TRONON, N.J. — It was a day to remember for a startup called Triton Logistics.
The New Jersey-based company, whose name literally translates to “trainers of logistics,” will unveil a new robotics robot at its annual robotics conference on Friday, and its founder says he plans to launch a crowdfunding campaign for a second robot that he says will be faster and more versatile.
“The biggest challenge with the current robot is it’s very small,” said Triton co-founder and CEO Robert Haines, who said he wanted to use a robotics system that can be easily attached to the end of a robotic leg.
“We’re taking the robots design and turning it into a robotics platform.
The robot’s a lot smaller than the current one.”
Haine’s company is the latest company to announce plans to take a more robust approach to robotics in the workplace.
Earlier this year, Amazon unveiled a new robotic assistant, the Echo, that will be used to help people order food from a grocery store.
And earlier this year Google unveiled a robotic assistant that can help people search the web for a product.
Triton’s robots, though, are meant to be cheaper and easier to use, said Hainis.
“This is something we have been working on for years,” he said.
“I don’t think it’s a question of whether we should have this or not, I think the question is, what can we do with this technology that will make it a little bit cheaper, a little more convenient, and more efficient.”
The company is also hoping to use the new robot to help more people get into the field of robotics, which includes building robots to assist in medical procedures.
The company has partnered with a number of big companies to help its robots work in the field, and Hains said the partnership is working.
“They’ve helped us with the software, they’ve helped with the hardware, and they’ve been extremely supportive,” he told FoxNews.com.
Hainess and company plan to announce the robot at the event, which is being held at the Javits Center in New York City.
The Triton Robotics conference, called the International Robot Conference, is scheduled for Friday, March 12, at 6 p.m.
EDT (1900 GMT).
For more information on the conference, go to http://www.tron.com/tronlogistics.html.
The roboticists behind Triton are also working to get the robots out into the real world, with plans to install the robots at a local elementary school, a college, and a high school.
“What we are doing is actually looking at the schools where we have robotics,” said Hains.
“But we are also looking at a lot of schools where they don’t have robotics.
And we are going to put a lot more robots in there.”