Drone Startups Grab Record Cash

By Thomas Black for Bloomberg Business:  Startup drone makers are finding record amounts of funding as venture capitalists prowl for early winners in what may become an $82 billion industry.

From Silicon Valley to New York, firms including Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Lightspeed Venture Partners and ff Venture Capital are lining up behind unmanned aerial vehicle companies. Google Inc., General Electric Co. and Qualcomm Inc. also are jumping in with cash.

“Everybody wants to invest in drones because they’re seeing not only the potential but actual results right now,” said Jon Ollwerther, vice president of marketing and operations at drone builder AeroCine, which operates from a waterfront Brooklyn warehouse with a view of the Statue of Liberty. “We have said no to money.”

There’s more than ever to go around. Investors have pumped $210 million into businesses like SZ DJI Technology Co. and DroneDeploy so far in 2015, almost double the total for all of last year, according to data compiler CrunchBase. The pace has quickened as U.S. regulators grant more exemptions for limited commercial operations, reassuring financial backers that they’ll see a payoff from their support.  Cont'd...

Siemens Expands Frontier Partner Program for Manufacturing-focused Startups to Accelerate Innovations to Market

Siemens and Silicon Valley combine engineering and entrepreneurship to forge breakthrough technologies, harness the power of data and make 'real' things. ---Frontier Partner program grants 3D printing and robotics-focused startups access to Siemens software and technology to accelerate product development. ---Announcements made at The Atlantic Silicon Valley event discussing software innovation and the next generation of manufacturing and 3D printing.

SoftBank Leads $20 Million Investment in Fetch Robotics

Pioneer in Robotics for Logistics and Material Handling in High Demand From Warehouse and Fulfillment Centers

North American-Made Robot Travels Under Iconic George Street in Scotland Repairing Gas Infrastructure without Disruption

US-Based ULC Robotics' CISBOT Robot is Deployed Underground for UK Gas Utility SGN

Pictometry Delivers Canadian Research Drone Imagery via CONNECT

EagleView, parent company to Pictometry, has become an acknowledged leader in the use of UAS for various applications of remote sensing, including insurance, construction, utility and infrastructure inspection work.

AUTOMATION ENGINEERING SOFTWARE SUITE DELIVERS NEW LEVELS OF PRODUCTIVITY

* system-wide automation development software can reduce project costs by 30% or more!

Novotechnik - New High Reliability Angle Sensors

Designed to operate in harsh environments and have high immunity to emissions

Agreement Reached for Alibaba and Foxconn to Invest in SoftBank's Robotics Business

SoftBank, Alibaba and Foxconn cooperate to spread global adoption of robotics

Yaskawa Motoman Announces EtherNet/IP Safety Software for DX200 Robot Controller Platform

"Real savings in integration time, troubleshooting time and lower engineering development hours are all very achievable benefits when adding an EtherNet/IP safety network."

DARPA to Explore Possible Futures at "Wait, What?" Forum

"Wait, What? A Future Technology Forum," to be held September 9th through 11th in St. Louis

Schunk - EGN: The First Certified Safety Gripper

The EGN gripper is modularly designed and covers a wide range of applications.

Sporting Velodyne's 3D LiDAR Sensor, NASA/JPL's 'RoboSimian' Competes in 2015 DARPA Robotics Challenge

Industry-Leading HDL-32E Sensor Also Deployed on Boston Dynamics' SPOT; Helps Robots 'See' Danger Lurking in the Aftermath of a Disaster

The Age of Smart, Safe, Cheap Robots Is Already Here

Robots have been doing tough jobs for over half a century, mostly in the automotive sector, but they’ve probably had a bigger impact in Hollywood movies than on factory floors.

That’s about to change.

Today’s robots can see better, think faster, adapt to changing situations, and work with a gentler touch. Some of them are no longer bolted to the factory floor, and they’re moving beyond automotive manufacturing. They’re also getting cheaper.

These improvements are helping to drive demand. In fact, we expect the global industrial robot population to double to about four million by 2020, changing the competitive landscape in dozens of fields — from underground mining to consumer goods and aerospace manufacturing. Robots will allow more manufacturers to produce locally and raise productivity with a knowledge-based workforce.  Cont'd...

OCTOPUZ v1.4 Release - What's New?

It's here! The newest version of OCTOPUZ brings with it upgraded capabilities that include support and functionality for welding with multiple robot brands. This OCTOPUZ release boosts the software's versatility and efficiency, solidly positioning it as the ideal solution for any robotics challenge. What's new?

Robots Help with Lean Manufacturing

Lean manufacturing is thinking "out of the box". Removing time, effort, and cost from the manufacturing processes is the solution to Lean manufacturing and competitiveness.

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