What Cooperative Robots Can Do For Us: Dick Zhang at TEDxPenn

By Nadine Kavanaugh, Associate Director, Wharton Entrepreneurship

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Last fall, TEDxPenn: Creating the Sound took attendees, me among them, into a fascinating world of sound and technology. Among the speakers was Penn alumnus Dick Zhang, co-founder of Identified Technologies—a member of the Venture Initiation Program, finalist and winner of the Committee Award for Best Use of Technology in the 2014 Wharton Business Plan Competition, and winner of the 2012 Y-Prize. I blogged about my experience at TEDxPenn here; now you can see Dick’s talk yourself:

At the time, Identified was focused on using cooperative flying robots to locate improvised explosive devices. Today, the company is using those same robots to monitor pipelines and construction sites. That’s the way it goes in the startup world: the idea you start with and the idea you bring to fruition may seem dramatically different, but they’re all a part of the entrepreneurial process.

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