… Rodney Brooks is the founder and chairman of Heartland Robotics and a founder and board member and former CTO of iRobot Corp. He was also the former director of the MIT Artificial Intelligence Lab and then CSAIL.
… We discussed the need for a robotic solution to help small and medium-sized factories compete.
… We also talked about movement in the agricultural business towards automation and robotics.
… And about new funding opportunities for U.S. robotics research such as those recently announced by the Whitehouse Office of Science and Technology
… Details here.