FEW companies embody the spirit of Mexican-American co-operation as much as 3DRobotics, founded by a Mexican, Jordi Muñoz, and an American, Chris Anderson (a former editor of Wired magazine and once a journalist at The Economist). The factory in Tijuana where they make their small drones is so close to the border that they could, if they were allowed, fly across to San Diego. That is where the firm’s boffins engineer them.
Mr Muñoz, born a few hours south of Tijuana, grew up dreaming of building robotic flying machines, but only managed to do so after moving to California. He says he could not have succeeded without the United States’ technological prowess and entrepreneurial culture. Yet chicanadas—the knack Mexicans reckon they have for using whatever is at hand to solve a problem—were also crucial.
Great write up of Jordi and Chris’s company.
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