Robotics & AI @ABB Venture @Grabit - RobotX Meetup No.42

Date: 26-Sep-17 to 26-Sep-17
Location: RobotX Space / Santa Clara / United States
Category: Technology Conferences & Trade Fairs
Did you know?

ABB is turning science fiction into reality. 
ABB's dual-armed YuMi robot becomes the first to conduct an orchestra at the 1st International Robotics Festival in Pisa, Italy. YuMi performed alongside Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli and the Lucca Philharmonic Orchestra.
ABB is a pioneering technology leader that works closely with utility, industry, transport and infrastructure customers in roughly 100 countries.
ABB Technology Ventures (ATV) is the strategic venture capital unit of ABB. Since its formation in 2009, ATV has invested nearly $200 million into high potential technology companies spanning a range of sectors including robotics, industrial IoT, machine learning, 3D printing, cybersecurity and distributed energy.
Handle an egg, soft fabric and a 50-lb. box all with Nike-backed Grabit. Their robots could handle what others can’t grasp. ABB is early backers of Grabit.

Everyone wants to make big bets on Artificial Intelligence but AI has been overused and investing in AI is not an easy job. With so many VCs focusing their attention on AI how does ATV differentiate themseleves when investing in AI and robotics startups? What are the unique insights and mentorship they can share to startups and founders?
Please come and talk about investing in AI and robotics! We invited not only Grant Allen, Managing Director and Head of ABB Technology Ventures, but also Harsha Prahlad, Co-Founder of Grabit.

This Meetup will go into details about

How ABB has guided startups like Vicarious, GrabIt, Bonsai, Enbala Power Networks, and Cambridge Medical Robotics, from idea phase to A round investments, and onto the market;
What ABB is doing in AI and robotics;
Fireside Chat with Harsha Prahlad, Chief Technology & Products Officer and Co-Founder at Grabit;
Backstory of ABB + Nike + Grabit investment.

About the Speaker

Grant Allen Managing Director & Head of Ventures at ABB Technology Ventures (ATV)
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