OSU spinout Agility Robotics, maker of legged workplace robots, secures $20 million in new investment

AALBANY, Ore. – Agility Robotics, a company launched at Oregon State University that designs and builds legged robots to operate in human spaces, has raised $20 million in new investment, the company announced today.

Narcissists don’t learn from their mistakes because they don’t think they make any, study shows

When most people find that their actions have resulted in an undesirable outcome, they tend to rethink their decisions and ask, “What should I have done differently to avoid this outcome?”

When narcissists face the same situation, however, their refrain is, “No one could have seen this coming!”

Pandemic reshapes Calvin Otis’ role as a student information security policy analyst

As the university shifted to remote operations, Calvin Otis was tasked with conducting research and drafting policy that would help protect the information of the university, its students and employees.

COB’s Marie puts sewing skills to work making protective face masks

Michelle Marie is using her background in sewing instruction to help others make protective face masks for the community.

Coastal risks and land use policy create economic tradeoffs for armoring the Oregon Coast

An Oregon land use policy creates a large economic value for some private homeowners who are allowed to protect their shoreline against erosion, according to a new Oregon State University study.

Individuals are more optimistic about their own political parties or sports teams than others

People tend to be irrationally optimistic about the future success of their sports team or political party, while supporters of their rivals hold similar overly positive views about the performance of their own group, a new study from Oregon State University has found.

 

OSU to study incorporating innovation into promotion and tenure criteria for higher education faculty

Oregon State University has received a $438,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to study adding innovation and entrepreneurial achievements into the criteria for higher education faculty promotion and tenure.

Excellence in Family Business Award winners named by Oregon State College of Business

Sisters Coffee Company of Sisters, Heritage Specialty Foods of Portland and CRB Manufacturing of Clackamas have been selected as this year’s winners of the Oregon State University College of Business’s Excellence in Family Business Awards.

Ramped-up OSU Prototype Development Lab is open for consumer product business

Armed with two new graduate students dedicated to working on consumer products, and a streamlined, fast-track contracting process, Oregon State University’s Prototype Development Lab is ready to help companies bring their ideas to market.

Location-based data on social commerce platforms can provide insights for business decisions

Data from social commerce websites can provide essential information to business owners before they make decisions that could determine whether a new venture succeeds or fails, a study from Oregon State University shows.

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