Posted October 05, 2018 05:21:54A few months ago, the robotics startup rochester built an autonomous car.
But now, the company is turning its attention to the real world.
That’s where it plans to bring its robots to work.
“It’s not a company that just makes robots,” says Robby Giannoulias, rochester’s cofounder.
“We want to take this company to the next level.”
Giannoulia is the cofounder and CTO of rochester.
His company’s first product is called Robi, and it works by sending its drivers on “high-stress” driving exercises.
The robot is programmed to perform a series of tasks, including driving at a speed that makes the robot jump in its seat and then turn around.
When the car stops, the driver takes a photo with the robot and sends it to a server for analysis.
If the photo is approved, the robot will then get to work and start driving again.
It’s a similar concept to Uber’s self-driving car, which has been on the road since last year.
The rochester team also plans to work on other robot products, including an app for carpooling, a robot that can help customers pick up a package on their way home, and a robot for the blind.
But one of the biggest challenges rochester has faced is finding a way to get the robots to actually use the company’s robots.
Giannouas is confident the company can overcome that challenge.
“There’s an entire ecosystem of robots,” he says.
“Robots are all over the place.”
The company has already been working on its robots for about a year.
After the rochester robot went into production, it was used to drive the company to a national conference.
The company also tested the robots in the real-world environment of a supermarket.
The rochester robots didn’t have to be in the back of the truck for long, and they were able to move easily around a large shopping cart.
The team is still experimenting with the robots, but Giannos says it’s already been able to get some of its more difficult tasks done with the rokuks.
The company’s robot is already able to do things that other robotic systems aren’t able to.
“They’ve got a bunch of sensors in there that are very precise,” Giannakis says.
The robots can take a photo, send it to the servers, and then use the data to determine the best time to get on the highway and drive the next hour.
Gannakis says that he hopes to add a few more sensors and cameras in the future, and eventually have rokuets that can “fly” around and perform other tasks, like “sculpting.”
But until then, rokuests are still just prototypes, and Giannouls hopes to eventually be able to bring them to market.
“You can build a robot but you can’t build a car,” he said.
“You need to get it to drive itself, and I think that’s a really exciting path.”