Drawing inspiration from bats, researchers at Tel Aviv University have developed what they call a Robat, a fully autonomous terrestrial robot that, like a bat, emits sounds and analyzes the returning echoes to recognize, map and navigate obstacles outdoors. The development could have “great potential” for the use of sound for future robotic applications,…Details
It’s been a *big* year for Israeli Food-Tech, with four major deals this year already: AB InBev, which owns Budweiser, bought Weissbeerger for $80M. This was about analytics to provide insights into consumer preferences and habits. International Flavors and Fragrances (IFF) bought Frutarom for $7.1B –this was about R&D and market share. Takeaway.com bought online food marketplace Ten Bis for $157M –this was about…Details
These are two of the seven companies in the first cohort of theDOCK, an Israeli innovation hub and accelerator that has set sail on a big blue ocean of opportunities for maritime innovation. They were chosen from more than 60 enterprises vetted by theDOCK founders Hannan Carmeli and Nir Gartzman. “There are many signs that the…Details
Israeli tech executives, entrepreneurs, and some of Israel’s most prominent mobility and autotech executives will meet in Paris in October for the city’s biennial motor show. After hosting tech conferences in Silicon Valley, London, and New York, Calcalist will lead an Israeli delegation to Paris this year. Held in October once every two years, the…Details
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Israeli social network wisdom company Feelter has closed a $4 million financing round. The company, founded in 2014 by CEO Smadar Landau, has developed an algorithm capable of analyzing text from numerous online conversations in real time. The analysis enables a filtering of information relevant to the content and to the question asked; for example:…Details
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