Awards for Robot Launch 2014

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    Grand Champion

    Receiving startup services from WilmerHale and individual mentoring from expert roboticists, an industrial design review from Lemnos Labs plus personal interviews with VCs from companies like Khosla Ventures, Lux Capital, Bosch Ventures, Robolution Capital, Grishin Robotics and OATV, 

    Awarded to:

    Leka
  • $500.00 USD

    People's Choice

    The startup most popular with Robohub readers is eligible to win the Robohub "People's Choice" Award.

    Awarded to:

    Jessiko robot fish by Robotswim
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    Finalist

    This startup received top scores from a panel of top industry judges.

    Awarded to:

    Leka
    DoBots
    Duct Inspection Robot
    Odd I/O LLC (product name is Wigl)
    Robotic Technologies of Tennessee
    Tandemech Engineering Tandemech Engineering is a California-based robotics startup, focusing on wall-climbing robotic platforms. The technology we have developed has allowed our proof-of-concept to outperform any wall-climber ever developed. We hope to continue to adapt our technology into vehicles to deploy testing, inspection, and potentially even manufacturing equipment into places that have previously been prohibitive to access. We strive to free humans from performing dangerous tasks in the workplace, and increase operation efficiency. Even more than that, however, we believe that our technology is scalable and can create a whole new space in robotic locomotion. We plan to enter the market as a vehicle to deploy non-destructive testing equipment on our national infrastructure, including bridges, concrete energy facilities, petrochemical holding tanks, and wind turbines.
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    WilmerHale Award(s)

    Legal advice and free startup services valued at more than $25,000 for the WilmerHale Award winner.

    Awarded to:

    Tandemech Engineering Tandemech Engineering is a California-based robotics startup, focusing on wall-climbing robotic platforms. The technology we have developed has allowed our proof-of-concept to outperform any wall-climber ever developed. We hope to continue to adapt our technology into vehicles to deploy testing, inspection, and potentially even manufacturing equipment into places that have previously been prohibitive to access. We strive to free humans from performing dangerous tasks in the workplace, and increase operation efficiency. Even more than that, however, we believe that our technology is scalable and can create a whole new space in robotic locomotion. We plan to enter the market as a vehicle to deploy non-destructive testing equipment on our national infrastructure, including bridges, concrete energy facilities, petrochemical holding tanks, and wind turbines.
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    The Crowd Pleaser

    The startup with most potential for a viral crowdfunding campaign is eligible to win the Indiegogo "Crowd Pleaser" award - 50% off your campaign plus personal mentoring from Indiegogo.

    Awarded to:

    Odd I/O LLC (product name is Wigl)
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    Best European Startup

    The best European startup will be eligible to have one on one mentoring with Robolution Capital in Paris or they'll come visit you!

    Awarded to:

    DoBots
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    Leanest Startup(s)

    Three of our top startups will win Luxr's Core Curricula - a "7 week course to greatness" helping you make a great product, most efficiently with your limited time and resources. 

    Awarded to:

    RoboTar
    Robotic Technologies of Tennessee
    Tandemech Engineering Tandemech Engineering is a California-based robotics startup, focusing on wall-climbing robotic platforms. The technology we have developed has allowed our proof-of-concept to outperform any wall-climber ever developed. We hope to continue to adapt our technology into vehicles to deploy testing, inspection, and potentially even manufacturing equipment into places that have previously been prohibitive to access. We strive to free humans from performing dangerous tasks in the workplace, and increase operation efficiency. Even more than that, however, we believe that our technology is scalable and can create a whole new space in robotic locomotion. We plan to enter the market as a vehicle to deploy non-destructive testing equipment on our national infrastructure, including bridges, concrete energy facilities, petrochemical holding tanks, and wind turbines.
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    One to Watch

    This startup really impressed our panel of top industry judges. We'll all be watching you!

    Awarded to:

    3DOF Robotics This project presents an approach for a vertical infrastructure inspection using a vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) unmanned aerial vehicle and shared autonomy. Inspecting vertical structure such as light and power distribution poles is a difficult task that is time-consuming, dangerous and expensive. Recently, micro VTOL platforms (i.e. quad-, hexa- and octa-rotor) are rapidly gaining interest in research, military and even in public domains. The unmanned, low-cost and VTOL properties of these platforms make them ideal for situations where inspection would otherwise be time-consuming and/or hazardous to human. There are, however, challenges involved with developing such an inspection system, such as flying in close proximity to a target while maintaining a fixed stand-off distance from it, being immune to wind gusts and exchanging useful information with the user. To overcome these challenges, we require an accurate dynamic model of the air vehicle, high-update rate and accurate state estimation and high performance controllers to be implemented on a vehicle. Easy-to-control and intuitive interface are required for the human operator.
    Avidbots
    Cloudy Robotics
    GimBall
    Jammster
    Jessiko robot fish by Robotswim
    MightyMount
    Plug and Wear
    RoboTar
    Sproutel
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    Welcome to the Valley

    Silicon Valley Robotics will arrange meetings and introductions for the startup with the best developed pitch - not already in Silicon Valley but ready to visit.

    Awarded to:

    Robotic Technologies of Tennessee