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Robotics Cluster meeting hosted by Harvest Automation: May 28, 2015

Our May 2015 Robotics
Cluster meeting was attended by 40+ MTLC members, standing room only!  After “around the room introductions”, as is
customary at our meetings, Josh Lessing gave us a look at Soft Robotics, taking
Harvard research to soft grippers with their first sale just THIS month!  He spoke of understanding the customer need,
solving their problem, and their process – stressing the importance of
balancing adaptability, complexity and cost.
Tye Brady, Distinguished Member of Technical
Staff at Draper Laboratory, discussed his findings and recommendations for
enabling UAS growth within Massachusetts a result of the MAAVRIC (Massachusetts
Autonomous Air Vehicle Research and Innovation Consortium) study completed
earlier this year.

Soft Robotics demo box

                        Kenn Sebesta with CyPhy’s LVL 1 Drone                       


Charlie Grinnell, Founder & COO of
Harvest Automation gave a brief history of the company and new growth areas
they are pursuing.  We later received a
tour of their ecommerce test site and a live demonstration.

There was no shortage of live demonstrations
during this meeting.  We were treated by
Kenn Sebesta to a demonstration of Cy Phy’s LVL 1 Drone – which Kenn flew
indoors:  <  click here 1 >  This
project has almost doubled its funding goal with Kickstarter and will be funded
on 18 June 2015.
After a long networking break, many in the
group ventured over to the Harvest warehousing test site to watch the TM-100 in
action.  This is a distribution/fulfillment
robot available for purchase next Spring 2016. 
See this bot in action <  click here 2 >


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