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Mobility veteran joins Ann Arbor’s Refraction AI as new CEO

ANN ARBOR, Mich. ‚Äď Mobility industry veteran Luke Schneider has been named as the new chief executive officer of Ann Arbor-based Refraction AI. The tech startup is known for its small REV-1 , delivery robots that scuttle around Tree Town taking food and groceries to community members. Schneider has had over 25 years of experience in [...]

By | October 16th, 2020|

Traxen Offers Smarter Adaptive Cruise for Truck Fleets

Startup targets 10%+ fuel efficiency gain Like many automotive engineers, Ali Maleki has had to temper his expectations for autonomous vehicles in recent years. He once thought the technology would be available by this time. Now Maleki doesn‚Äôt expect widescale deployment until about 2030. But he still recognizes the potential convenience, safety and environmental benefits. And [...]

By | October 14th, 2020|

Traxen Strengthens Board of Directors with Appointment of Petrovich to Chairman, Gryzenia as Advisor

PLYMOUTH, Michigan, Sept. 17, 2020 ‚Äď Seasoned automotive business leader Mary Petrovich has joined the Traxen Board of Directors as chairman to support the start-up company in its mission to lead the trucking technology market rapidly into the future. In addition to Petrovich‚Äôs appointment to the board, Bill Gryzenia, an accomplished automotive industry veteran, has [...]

By | September 23rd, 2020|

Voxel51 Releases Computer Vision Industry’s First Open-Source Rapid Data Experimentation Tool

Ann Arbor startup and TechDisrupt 2019 AI top pick Voxel51 just announced that it has just launched a new tool called FiftyOne, the computer vision industry‚Äôs first open-source tool for experimenting with and cleaning image and video data for machine learning. Engineers working with machine learning for image and video data sets have a new way of [...]

By | September 21st, 2020|

Cobalt raises $29 million to bring its ‚Äėpentest as a service‚Äô platform to more software teams

Cobalt.io, a ‚Äúpentest-as-a-service‚ÄĚ platform that lets any business access ethical hackers to stress-test their software, has raised $29 million in a series B round of funding led by Highland Europe. Penetration testing, or ‚Äúpentesting,‚ÄĚ is a process that strives to identify vulnerabilities and exploit them as a real-world hacker might. The pentesting market is currently [...]

By | August 21st, 2020|

Voxel51 technology helps retailers and shoppers maintain social distancing

The restart is underway, and as stores reopen, retailers must ensure customers and employees maintain adequate social distancing. To help track and manage those efforts, startup Voxel51‚Äôs platform can monitor in-store traffic and identify when locations are busy. The company‚Äôs metric, referred to as the physical distancing index, uses video feeds and computer vision modeling to [...]

By | July 29th, 2020|

Refraction Sees Demand For Autonomous Delivery Robots Rises As Pandemic Continues

From Michigan to Tokyo, the coronavirus pandemic has led to a surge in demand for contactless delivery robots. In Ann Arbor, Michigan, lunch orders for Refraction AI’s last-mile REV-1 autonomous delivery robot have jumped by up to four-fold since the health crisis began. The company, which started operations in July 2019, created the robot for [...]

By | July 29th, 2020|

Strata Oncology Announces Partnership with BioMed Valley Discoveries to Accelerate Enrollment in ERK Inhibitor Study

ANN ARBOR, Mich., July 29, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Strata Oncology, Inc. , a precision oncology company advancing molecular indications for cancer therapies, today announced it has signed an agreement with BioMed Valley Discoveries Inc.. to accelerate patient identification and enrollment for BioMed Valley's Phase 2 study of BVD-523 (ulixertinib) for patients with advanced malignancies harboring MEK or atypical BRAF alterations [...]

By | July 29th, 2020|

Cobalt helps Organizations Conduct App Penetration Tests More Frequently – and Broadly

In an encouraging sign for application security, enterprise organizations are conducting penetration tests more frequently and more broadly than before, data from a new Cobalt.io study suggests. Unlike in the past where regulatory and other compliance mandates used to be the primary driver for these tests, organizations are now conducting them more to proactively detect [...]

By | July 29th, 2020|

Clinc, Visa Partner Over Virtual Assistant, Conversational AI Banking Experience

Ann Arbor, Michigan based Clinc, a provider of conversational artificial intelligence technologies, formally announced a partnership with Visa Inc. (NYSE: V), extending its AI banking experience to financial institutions and banking customers around the world. ‚ÄúOur goal has always remained the same - to create technology that makes people‚Äôs lives easier,‚ÄĚ said Lingjia Tang, Clinc co-founder and interim [...]

By | July 29th, 2020|