In a not too distance past, new technology was something reserved for professors, scientists, or high powered executives. Let’s take computers for example. In 1986 the fastest computer on the market in was the Compaq 386 Desktop computer which ran for $6,499 ($14,499 in today’s dollars). It came with an outstanding 1.2 MB floppy drive and the awe-inspiring 40 MB hard drive! Fast forward 30 years and now 73% of teenagers have smartphones – a pocket-sized computer far more powerful, faster, and affordable than its 1986 predecessor. Just for fun, let’s compare the newly released Samsung Galaxy 8. The progress is amazing!

Compaq DeskPro 286 Samsung Galaxy 8
RAM 640 KB 4GB
Hard Drive 40 MB 64 GB
Speed 12 MHz 2.35 GHz
Cost (2017 dollars) $14,499 $724.99


The same type of innovation and accessibility that has happened to computers, is now happening to robots. Robots are no longer reserved for just the professor, scientist, or manufacturing giant. Robots are becoming a part of everyday life. We have robots that vacuum our floors, cook our dinner, 3D print our houses, and soon will be driving our cars. Robots are for everyone! In the coming years we will see a continued use, reliance, and even dependence on robots at work and at home.

This is one of the reasons why the Dobot is so ground breaking – it brings automation and robotics to everyone. With its intuitive programming students as young as 6th grade can 3D print, laser engrave, paint, and draw – the Dobot’s only limitation is the user’s creativity. At the same time the Dobot can be used in manufacturing facilities for pick and place, soldering, and assembly applications. This versatility makes it a powerful teaching tool to prepare our students to live in a world where they will coexist with robots. In as little as three years, 10% of American households will own a robot and over the next two decades an estimated 47% of current US jobs will be automated! Now, we can sit back and let our students become as useful as floppy disks, or we can teach them robotics so they take part in forming the future of robotics.

In the News with Dobot…Happening Now…

In the News with Dobot…Happening Now…

Dobot Assembly Project Currently on Twitter, our new clients are tweeting about using the Dobot Suction Cup to pick and place objects used in demonstration here at a US trade show. Mr. Ricardo O. reports that, “I am very thankful to have found you. Your product...

Meet RENi

Meet RENi

Meet our Robotic Educational Navigational interface, RENi! She will be our guide as we explore the world of science and technology with the Dobot Magician! Born on the Asian continent, our robotic friend takes her name from the Mandarin word “rén”, meaning “person” or...

How Can I get the Perfect 3D Print?

How Can I get the Perfect 3D Print?

I want to 3D print faster! How can I get a better quality print? These are both comments I get all of the time. There are a lot of different settings that can affect the speed and quality of your print and the tricky part is it all depends on what you want to do....

NEW Conveyor Belt Kit

NEW Conveyor Belt Kit

Mini Production Line Simulation The Conveyor Belt Kit for Dobot Magician is a complete production line simulation. Who knew this simulation could engage students in the classroom with real world applications for tomorrow? The Conveyor Belt Kit has adjustable speeds, a...

NoCom 2017

NoCom 2017

In-Position Technologies would like to thank everyone who stopped by our booth at the NoCom 2017 Trade Show on April 27th in Loveland, CO. We are looking forward to meeting with you in the near future to discuss your upcoming projects. We would like to thank the...