When discussing AI and robotics, our first response is to imagine how this technology will one day replace human interaction. My guest this week, however, discusses how their company is using robotics to better facilitate it. This week I welcome Jared Go, co-founder of the Robot development company OhmniLabs, a company that is building all of their robots through scalable lean 3D manufacturing or additive manufacturing.
When the company was founded back in 2015, their main goal was to reinvent the traditional robotics development process. They wanted to build a hardware company that was a lot more like a software company in terms of flexibility and iteration speed. Ohmni robots are manufactured in Silicon Valley, California and their team of 15 run clusters of their own custom-designed 3D printers and automation/management software (OhmniLabs SCALE system) that allows them to crank out hundreds of kilograms of plastic parts a month. Their turnaround time internally for additive manufacturing is less than 24 hours; whereas involving an external supplier for injection molded parts can often take 2-6 weeks.
Jared, along with his two other co-founders Tingxi Tan and Thuc Vu, are robotics experts from Carnegie Mellon and Stanford who believe that personal consumer robots can make a positive impact on people’s everyday lives.
Jared is an Avid maker and roboticist. He has extensive experience in software, AI, real-time graphics, VR, mechanical engineering and electrical engineering.
In this episode, we’ll be discussing how OhmniLabs is using additive manufacturing technology to build their robots in-house when most people believe that 3D printing is not ready to be used for full production.
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