I read recently that funding for robotics startups has surged in the past few years. If you keep abreast of funding announcements, this rings true. Robotics, however, seems to be one of the industries where you hear a lot about the funding and don’t see many of the results. Aside from a few Boston Dynamics videos every year, I haven’t seen many final products, or even progress for that matter. Why is robotics progress so cloak and dagger? With all this funding, will we see mountains of new robotic technology within the next ten years?