Qualcomm Funds 10 International Robotics Companies

Share This Article:
Chad Amonn, CEO and co-founder of INOVA DRONE, with his craft for use by first responders. Photo by Chris Jennewein

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.

Support Times of San Diego's growth
with a small monthly contribution

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:

“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.

Widgets Magazine
Follow Us: