Public Appeal: Applicants needed to find face of new line of robots

Public Appeal: Applicants needed to find face of new line of robots

October 11, 2019

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Robots have been at the forefront of technology for decades, and are widely considered the future of our technological advancement. However, there is still a long way to go, and new robotic products are coming into fruition all the time. 

Here at Geomiq.com we help people develop and create products and prototypes across practically any sector, including robotics. However, after a recent request came in, we realised that we needed some assistance fulfilling it.

A few weeks ago we were approached by a robotics company asking if we could help it with the finishing touches of a state-of-the-art humanoid robot it’s been working on. Details of the project are scarce due to a non-disclosure agreement we’ve signed with the designer and his investors, but this is what we do know.

The company is searching for a ‘kind and friendly’ face to be the literal face of the robot once it goes into production. This will entail the selected person’s face being reproduced on potentially thousands of versions of the robots worldwide. 

Obviously, this is not our usual remit of request, which is why we’re making this public appeal to try and find the right person. The designer knows that this is a big deal, and has agreed a fee of £100,000 to license the rights to the right face.

The company is privately-funded and says the robots’ purpose will be to act as a ‘virtual friend’ for elderly people, and is set to go into production next year. The designer has said that the project has been in development for five years, and has since taken on investment from a number of independent VCs as well as a top fund based in Shanghai. 

The company says the need for anonymity is due to the ‘secretive’ nature of the project, however it believes the robot will soon be ‘readily available’ to the public and hopes the campaign will create extra buzz ahead of its eventual release.

In conversation with the designer, he has also asked us to convey to hopeful people that even though we can’t release too many details at this early stage, candidates who make it through the next phase will be given full details on the project. The designer has also stressed that unsuccessful candidates will not be contacted.

We know that this is an extremely unique request, and signing over the licenses to your face is potentially an extremely big decision. However, if you think this could be one for you please make a submission below:

Submissions are now closed. Unfortunately due to the large volumes of applications, only those successful will be contacted.

 

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Fueling the Future of Tech campaign, Crowdcube, Britbots & Linklaters partnership.

October 7, 2019

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Fueling the Future of Tech campaign, Crowdcube, Britbots & Linklaters partnership.

We’re excited to announce our partnership with Crowdcube. Who have launched Fuelling the future of tech campaign, enabling the brightest minds in robotics, AI and automation.

Big changes are occurring in the robotics industry and radical new forms of robotic technology are not far away from reality. Over the years the UK has proven to be a strong advocate of pushing the boundaries of technological development. Automation and robotisation is just one of the solutions to address global issues posed by industry inefficiencies and falling productivity.

Crowdcube in partnership with Britbots (The British Robotics Seed Fund) has allocated a £2m early-stage investment fund. Seeking the most promising emerging tech business in the UK to help them move into their next phase of growth.

This partnership has the ability to strengthen our ties with the community and give the necessary kickstart to companies who are set to change the relationship we have with technology.

With the support of Linklaters, innovators and early-stage companies will receive access to their online platform designed to give tech businesses key legal documents, insights and resources needed during early stages of growth.

We’re proud to support UK businesses who leverage advanced robotics, AI and automation technologies.

 

Read more & apply here:

https://www.crowdcube.com/explore/raising/robotics-ai-automation

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Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of Geomiq. Examples of analysis performed within this article are only examples. They should not be utilized in real-world analytic products as they are based only on very limited and dated open source information. Assumptions made within the analysis are not reflective of the position of any Geomiq Employee.

We’re Heading to TCT Show 2019

September 19, 2019

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We’re Heading to TCT Show 2019

We’re excited to announce that we’ll be traveling to Birmingham, UK to attend the annual TCT Show.

This event is particularly notable and relevant to our industry as it’s one of the very first tradeshows to directly address 3D Printing and Rapid Prototyping. It’s been in existence for some twenty years, for a long time it was only one of the few events that you could attend and see 3D printing equipment in action.

With over 10,000 visitors yearly and well over 300 exhibitors, it is the one we are most excited about this year. The show features a number of hands-on activities, presentations and speeches. Most importantly TCT learning zones which allow industry leaders and practitioners to dive deeper into all aspects of digital manufacturing services that are available now and in the future.

It is important for us to meet face to face with companies who are interested in digital manufacturing services but maybe are not yet convinced. It is quite another level to understand on a practical level how digital manufacturing services are applied to a given business.

If you are thinking of attending the TCT Show UK 2019, and would like to learn more about how Geomiq’s digital manufacturing services can benefit your business, come by our booth B62 and one of our design engineers will give you a walkthrough our platform and the services we offer.

We are looking forward to this event, and if you happen to attend as well, we’ll be very pleased to meet up with you and discuss your project. Drop us a line at [email protected] and we can make arrangements. See you there!

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