The work is enabled by a $2.8 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) that has been awarded to a team led by Southern Research and supported by PaR Systems. Other industry partners include Oak Ridge National Laboratory, the creator of the first Molten Salt Reactor (MSR) using thermal fluoride technology, Intuitive Research and Technology Corporation, a company that specializes in training in 3-D virtual environments, Southern Company, a leading energy company based in Atlanta, and DEFT Dynamics, an innovative small business developing real time feedback for robots and manipulators.
DEFT Dynamics Startup Studio will have a booth at CES that showcases several startups in the Internet of Things (IoT), artificial intelligence and robotics fields that have sprung up in the company’s 5,000-square-foot Birmingham facility.
Key startups are DEFT Dynamics, Moxie, Apex Pro and Tocaro Blue.
“Even in this age of machine learning, humans ultimately still make the decisions – on the race track and in the board room,” said Rains, whose APEX Pro machine-learning device sells for $450 and is the only product on the market that conveniently relays information from sensors via Bluetooth directly to a user’s cell phone.
“Deft has already had a tremendous impact on Birmingham’s entrepreneurial ecosystem, and with the new venture, Moxie IoT, they are poised to make an even bigger impact. Deft has the potential to help solve problems for some of the area’s largest companies right in their backyard and at a fraction of the price. Ross and Austin have created a dynamic operation that continues to produce some of the most exciting and innovative projects in the region.”
On the project, Southern Research has partnered with Oak Ridge National Laboratory, the creator of the original MSR technology; PaR Systems, a leading manufacturer of automation and robotic technology used in nuclear facilities; Intuitive Research and Technology Corp., which specializes in 3-D virtual training environments; DEFT Dynamics, an innovative small business developing real time feedback for robots and manipulators; and Southern Company, a leading energy company based in Atlanta.
The Birmingham startup that generates startups has a new one – targeting the Internet of Things (IoT) industry.
DEFT Dynamics’ Venture Studio has created MOXIE, an IoT platform producing industrial, healthcare and other products for funded startups. MOXIE says it can deliver a ready-to-use IoT system within 30 days of closing a deal.
Birmingham’s DEFT Dynamics has launched a new startup out of its Venture Studio, this time
targeting the Internet of Things (“IoT”) industry.
The new company, MOXIE, is an IoT solutions platform, offering integrated
hardware/software systems though its rapidly-expanding IoT product line, which is currently
focused on industrial IoT, healthcare IoT, and “proof of concept” IoT systems for funded
startups. MOXIE aggressively promises that it can deliver to its clients a ready-to-use IoT
system within 30 days of closing a deal.
From left, Gary York, CEO of Help Lightning; Weida Tan, founder and CEO of Fledging; Ross Wesson, founder and CEO of Deft Dynamics; and Keith Kakadia, CEO of Socially.In, spoke to a standing room only crowd at the most recent Investors Roundtable.