43 min

Clinton Smith on the Automated Future of Work Hardly Working with Brent Orrell

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In their short, shared history, electrical and computing technology have fundamentally altered the way we live and work. Documents are sent in a flash, and goods are produced more efficiently than ever. While that efficiency tends to increase productivity, raise wages, and create new jobs, it also imposes costs in transitions for workers in affected industries. In this episode of Hardly Working, I am joined by Clinton Smith, co-founder of RIOS, a company that delivers robots-as-a-service to manufacturing companies. RIOS seeks to alleviate labor shortage and reduce human wear and tear, especially in fields like manufacturing. We discuss Clinton’s path to industry as well as the benefits and challenges created by his company’s product in on our increasingly-automated economy.
Mentioned in the Episode
Georgia Tech Computer Science
Princeton Electrical Engineering
Clinton Smith
Clinton Smith Dissertation
PARC
SPIR Grant
ARPA, DARPA, IARPA Grants
IOT Distributed Sensing
McKinsey Report: A Future that Works
Bernard Casse – RIOS Co-founder
Haptics
Mechanoreceptors, in fingers
Deep Learning
RIOS Website
RIOS Case Study: Hit Promotional Products
RIOS VULCAN Robot Workcell shows the possibilities of Pack Out to Box
a...

In their short, shared history, electrical and computing technology have fundamentally altered the way we live and work. Documents are sent in a flash, and goods are produced more efficiently than ever. While that efficiency tends to increase productivity, raise wages, and create new jobs, it also imposes costs in transitions for workers in affected industries. In this episode of Hardly Working, I am joined by Clinton Smith, co-founder of RIOS, a company that delivers robots-as-a-service to manufacturing companies. RIOS seeks to alleviate labor shortage and reduce human wear and tear, especially in fields like manufacturing. We discuss Clinton’s path to industry as well as the benefits and challenges created by his company’s product in on our increasingly-automated economy.
Mentioned in the Episode
Georgia Tech Computer Science
Princeton Electrical Engineering
Clinton Smith
Clinton Smith Dissertation
PARC
SPIR Grant
ARPA, DARPA, IARPA Grants
IOT Distributed Sensing
McKinsey Report: A Future that Works
Bernard Casse – RIOS Co-founder
Haptics
Mechanoreceptors, in fingers
Deep Learning
RIOS Website
RIOS Case Study: Hit Promotional Products
RIOS VULCAN Robot Workcell shows the possibilities of Pack Out to Box
a...

43 min