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Warehouse Wars

Actuator is TechCrunch's weekly newsletter covering all things robotic.

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A quick trip to MARS

Greetings from Las Vegas, where it’s 105 degrees outside, but it mostly doesn’t matter because you can’t figure out how to get outside. I’m...

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Funding the robot revolution

Actuator is TechCrunch's weekly newsletter covering all things robotic.

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Workforce quit

Yesterday, we officially announced one more big name for TC Sessions: Robotics. I’ll be speaking with Marty Walsh, the U.S. secretary of labor, at...

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Robot, chicken

If you’ve visited our site at all in recent months, you’re probably aware that we’ve got a couple of big events coming up. We’ll be in...

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Lab, crab and robotic rehab

I was in Berkeley a couple of months back, helping TechCrunch get its proverbial ducks in a row before our first big climate event (coming in a few...

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The lowdown on the slowdown

Actuator is TechCrunch's weekly newsletter covering all things robotics. This week: Investor interest, slowed IPOs and 'general...

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Getting high on HRI

I know I keep teasing how excited I am about July’s big robotics event, but it’s precisely because of panels like the one we announced earlier...

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Knit picking

TechCrunch's weekly robotics newsletter, Actuator: Amazon, community clusters, banana fingers and a more serious spot

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Optimus Not-Ready-for-Prime-Time?

Another installment of TechCrunch's robotics newsletter, Actuator: Daniela Rus and Matthew Johnson-Roberson, Miso Robotics, Zippedi, Agility...

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Any port in a storm

Actuator: Recycling robots, scrubbing ships and picking and placing

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Series sea

Actuator: Healthcare, health scare, coffee and Cruise-controlled (the week's top robotics news from TechCrunch).

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Dough, drones, bananas and berries

Actuator: Fruit picking, drone deliveries and checking in with Pittsburgh's former Mayor

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Hiveminded

Actuator newsletter from TechCrunch: Trees, bees, over streets and under seas

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Such great heights

The old Gmail inbox is overflowing with agtech pitches, and frankly I only have myself to blame after bringing it up the last two newsletters (damn,...

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To Servi man

A nice secondary effect of writing this newsletter is getting an influx of responses when I write on a specific topic. Last week it was agtech. I...

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As the worm turns

Here’s something for you to mull over this fine Thursday morning: Do agtech robotics need a reset? Granted, we’re dealing with a small sample...

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Putting the autonomous cart before the robotic horse

I’m writing this fresh off hosting TechCrunch Live this week with Jonathan Hurst of Agility Robotics and Bruce Leak of Playground Global. I’ll be...

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More automatons about buildings and food

As I noted last year, we’re ramping up to return to Boston this July for our TC Sessions Robotics event. Our March 2020 event on the Berkeley...

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Vertical integration

No South by Southwest for me this year. No drinking weird promotional energy drinks while watching bands play front yards at 9 AM or traveling out of...

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Super Bowl, Spot

Funny how these things arrive in fits and starts. Last week’s newsletter left me stumbling to cram everything into the allotted column space....

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Over the borderline

Way back in the before times of 2018, Ayanna Howard joined us onstage at our Robotics event to discuss human-robotic interactions, along with UC...

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The robotic arm of the law

It’s hard to know where to start this week. Any temporary slowdown we might have experienced over the holidays has been wiped away. Once again, we...

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Pay Misty for me

I’ve met with Misty’s founders a number of times over the years, often in hotel suites at CES where the company was showing off their humanoid...

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The year of living autonomously

Even in the era of the virtual event, it tends to take me a few days to recover from the whirlwind of CES. Frontloading the year’s big hardware...

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Consumer Robotics Show

CES has always been a weird show for robotics. That’s not an indictment of the show itself, so much as a comment on the state of robotics...

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New Year’s robolutions

This is always a strange week — that liminal space between the Christmas holiday and New Year. Romjul — or “Dead Week” — as...

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Dinner is servoed

I’ve been up to my neck in CES planning — and, I suppose, unplanning this week. There’s a strange disconnect getting pitches for the one...

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