Pleasanton robotics company asks McNerney for federal funding
Original post made on Apr 9, 2009
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on Apr 9, 2009 at 1:25 pm
on Apr 9, 2009 at 4:51 pm
Fightin' Irish McNerney, keep up the good work!
on Apr 9, 2009 at 5:51 pm
Adept is a very capable company.
I was in a startup in Princeton, NJ that was looking into extremely fine placement of lasers for telecom applications as a way of getting a competitive edge, and Adept was the only company with the ability to meet our specifications. Our engineering team was very positive about Adepts' capability and the quality of the interaction. Unfortunately the last bust in 2001 prevented us from being able to purchase one of their systems.
I wouldn't want my taxpayer money to be wasted on support for the sake of support but this is the kind of company that we should back with government funding now that a general allocation has been made. They are right about the prospect of robotics being on the cusp, it has been maturing for a while.
Will be hard to go after the Japanese on safety (its wired into their culture), but Adept's emphasis on safety can put them ahead of the Germans while having the werewithal to excel on performance.
Good luck to McNerney and Adept!