Actuator

Swipe Left to read all Actuator Articles

Actuator

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

Read All Article Posted By : Tech Big News

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 here this week for my first-ever re:Mars. It’s wild being back in Vegas for the first time since January 2020, which hasn’t really changed but is somehow compl…

Read Full Article Posted By : Tech Big News

Funding the robot revolution

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

Read Full Article Posted By : Tech Big News

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 the July 21 event. It’s a bit of a curveball during a day focused on discussions with startups, VC and researchers, but it’s something I’ve been looking…

Read Full Article Posted By : Tech Big News

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 Berkeley in a couple of weeks for our first climate event, which will feature Amp Robotics CEO Matanya Horowitz discussing the role of automation in recycling/mater…

Read Full Article Posted By : Tech Big News

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 weeks, folks). Professor Ken Goldberg, who’s helped play a big role in a number of our robotics events, kindly gave me a tour of BAIR, the Berkeley [&h…

Read Full Article Posted By : Tech Big News

The lowdown on the slowdown

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

Read Full Article Posted By : Tech Big News

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 this week. We’ve got Rodney Brooks and Clara Vu teaming up for a 2-on-1 fireside to discussing the changing face of human-robot interaction. It’s a big, bro…

Read Full Article Posted By : Tech Big News

Knit picking

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

Read Full Article Posted By : Tech Big News

YC makes a Product Hunt, Product Hunt makes an a16z, a16z makes a YC

Tech innovation is a cycle, especially in the main character-driven world of early-stage venture capital and copycat nature of startups.

Read Full Article Posted By : Tech Big News

When do layoffs matter? Trick question — always

Equity is the TechCrunch podcast about the business of startups, where we unpack the numbers and nuance behind the headlines.

Read Full Article Posted By : Tech Big News