Author Information

Russell Nickerson


The up and coming industry that I will be reporting about here is the personal and home robotics industry. I will show how the development cycle in the United States functions. I will then answer the question: What are the main limits that hold back this industry? The U.S. approach to robotics will be contrasted with Japan’s approach as Japan has another very well developed robotics program.

Note on the Author

Russell Nickerson is a Computer Science Major with minors in Asian Studies, Management, Mathematics and Physics. This paper is the first part of a two part report on the home robotics industry that Russell is conducting under the mentoring of Professor John Santore.

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