No-code industrial robotics programming startup Wandelbots raises $30 million – TechCrunch

[ad_1] Dresden, Germany-based Wandelbots – a startup dedicated to making it easier for non-programmers to ‘teach’ industrial robots how to do specific tasks – has raised a $30 million Series B funding round led by 83North, an with participation from Next47 and Microsoft’s M12 venture funding arm. Wandelbots will use the funding to help it…

Silq is a new high-level programming language for quantum computers – TechCrunch

[ad_1] Quantum computing hardware continues to improve to the point where we may actually see real-world use cases in the next few years and so it’s probably no surprise that we are also seeing a steady increase in research projects that focus on how to best program these machines. One of the newest efforts in…

Scale AI releases free lidar data set to power self-driving car development – TechCrunch

[ad_1] High-quality data is the fuel that powers AI algorithms. Without a continual flow of labeled data, bottlenecks can occur and the algorithm will slowly get worse and add risk to the system. It’s why labeled data is so critical for companies like Zoox, Cruise and Waymo, which use it to train machine learning models…

Waymo expands first external investment round to $3 billion – TechCrunch

[ad_1] Waymo has added an additional $800 million to the $2.25 billion funding round that it first announced in March, bringing the total size of the financing (its first from investors outside of Alphabet) to $3 billion. The extension comes from new investors including those managed by T. Rowe Price, Perry Creek Capital, Fidelity Management…

Manufacturing startup Divergent 3D reduces staff by one-third – TechCrunch

[ad_1] Divergent, the Los Angeles-based startup aiming to revolutionize vehicle manufacturing, has cut about one-third of its staff amid the COVID-19 pandemic that has upended startups and major corporations alike. The company, which employed about 160 people, laid off 57 workers, according to documents filed with the California Employment Development Department. Founder and CEO Kevin…

Voyage gets the green light to bring robotaxi service to California’s public roads – TechCrunch

[ad_1] Voyage has cleared a regulatory hurdle that will allow the company to expand its self-driving service from the private roads of a retirement community in San Jose, Calif. to public roads throughout the rest of the state. The California Public Utilities Commission issued a permit Monday that gives Voyage permission to transport passengers in…

Chinese startup Rokid pitches COVID-19 detection glasses in U.S. – TechCrunch

[ad_1] Thermal imaging wearables used in China to detect COVID-19 signs may quickly be deployed in the U.S. Hangzhou primarily based AI startup Rokid is in talks with a number of corporations to promote its T1 glasses in America, based on Rokid’s U.S. Director Liang Guan. Rokid is amongst a wave of Chinese corporations creating…