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Catalyst Connection: Joel Reed of the Pittsburgh Robotics Network

Interview by Matt Holjes and Jonathan Kersting

The Pittsburgh Robotics Network (PRN) represents the companies and leaders who make up the Pittsburgh robotics ecosystem, which is anchored by Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) and driven by 100+ robotics organizations, including the worldwide leaders in autonomous vehicle development. 

Executive Director Joel Reed tell us about the PRN's mission to accelerate the adoption of robotic solutions by bridging this large and dynamic community to the world. We do this by making connections, expanding our collective knowledge, and positively influencing the development and adoption of robotic and artificial intelligence (AI) technologies. 

The Pittsburgh Robotics Network brings enhanced visibility to Southwestern Pennsylvania’s robotics community, distinguishing it as the Robotics Capital of the World and a recognized leader in equal opportunity and economic development.

Pittsburgh is one of the few cities where robotics leaders can meet face-to-face to influence the direction of the industry. We facilitate connections between members and stakeholders, further accelerating opportunities for business growth and development. Our organization provides exclusive access to member-only events and programs centered on knowledge-sharing and collaboration. 

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