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'We were aligned in our vision': RE2 Robotics founder Jorgen Pedersen on the Sarcos acquisition, one year later

'We were aligned in our vision': RE2 Robotics founder Jorgen Pedersen on the Sarcos acquisition, one year later
The local company's former CEO might be traveling more since the $100 million deal, but otherwise, the mission to use robots to ease human burdens has remained intact.

Last year was spent figuring out how RE2’s Pittsburgh team and Sarcos’ Salt Lake City employees were going to work together, Sarcos Chief Operating Officer Jorgen Pedersen told this reporter during a tour of the facilities.No employees from Salt Lake City have transferred to the Pittsburgh location, so most of its hires come from the city.Furthermore, due to so much of the hardware being made here, Salt Lake City employees travel to Pittsburgh more than in the reverse (though Pedersen himself ventures to Salt Lake City at least once a quarter).“It’s not just Pittsburgh and it’s not just Salt Lake City, it’s everyone together.

“We’re looking to go into the world, whether that be in a construction site, or out onto a tarmac, and help workers do their jobs more safely,” Pedersen said.“During the design phase, you can be anywhere if you’re just writing code, but during the test phase you need to be on site,” Pedersen said.

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