Tag Results for Harvest Automation (6)

  1. Robots: The Big Picture

    Robots, robots, photos, photos! The Boston Globe has put together a massive robot photo extravaganza -- check it out here. It includes 32 photos of myriad robots of recent past and present, including the HAL exoskeleton, the Da Vinci surgical robot, Toyota's partner bots, our beloved Big Dog, coffee-making humanoid Justin, Harvest Automation's plant movers, and one of our all-time favorites, the orange inventory-carrying machines created by Kiva Systems. Meanwhile, National Geographic prepared its own slideshow -- inspired, I believe by WALL-E's well deserved Oscar for …

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  2. TePRA: Harvest Automation founder on the design of a new robot

    Last Tuesday at the IEEE TePRA conference, former iRoboter and co-founder of Harvest Automation Joe Jones weighed in on the robotics design process and how a startup finds its market. Harvest Automation, as I mentioned a couple months ago, came out of stealth company Q Robotics, formed by a group of the original Roomba developers when they left iRobot. Jones is the CTO. Harvest Automation's first and currently only product is a small mobile robot that picks up and moves potted plants in nurseries. These nurseries are extremely large -- much like fields in commercial farms -- and …

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  3. Industry news roundup

    There's been quite a bit going on with the Boston-based robotics companies lately. Here's a quick roundup: iRobot can't seem to go long without making news, and the last couple weeks have been no exception. Not only did CTO Rod Brooks leave to start a new company (as reported last week), but a couple new Roomba versions were released and news of another underwater robotic technology acquisition was announced. The Nekton purchase, together with the Seaglider license they acquired back in June, shows they're making an aggressive grab for a piece of the UUV market. …

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