At the INNOROBO event in France last month, Colin Angle, founder of iRobot, explained his view that successful robot business development needs to be driven from the perspective of real customer needs, and why it must be disruptive in nature:
Unfortunately that doesn't bode well for most of the highly techno-geek folks currently involved in robotics since they tend to value the technology much more than the fallible human beings that will eventually buy them. Of course, Angle is exactly on target. Most customers don't by "things" unless the "thing" fulfills a compelling need.
Via: Robotics Trends