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Festo partners with MassRobotics to develop automation solutions


April 27, 2020
By Manufacturing AUTOMATION

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Fady Saad (left), MassRobotics co-founder, receives the Festo delivery of a Rize 3D printer for the MassRobotics Shared Labs from Festo Senior Product Manager Nuzha Yakoob. Photo: Festo

Festo has partnered with the Boston-based MassRobotics to develop new automation and robotics solutions.

MassRobotics is an independent, non-profit innovation hub for robotics and smart connected devices.

The organization’s “escalator” model is designed to allow startups to establish and grow in order to provide value for MassRobotics’ partner organizations.

MassRobotics also creates a learning environment to engage youth and entrepreneurs through science, technology, engineering and mat (STEM) workshops, competitions and technical internships.

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“Combining Festo’s in-depth know-how in manufacturing applications and automation technology with the MassRobotics community will enable Festo to engage with robotics and automation startups,” says Alfons Riek, vice-president technology and innovation for Festo, in a statement.

“We will collaborate with entrepreneurs and academia alike in bringing innovative new automation and robotic concepts and solutions to market.”

Fady Saad, co-founder and vice-president of strategic partnerships for MassRobotics, adds, “Having an automation company with the expertise, resources and leading-edge development capabilities of Festo will further the mission of MassRobotics and create excitement about our collaborative efforts.”