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RoboBusiness 2018 Recap: Waypoint Robotics Stands Out at Top Industry Convention

By: Jason Walker | CEO & Co-Founder
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October 22, 2018 (MERRIMACK, NH) – The team from Waypoint Robotics returned from the three-day whirlwind event that was RoboBusiness 2018. Throughout the convention, many visitors stopped by booth #419 to see what all the buzz was about.

Vector, the easiest-to-use mobile industrial robot on the market, was a popular demo throughout RoboBusiness. The Waypoint Unboxing Video, which highlights the 15-minutes to autonomy capabilities of Vector, was a hit at the conference. “Everyone from small businesses to cutting-edge researchers were so impressed by the ease of use Vector offers that they were eager to get their hands on it,” said Jason.

Other highlights from RoboBusiness 2018:

·      Dispatcher Delights: In addition to Vector and EnZone, our Dispatcher software, which makes our robots easy and convenient to setup and use, was on full display, and caught the attention of industry-leading roboticists and CROs. Patrick Goebel of the Stanford Vision and Learning Lab was especially impressed by Dispatcher noting how helpful it will be for his cutting edge robotics research at Stanford. Goebel is best known for his role in the development of JackRabbot I and JackRabbot II, the “social navigation robot,” featured on BBC, CBS News, and more. Also worth noting — our R&D sister company Stanley Innovation, led by Waypoint CTO Patrick Hussey, built both of the JackRabbot robots for the Stanford team.

·      Waypoint Unveils High Power EnZone: Waypoint and wireless power experts WiBotic, who partnered to develop the EnZone, debuted their new, high-power version of the wireless power system, that charges twice as fast as the original model. EnZone provides on-demand power for wireless charging, opportunity charging, and on-demand payload power, making it the perfect addition for autonomous mobile robots working in factories, warehouses, and more.

·      Local Boston Team Wins Pitchfire: Our fellow New England robotics developer, Southie Autonomy, brought home the first prize in the Pitchfire competition. This Boston-based startup is developing intelligent robot software anyone can use. Congratulations to Southie Autonomy!

Overall, it was an excellent week for Waypoint at RoboBusiness 2018.  Those who visited our booth presented real, specific challenges that are addressed by Vector, Waypoint’s autonomous mobile industrial robot. Hear more from Jason on how Vector empowers the workforce to improve processes and enable company growth:

About Waypoint Robotics

Waypoint Robotics designs and manufactures robots in Merrimack, NH, just north of Boston, Mass., an area renowned for robotics innovation. Waypoint is building autonomous mobile industrial robots — real robots for the real world.

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Jason Walker | CEO & Co-Founder

Jason Walker is the CEO and co-founder of Waypoint Robotics. Prior to founding Waypoint Robotics, Walker was the Vice President of Operations at Stanley Innovation, as well as co-founder and Director of Operations at CyPhy Works, a leading persistent drone company. Walker holds a BS in electrical engineering with a specialization in robotics and control systems from Kansas State University. With over 15 years of experience in the robotics industry, Walker’s accolades include awards for multiple academic robotics competitions, as well as multiple patents for various robot-related technologies.

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