Henrik is Director of Robotics and Intelligent Machines at GA Tech.
He is a significant player in promoting the Roadmap for US Robotics having done the same tasks in the EU.
We discussed the pitfalls of robotic surgeries, new Japanese, Korean and EU products pending FDA approval and the need for training simulators.
There’s a term for part of the problem: stalled site which usually happens when the primary proponent moves on and nobody replaces him/her.
We also talked about Rodney Brooks’ Heartland Robotics and their push toward “as yet un-automated manufacturing” sectors.
We discussed the lack of economic metrics in the area of assistive robotics for autistic children, stroke victims and eldercare.
And Henrik wants to tie research grants to real strategic needs such as DARPA and ARPA-E are doing.