MassRobotics Newsletter,MAY 19, 2022
MassRobotics startup alley and career fair
 The Robotics Summit & Expo was held at the Boston Convention Center May 10-11 and included keynotes, technical tracks, healthcare catalyst finale and the expo floor featuring our startup alley that showcased 14 of our resident startups. At the conclusion of the 2 day event, we held a technical career fair hosting 27 hiring companies with over 450 candidate job seekers registered. We are planning to host another career fair on Sep 30, 2022 as part of our annual RoboBoston event in the Seaport - Stay tuned! You can read our The Robotics Summit blog post here and The Healthcare Robotics Forum blog post here
Massrobotics in the news
Boston Globe's Tech Power Players 50: Congratulations on MassRobotics board members Tye Brady, Daniela Rus, Colin Angle and Tim Rowe for being recognized as top people influencing the technology industry in Massachusetts. Desh Deshpande, Trustee of the Deshpande Foundation, a founding partner of MassRobotics is also included on the list. Learn more here.  
Southie Autonomy Secures $2.5 Million Seed Funding & $5M in Robot Lease Financing - learn more here
Flexxbotics completed a $2.9 million Series A funding round led by eCoast Angels - read more here.
Target Arm was awarded an Air Force C-17 Arsenal Aircraft Contract (SBIR Phase 2). The Air Force Research Laboratory contracted Target Arm to begin initial research and design with Tular for airborne use with Unmanned Combat Aerial Vehicles (UCAV) for Agile Combat Employment (ACE) - and to deliver persistent air dominance globally - learn more here.
What we are reading
NASA Awards $1.2 Million to BIG Idea Challenge Finalists - read more here
10 MassRobotics Resident Startups to Watch - read more here

Each application has its ideal robot - read more here
Cultivating the Human-Robot Coworker Relationship - read more here
Cruise expands Walmart autonomous delivery pilot in Arizona - read more here
Amazon Astro Maps Your House in Minutes. Here's How - read more here

Bounce Imaging closes on $4.2M in private funding as it prepares to scale - read more here
Amazon Invests $1 Billion in Warehouse Robotics - read more here
Alfred the robot makes restaurant debut - read more here
UCSB and Disney Find Out How High a Robot Can Possibly Jump - read more here.  
Amazon Astro Roundup: Here's Every Command for the Newest Home Robot - read more here
RGo Robotics Exits Stealth Mode with $20M in Funding & Major Customer Wins - read more here
Qualcomm updates robotics platform to add 5G connectivity and edge compute power - read more here
Hyundai’s Robotaxi Coming in 2023 - read more here
The Commonwealth of Massachusetts, through the MassTech Intern Partnership, is offering funds to growing technology companies across the state to support summer internships. Eligible companies can be reimbursed for up to 50% of the intern's hourly wage, up to $8 per hour, for a total of $3,200/year per individual intern - learn more here
Onshape is offering their cloud-native product development solution that combines CAD, built-in PDM, real-time collaboration tools, and analytics in one platform to our community. Onshape lets designers and engineers access their design documents from anywhere, and on any device, including tablet and iPhone.  MassRobotics newsletter readers can try Onshape for free.
The Founders Games has just announced their challenge for innovation and scaleups.  Winners will share the $6M investment award. Companies of up to 10 year of age, with an MVP and a solid team are welcome to join the challenge aiming at creating a more sustainable and resilient future. The verticals of the Founders Games challenge include robotics (robots, drones, self sustained machines). Visit here for more information.
upcoming Events 

May 23, ICRA 2022 Our Executive Director, Tom Ryden is speaking at Workshop on Collaborative Robots and the Work of the Future .
May 27, ICRA 2022 Our Cofounder / VP, Joyce Sidopoulos is speaking at Workshop on Perspectives on Achieving Research Convergence for Robotics-Enabled Future of Work

June 7,  Automate 2022 Our Executive Director, Tom Ryden and Cofounder Daniel Theobald will be speaking on AMR Interoperability and Standards Efforts. MassRobotics is doing AMR demo at the show. Learn more here
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