RobotUnion launches its first open call
30 Apr 2018, 16:44
RobotUnion, the pan-European acceleration programme related to the robotics industry, has launched its first call with 8 million Euros equity-free funding for startups and SMEs.
Successful remote trial of ExR-1 robot
10 Apr 2018, 10:50
Last month, the ExR-1 robot produced by ExRobotics in the Netherlands was remotely controlled from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
‘Unmanned Valley Valkenburg takes off’
12 Mar 2018, 13:37
The activity in Unmanned Valley Valkenburg is mounting. More and more businesses, knowledge institutions and government agencies are joining forces to turn the former air base in Katwijk into a testing facility for unmanned systems.
Fizyr is hiring!
05 Mar 2018, 15:08
Fizyr is hiring! The start-up, specialised in deep learning for vision guided robotics, is looking for a senior software developer. Fizyr is a young and fast-growing company, part of the RoboValley community.
In.Air: film festival for drone videos
20 Feb 2018, 15:53
Drones are getting more and more popular in the television and movie industry. That’s why public broadcaster AVROTROS organises an international drone film festival to ‘celebrate the world’s best aerial cinematography’.
Rabo Robo Challenge officially launched
19 Feb 2018, 13:34
Rabobank and RoboValley have developed the Rabo Robo Challenge, a programme aimed at supporting companies with the implementation of intelligent robotics systems. The Rabo Robo Challenge was officially launched during the Rabo Robotics Meetup.
Interactive Robotics is hiring!
16 Feb 2018, 10:09
Interactive Robotics is hiring! The start-up, part of the RoboValley community, is looking for a Robotics Software Engineer.
Holland Robotics: invest in R&D
12 Feb 2018, 09:34
To become a leading country in robotics, the Dutch government and industry will have to invest a 100 million euros in R&D over the next ten years. This is the central statement in the Holland Robotics position paper about the opportunities for the Dutch robotics sector.
Anouschka Versleijen interim managing director RoboValley
01 Feb 2018, 09:10
Arthur de Crook steps down as managing director of RoboValley as of February 1st. De Crook remains involved in RoboValley: as ambassador he will focus on strengthening our current partnerships. Anouschka Versleijen succeeds De Crook.
DroneClash stimulates research on counter-drone technology
30 Jan 2018, 13:47
The first edition of the anti-drone competition DroneClash promises to be a spectacular event. But apart from a great show and lots of fun, DroneClash serves a scientific goal: to stimulate research on counter-drone technology.
IMSystems receives capital to optimise Archimedes Drive
29 Jan 2018, 16:50
The Delft-based start-up IMSystems receives an investment of 300.000 euros from UNIIQ Investment fund. The investment enables the spin-off from Delft University of Technology to start production of the Archimedes Drive: a transmission for high-precision robots.
Medicines transport test flights by drone to start March 2018
05 Dec 2017, 17:15
In March 2018, a series of test flights from the Dutch mainland to the island Schiermonnikoog are planned to take place. One of the drones that will be used is TU Delft MAVLab's delftAcopter.
Waste robot Urby comes after your garbage
01 Dec 2017, 14:00
It’s a moving garbage can that comes after you instead of the other way around. Meet Robot Urby, an autonomous waste robot. Urby will urge people in The Hague to throw their waste in garbage cans.
Somnox launches crowdfunding campaign
16 Nov 2017, 16:41
This week, the robotics start-up Somnox has launched a crowdfunding campaign to market its cuddly sleep robot that aims to offer people a better night’s sleep.
15 Nov 2017, 13:48
Robots are everywhere: they hoover dust from our floors, operate patients, inspect pipelines, perform search and rescue work after natural disasters, drive us around and keep us company. Sooner or later everybody will cooperate with robots, as a colleague at work and as a friend at home.
‘Support companies with implementing robotics’
20 Oct 2017, 10:39
Small and medium-sized enterprises will profit more from robotics if they can get easy, accessible help with implementing new technologies. These kind of measures will drive innovation, MEP Cora van Nieuwenhuizen says in an interview with RoboValley.
Afghan all-girl robotics team visits RoboValley
16 Oct 2017, 15:51
A very special moment at RoboValley last week. The Afghan all-girl robotics team visited us, ahead of their presentation at the World Summit AI. We were impressed by their powerful message.
RoboValley and YES!Delft organise first European Robotics & AI Accelerator
12 Oct 2017, 10:05
In the second half of May 2018, RoboValley and YES!Delft will organise the first European Robotics & Artificial Intelligence (AI) Accelerator Programme.
Nilfisk and Blue Ocean Robotics team up to develop cleaning robots
06 Oct 2017, 14:58
Nilfisk and Blue Ocean Robotics have announced a strategic partnership to develop intelligent cleaning machines and robots for both the Danish and global markets.
Robot Care Systems receives ROS-Industrial grant
29 Sep 2017, 14:03
Robot Care Systems is one of the two European companies that have received the first ROSIN grants. The Dutch robotics company has received 52,000 euros.
New Honours Class 'Next Generation Robotics'
29 Sep 2017, 12:04
The pilot Honours class Next Generation Robotics (NGR), for excellent first year students, will be continued.
Unmanned Systems industry leaders gather in Odense
15 Sep 2017, 15:17
With over one hundred participants, topping 750 high-quality visitors and an international speakers lineup, TUS Nordics promises to be the exciting fifth edition for the entire unmanned systems industry.
First steps with new exoskeleton from Project MARCH
01 Sep 2017, 15:37
Project MARCH took the first steps with their new exoskeleton, the MARCH II. Ruben de Sain (himself a paraplegic and team pilot), took the first official steps.
Prestigious Veni grant for robotics researcher Javier Alonso-Mora
01 Aug 2017, 12:29
Robotics researcher Javier Alonso-Mora from Delft University of Technology has been awarded a 250,000 euros Veni grant by the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO).
Rotterdam host city International Robotics Week 2018
18 Jul 2017, 13:03
RoboBusiness Europe and TUS Expo 2018 will be held in the city of Rotterdam. Robo Business Media (RBM) has chosen the WTC Rotterdam as the location of the second International Robotics Week.
Australian space start-up Fleet opens European office in Delft
12 Jul 2017, 10:50
Australian space start-up, Fleet, is expanding its operations to Europe by establishing an office in Delft. Fleet is building a network of tiny nanosatellites to deliver a global backhaul service for the Internet of Things.
RoboValley and HSD announce collaboration
15 Jun 2017, 18:21
RoboValley and the municipality of Delft team up with The Hague Security Delta (HSD). During the RoboCafé ‘Trend in Robotics within the field of Security’, which was organised by both RoboValley and HSD, the partnership contracts were officialy signed.
RoboValley teams up with X!Delft
08 Jun 2017, 17:32
RoboValley and TU Delft’s new X!Delft initiative announce to team up to strengthen the robotics innovation opportunities for TU Delft’s industrial partners.
RoboValley launches beta version of robotics platform
02 Jun 2017, 17:18
Today, RoboValley launched the beta version of its robotics platform: connect.robovalley.com. You are invited to join us and help create an active community of robot users, creators, experts and policy makers in the field of robotics.
Dutch start-up launches next generation mapping drone
24 May 2017, 16:29
Drone company Atmos UAV launches Marlyn, a lightweight drone which flies automatically, effortlessly and at high wind speeds. One of the first customers that signed up is Skeye, Europe’s leading unmanned aircraft data provider.
Connecting regional robotics hubs in Europe
23 May 2017, 10:10
RoboValley aims to connect robots and people: around the world, but especially in Europe. To help realise this, we attended the ‘Smart Regions with Smart Robots’ event in Brussels earlier this month. The event was organised by the European Commission.
Special Envoy Prince Constantijn: #IRW17 important for Dutch Robotics
16 May 2017, 13:37
A lot is happening in the Dutch field of high-tech. All conditions are present for robotics start-ups to become leaders in their respective fields. For this to happen, it is necessary for these start-ups to surround themselves with advisers who have a sense of enterprise. So says Special Envoy Prince Constantijn of StartupDelta in an interview with RoboValley.
Recap of the International Robotics Week
25 Apr 2017, 14:24
The event that we have worked towards since the founding of RoboValley: the International Robotics Week. Last week, we were able to show the whole world what RoboValley has built in the past years and what RoboValley stands for: connecting robots and people worldwide
AeroVinci receives seed capital to develop autonomous drone network
19 Apr 2017, 16:09
Delft-based start-up AeroVinci is to receive an investment of €300,000 from UNIIQ investment fund and Delft Enterprises. This capital injection will enable AeroVinci to continue with the development of a fully autonomous drone network.
Artificial robot skin enhances safety
12 Apr 2017, 13:43
Partners from the Factory-in-a-Day project have developed a prototype of a robotic arm that is completely covered with sensors. The idea is that this will make it virtually impossible for the arm to bump into people or objects in a working environment.
Keynote from Tesla Motors during International Robotics Week
07 Apr 2017, 11:45
Kim Liebregts, Benelux Country Director Tesla Motors, has been confirmed as opening keynote for the International Robotics Week on 19-21 April 2017 in World Forum, The Hague.
‘Breakthrough actuator will revolutionise robotics’
07 Apr 2017, 10:25
In just over two weeks, during the Hannover Messe 2017, a product will be presented that can change the world of robotics ‘dramatically’. It is called LiveDrive from Genesis Robotics, a direct-drive actuator that can replace motor-gearbox actuators.
Japanese robot Kuroko visits RoboValley
27 Mar 2017, 15:16
Kuroko, Japanese for 'puppet master', was a special guest at the RoboValley office today. Kuroko is a robot that was designed to make robotics more accessible to people.
Project MARCH starts building new exoskeleton
25 Mar 2017, 11:06
Project MARCH revealed the design of a new exoskeleton at Delft University of Technology on March 24th. Martin van Rijn, Secretary for Health, Welfare and Sport, was present during the presentation and talked to the spinal injury patient who is part of the team.
European grant to develop open-source robotics software
22 Mar 2017, 10:50
Researchers of Delft University of Technology are set to receive an EU grant of €7.6 million to develop open-source robotics software. The move will bring smart industrial robots within the reach of companies.
Rabobank and RoboValley stimulate innovation in robotics
21 Mar 2017, 11:27
Rabobank and RoboValley will collaborate to stimulate the implementation of robotics in businesses. Rabobank will invest 100,000 euro, thus becoming crown partner of RoboValley.
MAVLab organises first anti-drone race
17 Mar 2017, 12:44
To incorporate drones in our lives in a good and safe way, we need anti-drone instruments. On 4 December the TU Delft Micro Air Vehicle Lab (MAVLab) will therefore host the first ever anti-drone competition DroneClash.
Conference announcement - International Robotics Week 2017
10 Mar 2017, 13:46
The implementation of robotics is taking off at high speed. In order to help you understand what this means for your business, we organise the first International Robotics Week (IRW) on 19, 20 and 21 April 2017 at the World Forum in Den Haag.
Visitor registration International Robotics Week is live!
14 Feb 2017, 14:51
The first International Robotics Week takes place from 19-21 april. This trade show and conference is one of the largest robotics events in the world. Register now.
New e-book chapter: Robots in Agriculture
30 Jan 2017, 13:29
A chapter about robots in agriculture will be added to our E-Book, Living with Robots. We have recorded a very entertaining podcast with Eldert van Henten (Wageningen University) and Mark Brummel (Lely). Together, they paint a picture about the future of agriculture and robotic stables.
Professor Martijn Wisse leads TU Delft Robotics Institute
25 Jan 2017, 11:35
Professor of Biorobotics Martijn Wisse is the new Scientific Director of TU Delft Robotics Institute. During the yearly associates day of the Institute on 24 January, Wisse was officially appointed.
#HollandRobotics at CES
25 Jan 2017, 10:23
A delegation of Dutch robotics start-ups recently travelled to Las Vegas and Silicon Valley as part of a trade mission. Henk Kamp, minister of Economic Affairs hosted the mission, together with Prince Constantijn, the special envoy for start-ups at Startup Delta.
RoboBusiness Europe and TUS Expo organise first International Robotics Week
23 Dec 2016, 09:30
RoboBusiness Europe and TUS Expo, in collaboration with RoboValley, are organising the first edition of the International Robotics Week, which will run from 19-21 April 2017 in Delft and the metropolitan region of Rotterdam-The Hague.
'New Hero' Delft Robotics wins prize
22 Dec 2016, 09:33
Delft Robotics has been chosen by several hundred entrepreneurs to be the 'New Hero' 2016. The award is an initiative of VNO-NCW, the largest employers' organisation in the Netherlands.
All algorithms on deck! Working on robotic ships
20 Dec 2016, 12:49
QR-codes that provide autonomous vessels with traffic information on buoys, ships or port buildings. Algorithms for controlling a ship’s unexpected movements. Fleets of autonomous ships that are monitored from on-shore control centres. Researchers at Delft University of Technology are working on the future of shipping.
New chapter e-book: civilian drones
07 Dec 2016, 11:57
This month we will add a chapter about civilian drones to the e-book 'Living with robots'. We show how drones are acquiring the characteristics of autonomous robots – and consequently are facing similar technological challenges
Connecting robots and people in Singapore
07 Dec 2016, 10:27
A RoboValley delegation visited Singapore during the end of November. The embassy of the Netherlands in Singapore asked us over to come and talk about robotics.
Grant for RoboValley Community in Delft
22 Nov 2016, 13:15
The province of South Holland will provide a € 300,000 grant for the establishment of a RoboValley Community between 2016 and 2018 in Delft.
Robots for security and justice
22 Nov 2016, 10:06
RoboValley has explored a vast amount of robotics solutions for the Ministry of Security and Justice, to be used by police, firefighters, prisons and disaster relief.
Accenture Innovation Awards 2016
03 Nov 2016, 11:11
The Accenture Innovation Awards 2016 took place on Friday 28 October and proved to be a success for Delft. The Delft Hyperloop team won one of the Innovation Awards.
Students develop cheap 3D printing technique for soft robotics
02 Nov 2016, 11:48
Students of Delft University of Technology have developed a new add-on for a 3D printer that can cast silicones inside a 3D printed shell during the printing process. This new, and cheap, technique can be used to create new soft-robotic products that were previously impossible to make.
E-book 'Living with robots'
31 Oct 2016, 10:17
Will a robot chef ever earn stars for its restaurant? Will the elderly remain independent longer thanks to robots? During the International Masterclass Robotics 2016 we launched an e-book, Living with Robots, that delves deeper into such questions.
#IMCR 2016, day 2: As robots go online
14 Oct 2016, 19:20
How to deal with robots that get smart and will be part of every aspect of our lives as they go online? That was the central question during the second and final day of the International Masterclass Robotics 2016.
#IMCR 2016, day 1: Robots on the move
13 Oct 2016, 19:28
The robots are waking up, coming out of their cages and into our lives. That was the central theme during the first day of the International Masterclass Robotics 2016. But just how far are we willing to hand over control?
Building global partnerships at RoboBusiness US
05 Oct 2016, 12:00
A year after the official launch of RoboValley at RoboBusiness US, we returned to Silicon Valley. We went there to check out the latest developments in robotics, to build new partnerships, and to pay a visit to Stanford University and Google.
Robot learns to see distance with one eye
04 Oct 2016, 12:25
A drone aboard the International Space Station taught itself to judge distances only using one camera. While humans, and robots, use two eyes to estimate distances, things get tricky when using only one eye. Humans can still do well with just one eye but, until now, this wasn’t easy for robots.
Team delftAcopter brings home two UAV Challenge prizes
04 Oct 2016, 11:35
Researchers from TU Delft’s Mavlab scored a second place and won the Airmanship award at Australia’s UAV Medical Express Challenge in the last week of September 2016.
Israeli Robotics Association and RoboValley announce long term collaboration
03 Oct 2016, 13:31
The Israel Robotics Association (IROB), representing the Israeli robotics community, and RoboValley announce a long term collaboration focussing on joint research, education and tech transfer.
Israel and the Netherlands: Gamechanging in Robotics
28 Sep 2016, 09:26
For the first time, robotics are at the centre of a Dutch trade mission. This week, an impressive delegation of businesses, academics and entrepreneurs gather at the ‘Holland Robotics Pavilion’ of the DLD Festival in Tel Aviv.
"Delivering on the promise of robotics"
23 Sep 2016, 17:01
We are now entering an era where it is finally possible to deliver on the promise of robotics, due to recent scientific breakthroughs. But it is important that the research results are brought into society, said Martijn Wisse in his inaugural lecture today.
delftAcopter: innovative single-propeller hybrid drone
19 Sep 2016, 14:24
It takes off like a helicopter, then tilts 90 degrees and flies like a plane, using a single rotor blade. Because of that, it is light weight and can fly long distances. Meet the delftAcopter: a new autonomous hybrid drone, developed in the MAVLab of Delft University of Technology.
Honours Class Next Generation Robotics
01 Sep 2016, 16:26
TU Delft Robotics Institute and the faculty Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science offer from this study year 2016/2017 an Honours Class Next Generation Robotics for First Year Bachelor Students.
Future Engineers at Robot Camp 2016
18 Aug 2016, 12:27
A room full of kids. Quiet. The only sound an occasional question. They’re all deeply concentrated on one task. These kids are participating in the first ever Robot Camp organised by Science Centre Delft.
‘In robotics, the challenge is the application’
28 Jul 2016, 16:29
Dr. Andreas Keibel is Business Development Manager for Healthcare Robotics at KUKA, the leading European producer of robotic systems. He visited RoboValley this week and sees great oppotunities for collaboration.
Accenture to Invest €500,000 in RoboValley to Create New Innovations in Robotics
11 Jul 2016, 07:02
Accenture and RoboValley, an innovation hub for robotics located at Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands, have announced a five-year collaboration designed to advance on the development of the next generation of robotic technology.
Dutch robotic successes during RoboCup 2016
05 Jul 2016, 14:48
It was a good week for Dutch robotics. During the RoboCup, teams from Eindhoven and Delft showed the world that the Netherlands are at the forefront of creating the next generation robotics.
Team Delft wins the Amazon Picking Challenge 2016
02 Jul 2016, 19:51
A team of engineers from Delft has won the Amazon Picking Challenge. Team Delft won the two separate picking and stowing finals, making them a double champion.
Team Delft wins first finals Amazon Picking Challenge
01 Jul 2016, 20:50
A team of engineers from Delft has won the first finals of the Amazon Picking Challenge in Leipzig. Team Delft secured the first place by collecting 214 points.
Neelie Kroes visits RoboValley: 'Don't be modest!'
29 Jun 2016, 13:47
Neelie Kroes, Special Envoy of StartupDelta, visited RoboValley. We organised a round table at our office, where Kroes asked us about our ambitions and gave us her view on the future.
Neelie Kroes visits RoboValley
28 Jun 2016, 18:18
Neelie Kroes, Special Envoy of StartupDelta, visited RoboValley. She discussed how entrepreneurship is stimulated via various educational programmes.
Autonomous Marine Systems explores RoboValley
28 Jun 2016, 12:01
Eamon Carrig and Chris Kennedy from Autonomous Marine Systems (AMS), a start-up from Boston, visited RoboValley last week. The trip to Delft was part of the prize they won at the RoboBusiness US pitchfire event in September of last year.
‘Unmanned Valley Valkenburg crucial for new technologies’
22 Jun 2016, 11:53
The realisation of ‘Unmanned Valley’ Valkenburg is crucial for the valorisation of new technologies. That is the message delivered by professor Hester Bijl from Delft University of Technology at the InnovationQuarter year event.
How fire-fighting robots can help save lives
21 Jun 2016, 12:11
Fire departments can profit from the deployment of robots. All they need are cheap little drones which are sold at toyshops.
Something happening in the Valley
16 Jun 2016, 15:24
In 1951, Stanford dean Frederick Terman began to pull together academics, industry, and public funding in a combination that ultimately became Silicon Valley. Now, TU Delft Director Paul Althuis is embarking on an ambitious project to convene academics, private companies, and public funding in the Netherlands.
Takeaways from RoboBusiness Europe
07 Jun 2016, 14:46
It was a two and a half day journey of robotics, business and networking last week in Odense, Denmark, at RoboBusiness Europe. Now, almost a week later, we have time to reflect. What made it so special?
RoboValley organises Europe’s biggest robotics congress
03 Jun 2016, 11:29
RoboBusiness Europe, the continent’s premier business development event for robotics will come to RoboValley next year, 20 and 21 April 2017.
André Schiele delivers keynote speech at RoboBusiness Europe
01 Jun 2016, 19:44
At RoboBusiness Europe, astronaut Andreas Morgensen and RoboValley's André Schiele for the first time talked together about the ground breaking experiment they conducted.
Chrysalix Venture Capital and RoboValley Announce New Robotics Fund
31 May 2016, 14:30
Chrysalix Venture Capital and RoboValley announced a new fund today, with a target size of 100 million Euro. The RoboValley Investment Fund is aimed at driving the global robotics revolution.
Business in RoboValley: Blue Ocean Robotics Benelux
30 May 2016, 14:43
Danish robotics company Blue Ocean Robotics opens a new office in RoboValley. The Dutch establishment of the company will operate under the name Blue Ocean Robotics Benelux. Jaap van Leeuwen, Robo Group BV, will become CEO of Blue Ocean Robotics Benelux.
30 May 2016, 14:43
5,200 exhibitors. Over 190,000 visitors. More than 1,500 lectures. 1 U.S. President. RoboValley sent out a delegation to Hannover Messe, 25-29 April.
Team Delft - Amazon Picking Challenge
30 May 2016, 14:43
After qualifying as finalists for the Amazon Picking Challenge, it has been a very busy period for Team Delft, now established at their new headquarters in TU Delft /3mE Control Department robotic lab.
Duchenne patients helped by robot arm
10 May 2016, 14:28
Gerard Dunning was awarded his PhD at TU Delft on Friday 22 April for his help with developing a robotic arm-support aid for Duchenne patients.
Pupils prepared for robot-future
09 May 2016, 14:55
Pupils at Stedelijk Gymnasium Schiedam are being prepared for a future with robots. A Nao robot-tutor – programmed by TU Delft Robotics Institute associate Koen Hindriks – visited the third-graders at the school in order to teach them about robots.