Israel’s Internal Security Agency Selects 7 Startups For First Cycle Of New AI, Robotics Accelerator
Early-stage startups to take part in Xcelerator, launched by the Shin Bet and TAU Ventures, each earning a $50,000 grant and mentoring by security experts.
July 08, 2018
OurCrowd Announces New $100M Fund For Early-Stage AI, Robotics Startups
January 11, 2018 | OurCrowd, a global leader in equity crowdfunding, announced on Thursday that it was launching a new, global $100 million fund for early-stage startups that specialize in artificial intelligence, robotics, IoT, and digital manufacturing. The fund, Cognitiv Ventures, will give investors access to roughly 20 companies, with initial investments in EquityX, an online […]
January 11, 2018
Robotics Star Guy Hoffman Talks To NoCamels About Robots With ‘Soul’, ‘Poor’ Career Choices And His TED Talk That Went Viral
If you think robots are designed by engineers only, think again. Dr. Guy Hoffman is variously a musician, academic, animator and teacher. And his TED talk on robots in October 2013 in Jaffa, possibly turned him into the world's only roboticist superstar.
May 28, 2014
This Robot With ‘Soul’ Gets Frightened When You’re Angry
Once, talking to machines was considered madness or science fiction. Then, speech recognition came along and made it commonplace. Now, Israeli robot Kip 1 is another step forward – it can understand the tone of the speaker's voice – and react accordingly.
April 08, 2014
Mazor Robotics: Revolutionizing The World Of Surgery With Robot Side-Kicks
In the outskirts of Caesarea, once a jewel in the Roman-empire's crown and now a posh town in Israel, stands Mazor Robotics' factory. There, the future of surgery is being built, with the Revolutionary Renaissance surgical robot.
June 07, 2013
BGU Researchers To Put Brains In Rescue Robots
Israeli researchers from Ben Gurion University are the only non-Americans to take part in DARPA's project of designing next-generation rescue robots. The Israeli team will be in charge of designing the software for the humanoid robot.
November 19, 2012