By David R. Gorman, CEO and founder of iRobot, a technology company with a deep-rooted history of developing robots that can work alongside humans in a variety of fields, the rise of third-parties is a matter of growing concern for many.
“There are third- party intermediaries that are more common than they used to be, and they’re becoming more powerful and more pervasive,” Gorman told Business Insider.
“I think the rise is really going to be about the rise in the number of intermediary companies and how many they are, and that’s going to lead to a broader trend of third parties becoming a larger part of the global economy.”
One of those companies is iRobots, which launched in 2014 as a start-up, but has become a powerhouse for both its robotics capabilities and its relationship with its customers.
For the past year, iRobotics has been a leader in a new category of robotics products and services, and it’s become the go-to robot for millions of manufacturers and retailers around the world.
This week, irobot launched a new line of robotic hands, called iRobotic Robotics 3.0, a line of products and accessories that it says will make it easier for people to get the tools they need for everyday tasks, from cutting, to sewing, to welding.
To help its customers, iRObot is introducing a new robot named iRobo, which can walk on its own and work alongside people, but it’s also a great fit for those who are looking to automate their work, and make it a little more convenient.
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