Wednesday 15 May 2013 00:00 Age: 204 days
Upcoming Talk at NERVE Center: Rodney Brooks, Rethink Robotics
Rodney Brooks of Rethink Robotics will be speaking at the NERVE Center on Wednesday, May 29, 2013. The talk is titled Why It Is Hard To Get Robotics Startups Funded; the abstract is below:
"Academics who want to start a robotics company have to adjust to a different set of metrics on what makes a good robot. VCs who are asked to fund robotics companies have a hard time evaluating what is hard and what is easy to achieve in the presented plans. Both groups have difficulty predicting whether the market will be responsive to a radically new solution. This talk lays out the issues and ways to think about all three problems. It is an optimistic look at the future of robotic start ups."
The talk begins at 5:00pm, with a reception and dinner at 6:30. If you plan on attending, please register here: http://nerverodbrooks.eventbrite.com/