Greiner has never done things by the book. Even the choice for home base of CyPhyWorks is a bit unusual. The leafy suburban town of Danvers, Massachusetts is about as far away from tech enclaves such as Silicon Valley as one can get, both literally and figuratively. This community 40 minutes north of Boston is known less for its technological innovation and more for being the site of much of the 17th century Salem Witch Trials and its 20th century haunted psychiatric institutions, not for robots and unmanned vehicles. But Greiner has never been content to follow the status quo. “I like delivering robot products that awe customers,” Greiner states. “My long term goal is to understand the nature of intelligence.”
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Eink, E-paper, Think Ink – Collin shares six segments pondering the unusual low-power display technology that somehow still seems a bit sci-fi – http://adafruit.com/thinkink
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