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Don’t sweat the singularity

Labor Day, a tiny gearbox and North American robotics sales

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Supply chain firm NFI inks $10M deal to deploy Boston Dynamics’ Stretch robots

I admit to having my doubts when Boston Dynamics announced it was getting into the already-crowded warehouse/logistics field. One could certainly...

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The three true robotic startup outcomes

Allow me to borrow a phrase from baseball for a moment. If you follow the sport, you’re likely aware of the concept of the “three true...

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The Station: Arrival slashes EV targets, more Tesla FSD controversy and NHTSA loses its captain

The Station is a weekly newsletter dedicated to all things transportation. Sign up here — just click The Station — to receive it every weekend...

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Hyundai announces $400M AI, robotics institute powered by Boston Dynamics

When Hyundai acquired Boston Dynamics at the end of 2020, there were plenty of open questions. Chief among them was why we should assume this...

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Let’s get practical

The devs tell me there were so many of you tuning in to the beginning of our robotics event that we knocked the site offline for a bit. I’m...

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Taking robots from the lab to the real world

Engineers and robotics fans can nerd out about robots in the lab and the workshop all day long. It’s a very long road from a ridiculously cool,...

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Sarcos’ Kiva Allgood and Boston Dynamics’ Robert Playter discuss what it takes to put robots to work

If you thought turning academic research into robots is challenging, you’d be right. Turning academic AI research into products is brutal. If you...

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Warehouse Wars

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

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Announcing the full agenda for TC Sessions: Robotics happening this July

We’re extremely excited we can finally unveil the agenda for this year’s TC Sessions: Robotics.

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Hyundai plans to spend $10B on EVs, AVs and robotics in the US by 2025

Hyundai said it plans to invest more than $10 billion toward accelerating electrification and autonomous vehicle technology in the U.S. by 2025. Part...

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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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Dean Kamen is coming to TC Sessions: Robotics July 22 in Boston

After a year away, TC Sessions: Robotics returns July 22. We’ve spent the last several in-person shows at U.C. Berkeley, and we’re excited to be...

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Show us your robots at TC Sessions: Robotics 2022

It’s time to gather your robots and get ready for a high-tech show-and-tell at TC Sessions: Robotics 2022 on July 22 at the Hynes Convention Center...

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Hiveminded

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

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Daily Crunch: ‘Strategic finance platform’ Mosaic raises $25M Series B

Hello friends and welcome to Daily Crunch, bringing you the most important startup, tech and venture capital news in a single package.

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Boston Dynamics’ logistics robot is available for purchase

Stretch thus far hasn’t been nearly as high-profile as Spot. Understandably so. For one thing, it wasn’t Boston Dynamics’ first commercial...

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Daily Crunch: Hackers leak nearly 200 gigabytes of internal Samsung source code

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Robotics founders: Build your pitch deck around problem-solving, not technology

In a recent episode of TechCrunch Live, Agility's Jonathan Hurst and Playground Global's Bruce Leak joined us to discuss the robotic...

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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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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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Boston Dynamics’ warehouse robot gets a $15M gig working for DHL

Back in March of last year, Boston Dynamics unveiled its second commercial robot, Stretch. The system, built from its impressive box-moving Handle...

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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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Hyundai sends Boston Dynamics’ Spot robot into the metaverse

One thing’s for certain: Hyundai has some grand ambitions for its robotics development. And thus far, the automaker has been willing to put its...

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If we can’t design autonomous robots, maybe they can design themselves

Delivering a humanoid robot capable of independently venturing out into public is likely a long way off.

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Food for ‘bot

As I mentioned last week, I’ve been thinking a lot about agtech. It’s honestly unavoidable when you spend as much time as I have lately digging...

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Could this be the world’s first all-robot-dog Rolling Stones tribute act?

Spot works hard and plays hard. In its latest video, Boston Dynamics’ quadrupedal workhorse invokes the Jagger swagger in tribute to the 40th...

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