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Inside Samantha Johnson’s quest to construct robots for deafblind individuals


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Welcome to Episode 98 of The Robotic Report Podcast, which brings conversations with robotics innovators straight to you. Be a part of us every week for discussions with main roboticists, progressive robotics corporations and different key members of the robotics neighborhood.

Samantha Johnson, founder and CEO of Tatum Robotics, joined the podcast this week. The Boston-based startup received the Pitchfire robotics startup competitors at RoboBusiness 2022. The corporate is constructing an impartial communication device for individuals with deafblindness who can’t hear or see. Tatum Robotics’ anthropomorphic hand is designed to signal tactile signal languages for individuals with deafblindness. You possibly can see a few pictures and a video about Tatum Robotics on the backside of this web page.

Johnson dives into the difficult system design and the alternatives for such expertise. She additionally discusses her ardour for serving to the deafblind neighborhood, educating us about a few of the every day challenges they face. The interview with Johnson begins on the 21:44 mark of the episode.

The podcast additionally recaps a few of the week’s prime tales, together with a brand new spin on shelf-inventory robots and a merger between two LiDAR corporations.

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