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Pitch your startup at TC Sessions: Robotics

One of TechCrunch’s favorite events – TC Sessions: Robotics 2022 – is coming back virtually July 21. It’s slated to be one of...

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Berkshire Grey, Locus Robotics and Zebra Technologies discuss warehouse automation at TC Sessions: Robotics

Berkshire Grey, Locus Robotics and Zebra Technologies discuss warehouse automation at TC Sessions: Robotics

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At NASA’s Lunabotics competition, students design mining robots for the moon

If this year’s Lunabotics competition is any indication, there’s a bright future ahead for the surface of the moon — and below it. The...

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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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Amazon launches Ground Truth Synthetics to create virtual objects for AI model training

It takes massive amounts of data to train AI models. But sometimes, that data simply isn’t available from real-world sources, so data...

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Ghost kitchens ride into college campuses on the backs of delivery bots

Universities are increasingly relying on bots to both address labor shortages and explore new business opportunities, such as delivery-only kitchens,...

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Amazon debuts a fully autonomous warehouse robot

You can’t discuss fulfillment robots without mentioning Amazon. Over the past decade, the retail juggernaut has become the 800-pound gorilla in the...

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9 ways founders can bring automation to healthcare

For years, automation has been a key driver of transformation across industries, changing the way companies and entire sectors operate. However,...

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Bardeen raises $15.3M for browser-based workflow automation

Bardeen, a startup developing a browser-based automation platform, has raised $15.3 million in a fresh venture round.

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Founders of recycling startups say the pandemic changed the investment game

For years, startups addressing the recycling crisis labored in relative anonymity. But those who stuck with it are seeing growing investor support,...

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Funding the robot revolution

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

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Corvus is using drones to track warehouse inventory

Boston-based Corvus Robotics is one of a handful of startups looking to leverage indoor drones to help warehouses keep track of inventory.

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DCVC, Playground Global and FoundersX Ventures will discuss automation investments at TC Sessions: Robotics

If any tech sector has managed to withstand the recent slowdown of investor funding, it’s robotics. In 2021, VCs plowed more than $17 billion into...

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Former Amazon Robotics VP Brad Porter goes Collaborative

Collaborative Robotics aims to build a six-degree-of-freedom robotic art that’s collaborative, works with humans and can meet a wide variety of use...

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Why it’s so hard to market enterprise AI/ML products and what to do about it

Healthy pipeline generation is the bugbear of the AI/ML industry, yet there is very little content on how to address it.

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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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US Secretary of Labor Marty Walsh will discuss the changing face of work at TC Sessions: Robotics 2022

All jokes about robot armies and SkyNet aside, robotics are set to profoundly impact the future of how America works. And not in just a few...

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Magical makes $35M appear to move data between webpages

Magical, a startup developing an app to automate data movement across web apps and websites, has raised $35 million in a venture funding round led by...

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Perceptron: Robots that feel pain and AI that predicts soccer players’ movements

In this edition of Perceptron, we take a look at AI systems that can "feel" pain, predict soccer players' movements, and generate...

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Agtech robotics firm FarmWise just raised another $45 million

FarmWise, makers of autonomous weeding robotics, announced a $45 million raise, led by Fall Line Capital and Middleland Capital.

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Cruise can finally charge for driverless robotaxi rides in San Francisco

Cruise, the autonomous vehicle unit of General Motors, has finally been given the green light to start charging fares for its driverless robotaxi...

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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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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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Startups in Columbus, Ohio are thriving and hiring

Amid a wave of nationwide tech layoffs, tech hubs like Columbus, Ohio are still seeing growth and hiring for the future.

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Chick-fil-A taps Refraction AI for autonomous delivery pilot

The deal with Chick-fil-A is part of tests Refraction is running to understand how it could serve quick service restaurants by maximizing...

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This remote-controlled robot crab can sit on the side of a penny

Northwestern University’s robot crab is half a millimeter wide and can sit on the side of a penny.

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Nomagic picks up $22M for its e-commerce warehouse picking robots

Robotics are playing a growing role in the world of e-commerce logistics and fulfillment — where they are seen not just as a way to speed up...

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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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