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Cognitive robotics, intelligent machines take center stage at Robotics Summit & Expo 2019

CLEVELAND and BOSTON — Business-to-business publisher WTWH Media has announced a series of keynotes, sessions, and workshops at this year’s Robotics Summit & Expo dedicated to educating the robotics engineering community about how artificial intelligence and machine learning are making commercial and cognitive robots smarter and more useful. Topics include decision making, object identification, vision…

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Mobile robots in e-commerce: Experts weigh in on tech advances, demand

Growing demand for rapid e-commerce order fulfillment is a major driver for the development and adoption for mobile robots. However, the market and the technologies that serve it are changing rapidly. The Robot Report asked the following four experts in mobile robotics about their observations (their responses have been edited for length): Tom Galluzzo, founder…

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Robotics investments February 2019

Robotics investments totaled at least $4.3 billion in February 2019 in a steep increase from January, which had about $1.4 billion. In addition, companies reported approximately $3.9 billion worth of acquisitions this past month. Any political or economic jitters have not yet harmed the mood for robot deals. The Robotic Industries Association noted yesterday that robot…

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Amazon keeps on truckin’ with autonomous vehicle investments

Amazon has moved on as quickly as its same-day deliveries by announcing, almost concurrent with its breakup call to New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, more than $1 billion of new funding for electric vehicles and self-driving cars. On Feb. 15, a day after reporting on Amazon’s rejection of New York City as the site for…

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New RB3 platform from Qualcomm designed to help robotics developers

BARCELONA, Spain — Qualcomm Technologies Inc., a subsidiary of Qualcomm Inc., today announced at the Mobile World Congress here its Qualcomm Robotics RB3 Platform – the company’s first integrated, comprehensive offering designed specifically for robotics. Building on Qualcomm Technologies’ success in robotics and drone products, this purpose-built platform features a highly optimized set of hardware, software…

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Driverless investment tops $1.6B so far this month

After last week’s $582 million in funding for autonomous vehicle companies, you might think that driverless investment would coast for a while. However, this week saw more than $1 billion in support for developing self-driving cars and trucks. President’s Day is traditionally the time for car sales, but the automakers and big technology companies are…

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Aurora raises $530M Series B as Amazon joins self-driving car race

Self-driving startup Aurora Innovation Inc. today said it had raised $530 million in a Series B round led by Sequoia Capital. The most noteworthy investor is Amazon.com Inc. Other participants included Lightspeed Venture Partners, Geodesic, Shell Ventures, and Reinvent Capital, as well as previous investors Greylock and Index Ventures. Funds advised by T. Rowe Price…

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AWS RoboMaker cloud robotics platform launches

The cloud robotics race is heating up. One month after it was revealed that a Google Cloud Robotics Platform is coming in 2019, a juggernaut of a competitor has released a similar solution. Amazon Web Services (AWS), the cloud computing arm of Amazon, has released its RoboMaker cloud robotics platform to give developers a centralized…

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Maker Pro News: How Startups Can Thrive Locally

Also inside: tips from a hardware founder who failed on an epic scale.
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Amazon consumer robot: why a mobile Echo Show makes sense

Bloomberg recently reported that Amazon is working on a secret home robot. People keep sending me the link and asking “what do you think Amazon’s robot is going to do”? First, let me be clear that I don’t have any inside info about this. I founded the Cloud Robotics team at Google back in 2010, and ran…

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