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FLX wins TechConnect ATI Manufacturing Prize, AIVOT runner up, Octopy a hit at FITMA
Startups taking full advantage of Silicon Valley Robotics ecosystem opportunities!
Great to see Silicon Valley Robotics companies in the finalists for the ATI Manufacturing Prize at TechConnect in Washington DC. The call for startups went out in this newsletter and directly to SVR members. So good to see it work!
And congratulations to the winner: FLX Solutions! Here’s a write up of the event.
Karakuri, a UK intelligent robotic kitchen automation company folds, founder and CEO Barney Wragg posts list of people available for other roles.
Big thank you to everyone who has become a paid subscriber - it makes you an angel investor in the work I do at Silicon Valley Robotics and as a startup advisor, and accelerator. And maybe we can do more to share your experience and expertize with the robotics startup community. Mentor Office Hours, maybe startup profiles. We’ll keep exploring.
They create a robot inspired by a pangolin capable of performing medical procedures inside the human being - Tech World
DeepMind’s New Self-Improving Robot Is Quick to Adapt and Learn Fresh Skills - Singularity Hub
DeepMind’s RoboCat learns to perform a range of robotics tasks - TechCrunch
Rise of the robots raises a big question: what will workers do? - The Guardian
These are the American workers most worried that AI will soon make their jobs obsolete - CNBC
AI is a lot of work - The Verge
Biden-Harris Administration Announces New NIST Public Working Group on Generative AI - NIST
Three Ideas for Regulating Generative AI - Policy input to the federal government from a Stanford-Princeton team - AI Snake Oil
Pieter Abbeel and Ken Goldberg on generative AI applications - Actuator
What does ChatGPT mean for Robotics - OLogic
The curse of Recursion: Training on Generated Data makes Models Forget - arXiv
Have we hit a statistical wall in LLM scaling?
A wearable robot assistant that is all over your clothes - IEEE Spectrum
Intuitive’s Ion platform may provide ‘most exciting advancements in robotic technology’: analysts - MedTechDive
Italy Has the Most Robotics and Automation Companies in Europe, Finds Report - Robotics 24/7 (report cowritten by Italian Packaging Machinery Manufacturer’s Association)
Indy Autonomous Challenge Winner Sets Autonomous Speed Records at Milan Motor Show - Robotics 24/7
Kiva Systems Founders Share Company’s Story at Robotics Invest Event in Boston - Robotics 24/7
Mobility giant Bolt adopts Starship robots for food delivery - TNW
Blush, the AI lover from the same team as Replika, is more than just a sexbot - TechCrunch
Autonomous Vehicle Industry Association finds that Waymo Driver performance improves roadway safety - AVIA
Siemens presents 2 billion Euro investment strategy to boost future growth, innovation and resilience - Siemens
Anduril Industries and Hadrian Announce Strategic Partnership - Anduril
Pittsburgh robotics stalwart and Girls of Steel co-founder Patti Rote announces retirement plans - PittsburghINNO
Scientists train fruit-picking robots with silicon raspberries - Interesting Engineering
This tech company creates robots that deliver the goods - The Daily Item
Theres more than one way to calculate ROI for autonomous work - ConstructionDIVE
Mining companies betting on autonomous technology to make dangerous jobs safer - CBC News
Key takeaways from Robotics Invest 2023 - Robotics Invest
Learn about the next wave of industrial robotics at Disrupt’s Hardware Stage - Sept 19-21 in San Francisco - Early Bird Prices Rollback - Save up to $800 until July 5th
POSTPONED TBD - The Future with Robots - Silicon Valley Robotics and IEEE RAS at the Commonwealth Club SF
June 26-29 - Collision in Toronto - Web Summit
June 27-30 - Automatica in Munich - VDMA
July 11-12 - VB Transform: Get Ahead of the Generative AI Revolution - VentureBeat
Sep 19-21 - FIRA USA Salinas - FIRA
Sep 28 - The Autonomous Systems Showcase - Deep Tech Showcase
Oct 1-5 - IROS in Detroit - IEEE RAS
IROS is calling for demos - and so is Hello Robot.
Dear Hello Robot community,
You might have seen that IROS 2023 recently released a Call for Demonstrations for their Demo Expo taking place at the conference on October 4th:
“IROS 2023 is piloting a Demonstrations Exposition that will provide researchers focused on physical demonstration the opportunity to showcase their hardware during an interactive session. Demo Expo will last for 1.5 hrs in the Exhibition Hall. Each participant is allotted a table for the duration of the session. To participate, there is no need to have an accepted paper at the conference.”
Hello Robot is going to have multiple Stretches at IROS and we'd love to see some cool work from our community demonstrated at the Expo! We plan to make a few robots available for community members who would like to showcase their research at IROS, but aren't able to bring their own robots with them.
Demo submissions are due July 15 - if you'd be interested in using one of our robots to participate, please reach out to us as soon as you can!
Haro380 is an industrial-grade, 6-axis robot arm that is designed to fit right on your desktop. It offers everything an industrial robot has to offer: great accuracy, high payload, and zero backlash.
More affordable and compact than the usual industrial robots
Better precision and payload than those robots typically used in classrooms
Introduction and Plenaries from CVPR 2023 - including Rodney Brooks - from Computer Vision Foundation
Rebuilding Intel - Foundry vs IDM Decades of Inefficiences Unraveled - Dylan Patel and Myron Xie in SemiAnalysis
Look Ma, No Hands! With Waymo Co-CEO Tekedra Mawakana -
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