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MASSROBOTICS newsletter - august 2, 2018
Space Update
Congratulations to Ori and Realtime Robotics who were announced as finalists in the MassTLC awards program in the category of Innovative Tech of the Year in Robotics!  See full list of finalists here

Join us for a tour to see what’s happening here (please see registration instructions on the MassRobotics calendar)
August 15th 1:00 p.m.
August 29th 11:00 a.m.
September 7th 11:00 a.m.
September 18th 1:00 p.m.
Boston Design Academy 
Students from the Boston Design Academy, in partnership with one of our sponsors Autodesk, focus on product design and development while exploring STEAM subject matter. During their visit to MassRobotics, they saw first hand how MassRobotics provides the City of Boston an accessible space to design for the ‘future of work’ through the lens of robotics. Read more about the visit in our blog post.

Glasswing Ventures has announced a $112 Million Debut Fund, the largest AI-focused fund on the East Coast in this GlobeNewswire article.

Vecna, iRobot, CyPhy, Neurala and many other robot companies made the list as 2018 coolest companies. We think all the robotics companies are cool, to see the full list here at BostInno.

Learn more about why robots are coming to seafood industry in this Phys article.

In this Fast Company article, Boston startup Takeoff Technology talks about the future of grocery shopping and the potential to have our grocery orders prepared in a tiny robot warehouse.

Big Tech companies have started to throw money and talent at what they see as the future of robotics, home robots. Learn more in this Bloomberg article.

Ever dream of having a pet robot? Well Boston Dynamics, the maker of SpotMini, hope to be making a thousand a year by 2019 in this Interesting Engineer article.

Robot Wrangle Wanted - MassRobotics is looking to hire someone to provide technical support to project teams developing novel robots for advanced manufacturing and workforce training. This person will be responsible for integrating robot hardware and software, building prototype robots and keep them operational.  This position is primarily funded by government and university research grants and is a full-time position.  For more details please contact us at

Enter your company into Pitchfire, the prestigious start-up competition, held during RoboBusiness 2018! Winners are recognized in front of the global robotics community with a cash prize. Deadline for entries is August 8th. To enter and learn more, click here.

Creative Destruction Lab is a seed-stage venture program for AI startups. The program is free of cost, takes no equity and charges no fees. The program offers a series of summit meetings where founders meet with angels, successful tech entrepreneurs, and scientists to set short-term objectives and raise capital. Their next cohort runs from September 2018 to June 2019. The deadline to apply is August 12th

DARPA Seeks Help Developing Microrobotics for Disaster Recovery and High-Risk Environments. Their SHRIMP program seeks to advance the state-of-the art in micro-to-milli robotics platforms and underlying technology.  Read more here.  Full program description can be found on the BAA on FedBizOps here.  Responses due September 26th.  

September 27th, Venture Café Kendall will be hosting a FREE Robotics and AI Connect night and is looking for companies that might be interested in having a demo/Info table. If you are interested complete this form before August 21st. 

Toyota AI Ventures Wants to Fund Your Mobile Manipulation Startup! From now until October 31, 2018, you can apply here or read more about it here about how they are looking to fun up to $2 Million dollars for robotics entrepreneurs. 
robotics events
August 11th, the world Robot Olympiad MA & CT Competition and STEM event will be hosted in the newly renovated Woburn Boys ™ Girls Club. You can register here, or read more about it here.

August 20th – 21st, WPI will be hosting the 3rd annual IEEE Vehicular Technology Society (VTS) Connected and Autonomous Vehicles Summer School  at the WPI Seaport campus (303 Congress St, Boston, MA). For more information, click here.

September 13th,  Mass Innovation Nights is a well-known monthly Boston area showcase event that helps tech startups gain visibility, social media engagement, and professional connections. This month will focus on robotics, AI, and clean-energy companies. For more information or submissiona, click here

October 9th-11th, International Robot Safety Conference in Detroit MI. This RIA conference will offer conference sessions and workshops that examine key issues in robot safety and provide an in-depth overview of current industry standards.

October 14thHUBWeek – save the date for the Robot Block Party!

November 1st – 3rd, “eXponential 18”: the Nao User and Developer Congress, held in Boston.  Check here for more information and tickets.

December 3rd – 5th, The AI World Conference & Expo is taking place in Boston at the Seaport World Trade Center.  Use promotion code: MR200 for a $200 ticket
RoboBusiness 2018
September 25th-27th
Santa Clara Convention Center
5001 Great America Pkwy CA, 95054 
30% discount on registration: MR30
Info and Registration
HUBWeek 2018
October 8th-14th, 5:30 - 8:00 p.m.
City Hall Plaza
Boston, MA
Info and Registration

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