‘Robotics Alley’ signals rise of a hot new industry


By Neal St. Anthony, Star Tribune

“Little robots with remote cameras to scout out the bad guys were largely the stuff of science fiction when Lt. Andrew Borene and the rest of the 1st Marine Division rolled into Iraq in early 2003.

Today Borene is an executive with an Edina-based firm that just contracted to deliver 315 more of its “Recon Scout” robots to the Army for $4.8 million. That followed a $5.8 million order in August.”

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