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Eatsa is being sued for not making its automated self-serve kiosks accessible to blind customers

PhoneArena

New prank that uses Siri could end up with you in jail

Technical.ly

'Minority Report' made real: This Annapolis startup is taking Alexa to the next level Baltimore

Xconomy

Ripcord Raises $9.5M To Digitize Paper Records With Robots

Mashable

This game is teaching particle physics to five-year-olds

Robotics Gaming Physics
$9,500,000 Venture capital (Series A)
VentureBeat , PE Hub

Apple cofounder Steve Wozniak joins $9.5 million investment into ‘robotic digitization’ startup Ripcord

ZDNet

Adobe puts the HoloLens to work in retail

TechCrunch

The Art of the Pitch

Robotics Apps & Services People
$3,750,000 Seed fund
silicontap

Starsky Robotics Raises $3.75M

memeburn

Artificial intelligence: how is AI changing marketing?

TreeHugger.com

To feel rested when you wake up, go to bed at this exact time

Robotics Schedule
$2,000,000 Seed fund
socaltech

Report: ShadeCraft Raises $2M For Solar Tracking Sunshade

Wired UK

24-hour drone squads are ready to police Devon and Cornwall

BetaKit

S|W: The SaaS Weekly – SaaS IPOs take off

Robotics Funding Cloud Apps & Services
TechCrunch

Crunch Report | Uber’s President Leaves Company

CNY ¥100,000,000 Venture capital (Series A)
http://www.avcj.com

Chinese logistics robot developer Geek+ secures $14m | AVCJ

FinSMEs

Makeblock, Interview with CEO Jasen Wang

@BobMetcalfe via WSJD

How Chip Designers Are Breaking Moore’s Law

VentureBeat

Why U.S. hardware startups will start moving to China

Robotics Funding Technology
@pkafka via Re/code

Bankrupt drone startup Lily is telling customers it has no time frame for refunding their preorders

Wired UK

IBM Watson brings knowledge and insight to a range of sectors

Bloomberg

A Wind Power Plant That Could Sit on Top of Your Office

$30,000,000 Venture capital (Series B)
TechCrunch , FinSMEs , Bloomberg.com

Makeblock raises $30 million for robot-building kits for kids

Robotics Deals Family
BetaKit

Startups creating assistive tech can win $20,000 in OCE competition

Robotics Startup events Technology
Technical.ly

Can you pass this memory test? It'll tell you something about your brain Baltimore

PE Hub

HealthpointCapital appoints Mogul as MD

Strategy Funding
Wired UK

This Airobotics 'homing' drone flies and lands without any need for a human

Silicon Beat

Smart jackets coming this fall from Google and Levi's

TechCrunch

See you tonight at the New York Micro-Meetup

Robotics Startup events
Wired

Kong: Skull Island Wins Where Almost Every Other Reboot Fails Miserably

TreeHugger.com

Baking (and cooking) makes everything better

TechCrunch

Pebby makes long-distance pet relationships more fun

Robotics Animals
Xconomy

NVBots Spinout Digital Alloys Raises $5M for Metal 3D Printer

Robotics Materials
VentureBeat

Naughty Dog co-president retires to pursue personal projects

VentureBeat

Pebby the rolling robot babysits your pets

Robotics Animals
CNN Tech

Lowe's turns to virtual reality for home improvement

TechCrunch

Google’s smarter, A.I.-powered translation system expands to more languages

Venture capital
High-Tech Gründerfonds

Startup Takes up Speed - Tailwind for Robotics-Expert Synapticon by Increase in Capital Stock

TechCrunch

Chat app Line is developing an AI assistant and Amazon Echo-style smart speaker

CNET

Your eyes are liars: These strawberries aren't red

Slashdot

Researcher Breaks ReCAPTCHA Using Google's Speech Recognition API

Acquisition
TechCrunch

Udacity buys CloudLabs in its first-ever acquisition to enable collaborative programming

$1,360,000 Venture capital (Series A)
GeekWire , PE Hub , Xconomy , +1

Telerobotics startup BluHaptics raises $1.3M to bring its underwater software to space

Business Insider

Range Rover's stunning Porsche fighter is here — and it's a high-tech marvel

Robotics Driving
The Verge

How much are SpaceX tourists actually paying to fly around the Moon?

TechCrunch

Starsky Robotics’ autonomous transport trucks also give drivers remote control

$45,000,000 Private equity
PE Hub

Corindus Vascular Robotics closes $45 mln private placement

Funding
Tech in Asia

500 Startups-backed team is building the Babel Fish for business meetings

Robotics People
TechCrunch

Watch Boston Dynamics' new 6.5 ft robot jump over a table

@ruhanirabin via The Verge , Wired UK

Roborace finally reveals its self-driving racecar