I'm not sure how to react to General Dynamics'
On the other hand, I'm torn. Should I feel threatened that General D is butting in on the market for military robots, since a company whose stock I own -- iRobot
Back off, Jack
Getting back to that first hand: When I look at pictures of General D's newest recruit, it resembles, not only in function but also in form, a similar machine iRobot built in cooperation with Deere
Problem is, it's only going to get worse. That Talon from Qinetiq sure looks mean. And Honda's
No, Fools. I'm afraid that competition is going to become a fact of life in this industry. The promise of robotics has been so long in coming, the industry so glamourous, and the contracts so large that new entrants are inevitable. We just have to accept that. For my part, I'm just happy to see that the latest iRobot rival hails from my own hometown. So forgive me for splitting my loyalties, but I'm going to be rooting for them both.
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