ff Venture Capital to Be First In-Residence Investor With GENIUS NY Accelerator
September 14, 2023
ff Venture Capital is opening an office in Syracuse, N.Y., and will support competitions and events with GENIUS NY for drone and robotics startups in the region.
Robots and ChatGPT Can Help Tackle Loneliness, Observes Investor
September 6, 2023
Robots and ChatGPT are getting a lot of hype, but they could actually improve the lives of older adults, notes ff Venture Capital's Oliver Mitchell.
Sub UAS Develops Submersible Robots That Can Fly
July 10, 2023
Sub UAS was founded by a Rutgers University professor who has devised propulsion systems that work both in air and underwater, opening new applications for drones.
Automate 2023 Recap, AI Ethics, and the ‘Receding Horizon’ Problem
May 30, 2023
Automate 2023 featured interesting discussions around the future of AI and robotics, ethical development, and the growing demand for automation, writes ffVC's Oliver Mitchell.
6 River Systems Handoff a Sign for Mobile Robot Vendors to Demonstrate Value, Say Analysts
May 8, 2023
6 River Systems, which reportedly experienced layoffs around its sale from Shopify to Ocado, is an example of mobile robot suppliers striving to survive current challenges, said investors and analysts.
Gen Z Roboticists Important in the Age of ChatGPT
February 28, 2023
Gen Z offers hope for a new wave of innovative automation, but academia and industry must nurture and recruit a new generation of talent, says investor Oliver Mitchell.
2023 Could Be the Year of Social Robots Like the Tombot Robot Dog
January 4, 2023
Tombot has developed robot companions with The Jim Henson Co. to help people with conditions such as Alzheimer's and autism, and its founder describes its approach.
A Response to Luddite Politicians: Drones Can Save Costs and Lives
November 29, 2022
While some politicians may be speaking out against the use of drones, they are increasingly being used to do jobs that are too dangerous for humans.
Automation Is a Recession Hedge, Say Speakers at ffVC Drones & Robotics Summit
October 16, 2022
Automation, including robots, drones, and autonomous vehicles, can not only provide efficiency but also resilience, said speakers at ff Venture Capital's event.
Civ Robotics Raises $5M Seed Round for Autonomous Surveying System
September 22, 2022
Civ Robotics plans to use its seed funding to expand its staff, continue R&D, and grow business development for its CivDot surveying robot.
Cray X Exemplifies How Robot Enabled Humans Can Solve Supply Chain Woes
August 16, 2022
The Cray X exoskeleton is an example of how the "injection of power" into human workforces with automation can elevate warehouse productivity, writes ffVC's Oliver Mitchell.