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Plus One Robotics and the Future of Work: Port San Antonio’s Tech Innovation Series
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Plus One Robotics and the Future of Work: Port San Antonio’s Tech Innovation Series

"How would the world change if you could see a thousand miles away and your arm was that long?" Plus One Robotics CEO and co-founder Erik Nieves wasn't asking about imaginary superpowers. Delivering these capabilities to logistics clients is the core business of his Port San Antonio-based company. Plus One's technology is creating new types of jobs that make work in industrial environments, including e-commerce sorting facilities and manufacturing plans, safer and more efficient. These new career paths call upon the quick reflexes, problem-solving, and even video gaming skills from a new generation of employees. Available for job seekers are these new careers as automation network supervisors, who leverage the visual and artificial intelligence (AI) capabilities robots have to help t...
Renu Robotics Uses Crowdfunding to Scale Autonomous Robotic Tractors Company
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Renu Robotics Uses Crowdfunding to Scale Autonomous Robotic Tractors Company

Renu Robotics is crowdfunding its line of autonomous robotic tractors to provide maintenance at large-scale solar farms. The San Antonio startup is developing mowers that don’t need supervision to help solar power operations reduce their maintenance and labor costs. Wind and solar make up more than three-quarters of the electricity capacity coming online in the country this year, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) 2020 Annual Energy Forecast. Globally, wind and solar energy generation is expected to grow four to five times faster than every other source of power between now and 2050, this McKinsey study concluded. Company founders Michael Eyman and Tim Matus launched Renu Robotics in 2018 after they recognized the opportunity posed by the rapidly growing so...
Plus One Robotics Expands to New 10,500-Square-Foot Facility at Port San Antonio
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Plus One Robotics Expands to New 10,500-Square-Foot Facility at Port San Antonio

Despite the gloomy weather, onlookers eagerly lined up to tour the new Plus One Robotics facility at Port San Antonio Tuesday. Co-founders Shaun Edwards, Paul Hvass, and Erik Nieves have combined several advanced technologies in order to automate warehouse operations for e-commerce companies. The robotics startup developed innovative software that trains three-dimensional camera-equipped robots using machine learning to teach them how to see and pick up items on an assembly line. The advanced vision capabilities and high-performance manipulators are parts of the company's PickOne system, an automated, mixed parcel sorting and picking (or singulation) system. The company also offers Yonder, a remote robot management service for enterprises, and CheckOne, an automated quality assurance...
UTSA Catalyst Lab Connects ‘Hire-Ready’ Graduate Students to Startups
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UTSA Catalyst Lab Connects ‘Hire-Ready’ Graduate Students to Startups

Each summer, college interns gain valuable industry experience while working on projects for startups across San Antonio. Increasingly, local founders are finding what they need are graduate students knowledgeable in advanced technology. The growing need for highly-skilled graduate students led to the creation of Catalyst Lab, a new internship program at The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA). The executive director of the 80/20 Foundation Alexandra Frey recalled a conversation with Scaleworks co-founder Lew Moorman in 2018 that inspired the creation of the new internship program. Frey suggested Moorman consider Students + Startups, the summer internship program connecting college students from across the U.S. with San Antonio-based startups as a possible source of talent for ...
Plus One Robotics, Codeup Finalists on Best Companies to Work in San Antonio List
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Plus One Robotics, Codeup Finalists on Best Companies to Work in San Antonio List

Working at a startup can be a unique experience. Startup founders expect more of their employees who often work on every aspect of developing a new company.  Because creativity and innovation help grow a new business, startup employees often have opportunities to try new approaches and learn the most current skills. This year, the San Antonio Business Journal (SABJ) list of Best Places to Work includes two prominent companies in San Antonio's startup community — Plus One Robotics and Codeup. SABJ partners with Quantum Workplace to survey employees at nominated companies, which must have at least 10 full-time employees based in the Bexar, Comal, Guadalupe, Wilson, Atascosa, Bandera, or Kendall counties to be eligible for inclusion on the list. Companies are grouped by size. The two st...
Port San Antonio Delegation at Global Aerospace Conference Highlights Advanced Tech
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Port San Antonio Delegation at Global Aerospace Conference Highlights Advanced Tech

At this week's Aviation Week MRO Americas in Atlanta, Georgia, decision-makers from the aviation industry gathered to learn about the latest technology solutions to business challenges. Its expansive exhibit hall floor affords attendees the ability to connect with the people behind emerging innovations across the globe. The expansive 800 square feet exhibit showcasing San Antonio’s technologies captured the attention of many at the MRO conference who were unaware of the city's talents in advanced aviation, robotics, cybersecurity, and virtual (VR) and augmented reality (AR). Port San Antonio headed a delegation of businesses and partner organizations to participate in the international conference April 9 and 10 to connect with the industries that support the maintenance, repair, and over...
San Antonio Startups to Watch in 2019
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San Antonio Startups to Watch in 2019

In this inaugural compilation of companies to watch, we’ve highlighted 20 stories from Startups San Antonio’s first year of coverage to show the types of innovation one can find in San Antonio, Texas. You will discover entrepreneurs in bioscience and healthcare, cybersecurity, software as a service or SaaS, augmented and virtual reality, robotics, artificial intelligence, and startups working at the intersection of tech and social impact. These stories highlight groundbreaking approaches, powerful collaborations, and intriguing ideas that will shape the city’s startup ecosystem throughout 2019 and beyond. If you are interested in San Antonio’s community of innovators and want to know which companies to watch, you can start with our list below. These 20 companies are leveraging inn...
Demand Driving Growth in San Antonio Robotics Community
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Demand Driving Growth in San Antonio Robotics Community

Over 75 people crowded into a meeting space Thursday at the San Antonio Museum of Science and Technology (SAMSAT). The big draw was robotics at the inaugural meeting of the new SATX Robotix meetup group. Its mission is to organize and grow San Antonio’s robotics community to meet the anticipated demand for specialized expertise. Shaun Edwards and Paul Hvass are two former Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) engineers and current co-founders of Plus One Robotics. The duo, with help from others in the robotics community, organized the first SATX Robotix Meetup at SAMSAT. Edwards explained the goal for the group was “to establish San Antonio as a significant and quality contributor to ROS.” ROS—short for robot operating system, is open-source software used as the operating system of a r...
San Antonio Startup Plus One Robotics Raises $8.3M
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San Antonio Startup Plus One Robotics Raises $8.3M

A San Antonio startup has raised $8.3 million in funding, according to a Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) filing last week. The industry leader in robot perception technology, Plus One Robotics, Inc., received the investment from an undisclosed source. “We did file the Form D with the SEC earlier this week, which only tells the world that we raised over $8 million,” Plus One Robotics chief executive officer (CEO) Erik Nieves said Friday afternoon. “What is important is the launch of our new technology and the partnerships it took to build it.” Plus One Robotics has partnered with leaders in robot manufacturing, system integration, and e-commerce to develop the PickOne Perception system for the order fulfillment and parcel shipping sector. The startup launched the new system i...