This week’s Sunday Pioneer Press featured extensive coverage of our Global Robotics Innovation Park (GRIP) project.
The article, “Entrepreneur scouting locations for Twin Cities robotics incubator“, discusses the opportunity for Minnesota to create a national cluster for the robotics industry.
[A] place [like GRIP], local supporters say, might help Minnesota catch up to the country’s robotics leaders and help drive what they say will be a coming robotics revolution.
“Nobody in the middle of the U.S. has really stood up,” Street, GRIP’s CEO, said. “We’re trying to move as quickly as we can to really take advantage of this industry while it’s really not settled.”
It is a big unknown how seriously Minnesota wants to commit to Street’s vision and chase robotics.
It would require commitment not just from local academic institutions but also businesses and government to support such a project, observers from other parts of the country said. The price tag is unknown, and the payoff is not guaranteed.
The article also mentioned the research study we recently commissioned on the impact of robotics and automation on Minnesota’s economy.
(Photo credit: John Doman, Pioneer Press)