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TRI-AD’s James Kuffner and Max Bajracharya are coming to TC Sessions: Robotics+AI 2020

TRI-AD’s James Kuffner and Max Bajracharya are coming to TC Sessions: Robotics+AI 2020 With the Tokyo Summer Olympics rapidly approaching, 2020 is shaping up to be a big year for TRI-AD (Toyota Research Institute – Advanced Development). Opened in 2018, the research wing is devoted to bringing some of TRI’s work into […]

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Companies take baby steps toward home robots at CES

Companies take baby steps toward home robots at CES “I think there are fewer fake robots this year.” I spoke to a lot of roboticists and robot-adjacent folks at this year’s CES, but that comment from Labrador Systems co-funder/CEO Mike Dooley summed up the situation nicely. The show is slowly, but steadily, […]

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Save over $200 with discounted student tickets to Robotics + AI 2020

Save over 0 with discounted student tickets to Robotics + AI 2020 If you’re a current student and you love robots — and the AI that drives them — you do not want to miss out on TC Sessions: Robotics + AI 2020. Our day-long deep dive into these two life-altering technologies […]

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The robot homecoming is upon us

The robot homecoming is upon us Robots were everywhere at CES, as has been the case for at least a decade. But there’s a different tenor to the robots shown off at the recent annual consumer tech event: they’re designed for home use, and they’re shipping products, not just concepts intended strictly […]

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Waymo’s Anca Dragan and Ike Robotics CTO Jur van den Berg are coming to TC Sessions: Robotics+AI

Waymo’s Anca Dragan and Ike Robotics CTO Jur van den Berg are coming to TC Sessions: Robotics+AI The road to “solving” self-driving cars is riddled with challenges, from perception and decision making to figuring out the interaction between humans and robots. Today we’re announcing that joining us at TC Sessions: Robotics+AI on […]

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Lucky coffee, unicorn stumbles, and Sam Altman’s YC wager

Lucky coffee, unicorn stumbles, and Sam Altman’s YC wager Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast, where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. This week we had TechCrunch’s Alex Wilhelm and Danny Crichton on hand to dig into the news, with Chris Gates on the dials and more […]

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Meet MarsCat, a robot cat with lots of love to give and room to grow

Meet MarsCat, a robot cat with lots of love to give and room to grow At CES 2020, one of the more well-represented gadget categories was definitely consumer robots – but none was more adorable than MarsCat, a new robo-pet from industrial robot startup Elephant Robotics. This robot pet is a fully […]

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Going fast: Buy a demo table at TC Sessions: Robotics+AI 2020

Going fast: Buy a demo table at TC Sessions: Robotics+AI 2020 Startup founders, set your sites on TC Sessions: Robotics+AI, which takes place on March 3, 2020. This annual day-long event draws the brightest minds and makers from these two industries — 1,500 attendees last year alone. And if you really want […]

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Is Clicbot a spiritual successor to Cozmo? (Mostly no, but maybe a little yes)

Is Clicbot a spiritual successor to Cozmo? (Mostly no, but maybe a little yes) Anki’s true legacy in robotics will only be sufficiently determined over the course of a few years. But while the startup’s vision for Cozmo ultimately failed, I suspect while see its take on the category of home robotics […]

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Virtual Incision Corporation raises $20 million for its abdominal surgery robot

Virtual Incision Corporation raises million for its abdominal surgery robot Over the past several years, surgical has become one of the hottest — and best funded —categories in robotics. That’s thanks, in no small part, to the massive success of companies like Intuitive. Virtual Incision Corporation has also had a pretty solid […]

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