Hi, I'm Andrew.
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This spring, I’m auditing a class from the University of Washington’s graduate school of communication: COMMLD 540: Mastering the Art & Science of Professional Communication. As part of the curriculum, we post weekly commentary on current events, analyzing the communication and business strategies behind each news piece. This week I analyzed the launch of Disney Plus, as covered in this article from the New York Times.
This blog was originally published to haptx.com/telerobots. I witnessed history as my colleagues collaborated with a global engineering team to build a haptic telerobotic straight out of SciFi. It was an honor to tell this story: traveling to Tokyo to pitch our technology, capturing pictures and video, brainstorming demo content, writing our blog post, and successfully pitching our story to WIRED.
This week I’m heading to CES, the trade show featuring latest gadgets and gizmos galore. The expo will be chock-full of the latest in VR, AR, gaming, drones, and voice-assisted toilets.
While I look forward to seeing what CES has to offer, my technology wish for 2019 isn’t a piece of shiny new hardware. My hope for 2019 is that our leading technology companies communicate their practices and policies with more transparency.
Outside of experiencing HaptX Gloves first-hand, we’ve found that video is the best medium to communicate how they feel, what they enable, and why they’re special.
We didn’t expect producing this video would be such a fascinating undertaking. In this blog, we’ll take you behind the scenes of how we overcame unfamiliar software challenges, smashed UFOs in our office, demoed to celebrities, and edited together 62 seconds of footage that we’re proud of.
I thought that April 5th would be a typical Wednesday morning, but then I opened my email. My heart sank as I read the subject line: “FW: Taser changes name to Axon…”
At HaptX, our team is celebrating a momentous 2017. We closed the year with a bang, retiring the AxonVR moniker in November and adopting a new name: HaptX. With this change came the reveal of our new product, HaptX Gloves, a set of haptic gloves capable of producing realistic touch feedback.
The best resolutions change our habits. Habits are the things we do by default without even thinking. They’re the patterns that shape our lives. Habits take time and repetition to form. If you develop a good habit by tackling a New Year’s resolution, you’ll be better off in the years ahead.