Welcome to Episode 3 of The Robot Report Podcast, where each week Robot Report editors Steve Crowe and Eugene Demaitre review the latest robotics, automation and intelligent systems news and announcements, and interview leading roboticists, leaders of innovative robotics companies, and other key members of the robotics community.
In this episode, Gene and Steve speak with representatives of Boston Dynamics and Universal Robots, two companies that were recently named RBR50 Robotics Innovation Award winners by our sister publication Robotics Business Review.
Recently, Boston Dynamics commercially launched its Spot quadruped throughout the U.S. This launch marks the first time businesses can purchase a Boston Dynamics robot. Michael Patrick Perry, VP of Business Development at Boston Dynamics, joined us to discuss Spot’s progression and launch, highlight the most unique Spot applications, and review the status of Spot’s robotic manipulator. Michael also provides updates on Boston Dynamics’ Pick vision system and its other robots in development, including Handle.
Jürgen von Hollen, President of collaborative robotics pioneer Universal Robots, also joined the podcast from Denmark. Jürgen discusses how he almost turned down the job, how the company has maintained its culture of innovation over the years, and cobot trends to keep an eye on. Jürgen also took off his company hat for a bit and opened up about his life outside of Universal Robots.
0-2:27: Podcast Introduction
2:27-26:43 Boston Dynamics Interview
29:07-1:00:52 Universal Robots Interview
Wish to Be a Guest?
If you would like to be a guest on an upcoming episode of The Robot Report Podcast, or have recommendations for guests, please contact Steve Crowe or Eugene Demaitre. For sponsorship opportunities for The Robot Report Podcast, contact Jami Brownlee.
About the Author
Steve Crowe is Editor of The Robot Report and co-chair of the Robotics Summit & Expo. He joined WTWH Media in January 2018 after spending four-plus years as Managing Editor of Robotics Trends Media. He can be reached HERE.