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VLAB’s Mache Creeger Shares His Candid Viewpoint on Fully Autonomous Vehicles

Autonomous vehicles (AVs) represent a new surge of progress and opportunity for the automotive industry and may redefine how ground transportation is designed and used. Market Research Future projects the autonomous vehicles market will expand at a CAGR of 26.2% in the period from 2016 to 2027 reaching a whopping $65.3 billion. With the dream [...]

By | 2018-05-24T11:33:57+00:00 May 24th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Three Minutes with Robotic Dexterity Panel Chair Stefano Foresti

From warehouse operations to surgical operations, robots are lending a helping hand like never before. But just how nimble are they, and how far does the technology have to go for them to be fully useful in the industry? To explore this topic further, VLAB Executive Stefano Foresti is leading the coordination of panel on [...]

By | 2018-04-29T03:28:14+00:00 April 27th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Three Minutes with Robotic Dexterity Panel Chair Stefano Foresti

A Get-to-Know with VLABer Michelle Tsing, Founder of Robotics for Good

Long-time VLAB Volunteer Michelle Tsing recently chaired a panel on the entrepreneurial community’s favorite cocktail party conversation topic, the meteoric rise and rocky life of Initial Coin Offerings or ICOs. The panel “ICOs and the Token Economy: Disruption or Deception?”, a sell-out event, took place on February 27 at the Stanford Faculty Club. The panelists [...]

By | 2018-04-29T03:21:23+00:00 April 18th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on A Get-to-Know with VLABer Michelle Tsing, Founder of Robotics for Good

Meet Sangam Sangameswara, Event Chair and Company Founder

Sangam Sangameswara, founder of several companies and event chair of the upcoming “Young Immigrant Entrepreneurs: Living The American Dream” event on January 30 was recently interviewed by VLAB blogger Michelle McIntyre. During their lively chat, they discussed his motivation for success, his time working with Intel Founder Andy Grove, the reasons why Mahatma Gandhi and [...]

By | 2018-01-26T17:09:41+00:00 January 25th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Meet Sangam Sangameswara, Event Chair and Company Founder

Meet Vivek Kumar, VLAB Chair

VLAB Chair, Vivek Kumar, known for his positivity and ready-to-change-the-world mindset, was recently interviewed by VLAB blogger, Michelle McIntyre. Vivek had a lot to say about the application of artificial intelligence, why VLAB works, his early days with the organization, and whom he admires the most and why. 1. Silicon Valley is a special place partially [...]

By | 2018-01-25T15:54:42+00:00 October 31st, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Meet Vivek Kumar, VLAB Chair

VLAB Panelists Join Forces: John Deere Acquires Blue River Technology

When Blue River Technology co-founder, Jorge Heraud, joined the VLAB AgTech panel in September 2015, little did we know his company would be acquired two years later by the company seated next to them on the stage. Blue River was recently acquired by Deere & Company (NYSE:DE), a leading manufacturer of agricultural equipment for $305 [...]

By | 2018-01-25T15:55:15+00:00 September 29th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on VLAB Panelists Join Forces: John Deere Acquires Blue River Technology

Meet the Teenaged Co-Chairs of the Sports Analytics Event

According to Research and Markets analysts, the sports analytics industry is expected to reach 3.97 billion dollars over the next five years. However, controversy is involved: athletes feel concerned about who has the right to their personal data, but many experts have speculated that this data could help determine player salaries and draft. On May [...]

By | 2017-05-18T21:13:45+00:00 May 18th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Meet the Teenaged Co-Chairs of the Sports Analytics Event

Freedom Defined by a Volunteer Event Chair

As an all-volunteer organization, VLAB has the “best of the best” greeting you at events, putting together thought-provoking panels, and working behind the scenes to make it all run smoothly. This week, we caught up with Anshuman Tripathi, Event Chair for  "The Future of Transportation: Freeways or Flyways?" at SRI International on November 15, 2016 [...]

By | 2016-11-14T20:10:14+00:00 October 25th, 2016|Uncategorized, Volunteers|Comments Off on Freedom Defined by a Volunteer Event Chair

VLAB Volunteer “Sawe” the Light and Became an Event Chair

As a volunteer run organization, VLAB is lucky to have phenomenal volunteers helping out in every aspect of its operation. This week, we caught up with Anil Sawe, event chair for “Augmented Reality: Where Virtual and Physical Worlds Converge” at SRI International on October 18, about his volunteer experience. Here’s what Anil had to say. [...]

By | 2016-10-03T09:46:20+00:00 October 3rd, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off on VLAB Volunteer “Sawe” the Light and Became an Event Chair

Nathan Yi: Chatbots Event Chair and Volunteer Extraordinaire

As a 100% volunteer organization, VLAB is fortunate to have amazing volunteers helping out across the organization.  This week, we caught up with Nathan Yi, Event Chair for Chatbots: The Machines Are Talking Back, about his volunteer experience. Here's what Nathan had to say: Who is Nathan Yi? I'm a Bay Area native, an average guy doing [...]

By | 2017-05-18T17:47:09+00:00 September 12th, 2016|Uncategorized, VLAB|Comments Off on Nathan Yi: Chatbots Event Chair and Volunteer Extraordinaire