Teresa Escrig

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Many robotic prototypes built, few arrive to the market

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I really enjoyed  the following video from iRobot that shows their museum of all of the robotic prototypes and applications they’ve been working on over the years.

It’s amazing stuff, and very important to realize the amount of work that needs to be done to prove a concept. Even when proven, the robot may not meet some of the needs of the user, and not a best seller anyway.

Next time you buy a sophisticated toy or a small (not so intelligent) vacuum cleaner, remember all of the time, money, research and work behind it!

Thank you iRobot for showing us this treasure!

Written by Teresa Escrig

February 11th, 2013 at 11:33 pm

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  1. Too bad NIH has crept into the robotics community. Yes, “not invented here” is hurting the industry. It reminds me of the mentality surrounding HP, IBM in the PC days and Microsoft today. C-Robots, your company, has a better approach for AI, but because the old guard didn’t come up with it, they don’t collaborate because it might make them look weak. As we know, only smart and confident engineers can compliment others for their achievement. In the end things move forward without the old guard.

    Stanford Crane

    12 Feb 13 at 2:38 pm

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