“Now three or five engineers can start a robotics company. My mission is to help them,” says Dimitry Grishin of Grishin Robotics, an investment fund for robots, and their makers.
Robotics is still a niche field, dominated by academic research and expensive humanoid showpieces. According to Grishin, that’s about to change. “Robots will become mass-market products. Where we are with robotics now is where personal computers were in the early 1980s."