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There’s a New Home for Robots and Their Makers in Boston

By Scott Kirsner Globe Correspondent, January 18, 2017

Entrepreneurs and engineers designing new kinds of robots will soon have a home in Boston — fittingly, in an industrial corner of the neighborhood often called the Innovation District.

MassRobotics, a nonprofit formed in 2014 to support the state’s robotics industry, plans to open a new shared startup space on Channel Street in South Boston this month, with the official opening set for Feb. 9.

The MassRobotics space, at about 15,000 square feet, will be able to house roughly 30 companies, said executive director Tom Ryden, a former sales and marketing executive at Bedford-based iRobot Corp. “We think we’ll have it mostly full by the time we open,” Ryden said, noting that the list of companies interested in moving in has at times surpassed 40.

Source: The Boston Globe


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