Ten companies from around the world that are developing advanced robotics technology moved into offices at Qualcomm‘s San Diego campus this week to begin a four-month startup program.
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Qualcomm has committed $1 million to the companies it its Qualcomm Robotics Accelerator, with each of the 10 participating companies receiving an equal share.
The 10 companies chosen are:
- Carbon Robotics, San Francisco
- CleverPet, San Diego
- Ctrl Works, Singapore
- INOVA DRONE, San Diego
- Reach Robotics, Bristol, United Kingdom
- Skyfront, Hoboken, NJ
- Sky Robotics, Athens, Greece
- Skysense, Berlin, Germany
- Solencia, Rome, Italy
- Rational Robotics, Alberta, Canada
“The diversity and breadth of focus of the robotics accelerator selectees demonstrates the remarkable innovation underway around the world in this space,” said Matt Grob, chief technology officer, Qualcomm Technologies. “Robots use many of the same technologies that are currently present in smartphones and we at Qualcomm are gratified to have the opportunity to provide entrepreneurs and innovators worldwide with the technologies and support that will help them transform our daily lives.”
The startup program will conclude on Sept. 10, with a demo day where teams will have the opportunity to pitch and demo their robotic innovations to an audience of mentors, investors and media as well as executives from Qualcomm and Qualcomm Ventures, the investment arm of Qualcomm.
Qualcomm has been actively doing research in robotics with the aim to drive innovation in robotics through a state-of-the-art computing platform, including hardware and software, built around the Qualcomm Snapdragon processor.
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