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The Robotics Revolution In Boston

Robot photo by Alex Kingsbury/WBUR
A flying robot at CyPhy Works in Danvers with Anthony Brooks and Jason Walker looking on.


The epicenter of that robotics revolution isn’t Silicon Valley. It’s in greater Boston. There are about 100 robotics companies in the region, more than two dozen research programs, employing 3,200 people with sales from companies approaching $2 billion. Sure, the military is a lucrative sector, but robotics has gone far beyond drones.

Listen to the radio show. Also check out this video of a flying robot at the New England Robotics Validation and Experimentation Center at the University of Massachusetts Lowell.