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Tech Leader Talk
Robotic systems won't replace people – Ginny Foster

Tech Leader Talk

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 2, 2021 32:59


On this episode, Ginny Foster and I discuss robotics, industrial automation, and safety issues related to robots. Ginny is an Electrical Engineer who helps people scale manufacturing operations with robotics.   She serves as Market Development Manager at Neff Power, an industrial automation distributor and robotics partner with locations across the United States. Ginny has a degree in Electrical Engineering from Saint Louis University and a degree in Spanish from Washington University in Saint Louis. She is a certified Project Management Professional, and is passionate about developing relationships and solving problems. “Robots do not replace people. Robots replace tasks.” – Ginny Foster Today on the Tech Leader Talk podcast: - How companies can start implementing robotic systems - Will robots replace people - The four Ds of robotics (tasks that are best for robots) - The future of robotics and artificial intelligence Resources Mentioned: Book: Mindset by Carol Dweck YouTube Videos: https://www.youtube.com/c/Neffpowermissouri Connect with Ginny Foster: LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ginny-foster-0047a09/ Website: https://www.neffpower.com/ Thanks for listening! Be sure to get your free copy of Steve's latest book, Cracking the Patent Code, and discover his proven system for identifying and protecting your most valuable inventions. Get the book at https://stevesponseller.com/book.

Business RadioX ® Network
Ajay Sunkara With Nala Robotics

Business RadioX ® Network

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 1, 2021


Mr. Sunkara is the President and Co-Founder of Nala Robotics. He is an entrepreneur carrying experience in multiple industries. He is a Director for Advansoft International and Usha Rama College of engineering. He cofounded Best Brains Learning Centers which has over 150 locations worldwide. Mr. Sunkara is also a managing partner at multiple breweries, manufacturing […]

Command Line Heroes
Robot as Threat

Command Line Heroes

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 30, 2021 23:11


When a robot goes bad, who is responsible? It's not always clear if the user or the manufacturer is liable when a robot leaves the lot. Human behavior can be complex—and often contradictory. Asking machines to interpret that behavior is quite the task. Will it one day be possible for a robot to have its own sense of right and wrong? And barring robots acting of their own accord, whose job is it to make sure their actions can't be hijacked? AJung Moon explains the ethical ramifications of robot AI. Ryan Gariepy talks about the levels of responsibility in robotic manufacturing. Stefanie Tellex highlights security vulnerabilities (and scares us, just a little). Brian Gerkey of Open Robotics discusses reaching the high bar of safety needed to deploy robots. And Brian Christian explores the multi-disciplinary ways humans can impart behavior norms to robots.If you want to read up on some of our research on robots as threats, you can check our all our bonus material over at redhat.com/commandlineheroes. Follow along with the episode transcript.

Bold stories. Future focused.
How can synthetic data change the world? ft. Phil Bayer, Beatrice Milik, Emna Amor, and Peter van der Putten

Bold stories. Future focused.

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 30, 2021 22:10


As AI becomes more capable, it must collect more data to adapt better to our world. By creating data artificially (and not at the expense of our privacy), our future becomes smarter that much faster. From teaching autonomous cars how to drive using 3D content to helping the blind run without fear using machine learning, our guests talk share the ways they've used synthetic data to achieve big things – and talk about even greater things it can make possible.    Key Takeaways: [2:01] Beatrice and her fellow researchers were handing over their own data to fill gaps in the studies when they did not have enough data, or when there were challenges around convincing subjects to be part of their study. So how could synthetic data have solved these problems? [2:54] Synthetic data is data that is artificially created and has the same statistical properties as the original data. However, when you generate synthetic data, the process is completely irreversible. [3:50] Without synthetic data, if the world has biased information, you may not see equal representation of people in all places and data that represents them. Phil Bayer, an engineer at Google's Project Guideline, discusses how data bias is no small concern. [6:17] Emna talks about how AI needs to develop new algorithms and methods to detect things and to mimic human behavior, with self-driving cars as an example. [9:07] Phil and his team at Project Guideline are working on a project that allows blind individuals to run outside by detecting a yellow line on the ground. Phil talks about how it all began when a man named Thomas Panek walked into a Google Hackathon and asked if they could help blind people run freely. A few surreal data sets later, Phil was moved by watching Thomas run freely outside. [14:36] Robotic systems might benefit from some virtual reality training, and using 3D environments to train AI on synthetic data is just the tip of the iceberg when we look at what is possible. Peter van der Putten, Director of Decisioning and AI Solutions at Pegasystems, and Prof of Media Technology at Leiden University speaks about how a lot of VR is too perfect, and we can benefit when it has the graininess and character of the real world. [16:57] After Grand Theft Auto 5 was released in 2013, Intel researchers decided to try to make a movie version of the game that would be more photorealistic. They used a machine learning technique that used real-world data. [20:02] Peter's student research has some interesting implications for how AI systems train best in virtual reality. Phil agrees, saying that using VR as a training site for AI just might be the way of the future.   Quotes: “We basically, as consumers or customers of any type, have no privacy at all. So, of course, I wanted to join this mission to build a technology that would eventually give us what is ours back.” - Beatrice 3:15 “Synthetic data can even help us balance out some of the biases we see in the real world. With synthetic data, you can create worlds that sort of you are hoping for, or that you're envisioning.”  - Phil 5:12 “With synthetic data, you can create realistic 3D content and without too much human effort and you can make more areas diverse.” - Emna 7:09 “To see sort of the variety of ways in which someone can be helped by technology —  like this is really powerful.” - Phil 14:11  “A lot of VR is hyper-realistic. It's not that it's not perfect enough. It's too perfect. It's missing the graininess, and the glossy character of the real world.” - Peter 15:58 “The other thing that has been showing a lot of promise in synthetic data is helping to try and remove bias from datasets. And so I think that's another reason why it's growing in popularity.” Phil - 19:40 “We can create less biased AI. We can share our data with confidence in our privacy.” James - 20:31   Continue on your journey: pega.com/podcast   Mentioned:  Grand Theft Auto  Article by the Imperial College London  Beatrice Milik  Emna Amor  Philip Bayer  Peter van der Putten

Oil and Gas Onshore Podcast
Corrosion Inspection Using Robotics, and AI with Masood Naqshbandi, CCO at Abyss Solutions, ep 150

Oil and Gas Onshore Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 29, 2021 33:14


Welcome to the Oil and Gas Onshore podcast — brought to you by TechnipFMC on the Oil and Gas Global Network, the largest and most listened-to podcast network for the oil and energy industry. In this episode, Justin sits down with Masood Naqshbandi to discuss Abyss Solutions and how their disrupting the corrosion inspection space using robotics and artificial intelligence. LinkedIn profile link: https://www.linkedin.com/in/masoodnaqshbandi/ Website link: http://assetintegrity.abysssolutions.com.au/asset-integrity-1 We'd like to highlight some fascinating technology provided by our sponsor, TechnipFMC. Their new and integrated iComplete™ ecosystem is digitally enabled and delivers efficiency benefits by dramatically reducing components and connections while simultaneously providing real-time data to operators about the #wellpad operations. TechnipFMC is continuing to push the limits in order to achieve full frac automation. To discover more about all the benefits of iComplete™ click the link in the show notes or check them out on linkedin: https://lnkd.in/eeSVvcc TechnipFMC Giveaway https://lp.constantcontactpages.com/su/pcEvkKz/OGGN Ogio Dome duffle bag Yeti 20 oz purple tumbler Executive power bank Columbia neck gator AcePods 2.0 - True Wireless Stereo (TWS) Bluetooth Ear Buds More Oil and Gas Global Network Podcasts OGGN.com – https://oggn.com/podcasts OGGN Street Team LinkedIn Group – https://www.linkedin.com/groups/12458373/ OGGN on Social LinkedIn Group | LinkedIn Company Page | Facebook | modalpoint | OGGN OGGN Events Get notified each month Justin Gauthier LinkedIn

Rumble in the Morning
What's on Craigslist? 11-29-2021 ...40 Life Size Creepy Robotic Amish People

Rumble in the Morning

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 29, 2021 11:54


What's on Craigslist? 11-29-2021 ...I impulsively adopted 11 reptiles …40 Life Size Creepy Robotic Amish People …It will be like Clockwork Orange meets Eyes Wide Shut

The Jason Cavness Experience
Jay Strickland of Heliopath Labs LLC

The Jason Cavness Experience

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 29, 2021 103:05


On this episode of the Jason Cavness Experience I talk to Jay Strickland of Heliopath Labs LLC We talk about the following What is a robot Universal Basic Income Being a Marine and Bunker Labs and Veterans in Residence His company Heliopath Labs LLC Jay's Bio Jay Strickland leads Heliopath Labs LLC, a design and development agency that helps clients move from concept to MVP on deep technology projects. A Marine Corps veteran, he went on to earn a Mechatronics Engineering Bachelor's Degree from the Department of Robotics and Mechatronics Engineering at Kennesaw State University and is currently a graduate student at the University of Washington's Foster School of Business. He's recognized as an Electrical and Computer Engineer in Training by the State of Washington and continues to develop original IP with commercial and academic results, including the publication of a conference paper withe American Society of Mechanical Engineers. Driven by a desire to leave the world in a better shape than when he got here, he takes pride in helping his clients maximize the ROI of their strategic technology investments and bringing high impact technology to market. A member of Bunker Lab's Veterans in Residence Cohort 21B, he is laser focused on adding value to the entrepreneur community and growing Heliopath Labs to a market leadership position. When not working on technology projects and growing his business, you can find him snowboarding and making music. Jay's Social Media Jay's LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jcstrickland/ Heliopath Labs LLC: https://www.heliopathlabs.com/ Jay's Email: jcstrickland@heliopathlabs.com Jay's Gift Mention that you listened to Jay on The Jason Cavness Experience to receive 10% off. Jay's Advice I would look out there in the world and find what you need. There's a lot of people who are putting fantastic stuff out there day and night. Just know that you don't have to agree with everything they're saying. There's gonna be some people that have great attitudes, and you like the spice that they bring to it. But you know, the things they believe in might not necessarily be what you agree with. If you're an entrepreneur or if you're a technical person, you're out there constantly seeking a way to improve yourself and finding that information and find the mentors who can put you on the next resource. As long as you're doing that, and we're all doing that together, I think the world will be a little bit better.

Over Coffee® | Stories and Resources from the Intersection of Art and Science | Exploring How to Make STEAM Work For You

Over Coffee® is on Thanksgiving-week hiatus. Please enjoy this rebroadcast of one of our most popular episodes of 2021. "There's room for everybody," says iRobot STEM Program Manager Lisa Freed. She's talking about--coding a robot. And if you've never exactly seen yourself doing that , the programmable STEAM toy iRobot Root® might just change your mind. Because lifelong learning, technology in general, and fun, in particular, are at the core of Root In May, we had the honor of getting to talk with Lisa, along with iRobot Learning Designer Anna Elzer and iRobot Senior Learning Designer Rebecca Attia. The topic was creativity, as exemplified by iRobot's Root®. As you'll see, this is an extremely cute robot. It's also highly accessible: designed for "ages 4 to 99". In addition, there's a constantly-updated series of lessons, many of which Anna and Rebecca are designing. And? If you're saying, "well, a robot isn't in the budget right now," you can learn to program it virtually--without the robot. Here's the link to iRobot's coding app. Webinars, a newsletter and a free mobile app for their "Cool Stuff Museum" also round out iRobot's community. So does their "Ambassador Program", which runs throughout the school year and involves educators! And you can follow them on their social media, including Instagram, to find out more. Lisa, Anna and Rebecca talked about their experiences, shared the story of iRobot's Root® Coding Robot and offered a look at some exciting resources, designed for everyone! On this edition of Over Coffee®, we cover: How Lisa, Anna and Rebecca first became engaged in robotics; The story of the Root® Coding Robot; A look at some of the educational resources which iRobot offers; Considerations involved for Anna, as she creates lessons for the Root® robot; Some of her sources of creative inspiration in this process; Advice for teachers who are just getting started, teaching  and learning with the coding interface; A look at how the robot can work, for participants of all ages; How the three “Learn Levels” work; Some of the arts-related activities that will get everyone coding and having fun!; How iRobot is reaching out to classrooms all around the country, and reaching underserved students with coding training; How the “virtual robot” works, for students who may not be able to obtain the robot at this time; Some of the ways iRobot is supporting teachers, especially those new to coding; Some of iRobot's educational programs and resources (which are constantly being updated) and how to access them; Some favorite creative experiences which Rebecca, Anna and Lisa had with the Root®.

Soft Robotics Podcast
Clip: Pierre-Thomas Brun "On Pushing The Boundaries Of Soft Robotics Field"

Soft Robotics Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 27, 2021 3:16


Clip: Pierre-Thomas Brun "On Pushing The Boundaries Of Soft Robotics Field" by Marwa ElDiwiny

Changelog Master Feed
From engineering to product (JS Party #203)

Changelog Master Feed

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 26, 2021 65:36


Liana Leahy tells Amal and KBall all about her journey from software engineer to product manager. Along the way we learn what a PM does, how to be great at it, how to know if it's for you, why the role is in such demand these days, and much more. - It's UNIX, I know this!

Manufacturing Happy Hour
BONUS: Leaders in Robotics, AMRs, and Logistics, Pt. 2 of 2 (brought to you by A3)

Manufacturing Happy Hour

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 26, 2021 81:56


We're back for Part 2 of our 2021 AMRs and Logistics Conference double feature. This time we've got 6 more interviews with leaders from across the robotics and logistics world. These conversations were recorded live at A3's recent show in Memphis, TN, where hundreds of leaders from across the industry converged for a long-awaited reunion full of keynotes, demos, and plenty of hallway conversations. Jake Hall “The Manufacturing Millennial” joins us again as we talk shop with our next round of guests, including: ·     Daniel Theobald, Founder and CIO of Vecna Robotics ·     Jason Walker, Co-Founder and CEO of Waypoint Robotics ·     Ben Waters, Co-Founder and CEO of WiBotic ·     Melonee Wise, CEO of Fetch Robotics ·     Michael Patrick Perry, VP of Marketing at Dexterity ·     Aaron Prather, Senior Technical Advisor at FedEx Once again, we owe a big thanks to A3 – https://www.automate.org/?utm_source=show+notes&utm_medium=link&utm_campaign=manufacturing+happy+hour (The Association for Advancing Automation) – for bringing these amazing folks together. Make sure to visit http://manufacturinghappyhour.com (ManufacturingHappyHour.com) for detailed show notes and a full list of resources mentioned in this episode. Stay Innovative, Stay Thirsty.

Opto Sessions: Stock market | Investing | Trading | Stocks & Shares | Finance | Business | Entrepreneurship | ETF
#91 - Richard Lightbound - Disruptive Innovation, ROBO Scores & Investing in AI

Opto Sessions: Stock market | Investing | Trading | Stocks & Shares | Finance | Business | Entrepreneurship | ETF

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 25, 2021 57:35


Richard Lightbound is EMEA & Asia CEO of ROBO Global, an index advisory and Research company helping investors capture the unique opportunities presented by Robotics, Artificial intelligence, and Healthcare technology. Each of those themes within the Disruptive Innovation landscape is represented by a ROBO Global index, and cumulatively those indices have accrued close to $5bn worth of assets tracking them. We discuss how the company's strategic advisory board - made up of best-in-class researchers & PhDs - identifies new investment opportunities, which subsectors are currently on ROBO's radar, & how the team uses ‘ROBO scores' to gauge a stock's investment merit. Enjoy!Thanks to Cofruition for consulting on and producing the podcast. Want further Opto insights? Check out our daily newsletter: https://www.cmcmarkets.com/en-gb/opto/newsletter------------------Past performance is not a reliable indicator of future results.CMC Markets is an execution-only service provider. The material (whether or not it states any opinions) is for general information purposes only and does not take into account your personal circumstances or objectives. Nothing in this material is (or should be considered to be) financial, investment, or other advice on which reliance should be placed. No opinion given in the material constitutes a recommendation by CMC Markets or the author that any particular investment, security, transaction, or investment strategy is suitable for any specific person.The material has not been prepared in accordance with legal requirements designed to promote the independence of investment research. Although we are not specifically prevented from dealing before providing this material, we do not seek to take advantage of the material prior to its dissemination.CMC Markets does not endorse or offer opinions on the trading strategies used by the author. Their trading strategies do not guarantee any return and CMC Markets shall not be held responsible for any loss that you may incur, either directly or indirectly, arising from any investment based on any information contained herein. for any loss that you may incur, either directly or indirectly, arising from any investment based on any information contained herein.

Financial Sense(R) Newshour
Woody Preucil Discusses the Latest Developments in Robotics, AI and Genetic Engineering (Preview)

Financial Sense(R) Newshour

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 25, 2021 0:53


Nov 24 – FS Insider welcomes Woody Preucil, Senior Managing Director at 13D Strategy and Research, to discuss the record sales numbers towards robotics and automation post-Covid by industries... Subscribe to our premium weekday podcasts: https://www.financialsense.com/subscribe

Talk2MeDoc
I Never Knew I was Smart- Homelessness to Robotic Surgeon with Dr. David Rhoiney

Talk2MeDoc

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2021 25:39


Join your host Andrew Tisser with his guest Dr. David Rhoiney, as they talk about David's story of going from homeless to the navy to becoming a doctor. As we hear from David's success story, listen as he explains how difference can be used to connect, why he thinks medical students can be considered masochists, and his thoughts on the many limiting blocks that make it so hard to study medicine. As an advocate for diversity in the medical field, Dr. Rhoiney believes that there is another type of diversity that medicine isn't addressing.In this episode you will learn:·       Dr. David Rhoiney – being a cookie-cutter is a disservice to who I can inspire·       From homelessness to becoming a doctor·       A different type of issue on diversity in the medical field·       The Barriers to Entry on Medicine·       On teaching people jargon-free financial conceptsAbout Dr. David Rhoiney:United States Naval Academy graduate, former two-sport NCAA Division 1 athlete, applied mathematician, cryptologist, cyber security specialist, and robotic general surgeon all before the age of 35, Dr. David Rhoiney arose from poverty and homelessness as a child to create a type of success that serves as a blueprint for others to follow. Dr. David is a passionate advocate for the voiceless who uses his life experience and talents to help others navigate the complexities of life and achieve their dreams. His life's mission is to leave a lasting legacy that helps decrease the wealth gap and ease the barriers to a successful life in the United States.Connect with Dr. David Rhoiney on:Website:             https://surgifi.com/ Facebook:          https://www.facebook.com/groups/surgifi/?ref=share Twitter:               https://twitter.com/FiSurgi Instagram:         https://www.instagram.com/surgifi/ Connect with Talk2Medoc on:Website:             https://www.andrewtisserdo.com/LinkedIn:            https://www.linkedin.com/in/andrewtisserdo/Facebook:          https://www.facebook.com/andrew.tisserInstagram:         https://www.instagram.com/talk2medoc_llc/Twitter:               https://twitter.com/Talk2MeDocYouTube:              https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0O_Sf3aYLavYaJ_hg7bM8g

Hospitality Hangout
Robots in the Kitchen | Season 5, Vol. 8: Miso Robotics

Hospitality Hangout

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2021 41:43


In the latest episode of Hospitality Hangout podcast, Michael Schatzberg “The Restaurant Guy” and Jimmy Frischling “The Finance Guy” chat with Massimo Noja De Marco, chief executive officer at Piestro and a founder at Kitchen United about robotics in the food industry. Noja De Marco talks about how he grew up in hospitality, his mother was a chef and his grandfather ran seven hotels making him seventh generation in hospitality. He says, “this is what I live and breathe and I'm having so much fun doing it.” Noja De Marco talks about launching Piestro, a fully automated pizzeria a year ago. He says, “we are doing tremendous progress on getting this machine in the hands of our corporate partners. Right now we are not in the market yet, but we are testing these machines with the private recipes of each one of these pizza brands and things couldn't be better.”Noja De Marco says the company produces a number of robotic solutions and Piestro is one of them and they are creating the machines that will fit the needs of a number of brands. He talks about Kitchen United, saying the original idea came from Jeffreey Kalt and they wanted to find a way to optimize the space for their friend's restaurants and do it better. He says, “They had all these issues executing in their restaurants especially because all the orders were coming in at lunch and dinner time, crunch time and they would turn down all the platforms so they were leaving a lot of money on the table.” He talks about the first Kitchen United location in Pasadena where they rented out to a bunch of restaurants, some big and some small brands. When Noja De Marco is asked about technology and automation in the food industry, he talks about the challenges in the industry, saying it is one of the toughest industries and so many things can go wrong at any given day. He says, “So if you can take a chunk of those issues and put them away by using technology and automation, I mean who better than you guys know how much technology has helped these operators right?” Noja De Marco says, operators and restaurant brands need to do all they can to get educated on groundbreaking technology, automation, and robotics before they end up running into challenges like the pandemic brought. When asked about robotics and automation, Noja De Marco says, there are a bunch of robots that actually can go to the line and pick up that package and take it outside to the drivers. Some of the drivers don't even have to get out of their cars. He added, “You don't have any more runners running back and forth in the ghost kitchen space, so that's one of the ways, that's one of the solutions but we are bringing co-robotic solutions. It's not a full robotic solution into a kitchen, because we still want one person that can actually oversee.” To hear more about Piestro and the technology, automation and robotics advancing into the foodservice industry, tune into this episode of Hospitality Hangout.This syndicated content is brought to you by Branded Strategic Hospitality.

Manufacturing Happy Hour
BONUS: Leaders in Robotics, AMRs, and Logistics, Pt. 1 of 2 (brought to you by A3)

Manufacturing Happy Hour

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2021 69:46


We've got not 1, not 2, but TWELVE interviews for you this week on Manufacturing Happy Hour in a special two-part episode. A3's 2021 AMRs and Logistics Conference in Memphis, TN brought together robotics and technology leaders from across the industrial world and we had the opportunity to speak to 12 of the individuals that are leading the way in this space. We owe a big thanks to A3 – https://www.automate.org/?utm_source=show+notes&utm_medium=link&utm_campaign=manufacturing+happy+hour (The Association for Advancing Automation) – for bringing these amazing folks together. In these episodes, Jake Hall – The Manufacturing Millennial and past guest of the show – joins Chris Luecke to co-host these interviews as we talk robotics, workforce, and career. Get ready to learn from the following six guests in Part 1 of this special feature: ·     Ed Mullen of MiR (Mobile Industrial Robots) ·     Erik Nieves of Plus One Robotics ·     Joe Gemma of Calvary Robotics ·     Ryan Finelli of Humatics ·     Carole Franklin of A3 ·     Roger Christian of Yaskawa Motoman Make sure to visit http://manufacturinghappyhour.com (ManufacturingHappyHour.com) for detailed show notes and a full list of resources mentioned in this episode. Stay Innovative, Stay Thirsty.

Robohub Podcast
ep.341: How Simbe Robotics is Innovating in Retail, with Brad Bogolea

Robohub Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2021


Brad Bogolea discusses the innovation behind Tally, the autonomous robot from Simbe Robotics. Tally collects real-time analytics inside retail stores to improve the customer shopping experience, as well as the efficiency of managing the store.

Innovating with Scott Amyx
Interview with Quin Garcia Managing Director at Autotech Ventures

Innovating with Scott Amyx

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2021 30:05


Autotech Ventures is an early-stage venture capital firm with a mission to solve the world's ground transport challenges with technology.

Revelations Radio Network

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The ConTechCrew
The ConTechCrew 291: Engagement is Everything with Burcin Kaplanoglu from Oracle Industries Innovation Lab

The ConTechCrew

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 22, 2021 80:58


This week's construction tech news with James Benham (@JamesMBenham), and Josh Bone (@BIM2theBone) Featuring: - Interview with Burcin Kaplanoglu from Oracle Industries Innovation Lab - Construction Tech News of the Week Follow @TheConTechCrew on social media for more updates and to join the conversation! Listen to the show at http://thecontechcrew.com Powered by JBKnowledge Learn more at http://thecontechcrew.com or follow @JBKnowledge & @TheConTechCrew on Twitter.

The Jason & Scot Show - E-Commerce And Retail News
EP280 - Anker Innovations Head of Global Communications Eric Villines

The Jason & Scot Show - E-Commerce And Retail News

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 22, 2021 46:01


EP280 - Anker Innovations Head of Global Communications Eric Villines Eric Villines is the Global Head of Communications for Anker Innovations. Anker is one of the most successful brands to be started on the Amazon platform. In this broad ranging interview, we discuss the origin story of Anker, their evolution from early Amazon FBA seller to Global Omni-channel brand. Eric covers their incubator, Anker Innovation, and their Amazon FBA consulting service OceanWing. We also discuss his recent book, Get Funded!: The Startup Entrepreneur's Guide to Seriously Successful Fundraising. Episode 280 of the Jason & Scot show was recorded on Wednesday. November 17th, 2021. http://jasonandscot.com Join your hosts Jason "Retailgeek" Goldberg, Chief Commerce Strategy Officer at Publicis, and Scot Wingo, CEO of GetSpiffy and Co-Founder of ChannelAdvisor as they discuss the latest news and trends in the world of e-commerce and digital shopper marketing. Transcript Jason: [0:00] Welcome to the Jason and Scot show this is episode 280 being recorded on Wednesday November 17th 2021 I'm your host Jason retailgeek Goldberg and as usual I'm here with your co-host Scot Wingo. Scot: [0:15] Hey Jason and welcome back Jason Scott show listeners Jason is a fellow Gadget addict one of our favorite brands that we love from consumer perspective is Anchor and then we also spend a lot of time here on the show talking about anchor because it's a very interesting brand that is one of the few that we call kind of digitally native Amazon born so today on the show we are very excited to welcome Eric villines he is the head of Global Communications at anchor and is based out of Sunny Seattle Eric welcome to the show. Eric: [0:50] Thanks for having me we've also been having about two months of rain so we're living up to our our cliche. Jason: [0:59] That for the last two months that might have sounded bad but being here in Chicago I have a feeling that rain is about to start looking pretty good to me. Eric: [1:07] Yeah means known cold and wind. Jason: [1:09] Exactly all of the above although it's been pretty mild so far. Eric before we jump into all the anchor discussions we always like to get sort of a brief background about our guests and maybe you could tell us what your role is an anchor. Eric: [1:25] Sure so I run Global Communications at anchor Innovations which is essentially a fancy way of saying public relations. Which in time it's sort of corporate Communications you could be crisis Corporate social responsibility and then obviously the most exciting part of what I do which would be product PR dealing with the media on reviews and, I'm getting the word out of on the cool gadgets we. Jason: [1:51] That's awesome so does that mean you have one of everything. Eric: [1:55] I have two of everything. It's a funny story I've worked in consumer electronics for a long time and I remember Steven Yang who hired me personally for the role, I remember I was in China and I said I want to make sure that I've got budget to give everyone on my team, you know one of the products and he giggled and I'm absolutely serious, we all have to you know live it and breathe it and love it and know the good and the bad aspects of all of our products because we're talking with the media all the time so I kind of. I'm kind of insistent that everyone on my team has the products and then the other part is we all we can never run out of battery that's like that's like a major faux pas here, if I ever hear the words even coming out of my own mouth that my phone is almost out of juice that's super bad as a charging company. Jason: [2:45] That does seem off brand I am I have a little bit of a fetish for your products and the thing I've noticed is every time I have a family gathering I get completely cleaned out. Eric: [2:57] Oh yeah there is. Jason: [2:58] So I yeah I didn't realize you were in such a replenishment category but it's ended up being one for me. Eric: [3:04] It's funny because I started out an entertainment before I came into consumer electronics and one of the first things I did here because I'm just using my own family Dynamics as I have three children. And my wife of course is involved in this as well and we steal each other's cables constantly and then we lie to each other, about you know and it's gotten so bad that people take you know colored Sharpies and all sorts of things but we had done a survey, on you know what are some of the most irritating things that happen in the family and this came in like is a top four. People stealing each other's charging components and then lying about it so it's a national issue that we just haven't spent enough time talking about. Jason: [3:48] Yeah we'll have to dedicate a whole nother show to solving that problem one last product related question do you have a favorite anchor products. Eric: [3:57] Well gosh I so we have these new cables that you said fetish I don't want to take it too far but it's. It's the material that's made out of is reminds me of certain things and that Dominion but it's a super soft latex like, cable that seems to never because of the material it seems to never not up. And that's one of my favorite things and they come in all these super cool colors and that's really new for us we've always offered two colors a beautiful white and the Beautiful Black Version, and so this year we started getting into more colors and that's been really exciting because that's a really easy way to distinguish your product from say your son's because you can have different colors but the material it's really nice I keep them in my bag I've got him for all my products. Those are really cool we launched a new line of Mag go products which we have a desk version which allows you to, put your phone against and it'll you know magnetically charged it but the battery is removable so you can actually bring it with you, so it serves two purposes and I keep that like in the kitchen so when I'm cooking and I have my recipes but then I can grab it and go. So those are really cool but I mean man we launch new products every day so you ask me next week I'm going to tell you something completely different. Scot: [5:23] Yeah this is an unsolicited but my favorite is there's a little Hub you guys have for the Macbook so I can just plug in one USB C and I've got this thing I'm looking at it now it looks like a mutated octopus with with 800 things, poking out of it that I no longer have to plug into my MacBook so you're you're saving me a lot of ports which I really appreciate. Eric: [5:40] Yeah as they move to usb-c only but you still had a myriad of other things you needed to connect to it. Scot: [5:47] Yeah well now the magsafe is a now they're back yeah they decided they're giving you guys too much Martin said so now they now they have like they're like oh man when you need to add more stuff you know. Eric: [5:57] Well I've talked to a lot of pro users and they're really excited to see the HDMI cable come back it's just a you know it's a strong connection that cables is still different. And sometimes it's a huge hassle putting a hub attached to the computer and then attaching your HDMI cable and everything else to it. Scot: [6:16] Yeah absolutely especially when you're traveling and you're popping into someone else's conference room you'd never have that one little cable, so we obviously we talked a lot about anchor on the show and we can just kind of stopped fan blowing on the on the user side would love to hear kind of your view of the founding story of anchor, you know we kind of classify it as you heard is this kind of like Amazon born would love to know how you guys tell that story. Eric: [6:43] Yeah I mean it's you know I had relatives that move during the Dust Bowl and move to Pasadena and built. You know a chain of gas stations and it's this true Americana story but he what's interesting is I think Steven Yang story is very similar it is that that's story of an idea and perseverance and building and Global brand that. People have in their purses and backpacks even if they don't know it's anchor there's a strong probability that it is and that's that's one is exciting the others a branding dilemma. But Stephen was a senior engineer in California at Google and he had he was trying to find a new battery for his Toshiba laptop. [7:32] And as he was looking online including Amazon and the Toshiba websites he realized he had sort of two choices you either going to buy the one from Toshiba that was super expensive, for take a chance, on all of these other versions white-label versions and unknown brands on Amazon and and purchase one from their sort of buyer beware. And he kind of had a light bulb moment and thought you know this is this is ridiculous like who are the people that are putting these online how they've been tested how can I know that, what I'm buying is going to work with my laptop and you know give me a year of battery life. Long story short he moved back to China with his wife who was then his fiance he took a small loan from his mom. And he started anchor and in the beginning what Stephen did was go around to different factories and and Developers, and with his engineers and they went and tested all these batteries so in the beginning it was a white label play was him finding and filtering through. [8:38] I'll just say it a lot of garbage and trying to find the absolute best, alternatives to all of these laptop batteries and they started selling those through Amazon and that was the first point was the easiest place for them and selling specifically and exclusively to the United States. A year later it was a massive success beyond anything that he had ever imagined, and the next logical step was to take that concept and move it into mobility and start looking at mobile phones and chargers and portable batteries and all these things that were at the time, really starting to come out but the big difference when he went into Mobility is the idea was we need to get as fast out of, the white labeling as we can because we have some ideas that even these these smaller factories and people that were producing, can are doing that we can find ways to make it better, so that sort of unearth the world of you know contract manufacturing where they're Engineers were developing and designing, you know the specifics and then Contracting manufacturers to develop those products and the rest as they say is history. Ironically today we are celebrating our 10-year anniversary actually last month. [9:58] And that's a pretty big deal so we went from a guy and his wife. And a little mama money from his mom to a you know a multibillion-dollar company. With multiple Brands and over 3,000 employees all around the world. So in addition to charging which is still a huge huge part of our, DNA we've developed a number of Brands subsequently over the last three to four years everything from robotic vacuums and future robotic products, to home security high-end true wireless headsets. Smart Home Entertainment pet products baby socks I mean like you know smart baby socks I mean just like the whole gamut. [10:45] And the sort of the common line through all of this is that Steven and his team are constantly looking for areas within an emerging or establish consumer electronics area where they can bring value. And you know usually we might come in and the play might be okay we're going to come up with a really great product that's going to be, a little lower cost and that gets our foothold and then the the long-term strategy is then to LeapFrog over the competitors with something truly innovative. And this is kind of a phenomenon that's worked really really well. For Stephen and his engineers and the marketing teams and all of our sales people around the world. Scot: [11:28] Did he have an industrial design background hurry just had the pain and kind of cheeses and created the company from there. Eric: [11:37] Well he's a Hitman he's a True Blood engineer so I mean he's he's right at that right at the hardware level and into coding and all of that so the industrial design. Was not his core competency so bringing in people that that could fill in, those areas and ultimately well they say 10 years later we brought color right but of course then we had great devices that worked really well but we're but when we look at industrial design, I would say that you know that's what's going to propel us over the next 10 years with with the Thinker charging. Scot: [12:14] Yeah it's been the you know I really like kind of the functional but still kind of modern kind of vibe you guys have with your products it's really nice is he still with the company is you still still involved. Eric: [12:27] Yeah yeah I mean I talked to him regularly he is very approachable. It's interesting because he shares his office with two other people at the company and it's kind of this kitchen table set up he doesn't have a private office, because there's so much collaboration and you look around the company we're all like that even though I'm in Seattle, and in my office I do the same thing with my team we just take some long tables and we connect them up and everyone just sits on them because it's like jazz we're just constantly. You know coming up with ideas and talking and it's just more efficient. Jason: [13:06] I do want a Lobby by the way I feel like you have some cool colors now you have like a like a lavender and a mint but what you really need is like a retailgeek blue I think would be. Eric: [13:18] Retailgeek blue yeah. Jason: [13:20] Yeah I could send you the PMS colors at that. Eric: [13:22] Okay yeah send me the Pantone colors yeah the, yeah I mean we I would think the colors are sort of muted so they're they're a joke they don't offend anyone so they're not they're not super striking their kind of muted across the color spectrum but so far they've been. They've been received really really well there's there's an old joke and consumer electronics that people are always screaming for color. And then when you look at the sales and you find it's the white and black that sell the most. So it's like you need to have the color but in the end most people end up choosing the the kind of safer black and white. Jason: [14:05] Yeah now I actually I'll be honest the style of the colors fine and actually think they are attractive kind of pastel colors but the it's just nice to have a diversity because I actually have a system like I have one color for my USBC cables. Eric: [14:19] Mmm. Jason: [14:20] One color for my lightning cables so that I can you know quickly distinguish them in my back. Eric: [14:24] You're not messing around man. Jason: [14:27] I have a little I have a problem. So I it's funny in the early days of these kind of digitally native direct to Consumer Brands there used to be this religious battle there were companies that were like. And the path to the customer through Amazon we're going to sell this stuff on Amazon and I would characterize anchor as the poster child for the most successful brand that was born. By primarily making themselves available on Amazon and selling through Amazon's traffic. But for every company like that there was another company that's like that's crazy Amazon is going to steal your customer and knock you off and they're all these you know potential, downfalls to Amazon and you know we should own the customer ourselves and we should have our own website and so increasingly that became the Shopify contingency and so it used to be, you know a company was either an Amazon company or a Shopify company. And more recently I feel like the increasingly the answer is not or it's and that. You know the consumers on Amazon so you need to be on Amazon but you also do have consumers that want to buy direct and you should have your own website and. My proof point for that is I want to say in the last year or so anchor has launched its own Shopify site so I now can shop anchor on Amazon but also on your own direct website is that like. [15:54] Like you got did you guys have debates and conversations about that and was that a very overt decision or is it just something where you just swept up a Shopify side at some point and you really still think of yourself as an Amazon only company. Eric: [16:07] Well there's a lot to unpack I'm going to I'm going to try to I'm going to try to find the question in that statement, the first of all we started definitely start on Amazon and one of the things I would argue about Amazon is that it is direct, so whether you're selling on your website you know or you're selling on Amazon you're ultimately. [16:29] Selling direct through the Amazon platform and you're engaging with your customers and your you know you're dealing with customer service and all the things you would normally do so I think Amazon has been a great partner and it is it continues to be definitely a big part of our DNA. But as we evolved into different regions around the world you know that there are different channels, that in our sort of different stages of development but the omni-channel approach meaning, you know in our case Amazon which is always a big part of us our own website which is great for Branding and direct connection and through our Retail Partners because in the United States were sold everywhere we're sold at you know Best Buy Walmart Target, Etc you can go to medium art overseas, so we don't see ourselves as just a single Channel we definitely are see ourselves is an omni-channel but I think you know Amazon is provide us an incredible platform to launch on, the ability the ability I think for a person that has a great product looking to sell something and any part of the world where Amazon is is so convenient and so easy. [17:41] And you know the financial Commitment if you're just starting out and you're Distributing your products the platform has evolved its improved. And it's ultimately pretty easy to get going on the platform without you know a tremendous amount of financial backing. Jason: [18:02] Yep and it is interesting because you have you know been a heavy practitioner on the platform from the early days in it does feel like it's evolved a lot. From your guys's perspective do you still feel like there's a. Competitive advantage in knowing the platform better than other sellers like it feels like there's a lot of levers to pull now and I mean you know different companies with different levels of sophistication in their Amazon presents. Why does everybody learning all the best practices now and they're sort of parody or do you feel like you guys can still kind of win more than your fair share of eyeballs on Amazon. Eric: [18:38] I mean we we've been doing this for you know for 10 years now and so they're the they're the tools and there's the Instinct and then there's the the lessons learned from the billions of mistakes that we've made, along the way and I don't know those things are those things are harder to I think grass for people that are just coming into the space so I think we absolutely have an advantage, but you know I mean I think it's not magic it takes a lot of work and a lot of patience, and a lot of observation, you know if you're putting a listing on Amazon and you're putting that listing in Italy or France or the UK or whatever, you know simply Translating that listing into the local language is just the bare minimum I mean you're dealing with customer service and being able to communicate. With customers being able to deliver products on time being able to answer their questions be able to take returns and then that's you know even before you've really thought about marketing because there are. [19:44] Something like nine million sellers on Amazon right now and that is a huge ocean, just filled and filled with Fish And you are you're battling against the the those eyeballs every day. Organic search or even direct search you're going to you know if you go up and look for toothpaste I mean you know, in the search engine you're going to see a myriad of players in there including you know ones that are common Brands to others that seem interesting and what's going to draw the eyeball away from the common brand that everyone knows too, the new brand what's going to make the consumer just try and reach out a discover you and take that extra effort so everyone going on to any platform, that may deal with a bunch of Brands is dealing with you know millions of competitors and it stopped. [20:39] I think getting set up on the platform and getting started is easy but that's that's you know that's step one, but then you got to get people seeing your listings and you got to get people reading your listings and you got to get people putting stuff in their shopping cart and clicking the shopping cart and, fulfilling and then you know being there at the end of that process to give them great customer service in every language, where you're selling that product because if you can't do that and that last part is critical, you're going to get bad reviews and people don't buy products with two and sometimes even three star ratings when you're dealing with you know consumer electronics they're looking for four and five. So you could have the greatest product in the world but you could have a lot of mad consumers out there where you haven't done right by them and they're not going to give you some great star ratings and you can pretty much. You know kiss your Prosperity goodbye. Jason: [21:33] Yeah I sometimes describe it as a. A darwinian meritocracy that like you know if you think about old school if you sell a product to Walmart and they give you shelf space and you screw up and run out of stock, you lose all the sales while you're out of stock but the day you restock your back on the Shelf your kind of entitled to that that shelf position. The duration of a program but you have to earn that visibility in the front of the Amazon shelf what every minute through a wide variety of best practices and if you screw up, you fall off that shelf and when you get back in stock you don't get your spot back you got to climb back up the hill. Eric: [22:10] Yeah yeah I mean especially now in today's climate there's a lot of. Material shortages and other things and that's been you know super painful for four people across every, line of business not just consumer electronics and that very same thing you know you're working hard to develop customer base and then, you don't have the materials to produce the products or the factories that you're working with and then you can't fulfill you been all this great marketing you brought everyone to your front door and then, grab we don't have any products, and that's it's painful to see for especially you know entrepreneurs and people new to the game because they have brilliant ideas and great products and. You know they've done an amazing job building word-of-mouth and it's super sad to see that fail at that last step. Jason: [23:03] For sure that actually is a great segue we're recording this in mid-november double 11 day just happened Black Friday is next week. As we sit here I think there's something like ninety one container ships off the coast of Long Beach either a bunch of cool new anchor products like trapped in those boats what's holiday looking like for you are you guys well well stocked and well positioned. Eric: [23:30] I think we are with some things and we could be better and other things I mean again we have the advantage of having a lot of skus so we I would say it's easier for us, to adapt, then than others and you know I can say from my perspective if I go out on a media to and September and I show a lot of really cool gadgets. And then we reach the end of October and I'm like well crap so that isn't coming we're going to we're going to delay that because of something it is what it is what we're used to it. But we have so many skus that you know we were Prime day or Black Friday or Cyber Monday or just basic Christmas shopping or Hanukkah shopping we've got something, so we can adapt it will get past it. Jason: [24:23] Yeah speaking of which I given that you're in the consumer at Rackspace is CES ordinarily a big part of your marketing mix. Eric: [24:32] I would say it is I think in the new world order it isn't as important for us. But we you know we've done Big Boost and we've done stuff and you know our sales teams of gone out there I think it's wait and see. This January we've done some some interviews with with media and I think we found that maybe forty percent of those that normally attend are coming, the rest are waiting and seeing we didn't do a booth this year I've also heard from our sales team that their counterparts at some of the retailers may not be coming in January as well. So I don't know is it going to be like a bad prom or nobody dances. I think we're going to have to wait and see I think maybe for many it's going to be a real last minute decision. Jason: [25:25] Yeah it's interesting I've attended like 28 CES has and I'm not going and, talking which I used to catch a flu at CES every single year so it's the I'm not care. I think Tom Clancy wrote a book where like the terrorist likes bedspread the biological Weapon by disseminating it at CES just for. Eric: [25:47] Perfect yeah I think it's you know I think people I think you have to have a vaccination card this time around to get in I think that's what I've heard but yeah I mean from point A to Z you know your. There's a lot of airplanes. Jason: [26:02] I'm kind of curious I think less people are going to but then the magic question is. Does that kind of will they discover that the world didn't end when they didn't go and put your point like does that accelerate the changing World Order and CES becomes less important or you know is this just going to be a down year and next year they'll be back to normal I think, that's going to be interesting to watch. Eric: [26:22] Yeah I mean there's CS is just the beginning you've got Mobile World Congress you've got aoife you've got you know as we move into next year and all of them are going to have to be making those tough decisions. And then I think that the repercussions of companies that didn't go in the world didn't sink either going to be wondering you know what are these what's the value of these trade shows. To us as a business you know I think for us they're valuable you know on the one end of the communication Spectrum it's super beneficial to scale our pitching by having an enormous number of people from all around the world in ones. But it's also very noisy so you know you're competing with a lot of large names. And we've always been very Scrappy so we tend to do a lot of are moving and communication before CES. And after CES or even entirely outside of the you know the wake of any of these trade shows. So and that's that's generally how we've been successful. Scot: [27:27] Brickell any other interesting holiday Trends or anything you guys noticed as we've kind of gone through covid and or kind of hopefully coming out the back side. Eric: [27:37] Yeah I mean I you know not to sound boring but charging is always a big thing during the holidays people bought their new iPhones people are buying new MacBooks people are buying peripherals. And you know around that time usually you know a couple of weeks later when they lost their cables already or you know they realize they won't one for travel and they wanted to stay home and they want one in their home office and they want one in the kitchen, so it's always a good time for us in that category, so charging definitely the other big part of our business right now is audio so our sound Core Audio brand, we develop a super popular line of true wireless headphones the Liberty series, and one of the things that makes it unique is we work with a bunch of grammy award-winning Engineers to help us tune them, so they would come out of the box sounding like the mix that the engineers originally in planned versus over based or over traveled, that's been really really popular for us all around the world I mean as far as India hugely popular in the United States the UK Germany, Emerging Markets that's a big thing and then I'd say home security that's been a big a big Boon for us we launched our home security brand yuffie about three years ago. [28:59] And you know we're developing a lot of unique products in that space that separate us from the rest for one we don't we don't use the cloud when you buy the product at your. [29:12] All of the footage is captured on a secure SD card that's integrated either into the base station or the independent products that you put outside the house. Which is really cool and we have millions of users around the world right now, using that product because they see it not only is protecting your security but also their privacy. [29:32] You'll see a lot of people do personal gifts to themselves during the holiday so a lot of those those big, tend to be you know people in a house saying hey how about we get this for ourselves for Christmas, and and we recently launched a super-smart robotic vacuum called the X8 it's are you fee robotic vacuum. That's super smart so instead of bumping into walls and trying to figure things out at uses both Visual and Laser mapping. And will actually draw up a map of your house that you can look at on your phone, and see it's how it's found the most ingenious way of cleaning around chairs and couches and other things and making sure that it can do everything and then you can create zones, I didn't say well I just want to let stay away from the baby room because the baby's sleeping but you can clean this Zone and that zone and this Zone. That's been really popular and we had been doing kind of lower in robotic vacuums until that point. Entry level and this was one of our first push and super-premium summarize forleo some but that LeapFrog, so in the beginning we might find Our Place coming in as as a lower-cost alternative that still is super quality, and then with the X8 we're doing the LeapFrog moment and trying to jump past the competition with the technology. Scot: [30:59] Frankel, so one of the things we want to do is Pivot you guys have some other innovations that are not gadgets or charging or anything like that, you guys launched a new division that both Jason and I were excited to learn more about called ocean wing. My guess was it was drones but I think that's wrong tell you tell us more about what ocean when you. Eric: [31:24] Yeah so I say first with the title but when I first started working with anchor Innovations in the United States over four years now, I was actually working for ocean Lee that was our that was how we presented our Corporation, and the the story is that it was ocean Wing to essentially take our technology and fly across the Pacific or Atlantic Ocean and bring it to the United States. So when the idea came up of developing a Consulting business, under anchor Innovations the ocean Wing name came up again and simple it's actually makes a hell of a lot more sense for this than it may have Hazard LLC in the United States when we were bringing anchored to the United States. [32:14] But long story short we established in 2019 so we've been around awhile we have about 200 employees around the world. And the long and the short of it is that we're trying to take the the decade of experience that we've developed. Again with all those mistakes along the way to become you know the 7 billion dollar, consumer electronics company and give people an option to improve their business lines, so that's from the beginning to the end of the process and what we're looking for is companies that have already gone in and let's just say made their first 10 million, and they've hit a wall. [32:55] Because they haven't been able to expand the business or scale either through supply chain issues through fulfillment customer service maybe the advertising has become, complicated and convoluted because they've developed so many skus there's just so many problems that when someone reaches a certain point and they want to get to that next 10 or 20 million dollars when they're doing business, it's a different skill set, you know what they've done is worked it to a certain point and they is try as they might they can't get past that threshold and that's where we come in, so we're developing essential overall Amazon selling and operations processes that could be digital marketing marketing insights, advertising management helping them develop their Brand store and their product pages to customer service and relationship management which I mentioned earlier is. Reticle to get those star ratings in a good place through good authentic communication with your customers in a great experience with the products. [33:59] Obviously e-commerce and all the financial systems, and then what we're dealing with a lot these days is supply chain and Logistics management so you get yourself to a certain point and there's a lot of people that are coming to us and that is the area, where they're really hurting the most and they need help they need help developing new contacts new supply chain partners, for how do I deal with the issue if you're dealing with something that might spoil like we're dealing with a company that, deals in collagen and when something spits on one of those tankers out in the middle of the ocean for too long when it arrives in the warehouse, it's past its fresh state so you've just lost all that inventory so each client is unique, but with this kind of broad scope of things that we can help them with and we can help audit the business and hopefully help them transcend whatever's keeping them from moving to that next 10 and 20 and 30 million dollars. Jason: [34:59] Very interesting so going back to our earlier conversation this is sort of a way for other young young Brands to leverage all the expertise and skills you guys have have built-in staying on top of this ecosystem. Eric: [35:14] Exactly it's an opportunity for us to take what we've learned and apply it to that young brand I couldn't have said it better myself. Jason: [35:22] Yeah and it at this point is ocean Wing primarily focused with Amazon distribution or would they also leverage all the other distribution channels that you guys have expanded into. Eric: [35:36] Yeah I mean I think I think our sweet spot is definitely FBA so specifically Amazon. That is not to say that we can't help them with other things like supply chain and Logistics but for us, it's a recipe and you know where we've had our success with the clients have come in or people that have been focused on Amazon and then we can kind of look at what they're doing and we can evolve the recipe a little bit, and and get it all the ingredients in place and help them be successful because they all work together, so but I would say Amazon is definitely our primary focus right now at least dealing with businesses that are on Amazon that isn't to say that these businesses are you solely focused Amazon because they're not but Amazon is a key Channel especially if they're going globally and that's where we come in. Jason: [36:31] Got it and obviously over the last year there's kind of been a lot of Buzz around these I'll call them FB a roll ups where you know these, these companies have raised a bunch of money and they go out and acquire Brands and aggregate them and try to help them with their Amazon presents and we you know we've followed thrash Co and perch and, and all of those is, is this kind of your version of that do you see your value prop being different than those other companies or is it just that you have. Sort of more experience and and product scale than some of these companies. Eric: [37:05] How to say this without sounding like it like it's not a jerk but the again we this is what we do, this is how we built our business so we can take. The lessons learned the hard ones too and we can apply it to our clients and I think that alone is super unique that we're a company that's already done this and you know in spades, and now we can apply those learnings to irregular company the other part of it is that most consultancies are focused on Consulting, and but we're a consultant that actually you know rolls up our sleeves and gets into the nitty-gritty of the business and helps and and and that's really depending on the level of the contract or the engagement but you're not only dealing company that can come in and, say some pretty words and show you a powerpoint of what you should be doing, but you know we've already done it and we can roll up our sleeves and get deep in there with you and help you do it or do it. And then that last part in terms of supply chain and and Logistics and you know dealing with manufacturers around the world or suppliers and stuff I think that's a definitely a secret sauce because of our relationships. In China and around the world that we can bring to bear that others can't. Scot: [38:23] So I'd be remiss as the entrepreneur on the show if I noticed in your bio on LinkedIn you have written a book and it's very much in my wheelhouse it's called get funded the startup entrepreneurs guide to seriously successful fundraising I wish I'd had this 20 years ago but I'm glad it exists now tell us tell us about this book and how it came to be. Eric: [38:46] Well my writing partner John Biggs is a little bit of a media icon we've known each other for I think I took them on a media tour maybe 12 13 years ago and. [38:58] We just became very good friends and our families have subsequently traveled the world with each other and we just kind of dig each other and we both have the same kind of sense of humor and sensibilities. [39:10] A couple of years ago he reached out to me that he had been approached by McGraw-Hill to write this book, and thought that I could help provide sort of the second part of the book so the book is broken out into two parts one is is about financing but written in such a way that whether you're trying to develop a taco truck, or you know a retail store or something else what are the different options out there from let's say SBA Loans to even using cryptocurrency, 22 you know set up fundraising all the way down to the meetings and how you value the company how do you pitch people, how do you put presentations together, so very very very this is not this is for the person that was really starting out with very limited knowledge, on the fundraising process and how do you present yourself at the end of the day so John really focus more on the fundraising side and I focus more on the presentation skills, how to pitch how to talk how to prepare how to answer questions the technical aspects of doing a presentation when everything goes wrong. Obviously if I could if I could rewrite a whole section on this now since the book was published last year in September I probably be a whole section on how to pitch during covid because that was. [40:35] That was definitely not it was not a reality when we were writing the book but it was definitely a reality by the time the book was published and I hope and we've heard, the people the industry has adapted that investors and seed funders and people are hard at work and investing but, for the person that might not have the background in this I still think the book for evaluating your company, getting all your ducks in a row building your presentations and how to pitch is still very valuable. Scot: [41:12] Very cool yet this kind of books I think they're kind of Evergreen and it's kind of a little snowball kind of effort so be patient it'll it'll catch up. Jason: [41:22] I am curious it does feel like there's a little bit of a disruption in the fundraising World why you know there for a long time there's this kind of traditional VC path, and obviously there's still a lot of money that flows through that path but I feel like the the role of Angel Investors and sort of other untraditional fundraising. Is becoming more common than it used to be like you guys try to cover that those kind of approaches in the book as well or is it mostly focused on on moving through Sandhill Road. Eric: [41:52] Well it's we wanted it in some ways to be the antithesis of Silicon Valley so for those people that are going down that road you know inevitably they're going to partner up. Let's say at the app generation. They're going to partner up and kind of go down that road our book really tries to focus everything from the pros and cons of using your own credit card friends and family, crowdfunding as I said SBA Loans if you're a minority or women owned business looking at options they're looking at. Prices and options like through FedEx has a great program for entrepreneurs and trying to cover the whole gamut, so we could make fundraising more reasonable and open to the entrepreneur is opposed to. Yeah the tech bro going to Silicon Valley and looking for for someone's bill. Scot: [42:45] Awesome I had one follow-up on Ocean we just took kind of clarify it for listeners you guys are your kind of more in the agency side of things you're not going out there and finding, new brands that are also born on Amazon and acquiring of in kind of rolling them up like the thrashes of the world is do I have that right. Eric: [43:04] We're talking about anchor Innovations right. Scot: [43:07] Yeah the ocean Wing synchronization set. Eric: [43:12] Well on the ocean on the ocean Wing side it's definitely consultative but I mean those things are going to evolve as the business comes in and I don't know if you mean like Financial stakes and the business and stuff but. I mean who knows right if if something came along that looked amazing and a great partnership I'm sure we would consider that. On the anchor Innovation side I think you'll be seeing and you know in the future probably incubator initiatives and things like that, it would be to me it would be a personally exciting to get involved in as seeking out and finding you know exciting. Developers all around the world we tend to be very myopic here and look at the United States as being, where everything's happening and I'd say you know maybe from apps and things like that might be true but when you're looking at Innovation and medicine or innovation and Robotics or innovation and Farm Technology or whatever, you really have to look outside and around the world and you're going to find that Innovation and really unique an unassuming places. So is is if we do get into more ink you know becoming more of a global incubator, I would imagine in our direction would be all over the place and looking in places like India and Africa and you know wherever cool things are being developed. Scot: [44:34] Cool so no almost boundless growth opportunities for you guys it sounds like an exciting time. Jason: [44:44] Well this is certainly going to be a exciting and different holiday season and this is going to be a great place to leave this conversation because it is happen again we've Perfectly Used up our allotted time, But Eric we really appreciate your time and enjoyed hearing about anchoring some of the exciting new initiatives there. Eric: [45:05] Thanks God and thanks Jason. Scot: [45:07] Yeah if anyone wanted to follow you or you are you big on Tick-Tock or I said it's usually or Twitter or LinkedIn or you publish their and then where should they go for some good the latest Anchor Information. Eric: [45:22] Someone can connect with me on LinkedIn my focus to be quite Frank with you as I'm So Married to my work as I tend to focus my communication through work as opposed to myself. I think it's one of those things when you work in Communications you got to be careful about what use you say. So mostly I'm just talking about my company in the things that we do. Jason: [45:49] Awesome well we will put a link to your LinkedIn profile in there and certainly some links to Anchor and until next time happy commercing!

UnFollowVic
S:2 Ep:29 Robotic Babies & The Special Click

UnFollowVic

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 22, 2021 25:47


Well there's robot babies to prevent teen pregnancy and help older people with parenting skills. Then imagine a clicker used by women to control how men think, Hmmm "Comedy Skit Please", Jack's News covers a couple who doesn't mind getting freaky with her own mother. Lastly Vic's Monday Night Football Pick for week 11.  UnFollowVic S:2 Ep:29 Aired 11/22/2021Click The Link Below & Show Us Some Lovehttps://linktr.ee/UnFollowVicIntroJack's UpdateVic's UpdateRobotic Babies for BabiesIf Women Can Control Their Men with a Click Jack's NewsVic's MNF Pick: Week 11YouTube:https://youtu.be/Xt0I9EPS1cESupport the show (https://linktr.ee/UnFollowVic)

Space Explr
Mars Society Georgia Outreach and Creating a Georgian Rover Challenge - NICK CHINCHALADZE | EP.132

Space Explr

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 22, 2021 27:47


Being the Founder & President of Mars Society Georgia, Nika Chinchaladze is one of the fiercest advocates for Mars and Space Exploration. In his public lectures, he has documented the importance and the benefits that the creation of the Georgian Space Program has to offer. Nika is also the Founder & CEO of Georgian Rover Challenge - The Biggest Space & Robotics event in Georgia - which aims to foster student interest in science and engineering. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/spaceexplr/support

BrainStuff
BrainStuff Classics: How Can Robots Help Catch Poachers?

BrainStuff

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 21, 2021 6:24


Robotic animals can help law enforcement agents catch poachers in the act -- but only if the robots are convincing enough. Learn more in this classic episode of BrainStuff, based on this article: https://science.howstuffworks.com/robotic-animals-are-helping-catch-poachers.htm Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

Changelog Master Feed
Sophie is the bomb diggity (JS Party #202)

Changelog Master Feed

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 19, 2021 67:17


This week we are joined by Sophie Alpert, Head of Engineering at Humu, and former lead of the React Core team, to discuss her experience on being a very early adopter, contributor, and eventually maintainer of React. In her 4+ years on the Core team, she went from supporting a new niche OSS UI library to supporting a project used by millions of developers around the world. Join us to hear about this epic journey, as well as Sophie's thought's on some common critiques and misconceptions of React.

Impact Real Estate Investing
3D-printing, robotics and automation, oh my! (Redux)

Impact Real Estate Investing

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 17, 2021 32:26


We're going to point you back to one of our golden oldies today because it's been an insanely popular podcast. If you missed it, here's another chance to listen. Sam Ruben is passionate with a capital P, about sustainability. Sustainability is not just a moral principle for Sam. He believes that as a core value, it can improve the bottom line and increase the brand value of any company. And Sam is living this belief. Today he is Chief Sustainability Officer and Co-Founder of Mighty Buildings, a company that offers 100 percent digital prefabrication of its modern ADUs and kits. In the first three years of their existence, Mighty Buildings developed a breakthrough material that can be printed into any shape, a series of ADUs with a growing order list and a house kit of parts. Now deploying a Series B round of funding, their goal is to manufacture thousands of houses through the 3D printing material, in thousands of locations globally within the next 10 years, reducing waste and energy and helping to house people quickly, affordably and beautifully. If you'd like to join me in my quest to rethink real estate, there are two simple things you can do. Share this podcast and go to Rethinkrealestateforgood.co, where you can subscribe to be the first to hear about my podcasts, blog posts and other goodies.

Tcast
MAGA Through Research and Development with MIT Economist, Jonathan Gruber

Tcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 17, 2021 32:39


How do we encourage economic growth and progress across the country? The United States was once revered as one of the most successful economies in the world—but today, it struggles to generate the job opportunities and market stability necessary for its citizens to ensure their quality of life. This is the question that Jonathan Gruber and Simon Johnson explore in their book, entitled Jump-Starting America: How Breakthrough Science Can Revive Economic Growth and the American Dream. In this episode, Alexander McCaig sits down with Jonathan Gruber to have a meaningful dialogue on what the government's missing out on by decreasing funding in research and development.    The Effect of RnD on the US Economy According to Jonathan Gruber, public investment in research and development played a pivotal role in the economic progress of the United States. All the technological advancements we have the privilege of experiencing today—such as our smartphones and laptops—were, in part, fueled by the amount of funding that was poured into the pursuit of science. However, the level of public investment decreased drastically, from about two percent of GDP in 1962 to just under half of that today. In his book, Jonathan Gruber explains that the nation's renewed support in science and technology would play a significant part in generating economic growth. This is especially important in an era where plenty of citizens are facing job instability, outright unemployment, and health concerns brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic. Ushering in a new era for research and development would not just benefit certain industries. Jonathan Gruber posits further that aside from overall growth, it would create better jobs across the economy. This would naturally occur as the market adjusts to accommodate an influx of tech professionals across the country, because they would need these goods and services to support their work as well as their quality of life.   Decentralizing Opportunities for Innovation While the US does have certain cities where tech-based growth is made possible, they are not enough to power the economy. In fact, concentrating opportunities in “superstar” cities such as San Francisco, New York, Seattle, and the Silicon Valley can be counterproductive.  This is because the demand for professionals will incentivize people to relocate from one city to another. As a result, these cities experienced increased congestion and housing prices—and those who do not have the experience necessary to become a valuable asset to the area will be forced to leave. At this point, Jonathan Gruber emphasizes the importance of government involvement in encouraging basic research. Setting aside funding for research and development that is carried out in other areas would help incentivize private investors, or venture capitalists, to take that risk as well.    Will Robots Take Over Our Jobs? One salient point of discussion in the episode was when Alexander McCaig asked Jonathan Gruber about the impact of robotics on the future of work. Alexander pointed out that there may be some routine jobs that may phase out completely because they would be delegated to robots, who would be more efficient at performing such activities. Jonathan Gruber believes that the outlook for robotics is optimistic, and that people should focus on the capabilities that can be developed when there is enough funding for the country to get a leg up on the tech race. Being able to scout the future of artificial intelligence and machine learning would give researchers a head start on the careers that it would affect, in both a positive and negative manner. “The bottom line is, you can wring your hands about the fact that some low-level jobs are going to be taken by robots, or you can get to work making the robots,” Jonathan Gruber explained.  To illustrate his perspective, Jonathan Gruber explained how the invention of the wheel raised concerns about the viability of horse-drawn carriages back in the day. Fast forward to modern times, it is clear that refining the wheel has led to a plethora of different jobs across transportation, engineering, and construction as people and cities work to make their locations friendlier to vehicles.  Planning ahead for new job roles could help the labor market adjust and accommodate accordingly.   Closing Thoughts: Taking the First Step Forward When asked about his parting words, Jonathan Gruber encourages people to take an “if you build it, they will come” mentality. People living in communities tend to go for an incredibly narrow or vague focus, but what they need is an actionable plan that can be carried out step by step. When people have a concrete and tangible action to look back on, they have a source of inspiration that pushes them forward—even if they do not secure the funding needed to make it happen just yet. The future is bright and full of possibilities. It's time to take the pivot back towards science, technology, and data.  What's your data worth? www.tartle.co   Tcast is brought to you by TARTLE. A global personal data marketplace that allows users to sell their personal information anonymously when they want to, while allowing buyers to access clean ready to analyze data sets on digital identities from all across the globe.   The show is hosted by Co-Founder and Source Data Pioneer Alexander McCaig and Head of Conscious Marketing Jason Rigby.   What's your data worth?   Find out at: https://tartle.co/   YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/TARTLE   Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TARTLEofficial/   Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/tartle_official/   Twitter: https://twitter.com/TARTLEofficial   Spread the word!

Innovation Uncovered
This Robotic Quarterback Is Reshaping the Future of Football

Innovation Uncovered

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 17, 2021 20:59


At 5 a.m. across college football fields nationwide, receivers are catching balls with uncanny athleticism. Instead of starting QBs initiating the action, however, it's the Seeker, the world's first robotic quarterback that passes, punts and kicks. Using software, sensors and motors to track movement, it can hit every route imaginable. By increasing efficiency, reducing risk of injury and enhancing practice time, this innovation is reshaping sports technology. This week, Kristen Meinzer talks with Igor Karlicic and Bhargav Maganti, the founders of Monarc Sports, to discuss their path to developing the Seeker and what the future holds. Invesco Distributors, Inc.

Lex Fridman Podcast
#241 – Boris Sofman: Waymo, Cozmo, Self-Driving Cars, and the Future of Robotics

Lex Fridman Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 16, 2021 200:48


Boris Sofman is the Senior Director Of Engineering and Head of Trucking at Waymo, formerly the Google Self-Driving Car project. He was also the CEO and co-founder of Anki, a home robotics company. Please support this podcast by checking out our sponsors: – LMNT: https://drinkLMNT.com/lex to get free sample pack – Athletic Greens: https://athleticgreens.com/lex and use code LEX to get 1 month of fish oil – ROKA: https://roka.com/ and use code LEX to get 20% off your first order – Indeed: https://indeed.com/lex to get $75 credit – BetterHelp: https://betterhelp.com/lex to get 10% off EPISODE LINKS: Boris's Twitter: https://twitter.com/bsofman Boris's LinkedIn:

Work From Your Happy Place with Belinda Ellsworth
You are Capable of Doing Anything with MIKE RIZKALLA

Work From Your Happy Place with Belinda Ellsworth

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 15, 2021 40:20


Mike is a visionary entrepreneur with a deep understanding of the advances made in thefield of robotics and in innovation and UX. Aim to enrich the lives of families throughmagical tech experiences.An Award-Winning Creative Leader in the Technology / Robotics industry with experiencein organizations ranging from startup to $75M global businesses, with proven performancemanaging revenue goals up to $10M, operational budgets of up to $16M, and capitalexpense budgets of up to $2.5M. A capable mentor with a track record of attracting,recruiting, and advising teams.Episode Summary -You can achieve anything and everything, but you have to give time to it.In today's episode, Mike talks about the importance of doing what is meaningful for youand the people around you.Mike discusses the need to master interpersonal skills so that people willingly contributeand walk with you towards building a successful journey.“To build a successful team, you need to ensure they are connected with the vision of thecompany, and they have a voice on the team.”Snapshot of the Key Points from the Episode:[02:19] Mike talks about his journey from being an Animator to an Award-Winning CreativeLeader in Robotics.[07:05] Mike talks about his new product “Snorble”, and how it helps children live healthily.[14:07] Mike's three tips on how to manage your kids during the technological era.[18:25] Mike talks about the skills that have helped him on his journey of success.[24:15] What have been the greatest accomplishments & challenges for Mike.[31:07] Mike talks about the importance of having clear communication for having betterrelationships both personally & professionally.[34:25] What does working from a happy place mean to Mike?[38:21] Mike shares his vision with his new product “Snorble”.How to Connect Mike Rizkalla:Website - https://snorble.com/Twitter - https://twitter.com/teamsnorbleLinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/mikerizkallaHow to Connect with Belinda:Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/stepintosuccessLinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/belindaellsworthInstagram - https://www.instagram.com/stepintosuccess/Website - www.workfromyourhappyplace.com

Over Coffee® | Stories and Resources from the Intersection of Art and Science | Exploring How to Make STEAM Work For You

How can a five-year-old program a robot? Very easily--as long as they're having fun. And that's exactly what San Diego-based educational startup Robolink has just made possible, with their new robotics kit, Buildy Bots! As Robolink CEO Hansol Hong explains in our current episode, Buildy Bots allow young creatives to build ten different robots. And then--without a computer screen--kids five to eight years old can use an ingenious "block" system to get their creations to move, light up and make sounds. Since 2012, Robolink has been creating highly imaginative robotics kits for students. Over time, their operation has grown to include robotics classes, robot camps and a virtual community. Over the years, we've had the pleasure of learning about the Rokit Smart, Robolink's first product. Then about the CoDrone, their programmable drone. And, in 2019, Robolink introduced "Zumi"--the first educational self-driving car robotics kit! Buildy Bots represents another exciting innovation: Robolink's first robotics kit for younger students, ages five to eight. At the time of our conversation, Robolink was completing a highly successful Kickstarter campaign for Buildy Bots. Ultimately, the campaign garnered five times their stated goal amount. While Robolink will currently be humming with activity, fulfilling the promised Kickstarter orders by Christmas, 2021, Hansol says that the next batch of kits should be available in early 2022. Hansol shared the story of Buildy Bots, explained how young students can make the new creation work and offered his perspectives on the current educational robotics market. On this edition of Over Coffee® we cover: The story of Buildy Bots; How Buildy Bots work; How Robolink's summer-camp students tested the Buildy Bots prototypes; The story of Robolink, which celebrates its tenth anniversary next year!; A closer look at Robolink's other educational robots, including CoDrone and Zumi; An exciting award which Robolink received; What Hansol and his team find most rewarding, in their creative journey as innovators!

The Smart Community Podcast
Robotics Enhancing Smart Communities, with Nicci Rossouw

The Smart Community Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 14, 2021 36:09


Hi #smartcommunity friends! In this episode of the Smart Community Podcast I have a fabulous chat with Nicci Rossouw who is the CEO and founder of Exaptec, a robotics company that specialises in telepresence, social and educational robots. Nicci starts off by telling us about her professional background in sales and her passion for robotics, she tells us what a Smart Community is to her before she tells us how she got into the robotics space. Nicci then tells us a bit more about her company and the work they do as well as her Podcast, ‘Let's Talk Robotics' and how she showcases and celebrates people and their businesses in the robotics and AI space. We discuss the value in different expertise and the importance of harnessing those expertise in Smart Communities before we discuss how automation can enhance businesses and how technology is changing our society. We finish our chat discussing the emerging trends of AI and robotics and the positive impacts they are having on communities. As always, we hope you enjoyed listening to this episode as much as we enjoyed making it!Find the full show notes at: www.mysmart.communityConnect with Nicci via LinkedIn Connect with me via email: hello@mysmart.communityConnect with My Smart Community via LinkedIn or Twitter and watch on YouTubeThe Smart Community Podcast is produced by Perk Digital

Feisworld Podcast
289. George Ko: Composer, Improviser, Piano Player

Feisworld Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 13, 2021 65:40


Known for his alluring sound, expressivity, and eloquence at the keyboard, pianist/composer George Ko has appeared on stages around the world, from 2000 seat auditoriums to Carnegie Hall. His music has been heard at film festivals, television broadcasts of ABC and CBC, and at music festivals in Italy, Germany, Luxembourg, and China. His recordings have appeared on films at the Tribeca Film Festival, Sundance Film Festival, and on Netflix. His current discography encapsulates his musical style inspired by classical, jazz, R&B, and pop genres. It is in the pursuit of this style, George has created his very own improvisational technique, blending the virtuosity of classical and flexibility of jazz. As a composer, George developed his artistry at Harvard University, where he received his bachelor's and honors in music. There, George debuted his first composition, which was premiered by the Grammy award-winning Parker Quartet. Recently, George is an active film composer and had his piano and thematic compositions debuted in the recently released Salt-N-Pepa Biopic on Lifetime in 2021. He was also the keynote artist performer for TEDx's 2020 global sustainability conference, “COUNTDOWN”, co-hosted by Happily. George is also a successful entrepreneur, having founded several companies and non-profits, in which he received the CES Innovation Award in Robotics in 2019 and the Harvard Gov 2.0 Award for innovation in politics. George was also the co-founder of Giant Robot Media, an Asian-American digital magazine that discovered groundbreaking creatives throughout the world. George has given inaugural concerts for the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, the Bowers Museum, and the Fogg Museum. He was invited to play at the request of President Joe Biden, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, and Senator Barbara Boxer. In recognition of his artistic talent, George was awarded the David McCord Prize from Harvard University. He is also a 5-time laureate of the Bradshaw and Buono International Piano Competition. George currently resides in Los Angeles, California. He is a Young Steinway Artist. You can find his music on all streaming platforms. George is on the Sonder House label. George is also a member of the Society of Composers and Lyricists and ASCAP. Media Links (Speaking Videos, Interviews, Online Articles, Social Media Links) Press Kit: https://www.georgeko.co/epk-george-ko-electronic-press-kit Spotify: http://tinyurl.com/georgekospotify Clubhouse: https://www.clubhouse.com/@georgeko Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/_georgeko/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/georgekocreative Twitter: https://twitter.com/_georgeko YouTube: https://youtube.com/c/georgekocreative --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/feisworld/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/feisworld/support

The ConTechCrew
The ConTechCrew 290: The Christmas Easter Bunny with Curt Norton from Strang

The ConTechCrew

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 12, 2021 62:08


This week's construction tech news with James Benham (@JamesMBenham), and Tauhira Ali Featuring: - Interview with Curt Norton from Strang - Construction Tech News of the Week Follow @TheConTechCrew on social media for more updates and to join the conversation! Listen to the show at http://thecontechcrew.com Powered by JBKnowledge Learn more at http://thecontechcrew.com or follow @JBKnowledge & @TheConTechCrew on Twitter.

Soft Robotics Podcast
Clip: Pierre-Thomas Brun "Bubble Casting Soft Robotics And Instabilities"

Soft Robotics Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 12, 2021 6:20


Clip: Pierre-Thomas Brun "Bubble Casting Soft Robotics And Instabilities" by Marwa ElDiwiny

Soft Robotics Podcast
Pierre-Thomas Brun "Bubble Casting Soft Robotics"

Soft Robotics Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 12, 2021 41:20


Pierre-Thomas Brun "Bubble Casting Soft Robotics" by Marwa ElDiwiny

Changelog Master Feed
The inside story on React's all new docs (JS Party #201)

Changelog Master Feed

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 12, 2021 74:09


Rachel Nabors –beloved educator, animator, & documentation engineer at Meta– joins Amal and Amelia for a first look at the brand new React docs! This massive overhaul to the React website (which supports 2 million+ developers around the world) was no easy feat! We dive into all the behind the scenes coordination, as well of the goals, wins, and intended outcomes of this new way of approaching educational content and API reference material for open source projects.

StarDate Podcast
Moon and Jupiter

StarDate Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 11, 2021 2:14


The giant of the solar system tags along with the Moon tonight. Jupiter, the largest of all the planets, stands close to the upper right of the Moon at nightfall, and to the lower right of the Moon as they set, around midnight. The planet looks like a brilliant star. A dozen people have walked on the Moon, and others may lope across its surface later in this decade. But it'll be a long time before we can send anyone to Jupiter. In part, that's because it's so far away — it takes years to get there. We'll probably need new types of rockets — perhaps with nuclear power — to cut down the travel time. Also, there's no place on Jupiter to land. The planet's outer layers are made of gas, so there's no surface. And as you descended through them, temperatures and pressures would quickly destroy any craft. So visitors to Jupiter itself probably will float through the clouds in its atmosphere. And just getting close to Jupiter is also a problem. The planet's powerful magnetic field generates radiation belts that are thousands of times stronger than Earth's. Robotic spacecraft are protected by heavy shielding. And without similar shielding, it wouldn't take long for an astronaut to absorb a dose that could be harmful — or deadly. And the radiation is a problem even if you stay away from Jupiter itself and land on one of the planet's big, icy moons. So the Sun's biggest planet isn't likely to receive human visitors for many decades.  Script by Damond Benningfield Support McDonald Observatory

Leland Live
1110 Hour 1 - Rittenhouse Trial, Fast Food Robotics, Passing By EDU, Sexiest Man List, War on Gasoline

Leland Live

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 11, 2021 35:47


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Leland Live
1101 Hour 4 - Rittenhouse Trial, Fast Food Robotics, Passing By EDU, Sexiest Man List, War on Gasoline

Leland Live

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 11, 2021 38:08


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Leland Live
1110 Hour 3 - Rittenhouse Trial, Fast Food Robotics, Passing By EDU, Sexiest Man List, War on Gasoline

Leland Live

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 11, 2021 37:52


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Leland Live
1110 Hour 2 - Rittenhouse Trial, Fast Food Robotics, Passing By EDU, Sexiest Man List, War on Gasoline

Leland Live

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 11, 2021 35:29


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The Experience Podcast
The Experience Podcast #173: Three Laws of Robotics

The Experience Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 9, 2021 58:14


Reese is in the northeast, John is having computer problems, and Daniel overbooks the show. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/the-experience/support

Tacos and Tech Podcast
Accelerating Drone Technology with Chad Sweet and Dev Singh

Tacos and Tech Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 9, 2021 21:19


Listen on Apple, Google, Spotify, and other platforms.  The drone technology scene in San Diego is booming with many startups and companies taking advantage of the deep relevant talent, experienced tech and collaborative community. In today's podcast, Neal interviews Chad Sweet, CEO and co-founder of ModalAI, and Dev Singh, General Manager of Robotics, UAVs & Autonomous Systems at Qualcomm, who delved into the rapid growth and development of drone technology. ModalAI is a San Diego-based robotics startup that accelerates autonomy for smaller, smarter and safer drones. Before founding ModalAI, Chad worked at Qualcomm for 20 years, spending the last five years in leading robotics research and development efforts. He pushed Qualcomm's flagship Snapdragon products into new use cases like robotics, which became the beginning for what became a larger effort with IoT and smart cameras, smart cities, robotics, etc. As the program matured, he worked with Dev and his team to commercialize it, working from proof of concept and lab work into actual formal products. When he left Qualcomm, he founded ModalAI, in collaboration with Dev and Qualcomm, and still maintains their close partnership — ModalAI using Snapdragon tech and Qualcomm chipping in the devices. Dev calls Chad his “partner in crime,” referring to their continuous teamwork at Qualcomm as Chad focused on R&D, and Dev was able to build a business and commercialize products into life. Now, they are working together on a new project: the RB5 5G Platform, a development/reference platform that will help jumpstart companies interested in creating drones with a specific use case or for building the next great application. Tune in to hear Dev and Chad share how Qualcomm and ModalAI are working together to spearhead the future of drones beyond a visual line of sight. Also, if you want to check out Chad's previous podcast with us, click here!    Their favorite local tacos: Dev: The Taco Stand in La Jolla Chad: Las Olas in Cardiff   Connect with Dev and Chad: Dev Singh Chad Sweet   Learn more about Qualcomm and ModalAI: Qualcomm Website: https://www.qualcomm.com/  Facebook: @Qualcomm Twitter: @Qualcomm Instagram: @qualcomm LinkedIn   ModalAI Website: https://www.modalai.com/  Facebook Twitter: @modal_ai Instagram: @modal_ai LinkedIn Thanks to our partners at Cox Business & Cox Edge for their support in enabling us to grow the San Diego ecosystem.

The Public Health Millennial Career Stories Podcast
78: 78: Business Development, Food Equity Advocate & Focus on Impact w/ Smriti Kirubanandan, MSEM, MPH, CN

The Public Health Millennial Career Stories Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 9, 2021 65:02


Smriti Kirubanandan, MSEM, MPH, CN is a Business Development Strategist at Tata Consultancy Services. She is also a food equity advocate and a certified raw vegan chef. She got her Bachelors in Robotics at Carnegie Mellon University. Then got her Master of Science in Engineering Management at University of Southern California. She also has her Master of Science in Public Health from the University of California, Los Angeles. Smriti's LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/smritikirubanandan/?miniProfileUrn=urn%3Ali%3Afs_miniProfile%3AACoAAAEy35UBjOgHO5K7vZJWhBFdjBtaBxKnuDE Shownotes: http://thephmillennial.com/episode78 Support The Public Health Millennial: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/thephmillennial Use Code “thePHmillennial” for discount: https://thepublichealthstore.com Website: https://thephmillennial.com Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thephmillennial (@thePHmillennial) Email List: https://thephmillennial.com/signup/ Support the show (http://paypal.me/thePHmillennial)

The ConTechCrew
The ConTechCrew 289: The Metaverse of Madness! with Nathan Wood from SpectrumAEC & Tom Stemm from Ryvit

The ConTechCrew

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 6, 2021 84:55


This week's construction tech news with James Benham (@JamesMBenham), and Jeff Sample (@IronmanofIT) Featuring: - Interview with Nathan Wood from Spectrum AEC & Tom Stemm from Ryvit - Construction Tech News of the Week Follow @TheConTechCrew on social media for more updates and to join the conversation! Listen to the show at http://thecontechcrew.com Powered by JBKnowledge Learn more at http://thecontechcrew.com or follow @JBKnowledge & @TheConTechCrew on Twitter.

Ask Drone U
BONUS: Drone Life News 013 – Autonomous Drones and The Need to Revamp Drone Laws, Skydio News, Upcoming Drone Conference in Houston

Ask Drone U

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 4, 2021 26:19


Autonomous Drones and the Pressing Need to Revamp Drone Laws, Skydio Updates, Working Upcoming Drone Conference in Houston, DJI News In this week's drone news show, we focus on autonomous drones, and the pressing need to introduce new drone laws that are in alignment with the rapid technological strides. In our first story, we discuss the recommendations made by a UK-based research agency to monitor unmanned flights. This research agency has recommended the use of electronic systems which enable the tracking of all unmanned flights over radar at ATC's. How will such extensive monitoring impact the drone industry as a whole? Next, you will learn about the upcoming drone conference, the Energy Drones and Robotics summit in Houston. We also have some interesting updates on Skydio, the US-based manufacturer of autonomous drones. With Skydio and other drone manufacturers focusing on developing drones that fly with higher autonomy, there is a pressing need for governments across the world to revamp their drone laws. For all this and much, much more, tune in to our latest show now. Get Your Biggest and Most Common Drone Certificate Questions Answered by Downloading this FREE Part 107 PDF Enjoy! Make sure to get yourself the all-new Drone U landing pad! Get your questions answered: https://thedroneu.com/. If you enjoy the show, the #1 thing you can do to help us out is to subscribe to it on iTunes. Can we ask you to do that for us real quick? While you're there, leave us a 5-star review, if you're inclined to do so. Thanks! https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/ask-drone-u/id967352832. Become a Drone U Member. Access to over 30 courses, great resources, and our incredible community. Follow Us Site – https://thedroneu.com/ Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/droneu Instagram – https://instagram.com/thedroneu/ Twitter – https://twitter.com/thedroneu YouTube – https://www.youtube.com/c/droneu Timestamps [00:36] Highly regarded UK research group makes some insightful recommendations on commercial drone usage [03:32] About the upcoming drone conference in Houston [05:22] Autonomous drones, and the need to revamp drone laws [18:48] DJI's releases an all-new Action 2 camera  

B2B Mentors
How to Build a 100k Member Community

B2B Mentors

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 4, 2021 34:08


"At the end of the day, it's still about people, right? It's still about relationships." How to Build a 100k Member Community with Dan Goodstein - B2B Mentors PodcastDaniel Goodstein is president of 3 technology associations with over 100k executive members globally, AI & Digital Transformation evangelist, and a GTM strategy advisor.Follow Dan on LinkedIn here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/danielgoodstein/Learn more about IRPA AI on their website here: https://irpaai.com/Get access to all past and future podcast episodes: https://www.activeblogs.com/b2b-mentors/Follow and connect with the host, Connor Dube on LinkedIn here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/socialsellingexpert/Instagram: connor_dubeIf you're already thinking you need to find a more efficient way to conquer your monthly B2B content like blogs, newsletters, and social media – we'd like to show you how we can improve the quality, save you tons of time, and achieve better results! To learn more visit www.activeblogs.comEpisode Summary:Daniel Goodstein, President of the Institute for Robotic Process Automation & Artificial Intelligence (IRPA AI) and the Digital Enterprise Institute (DEi), joins Connor to talk about the challenges of marketing high-tech business solutions. Learn about the communication obstacles between tech companies and their potential customers, the importance of demonstrating value, and how, in the end, even high-tech businesses are built on people and relationships.Key Takeaways:Technical innovators aren't always great at marketing and sales, and at the same time, sales models are evolving and adapting to the service economy. So, delivering a high-tech message is all about demonstrating the benefits of a particular technology in a potential client's sector.Connecting with potential clients comes down to building relationships, and to do that, you need to speak your prospect's language. Throwing out a lot of technical jargon will not help you communicate the benefits of your product. Customers are much more interested in what solutions you can provide for them than the specifics of how your technology works.Getting your message across, in digital transformation or any other sector, is about storytelling. On one side, we're telling customers how technology can help their business, and on the other, we're helping innovators do a better job of telling their stories — and illustrating their value — to potential clients.More Highlights:Building a professional community is all about providing access to the latest news and information, to people who have been where you are, subject matter experts (SMEs), industry advisors, and even to those coming up behind you. Professional associations and events are essential to building professional networks for their members.Hope you enjoyed this episode of B2B Mentors! Make sure to subscribe on your favorite podcast platform. Leave us a 5-star review, so your friends and colleagues can find us too. B2B Mentors is brought to you by activeblogs.com. Head over to our Content Trifecta page to schedule a chat with Connor about custom marketing content solutions for your company and the Content Trifecta effect!

Death Panel
Teaser - Against Cost-Benefit Analysis w/ Frank Pasquale (11/02/21)

Death Panel

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 3, 2021 3:48


Subscribe on Patreon and hear this week's full patron-exclusive episode here: www.patreon.com/posts/58173782 Frank Pasquale joins us to discuss the rise of cost-benefit analysis as an influential force in American policy, the many problems with it, and what should be done about it. We also discuss his introduction to the Law and Political Economy Project's symposium on cost benefit analysis. Frank Pasquale (@FrankPasquale) is a Professor of Law at Brooklyn Law School, and author of New Laws of Robotics (2020) and The Black Box Society (2015). Read the LPE symposium here: https://lpeproject.org/symposia/cost-benefit-analysis/ Runtime 1:07:59, 2 November 2021

Curiosity Daily
Crowds Fix Fake News, Choking Under Pressure, Punching Robot Shrimp

Curiosity Daily

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 1, 2021 12:38


Learn about crowdsourced fact checking; why humans and monkeys choke under pressure; and a mantis shrimp punching robot. Join Cody and Ashley for a special live stream celebrating Curiosity Daily's 1,000th episode! Leave us a voicemail at 312-596-5208 or email a voice recording to curiosity@discovery.com and share your favorite fact you've learned from the podcast, and you may hear your message on the stream! Register for free here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/curiosity-dailys-1000th-episode-celebration-tickets-191163133077  Crowdsourced fact checking might actually work on social media by Steffie Drucker  Study: Crowds can wise up to fake news. (2021, September). EurekAlert! https://www.eurekalert.org/news-releases/926824   Allen, J., Arechar, A. A., Pennycook, G., & Rand, D. G. (2021). Scaling up fact-checking using the wisdom of crowds. Science Advances, 7(36). https://doi.org/10.1126/sciadv.abf4393   Edelman, G. (2021, September 9). Can the Wisdom of Crowds Help Fix Social Media's Trust Issue? Wired. Retrieved September 27, 2021, from https://www.wired.com/story/could-wisdom-of-crowds-help-fix-social-media-trust-problem  Monkeys choke under pressure just like humans do, which gives us a chance to better understand it by Grant Currin  Levy, M. G. (2021, September 2). You're Not Alone: Monkeys Choke Under Pressure Too. Wired; WIRED. https://www.wired.com/story/youre-not-alone-monkeys-choke-under-pressure-too/  Smoulder, A. L., Pavlovsky, N. P., Marino, P. J., Degenhart, A. D., McClain, N. T., Batista, A. P., & Chase, S. M. (2021). Monkeys exhibit a paradoxical decrease in performance in high-stakes scenarios. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 118(35), e2109643118. https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.2109643118  Scientists just built a mantis shrimp punching robot for the US Army by Cameron Duke Mantis Shrimps. (2021). Qld.gov.au. https://www.qm.qld.gov.au/Explore/Find+out+about/Animals+of+Queensland/Crustaceans/Common+marine+crustaceans/Mantis+Shrimps#.U7ZwLPmSxMg Small, mighty robots mimic the powerful punch of mantis shrimp. (2021, September 9). EurekAlert! https://www.eurekalert.org/news-releases/927975 Steinhardt, E., Hyun, N. P., Koh, J., Freeburn, G., Rosen, M. H., Temel, F. Z., Patek, S. N., & Wood, R. J. (2021). A physical model of mantis shrimp for exploring the dynamics of ultrafast systems. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 118(33), e2026833118. https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.2026833118 Follow Curiosity Daily on your favorite podcast app to learn something new every day withCody Gough andAshley Hamer. Still curious? Get exclusive science shows, nature documentaries, and more real-life entertainment on discovery+! Go to https://discoveryplus.com/curiosity to start your 7-day free trial. discovery+ is currently only available for US subscribers. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.