CALL FOR STARTUPS OPENS JUNE 1st 2015 (6am PST) – Silicon Valley Robotics and Robohub are looking for robotics startups with innovative technologies and strong business models, so show us your prototype, and sell us on your vision! They are also looking for startups with software, sensors, and components for robotics that can be demonstrated on existing robot platforms.

 Startups will be assessed by a team of experienced venture investors and robotics entrepreneurs, providing valuable feedback to everyone.

There is a prize pool of $50,000 with grand prize of $5,000 plus courtesy of our sponsors: Amazon, CSIRO, Clearpath Robotics, SMBC, Robolution Capital, Olander, Krtkl, iRobot, LaBarge Weinstein, WilmerHale, QUTbluebox, Silicon Valley Robotics and Robohub. Startups that reach the top 30 will be showcased on Robohub for our Reader’s Favorite award.

 CHECK OUT www.robot2015.istart.org or Robohub.org


A programmable robotic kit is the best and simple option to start learning how to program robots when no one else is around you to teach           from where to start and how to start. It’s quite easy to get stuck in electronic schemes, motors, sensors, or wires, while an affordable option is to buy a kit and start to develop programming skills.

There are several kits from where you can start even if you have 8 or 40 years old, and there are several kits with a design that shows you the current trend in programming. 

A robot built based on DIY principle is much cheaper compared with a robot kit. But the kit is more focused on one skill development, while when you build a robot from scratch you need to combine mechanical, electronics and programming skills.

KASSKY has a collection of 47 programmable kits from where you can start and learn how to read the data from a sensor, program a robotic arm, a flying drone, or build an autonomous robot that can navigate and detect obstacles.


Technology has always developed at a double-exponential rate, an exponential rate of development that also accelerates at an exponential rate, the field of robotics has reached a point in its double-exponential development where its advancements are observable over a period of a decade or two.

In today's world there are robots that build other robots and that grow food, build houses and transport people from one location to another. 

There are robots that write news articles and conduct research. Only twenty years ago the Internet had not yet become publicly accessible, yet robots today , and have their own social network platforms that  can be controlled remotely from anywhere in low-Earth orbit, and can also be controlled via the internet with cybernetic implants.

A good idea is to keep your eyes and ears open for its next development break through that comes ever closer to you possible job demise.

KASSKY looks at Drone Technologies ...

In search and rescue operations a microdrone is used as air support...When firefighting, for example, you can determine the proportion of a particular gas present using sophisticated measuring equipment and react appropriately.

Save on the high cost of inspections with a microdrone.Farming,  Wind turbines, power lines, pipelines, etc. can be inspected using a drone... No need to engage an external contractor.

Protecting the public with microdrones... Many authorities worldwide are already using aerial platforms, to help coordinate security operations or preserve evidence.

Keep watch over everything from high in the sky. A microdrone allows you to monitor illegal money hand-overs, protests, public events, etc. without being seen or heard.

With a microdrone you can break through barriers, into areas which previously would scarcely have been within reach. Observe a volcanic eruption from the sky or document an archaeological excavation. 
Science and research with micro drones.

Create fascinating photography out of thin air... You won’t need to charter a plane or hire a helicopter. With a UAV you can do your own aerial photography.

Do it like the professionals do... Film from a bird’s eye view or create videos from unusual perspectives ... it’s all possible with a microdrone.  GIS applications for UAV-based mapping.

Create your own maps and grids with ease. Thanks to payloads such as laser scanners or multi-spectral cameras and the micro drone’s Waypoint technology, a drone can deliver this with ease.


KASSKY will focus on building relationships with the industry standards operators that are delivering parcels around the globe in a future of safe, fast and environmental friendly transportation of goods involving a friction of the cost compared to former standards.