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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Even Amazon can’t quite figure out what Astro is for

Amazon's cute little Astro robot has been scurrying its way around my apartment for the past few weeks. It has no arms to scratch its own head...

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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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Top three takeaways from Nuro’s session at TC Sessions: Mobility

Jiajun Zhu, CEO of autonomous robot company Nuro, discussed how Nuro aims to revolutionize commercial autonomous delivery, onstage during TC...

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Investors discuss how labor shortage is shaking up the construction tech stack

The pandemic wasn’t the only challenge to hit the construction industry. The rising cost of raw materials coupled with labor shortage has left the...

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5 construction tech investors analyze 2022 trends and opportunities

"It is difficult to find a project manager who is willing to take the risk to implement bleeding-edge tech on their project," said Heinrich...

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Warehouse robotics firm GreyOrange raises $110M via growth financing

Atlanta-based GreyOrange specializes in warehouse/logistics robotics. It just raised $110M. Much of the funding will go toward hiringand ramping up...

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Dusty’s construction robots raise another $45M

Dusty Robotics operates in the construction space, which has seen increased focus for automation proponents. It just raised $45M from Scale Venture...

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Everything Uber announced at its global product event

Uber revealed a host of new platforms and features during its global product event, Go Get 2022. The new products span Uber's ride-hail and...

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