Robot Launch 2017

The Robotics Hub, in collaboration with Silicon Valley Robotics, is looking to invest up to $500,000 in robotics, AI and sensor startups! Finalists also receive exposure on Robohub and space in the new Silicon Valley Robotics Cowork Space. Plus you… Read More

Congratulations to Apellix, winner of 2017 Automate Launch Pad

Congratulations to Apellix, the winner of Automate 2017 Startup Launch Pad competition. Also honorable mention goes to Kinema Systems and Sake Robotics. The Apellix received a $10,000 check sponsored by GE Ventures. The judging panel consisted of Steve Taub, GE… Read More

8 great startups battle it out at Automate

A3 ANNOUNCES FINALISTS IN AUTOMATE LAUNCH PAD STARTUP COMPETITION Emerging Companies with Range of Offerings from Platform-as-a-Service to Actuators to 3D Vision Technology ANN ARBOR, MI – Today the Association for Advancing Automation (A3), the leading global advocate… Read More

CleverPet is a robot that humans (and dogs) love

The largest markets for robots is for when there aren’t any people around. We often call those jobs the dirty, dull and dangerous ones, but then there are devices like CleverPet which play with your dog when you aren’t… Read More

$10,000 prize 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 held at the Automate 2017 Show and Conference… Read More

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 was Restoration Robotics, a Silicon Valley based… Read More

Catalia Health uses social robots for health

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 than a robotics company. This focus on… Read More

Looking towards service robots in 2017

Sophisticated household robots are only just starting to show up in our lives, but all the building blocks for a veritable “Cambrian explosion” of robotics are there, as Gill Pratt described it when he was running the recent… Read More

Announcing the Robot Launch Shortlist

It’s time to showcase the Robot Launch semifinalists, or ‘The Shortlist’. Every week over the next month you will meet 9-10 very interesting robotics and AI startups from all over the world and you will have a chance to… Read More