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.
“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.”
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.
Watch Robotically, Inc. Founder Dr. Austin Gurley’s interview at CES 2019, showcasing DEFT’s new robot: “Dexapod” – commercialized by Robotically, Inc.
Birmingham, AL — Fresh off the heels of Birmingham’s annual Innovation Week, the city is making news for its burgeoning startup scene. Auto racing software startup APEX Pro took home the $100K seed prize, as well as the $1,000 audience choice award, at EDPA’s Alabama Launchpad imerge 2018 startup competition.