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What robotics technology can learn from the USB — Point of Sale

Deploying robots to scale relies on basic tech

Grace Sharkey starts this episode of Point of Sale with a dive into recent retail headlines before introducing robotics software company, SVT Robotics. 

Sharkey explains why and how SVT aims for its software, the SOFTBOT platform, to become the “USB of robotics.” She also talks about the impact of inventing the USB, how it made computing technology more deployable and how that can relate to robotics deployments in today’s world. 

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F3: Future of Freight Festival


The second annual F3: Future of Freight Festival will be held in Chattanooga, “The Scenic City,” this November. F3 combines innovation and entertainment — featuring live demos, industry experts discussing freight market trends for 2024, afternoon networking events, and Grammy Award-winning musicians performing in the evenings amidst the cool Appalachian fall weather.

Kaylee Nix

Kaylee Nix is a meteorologist and reporter for FreightWaves. She joined the company in November of 2020 after spending two years as a broadcast meteorologist for a local television channel in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Kaylee graduated from the University of Oklahoma in 2018 and immediately made the Tennessee Valley her home. Kaylee creates written summaries of FreightWaves live podcasts and cultivates the social media for FreightWaves TV.