Robots and Business Collide at RoboBusiness October 28 2013, 0 Comments


Last Wednesday and Thursday, we were at the Santa Clara Convention Center checking out RoboBusiness for the first time. It was really great to see so many familiar and new robot companies.

We were one of 15 companies giving a 2 minute pitch about our startup at an event called Pitchfire. Probably not-so-coincidentally, we were placed back to back with Monsieur, the other cocktail bot on Kickstarter. We gave our spiel and a quick demo of Bartendro, but then we were asked to each take an extra minute to explain the differences between our bots and markets on stage. It may not have been the most appropriate thing to do, but I think it worked out ok. Barry is a good speaker and people were drawn to the mysterious black box that is Monsieur. We've worked hard and spent a long time making Bartendro's internal workings as clean and simple as possible, so we like showing that off. For the geeks and technically inclined, it's highly appreciated. How about you, do you like seeing Bartendro’s working components, or do you prefer an enclosed design? There were many exhibitors at the Sponsor Showcase; from growing companies like ReThink Robotics, and Unbounded Robotics, to established companies like Adept and ABB. Some of our favorites though were the innovative startup companies like Rise Robotics and Tempo Automation.


We were fortunate to get a chance to impress a few people and connect with industry. RoboBusiness has been growing by about 30% every year. It’s clear that the future of robotics is bright, especially with so many smart and passionate individuals at the helm. Looking forward to being there next year.