Porter reported, when the co-founder of Seegrid, “Hans Moravec was four years old, living in Austria, his father bought him a Matador construction set—essentially wooden blocks with holes, pegs, and pulley wheels. By fifth grade, he had graduated to tin cans on wheels powered by batteries. By high school, robot arms programmed with computers. By grad school he was playing with parts left over from NASA and constructing robots capable of navigating obstacle courses via TV camera sensors. And by the time he came to Carnegie Mellon in 1980, running one of the four founding labs of the Robotics Institute, he was already one of the world’s foremost experts at making inanimate objects person-like.”
Fast Company is duly impressed. The international business magazine recently named the Carnegie Mellon spinoff one of “The World’s Top 10 Most Innovative Companies in Robotics.”
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