By Leslise-Brooks Suzukamo, St. Paul Pioneer Press
“Robots don’t need lunchrooms. They don’t do office gossip so they don’t need coffee makers, watercoolers, bathrooms or the annual holiday party — or bonus — either. But here in Minnesota — isolated from the nation’s better-known centers of robotics in the East and the West — maybe they need a clubhouse.
A clubhouse where their creators can run into each other over coffee, gossip over the cost of expensive machinery, chew on the latest research over lunch and get business advice before launching a robot into the cold, cruel marketplace. Nena Street wants to build that clubhouse in the Twin Cities.”