Sadly, Duncan R. Lowne, Matt Bauer's brother in law, business partner, and trusted friend, passed away earlier this week in the UK as a result of his battle with cancer.
Duncan (center) and Matt exchanging business cards with Nishimura-san, the founder of ROBO-ONE.
We only knew Duncan for a short time - less than a year via the internet, and only for a few days in person when he, Matt, and Jen (Matt's wife) made the trek over to Japan for ROBO-ONE 10. Yet in that short time span, he made a big and lasting impression on us and everyone he met. Duncan will definitely be missed, and more important - he will be fondly remembered.
Left to right: Matt, Yuta Sugiura (Retro), and Duncan at ROBO-ONE 10 in Nagai last September.
Duncan's cancer was diagnosed shortly after he returned to the UK following the competition in Japan.
Duncan explaining about humanoid robot research in the US and Europe to Dr. GIY.
Matt, Dr. GIY, and Duncan.