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‘Lean’ Theme at RoboBusiness 2012 Touted by Industry Observers - Robotics Business Review

‘Lean’ Theme at RoboBusiness 2012 Touted by Industry Observers - Robotics Business Review | The Robot Times | Scoop.it
A thread on lean methodology ran through the keynote expert panels. What's it telling us?
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Robot Startup Series #2 Bob Christopher | Robohub

Robot Startup Series #2 Bob Christopher | Robohub | The Robot Times | Scoop.it

“The 2 Year Itch”, is a paper advising hardware and robotics consumer technology companies on the finer points of surviving in the retail market.

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Double Robotics – Crossing the Chasm? | Robot Launch Pad

Double Robotics – Crossing the Chasm? | Robot Launch Pad | The Robot Times | Scoop.it

Double Robotics, the Ycombinator company behind ‘wheels for the ipad’ is a fantastic showcase of the new breed of affordable consumer robotics. But can they cross the chasm?

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Forget the Web, Start-Ups Get Real

Forget the Web, Start-Ups Get Real | The Robot Times | Scoop.it
As the frenzy over new Web companies like Facebook and Zynga fades, long-shunned consumer-electronics makers are finding new life in Silicon Valley.

 

The actual stats on Kickstarter for hardware (or any) projects aren't that great. 50% projects unfunded. Average fund amount $5000. However, those who have or create good market channels are doing very well.

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Bilibot 1.0 successful, working on 2.0 | The Bilibot Project

Bilibot 1.0 successful, working on 2.0 | The Bilibot Project | The Robot Times | Scoop.it
robot to go!
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Globalization and Startups: F.ounders

Globalization and Startups: F.ounders | The Robot Times | Scoop.it
Today F.ounders, the highly prestigious event we called the Rolls Royce of technology events back in November, is back for its first non-Dublin event, bringing together 100s of highly noteworthy entrepreneurs and investors in NYC.

 

*at which robot crowdfunding platform discussed.

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I Heart Robotics: In Stock: TurtleBot Button Mount

I Heart Robotics: In Stock: TurtleBot Button Mount | The Robot Times | Scoop.it
robotics and engineering news and projects...
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Fundable debuts as a Kickstarter for corporate set

Fundable debuts as a Kickstarter for corporate set | The Robot Times | Scoop.it
The cult of Kickstarter and the looming promise of the JOBS Act, have presented an opportunity that Fundable wants to fill.
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Move to Boston if You Want to Solve Real Problems, Says Bain Capital VC

Move to Boston if You Want to Solve Real Problems, Says Bain Capital VC | The Robot Times | Scoop.it
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RedWood Robotics - Little Red Bot

Meka Robotics, Willow Garage and SRI announced a new startup -- Redwood Robotics.It states that Redwood will be offering a new generation of robot arms that are simple to program, inexpensive, and safe to operate alongside people....
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MAKE’s Exclusive Interview with Andrew (bunnie) Huang – The End of Chumby, New Adventures

MAKE’s Exclusive Interview with Andrew (bunnie) Huang – The End of Chumby, New Adventures | The Robot Times | Scoop.it
One of my heroes and friends happens to be one in the same person, Andrew (bunnie) Huang.
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Robert Scoble on the startups that cross the ‘freaky line’, at TNW2012 [Video]

Robert Scoble on the startups that cross the ‘freaky line’, at TNW2012 [Video] | The Robot Times | Scoop.it
In his role as Startup Liaison Officer at Rackspace, Robert Scoble gets to travel the world, meeting and interviewing the startups that are shaping the future.

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9 Deadliest Start-up Sins

9 Deadliest Start-up Sins | The Robot Times | Scoop.it
These common assumptions can be toxic to the success of any new venture.

 

Inc Editor’s note: This is an excerpt from the recently published book, The Startup Owner’s Manual, written by entrepreneurs-turned-educators Steve Blank and Bob Dorf.

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Lemnos: A Silicon Valley Incubator for Hardware

Lemnos: A Silicon Valley Incubator for Hardware | The Robot Times | Scoop.it
Unlike other incubators, Lemnos Labs nurtures hardware makers...
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International Robotdalen Innovation Award

International Robotdalen Innovation Award | The Robot Times | Scoop.it
The award is aimed towards researchers, inventors and entrepreneurs with commercially valid robotics solutions.
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A #botiful evening at Robotics Meetup | Robot Launch Pad

A #botiful evening at Robotics Meetup | Robot Launch Pad | The Robot Times | Scoop.it
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'Robotics for kids' start-up raises $3 million - The Term Sheet: Fortune's deals blog Term Sheet

'Robotics for kids' start-up raises $3 million - The Term Sheet: Fortune's deals blog Term Sheet | The Robot Times | Scoop.it

Foundry backs another Boulder robotics start-up. (last week but the vision of a robotics cluster is always current - and cubelets are a favorite of mine)

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How Lark Went From Idea to Apple Store in One Year

How Lark Went From Idea to Apple Store in One Year | The Robot Times | Scoop.it
Product design is difficult. Venture capitalists joke that 'hardware' should be two four-letter words because of all the profanity entrepre...
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DVICE: Meet your quadrocopter jogging companion

DVICE: Meet your quadrocopter jogging companion | The Robot Times | Scoop.it

 I want it. Want. Want. Want. And wait - I'm time poor. I'll pay extra for not having to build it myself. This is the robot tipping point from science fair to startup. That's where robots become product not research, so it's not a given that anyone wants to build the business not the robot.

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Rodney Brooks’ Heartland to launch first robots - Mass High Tech Business News

Rodney Brooks’ Heartland to launch first robots - Mass High Tech Business News | The Robot Times | Scoop.it
Rodney Brooks’ Heartland to launch first robots...
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Why Has New York Become a Paradise for Tech Startups?

Why Has New York Become a Paradise for Tech Startups? | The Robot Times | Scoop.it
General Assembly founding partner Brad Hargreaves explains why New York - "Silicon Alley" - is experiencing an explosion of tech startups.
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Silicon Valley's New Scourge: The Invasion Of The Startup Snatchers

Silicon Valley's New Scourge: The Invasion Of The Startup Snatchers | The Robot Times | Scoop.it
Despite fears that the money sloshing through Silicon Valley startups has led to silly -- and unsustainable -- valuations, the dirty word at a recent gathering of tech entrepreneurs wasn’t “bubble,” but “clone.” At a Founders Forum event on...
The trend of cloning startups may have benefit for robotics startups which are harder to clone.
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Redwood Robotics: New Silicon Valley Startup by Meka Robotics, Willow Garage, and SRI | Hizook

Redwood Robotics: New Silicon Valley Startup by Meka Robotics, Willow Garage, and SRI | Hizook | The Robot Times | Scoop.it
Redwood Robotics: New Silicon Valley Startup by Meka Robotics, Willow Garage, and SRI http://t.co/JmrJoe6q...
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TechCrunch | Can President Obama Drive A Sphero Robotic Ball? Yes He Can! [Video]

TechCrunch | Can President Obama Drive A Sphero Robotic Ball? Yes He Can! [Video] | The Robot Times | Scoop.it
The Sphero is a clever little gadget. It's instantly addictive made possible by an incredibly intuitive control scheme. In short the little robotic ball is controlled by simply drawing on the connected smartphone's screen.
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This $20 Trillion Rock Could Turn a Startup Into Earth's Richest Company

This $20 Trillion Rock Could Turn a Startup Into Earth's Richest Company | The Robot Times | Scoop.it
Meet Amun 3554. Doesn't look like much, right? Little more than a mile wide, it's one of the smallest M-class (metal-bearing) asteroids yet discovered.
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