Boston-area robotics company celebrates recent growth, new customer relationships in warehouse vehicle space.
Over first nine months, investments in startups and established companies are skyrocketing, MassRobotics says.
Events from April 8-12 to celebrate robotics development and innovation.
For the robotics ecosystem to grow and benefit local economies, organizations such as MassRobotics are learning to work with government programs such as MassWorks and are connecting academia and industry.
The robot cluster in Massachusetts remains the country’s top destination for automation, thanks to leading universities and commercially successful companies. The government is working to provide incentives to educators and startups to maintain the area’s appeal.
Automation trends such as improvements in materials science, the application of AI and IoT, and developing regional hubs will continue to grow the robotics industry, said panelists at PTC LiveWorx’s robotics track.
Boston startups focusing on robotics, drones, self-driving cars, and AI can rent part of MassRobotics’ new Shared Robotics Innovation Space, which provides infrastructure and tech and business support.
Massachusetts robotics companies have been courting Chinese investors and hope to gain access to a huge potential market. But both sides must account for culture, approaches to innovation, and politics.