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Fetch founder Melonee Wise joins Agility Robotics as CTO

We’ve discussed Agility quite a bit over the last several years. Most recently, it’s been a focus on the Oregon firm’s push to commercialize. There’s no question that the technology is impress

Helping children overcome their mobility challenges, Trexo Robotics gets a Y Combinator boost

Manmeet Maggu and Rahul Udasi didn’t know it when they met at the University of Waterloo eleven years ago, but the bond that the two forged in late night study sessions as roommates in the UW Pl

Amazon quietly acquired robotics company Dispatch to build Scout

When Amazon unveiled a six-wheeled urban delivery robot called Scout a couple of weeks ago, its website was pretty definitive about who was behind it. “These devices were created by Amazon,” the p

Melonee Wise and Anca Dragan will be speaking at TC Sessions: Robotics + AI April 18 at UC Berkeley

Hard to believe, but we’re only a few months out from the next TC Sessions: Robotics. As we get ready for our third year, take a trip down robotic memory lane with these highlights from last year’

Get ready for TC Sessions: Robotics + AI with highlights from last year’s event

As we get ready for TechCrunch Sessions: Robotics + AI on April 18 at UC Berkeley, we can’t help but look back at last year’s robotics event. With more than 1,000 attendees, thought-provo

Robotics-as-a-service is on the way and inVia Robotics is leading the charge

The team at inVia Robotics didn’t start out looking to build a business that would create a new kind of model for selling robotics to the masses, but that may be exactly what they’ve done.

Fetch Robotics CEO Melonee Wise and her band of merry robots are coming to Disrupt SF

Remember Rosie from the Jetsons? That’s what Fetch Robotics is building, but instead of dealing with housekeeping and Elroy, the robots are designed for warehouses and e-commerce fulfillment cen

The Savioke Robot Is Headed To A Hotel Near You

When I’m in a hotel room I like absolute privacy. After all, calling upon Baphomet and/or playing Firewatch takes absolute concentration and I don’t want humans intruding on my reverie. Th

The UBR-1, A Hackable Robotics Platform, Is Now For Sale

One of the most interesting robotics platforms I've seen in a while, the <a target="_blank" href="http://unboundedrobotics.com/2014/04/ubr-1-available-for-purchase/">UBR-1</a>, is now available for sa

Savioke Gets $2M To Build A ‘Services Industry’ Robot

<a target="_blank" href="http://savioke.com">Savioke</a>, a robotics startup out of Sunnyvale led by the former CEO of the now-defunct but influential Willow Garage robotics startup, is announcing a s

Willow Garage Spin-Off Brings UBR-1 Mobile Robotics Research Platform Out Of Stealth

Unbounded Robotics has come out of stealth -- as the latest and last spin off from open source robotics maker and incubator Willow Garage, which created the PR2 robotics research and development platf

UPDATED: Robotics Lab Willow Garage, Maker Of PR2, Not Shutting Down, But ‘Changes Are Afoot’

UPDATED: According to Willow Garage's blog, the company will not shut down, but change its funding model: <blockquote>Willow Garage has decided to enter the world of commercial opportunities with

$400,000 Garage Robot Is Now Available For Purchase

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/PR2.jpg" />In the market for a serious robot? We know just the thing. The Willow Garage PR2 robot has been in development for over a year

Open source robots in homes by, like, next week

Willow Garage makes “open source” robots and is hoping their work, in conjunction with some Cali universities, will soon appear in homes around the world. Their robots, called the Stanford