Inside Locus Robotics’ acquisition of Waypoint Robotics

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In this week’s episode, Steve and Mike dive deep into the big news story of the day: the announcement of the acquisition of Waypoint Robotics by Locus Robotics. They interview Locus Robotics CEO and cofounder Rick Faulk and Waypoint Robotics CEO and cofounder Jason Walker.

Rick and Jason discuss how the deal came together; the current state of the AMR market; why robots as a service (RaaS) is key to Locus Robotics success; and where the combined organization goes in the future.

Special thanks to Rick Faulk and Jason Walker for making time for this interview on a super busy day for them.

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Mike Oitzman

Mike Oitzman is Senior Editor of WTWH's Robotics Group, cohost of The Robot Report Podcast, and founder of the Mobile Robot Guide. Oitzman is a robotics industry veteran with 25-plus years of experience at various high-tech companies in the roles of marketing, sales and product management. He can be reached at