Over the years we have heard Andrea Rossi talk about having a “robotic factory” build E-Cats when they move into the mass production phase of E-Cats. For a long time it was rather a vague statement, but today we get a better idea of what has been on Rossi’s mind. Here’s a question and response from the Journal of Nuclear Physics today about ABB Robotics (Asea Brown Boveri), a major robotic company based in Zurich, Switzerland.
September 27th, 2015 at 10:05 AM
Dear Andrea Rossi,
May I ask if you are collaborating with Asea Brown Boveri using their robots? They have capacity to build a robotic factory within months.
September 27th, 2015 at 1:38 PM
Yes, we are studying their small “Collaborative Robots” and I think that they will be integrated in our production systems. Congrats: you understand quickly.
To get a better idea of what ABB’s latest collaborative robots are all about, here’s a video from the company discussing their next generation of robots, and this might be what Rossi has in mind for making the E-Cat. Rossi has said that they are looking to make their devices as economically as possible, to create economies of scale, and discourage reverse engineering — and automation will need to play an important role in that effort. I can’t imagine these robots come very cheap, and there will need to be a good deal of investment to set up a production line with them.