CHAPTER 8

Robot Manufacturers: Profiles and Plans

I just want the future to happen faster. I can’t imagine the future without robots.

—Nolan Bushnell, technology entrepreneur, founder of Atari Corp (www.azquotes.com)

Chapter Overview

In this chapter, we take a look at nine different robotics companies and review what they are currently focused on and what they will likely be doing in the near future. These are by no means the only robotics companies that are doing interesting things. We selected them because they offer a thought-provoking sample of robotics companies from across the globe, which are working on robots that will interact with humans in a variety of ways. We start the chapter with three additional robotic companies that have recently ...

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