About Us

Seaport Research & Development LLC was founded in 2013 by Colin Kingsbury. You can connect on LinkedIn, Twitter, or Facebook.

Seaport Research is the outgrowth of a project I began about eight years ago to better understand how we manufacture things. I believe we’re at the beginning of a long wave of software- and computing-enabled innovation away from mass manufacturing, the paradigm of the past two centuries, towards a more tailored future where highly-customized and built-for-purpose products are more affordable and accessible than ever before.

My first substantial project is an open-source robot arm which is designed to make practical robotic applications (e.g. an intelligent kitchen assistant) easier to build than ever before. It’s also providing a very real and practical education in the challenges to manufacturing a piece of precision machinery at a reasonable cost.


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