January 7, 2020
10. Stephen Delaporte – To Bot or Not
On today’s episode, Matthew talks to Stephen Delaporte, Founder & CEO of Avar Robotics–whose goal is to create the most high-functioning and efficient robots. During their conversation, the friends share their thoughts on the art of invention. What are the barriers to creating something? What is scientific lineage–an exchange of energy? Delaporte delineates the iteration of the robots his company builds, and what defines a human task versus one that can be easily automated. Some tasks we assume are “robotic,” repetitive, and easy are actually incredibly emotionally valuable.