A 360 Degree View Of Incubating Mechatronics

Last month, private equity giant Blackstone Group announced the acquisition of Colony Capital for $5.9 billion, a deal that encompasses 60 million square feet of warehouse space across 465 facilities. Blackstone is reported to manage now over $250 billion worth of property worldwide, and the Colony purchase comes on the … Read More

Is 60 Minutes Right?

While most of the electronic press was at CES, 60 minutes did a 13 minute segment on robots replacing human jobs in this ongoing recession.  While this argument has been made as conjecture on the campaign trail, Steve Kroft enforced the point with the credibility of two MIT professors… http://cnettv.cnet.com/av/video/cbsnews/atlantis2/cbsnews_player_embed.swf CBS News … Read More

Heartland Robotics is Going to Change the World…

Sometimes it is what people say that is so profound vs. their inventions.  In the video below iRobot founder, Rodney Brooks, makes a salient point that just like personal computing in the next two decades robots will be everywhere.  You may recall that computers pre-Gates/Jobs were in a locked room … Read More