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Cognitive Robots is actively seeking working partnerships and investment capital

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My name is Teresa Escrig (TeresaEscrig.com).  I’m the founder and CEO of Cognitive Robots.

We’ve successfully developed the worlds first truly autonomous Cognitive Brain, and have focused our efforts on Service Robotics.

We’re actively seeking both working partnerships and investment capital.

Highlights to-date include:

  • A part of the Cognitive Brain for Service Robotics has been successfully incorporated into a commercial floor scrubber machine, as well as a Pioneer research platform (investment from different sources).
  • Our ‘Manual Assisted Driver’ has been successfully incorporated into forklifts and buses (funded by the Spanish government).
  • We have integrating the Cognitive Brain into our own service robotics platform.  This will be launched in the next few months, and can be used for a variety of applications, including companion, security, marketing, air contamination detection, etc. (funded by Spanish government).
  • The Cognitive Brain is being incorporated into Robosoft’s companion robot Kompai of (funded by a European Project).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you’d like further information, we’ve prepared a .pdf document that explains in detail what we have and are offering.

If you are interested, please, contact me at mtescrig@c-robots.com

Kind Regards, Teresa Escrig, PhD, CEO Cognitive Robots

“How to be a technology innovator – without an engineering degree or Asperger’s”

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Another incredible TED talk about the power of believing in ourselves and understanding that every single individual possesses a Genius Mind that can be unlocked. I truly believe so. And I very strongly support any example where we can demonstrate it to ourselves and eliminate doubt.

Published on: April 30, 2012 By Angie Chang (Co-Founder & Editor-in-Chief, Women 2.0)

Meredith Perry is the founder and CEO of Wireless recharging startup uBeam. She is not an engineer by training or a expert. She knows how to use Google, and she knows how to think differently.

In her TEDxNashville talk “How to be a technology innovator – without an engineering degree or Asperger’s”, Meredith argues for non-experts to broach innovative solutions and learn new technology with the help of Google, Wikipedia and by consulting with college professors and such “experts”. She found that said “experts” often have contradictory and different opinions.

In her talk she says,

“But because I already learned not to trust one person’s opinion, I become immune to the naysayers.

For each technological hurdle deemed insurmountable by the experts, I would spend just a few hours thinking about the problem from a variety of sources. As Steve Jobs said, I had to think differently – so I found solutions based on the acoustics of musical instruments, based on other technologies, from authoritative sources such as Wikipedia and when I would present my progressto engineers, they say, yeah that could work. So I was able to solve problems when the Ph.D experts couldn’t with just a few hours of really simple research.

Every single argument why the technology couldn’t’t work has been indisputably wrong and for every objection that has been raised I have found a solution. This was another very important lesson for me to learn. Engineers are inherently linear thinkers and tend to take a very binary approach to solving problems.

When faced with a problem, they think can this work, can this not work. I think – how can I make this work? As a non expert I had an advantage because I could look at the problem from different angles because I just didn’t know what was possible. Being naive is sometimes a good thing. Because without constraints the world is literally your oyster…

My experience also made me wonder, how many game-changing brilliant ideas out there thought of by laypeople, teenagers, store clerks, paleobiologists have been squashed by experts that said it wouldn’t work? I know that if I weren’t as stubborn as I am I would have chucked this entire idea 8 months ago because I was told my idea wasn’t possible.

But by thinking differently, by thinking outside the box, by thinking around corners you can outthink the top thinkers. They say that the most revolutionary ideas in the world were considered crazy until the point where they became revolutionary.

Dream out loud, ask questions, take risks, never give up, keep pushing and believe in yourself even when no one else is.”

22 year old Meredith Perry was recently featured in Forbes “30 Under 30? for her energy startup uBeam.