Robots and the human connection

By Patrick Martin

“Robotics is definitely a big part of my life,” Kyle Granat said. He is a hardware engineer at Trossen Robotics in Downers Grove, just outside Chicago. The company sells kits for robotics enthusiasts.

Granat was fascinated by a computer around the age of three. The person who first nurtured Granat’s love of computers and robotics continues to be a source of inspiration for him.

Photo at top: Olga Granat, right, shows a boy how to operate a robotic arm at the Chicago Northside Mini Maker Faire (Patrick Martin/MEDILL).