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2014-05-28 08:37:12

SAN FRANCISCO, May 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Fyusion, a stealth startup developing advanced 3D Image Processing technologies, today announced it raised $3.35 million USD in funding led by UTEC and New Enterprise Associates (NEA), with participation from angel investors including James Joaquin (Venture Investor and former CEO of Ofoto & Xoom) and Lior Susan (head of Lab IX), as well as early Google investors. Fyusion develops technologies that empower people to capture the world in...

Silicon Valley-Based Robot Maker Secures Investment From Google
2014-04-10 11:19:27

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Silicon Valley-based robotics company Savioke (pronounced ‘savvy oak’), which is developing a medical assistance robot that could work in nursing homes and hospitals, announced on Wednesday that Google Ventures, the search giant’s funding arm, had invested an undisclosed sum that makes up part of a $2 million seed financing package. This funding was led by Morado Venture Partners, with AME Cloud Ventures and other individuals also...

Robotics Innovation On The Rise
2014-02-21 05:13:55

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Google’s acquisition of eight robotics companies, including MIT spinout Meka Robotics, has led some experts to believe we may be on the cusp of a robotics revolution. Co-founded in 2006 by Aaron Edsinger and Jeff Weber, Meka was an early creator of “compliant” humanoid robots that now work safely alongside humans in everyday environments from factories to research labs. Meka’s sophisticated robotics hardware includes...

Unbounded Robotics Open Source Robot
2013-10-21 16:04:30

[ Watch the Video: Open-Source Robot From Unbounded Robotics ] Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online When robotics research lab Willow Garage began losing employees to video-conferencing company Suitable Technologies in August, tech observers lowered their expectations for the release of an open source robot coming to market anytime soon. However, a Willow Garage spinoff called Unbounded Robotics may prove any doubters wrong as the fledgling robotics developer announced...

2013-08-21 23:03:46

Suitable Technologies, Inc., has retained a majority of employees from Willow Garage, Inc. to increase and enhance the development of Suitable Technologies’ Beam™ remote presence system. Palo Alto, CA (PRWEB) August 21, 2013 Suitable Technologies, Inc., has retained a majority of employees from Willow Garage, Inc. to increase and enhance the development of Suitable Technologies’ Beam™ remote presence system. Suitable Technologies will use the combined resources to further product...

2013-05-11 23:04:42

Two leading open-source robotics firms join forces to build the robot future Stuttgart, Germany (PRWEB) May 11, 2013 This weekend, at the opening of ROSCon 2013, Falkor Systems, Inc., the developers of the autonomous flying pet drone, and I Heart Engineering, TurtleBot manufacturer and open source robotics research center, will announce the merger of the two companies. The new company will build on both company's work in robotics to develop innovative robotics solutions using open source...

Researchers Give Robots The Gift Of Navigation
2012-02-16 15:12:35

MIT researchers have developed a new system that could one day allow robots to navigate any surrounding or terrain, without needing any input from humans. The algorithm developed by the team allows robots to continuously map their 3D environment by using a low-cost camera. The system developed by the researchers at MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) could also allow blind people to work their way through buildings like hospitals and shopping malls...

2011-12-19 11:55:00

Urban Robotics' Highly Scalable 3D Octree-based Format Lays Foundation for Large-Scale Point Cloud Application Standards Portland, Ore. (PRWEB) December 19, 2011 Urban Robotics Inc., a leading provider of three-dimensional (3D) imaging sensors, software and algorithms, today announced it is making its highly scalable, spatially searchable and colorized 3D octree-based point cloud format available to the Point Cloud Library (PCL) community. PCL is a standalone, large scale, open source...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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