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MASSROBOTICS newsletter - May 17, 2018
Space Update
Thanks to commitments from new and loyal partners who help support our growing community and expansion project. Details here.

Join us for tour to see what’s happening here (please see registration instructions on the MassRobotics calendar)

May 22nd at 1:00 p.m.
June 5th at noon
June 22nd at 11:00 a.m.
July 12th at 11:00 a.m.
August 2nd at 11:00 a.m.

Episode VI: Return of the NEVYs
Thanks for the help from our friends at MITRE, CyPhy Works, Soft Robotics, Universal Robots, and Piaggio Fast Forward, we were able to create a glimpse into the future at the House of Blues Galaxy during the Episode VI: Return of the NEVYs. More photos here.
4 States Control 80 Percent of Venture Capital Dollars -Read U.S. News article here.

Inside Shanghai's robot bank: China opens world's first human-free branch. Read this article in the Guardian.

Do no harm, don’t discriminate: official guidance issued on robot ethics. Read The Guardian piece here.

The Future is Now: Albert Chi, M.D., and Mind-Controlled Prosthetics. See article here.

How the World’s Biggest Companies Are Fine-Tuning the Robot Revolution. Wall Street Journal article here.

The Advanced Robotics for Manufacturing (ARM), a national, public-private partnership among leaders in industry, academia, and nonprofits, established to develop, demonstrate, and accelerate the early adoption of novel robotic solutions by funding technology and workforce training projects will release its next project call on May 15th. You must be a member to participate. For more information go to

Mobile World Capital Barcelona is looking for the best startups that have a solution for the digital transformation in manufacturing to showcase their products or services during Automatica in Munich, the leading exhibition for Smart Automation and Robotics. Check out all the benefits in the document attached and apply to be selected here:

Singapore Health Assistive and Robotics Program (SHARP) has a call out for proposals. SHARP aims to leverage robotics and assistive technologies to enable innovations to achieve productivity gains and sustainable healthcare. The grant call is for “Hospitals of the Future” and “Hospital to Home”; and is organized by Ministry of Health (MOH)’s Smart Systems program Office. Submissions are due July 12th. More information can be found here.

The Massachusetts Governor’s Commission on the Future of Transportation is presenting a series of five listening sessions on the Future of Transportation in Massachusetts. These sessions are open to the public and will offer an opportunity to capture ideas and discuss policy, as well as receive questions and comments. Each session will have presentations by local experts related to the session topic, followed by an open comment period during which the commission will invite comments and questions from the public on the session topic, or any other topics relating to the future of transportation. Session 1 of 5 is Autonomous and Connected Vehicles, May 29, 2018, 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm, Cape Cod Room, University of Massachusetts Amherst. Click here for directions.
robotics events
May 23 & 24,  Robotics Summit & Showcase at the Westin Boston Waterfront. This summit will offer a dynamic program of cutting-edge, proven robotic applications and technologies from the brightest entrepreneurs, top engineering minds, and major investors as they make robotic implementation a reality across multiple sectors.  - Use the code: MASSROBOTICS for a 25% discount

May 30th, 11:30a.m. – 5:30 p.m. New England Motor Press Association’s Technology Conference 2018: Autonomous Vehicle Technology, Who’s Driving?  This event will be held at the MIT Media Lab. More information here.

June 1st, 7:30 - 9:30 a.m. Mass Econ's World of the Future: Key Drivers of Change, breakfast will be held at the Newton Marriott Hotel.  Daniela Rus, Professor & Director of MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab and MassRobotics Board Member will be participating.  More information and registration here

June 18 – 19 Robotics & AI Summit at LiveWorx2018 at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center. MassRobotics newsletter subscribers get a 30% discount with promotion code: RAI18MR
Robotics Summit & Showcase
May 23 & 24
Westin Boston Waterfront
Boston MA 02210
Use: MASSROBOTICS for a 25% discount
Info and Registration
Robotica UAS Summit
Thursday, June 7th 2018
The Exchange
212 Northern Ave
Seaport District, Boston, MA 02210
use: UASS_MROBOT for a 20% discount
Info and Registration

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