Pittsburgh firms on front line of robotics technology revolution

Oct 19, 2016 | News

Pittsburgh Tribune

RoBotany’s vertical garden, tended to completely by robots, can grow a pound of cilantro, basil, arugula or baby spinach a day in space once occupied by a conference table.

Humotech just landed a contract with the Department of Defense to use its robotic technology to help disabled veterans choose the right prosthetic leg.

And BirdBrain Technologies has developed a robotic kit that empowers children around the world to build their own robots, learning about coding, engineering and design along the way.

These companies and about 40 more make up the emerging robotic industry in Pittsburgh. Several Pittsburgh robotic companies showed off their technology Wednesday during the first RoboPGH Day at Carnegie Robotics in Lawrenceville.

Aaron Nicely of West Mifflin and a representative for RE2 operates the company’s 2 Arm Highly Dexterous Manipulation System at RoboPGH Day at Carnegie Robotics in Lawrenceville.

“Today the world is experiencing the emergence of the next generation of robotics technology. It’s not just transforming industry. It’s transforming our society.”

— U.S. Rep. Mike Doyle

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