

In this episode, Audrow Nash speaks with Torsten Oelkes, Executive Chairman of CUBE, about the CUBE Tech Fair. The CUBE Tech Fair is a conference that takes place in Berlin in May that seeks to facili...
02 April 2017, by


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MIT Media Lab to participate in $27 million initiative on AI ethics and governance

The MIT Media Lab and the Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University will serve as the founding anchor institutions for a new initiative aimed at bridging the gap between the ...
10 January 2017, by

$18.867 billion paid to acquire 50 robotics companies in 2016

2016 was a banner year for acquisitions of companies involved in robotics and automation: 50 sold; 11 for amounts over $500 million; five were over a billion. 30 of the 50 companies disclosed trans...
06 January 2017, by

2016: the best year yet for funding robotics startups

2016 was a busy and abundant year for seed, crowd, series A,B,C,D and VC funding of robotics-related startups. 128 companies got funded, some multiple times. $1.95 billion, 50% more than 2015 whic...
02 January 2017, by

China takes long view in funding robotics, innovation

  With the rapid economic development of the last twenty years resulting in the accumulation of great wealth, China urgently feels the need to move from a manufacturing-driven economy to an innovati...
17 July 2013, by

Visions of transformative research: Risk-reward, variation-selection, hot trends, exploration of the wild

Over the last 20 years or so, a sense that science has become conservative or incrementalist has developed, and calls for change in the approaches to public funding of research have been heard from va...
08 July 2013, by

Funding high risk proposals at the National Science Foundation: A brief history

National Science Foundation (NSF) efforts to develop a mechanism to fund research proposals that had a high risk of failure, but which also had the potential for high return, began in 1980. In that ye...
03 July 2013, by

Bolt closes funding round and opens applications

Bolt, Ben Einstein's hardware and robotics accelerator in Boston, today announced the close of their first funding round and the opening of the first round of applications for 2013 hardware startups. ...
20 February 2013, by







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