What a great talk with Florian Pestoni1! He’s been working at both startups and well-recognized tech companies like Microsoft and Facebook. Right now, he is working as a co-founder with InOrbit2. So where is his heart - with established corporates or startups? (I believe you will guess the right answer…).
For Florian, the new robotics generation which is perceptive smart robots, we are finding a lot of new application areas and don’t need to keep humans away from them. The automation and collaboration human-robot will allow for a lot of efficiency increases and helping us humans to avoid a lot of physically demanding jobs.
This new generation of robotics is creating so many new opportunities - at the same time there has been both fear and expectations of perhaps empathy in robots for a hundred years (NOTE: R.U.R. is a 1920 science-fiction play by the Czech writer Karel Capek "R.U.R.”, from where the word ROBOT was first derived into the English language - I haven’t seen it, but have read the play many years back. My affection to robots and science-fiction started in my youth).
Are robots taking away our jobs - what is the future of work?
At least for entrepreneurs there are vast opportunities into robotics. In this field it has never been easier to make a startup.
And Florian has a great wisdom to share: “don’t fall in love with your technology, but with…”. Listen to the podcast and you will learn about this and many other things.
A big thanks to Florian, and I am looking forward to the evening when we can enjoy a pizza together.