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Steve Cousins

Steve Cousins is a seasoned executive, entrepreneur and innovator with a strong track record for managing research and development organizations and ... More »Steve Cousins is a seasoned executive, entrepreneur and innovator with a strong track record for managing research and development organizations and realizing a significant return on investment. Prior to joining Willow Garage, Steve was the senior manager of the User-Focused Systems Research Group at the IBM Almaden Research Center, one of the top human-computer interaction research groups in the world. Earlier, Steve managed the Advanced Systems Development Laboratory at the Xerox Palo Alto Research Center (PARC).

Led By Ex-CEO Of Willow Garage, Savioke Gets $2M From AME, Google Ventures To Build A ‘Service’ Robo...

CEO Steve Cousins says that he and his team see a “huge untapped opportunity” to target that vertical. “Hospitals, elder care facilities, hotels, restaurants, office services all provide large opportunities for robots to take on dirty, dull and dangerous work, improve process efficiency...

Savioke raises $2M to bring a personable robot to the service industry

According to CEO and Willow Garage veteran Steve Cousins, “This is going to be a big one that people are really going to start to see in their lives in the next couple years.” Robots have been put to work in manufacturing and other industries for decades now. But until recently, most ...

Robotics Companies Look to Near Future

Whatever the numbers, people like Steve Cousins, Willow Garage’s president and chief executive, think robots will become a lot more mainstream in the not-too-distant future. They point to the Roomba and other robots made by iRobot, which the company says are already cleaning floors...

Stepping Out Of The Lab: Steve Cousins New Robotics Company

At the Pioneers Festiva l in Vienna, Oct 30-13, 2013, several of the leading voices in robotics, Rodney Brooks, CEO, Rethink Robotics, Steve Cousins, former CEO, Willow Garage gathered to have a candid discussion about the future of robotics, funding models and how to move robotics out ...

Dinner and a Robot: My Night Out With a PR2

A new robot will appear at an unspecified time at a much lower cost, according to Steve Cousins, the chief executive of Willow Garage. About 35 of the PR2s are out in the wild, including ones at Stanford and the University of Pennsylvania. One at UC Berkeley folds laundry and can pair ...

Temple: Honor your robot overlords this week

Steve Cousins adjusts a robot at Willow Garage in Menlo Park on Wednesday, August 17, 2011. Willow Garage recently introduced a one-armed robot, the latest in a series of efforts to make robotics more accessible to the consumer world. The Menlo Park research group is using open source ...

"Double" Turns the iPad into a Telepresence Robot

In my Disruptions column last week, Steve Cousins, Willow Garage’s president and chief executive, predicted that telepresence robots would be the first robots to become mainstream. The Double is expected to start shipping people who pre-ordered the robot by late-2012...

Google invests in Silicon Valley based robotics company Savioke

Savioke chief executive, Steve Cousins, who previously helped launch the PR2 robot, said that the company has decided that it is time for robots to become available widely in the service industry. He added that it was not ready to disclose what it was going to be doing, but the company ...

The Betty Tablet: Simple Technology For In-Home Caregivers

Steve Cousins, formerly of Willow Garage and now CEO of his new robotics company, Savioke, intends to make a robot for use with seniors. Technology companies like Clarity have just specialized in making telephony products and connected devices just for seniors and the world’s ageing ...

Poll: Engadget Expand asks, "What should robots be helping us with?"

To get you pumped for our Sunday morning session with Chris Anderson (CEO, 3D Robotics and former editor-in-chief, Wired ), Steve Cousins (CEO, Willow Garage ) and Marc Raibert (President & Chief Robot Lover, Boston Dynamics ) we have a little thought experiment for you. Read on to take ...

Engadget Expand speakers, Round Five: Robots, bionics, da Vinci surgery and more!

... Dynamics They're joining a whole host of other rad speakers including Chris Anderson (CEO, 3D Robotics and former editor-in-chief, Wired ), Yancey Strickler (Co-founder and Head of Community, Kickstarter ), Steve Cousins (CEO, Willow Garage ), Julie Uhrman (Founder and CEO, OUYA ) and many more...

Always On gets served by a robot sushi waiter

Check out more of Molly Wood's interview with Willow Garage CEO Steve Cousins and an amusing montage of clips involving the multitalented PR2 in this week's Always On Future Tech segment...

Willow Garage Is Not Shutting Down, But Is Changing Its Funding Model

"Willow Garage has decided to enter the world of commercial opportunities with an eye to becoming a self-sustaining company," Steve Cousins, the firm's CEO, wrote, adding that the company's support for and development of the PS2 and ROS would continue. The firm has been behind all sorts ...

BYOD Gadgets Bloom Thanks To Crowd Funding

Willow Garage's Steve Cousins once told me that every person in the future would have a robot and that open source software would drive it forward. Now that smartphones and tablets are pretty common in households and the workplace, the robot dream might not seem so crazy after all -- and ...

Google invests in mysterious service-robot startup Savioke

Savioke is still in its infancy, having only been established last year, but chief executive Steve Cousins' experience includes the launch of the PR2 robotics development platform during his time at the top of the now-defunct startup Willow Garage. There is a "huge untapped opportunity" ...

Open Perception, Inc. Formed to Accelerate Development and Adoption of 2D and 3D Sensory Data Proces...

Steve Cousins, President and CEO of Willow Garage. Steve's company is leading the charge to accelerate the personal robot revolution. He oversees all business aspects at Willow Garage, including development of robot hardware platforms, expansion of the acclaimed open source robot ...

Silicon Valley Industry Leaders Usher in New Age of Industrial Robots

"We are excited to be working with Adept to bring an open source software platform and the industry's largest applications library to industrial applications," said Steve Cousins, president and CEO of Willow Garage. "Willow Garage is committed to making robots the next breakthrough ...

Cupertino Community Hall site of tech symposium Nov. 9

Slated speakers include Shishir Mehrotra, vice president of products with YouTube and video at Google; Rahim Fazal, co-founder of Involver; John Hsu, chief scientist at the Open Source Robotics Foundation; and Steve Cousins, CEO of Willow Garage. In addition to speaking, Willow Garage ...

Open Source Robotics Foundation Officially Announced

This isn't to say that there won't be continuing relationship between the two: Steve Cousins, Willow's CEO, puts it thusly: "It's always been the intention of Willow Garage to create an independent body that can take our initial work in open source robotics and see it grow beyond the ...

Google shows more love for robots with Savioke investment

Established in 2013, California-based Savioke is led by CEO Steve Cousins, who was in charge of the creation of the PR2 robot and the popular Robot Operating System (ROS) while president and CEO of Willow Garage, an influential robotics firm that spun off eight robotics companies. IDG ...

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