Everyday Robots: A look at personal, home, and consumer robots

Robots have been the source of much fascination for science fiction for a long time, and have revolutionized several manufacturing industries. But for the most part, even though the idea of personal or family robots, robots in the home, has been painted in many colours in science fiction and speculation in places like Popular Mechanics,…

Continue reading →

The New Industrial Revolution, Startups, and the Fall of Traditional Manufacturing

Recently, I read the following article from Fortune concerning cyber theft and the effect on industry of that theft lowering foreign competitor’s lead time to compete with United States domestic companies. http://fortune.com/2014/10/13/cold-war-on-business-cyber-warfare/?sf32421678=1 An example is given of a biomedical company spending five yeas developing something before it could go to market only to have a…

Continue reading →