Hello and welcome to a special edition of Equity!
Today, Alex sat down Brian Heater, a long-tenured TechCrunch denizen, our hardware editor, podcaster extraordinaire and genial chap. He also put together a really neat robotics-focused event that we're hosting next week. The event is online, and free, which means that everyone can come and hang (that means you!).
The confab was also a good excuse to snag time with Heater, and have a bit of a natter about robotics, how the self-driving hardware stack has an impact on more than just automobiles and why we are going to need AGI for robotics to, you know, become the thing we know from the Jetsons.
In short, robotics is improving rapidly, but we might continue to see more industrial applications than personal for some time. Still, there's a lot of activity in the market, including labor policy, e-commerce applications and a host of other topics.
Enjoy! Equity is back Monday morning, and if you want to come hang at TC Sessions: Robotics 2022, you can sign up here for free. See you there!