Robotics

Apple has a new iPhone recycling robot named ‘Daisy’

Meet Daisy. Apple’s latest recycling robot was revealed, not coincidentally, a few days before Earth Day, in a press announcement summing up the company’s recent environmental accomplishments. The

Laura Tyson will be speaking at TC Sessions: Robotics May 11 at UC Berkeley

We’re less than a month out from TC Sessions: Robotics, and we’ve still got some key names to share with you for the big event. We’ve already announced some of the top names in robotics, includi
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Teaching robots to learn how to learn

Several of Rethink’s Sawyer robotics are crammed into a small corner of a lab at UC Berkeley’s S
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Fetch is building robots for the warehouses of the future

What’s the first thing you buy yourself after announcing a $25 million Series B? A brand new offic

The Army is building 3D-printed soft robots

The U.S. Army Research Laboratory has teamed up with the University of Minnesota to explore the wonders of soft robots. The teams have published a study describing their findings as they look to build
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Playground Global’s CTO on investing in robotics

Playground co-founder and CTO Peter Barrett discusses why the firm is betting big on the future of r

Playground is betting big on robots

You find robotics in unexpected corners of Playground Global’s Palo Alto headquarters. They’re in the lobby and scattered amongst the cubicles. Inside the venture fund’s labs, an older Spot Mini

Waymo reportedly applies to put autonomous cars on California roads with no safety drivers

Waymo has become the second company to apply for the newly-available permit to deploy autonomous vehicles without safety drivers on some California roads, the San Francisco Chronicle reports. It would

Last call on Early Bird tickets for TC Robotics at UC Berkeley, May 11

After tomorrow, April 13, ticket prices for TC Sessions: Robotics will jump $100 for the May 11 event hosted at UC Berkeley. Buy your early bird $249 tickets today before these savings fly the coop! Y

Luminar puts its lidar tech into production through acquisitions and smart engineering

When Luminar came out of stealth last year with its built-from-scratch lidar system, it seemed to beat established players like Velodyne at their own game — but at great expense and with no capabili

Check out SpotMini, Cassie and more at TC Sessions: Robotics May 11 at UC Berkeley

So far we’ve been telling you about all of the awesome humans we’re going to have at TC Sessions Robotics next month in Berkeley — humans like Boston Dynamics’ Marc Raibert, Playground’s And

Massterly aims to be the first full-service autonomous marine shipping company

Logistics may not be the most exciting application of autonomous vehicles, but it's definitely one of the most important. And the marine shipping industry — one of the oldest industries in the world

Fetch adds two new robots to its warehouse automation army

Fetch Robotics capped off 2017 with a $25 million Series B, bringing its total up to $48 million. It’s clear that investors are taken with the San Jose-based automation company. By most accounts, in

Smartsheet co-founder’s next project is a robotic rock picker-upper

A co-founder of Smartsheet, the enterprise collaboration startup that just filed for an IPO, is taking a hard right turn into the world of agriculture robotics. Brent Frei has been working on an autom

6 River Systems raises $25 million for warehouse robots

As the e-commerce industry continues to explode, one startup that’s benefiting is Boston-based 6 River Systems. The business, which builds robots that speed up production in warehouses, has rai

From fungal architecture to shape-shifting robo-swarms, here are NASA’s latest moonshots

The NASA Innovative Advanced Concepts program is perhaps the best place to get federal funding for an idea that sounds crazy — because the program managers think it might be just crazy enough to wor

DARPA wants new ideas for autonomous drone swarms

The Defense Department's research wing is serious about putting drones into action, not just one by one but in coordinated swarms. The Offensive Swarm-Enabled Tactics program is kicking off its second

Knitting machines power up with computer-generated patterns for 3D shapes

At last, a use for that industrial knitting machine you bought at a yard sale! Carnegie Mellon researchers have created a method that generates knitting patterns for arbitrary 3D shapes, opening the p

Tapster’s robots are built to poke touchscreens

The CEO and COO are at their desks when I knock on the door, intently assembling robots to fulfill the company’s latest order. Tapster is about as lean as startups get. Founded three years ago (on S

Roam debuts a robotic exoskeleton for skiers

Roam, a San Francisco-based robotics startup, has just debuted a lower-body robotic exoskeleton aimed firmly at skiers. The company’s first product doesn’t stray too far from nearby Ekso Bionics,
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