The Roboticist Chronicles: Stu Shepherd & #HowtoRobot
We join Stuart Shepherd at the #HowToRobot booth at Fabtech 2022 in Atlanta, GA. to discuss how #HowToRobot is connecting those in the market for robotic solutions to the large network of robot suppliers who can help get the job done.
#HowToRobot started out as advisors back in 2017. They were helping companies figure out their robot potential, do their business cases and finding the right suppliers for their needs. It very quickly became obvious that buyers were struggling with finding the right place to start. And it was hard to find suppliers with experience in the particular field of the buyer.
Most buyers looked for suppliers very locally and didn’t always achieve what they were hoping for. They also saw that the clients’ demands and specifications were made by people not used to dealing with robots. In other words, this created confusion and projects that took way too long and with too many disappointed parties. So, they set out to structure these deals, create a world map of suppliers and make tools for buyers and sellers to find each other in a smarter way. This is #HowToRobot – officially launched in 2020.