ReadySight robot navigates rocks, rugs and all sorts of indoor and outdoor terrain.
Time takes time. I’ve heard that saying often, but have a new appreciation for it in recent weeks. I co-founded Company Six due to its important mission - keeping people with dangerous jobs and those they serve, safe. I, as much as anyone, want to get our rugged, low-cost robot out to our customers as soon as possible, to have their backs and to provide the situational awareness they need today.
Respect is one of the CO6 core values, and it takes many forms. Making a small and capable robot like ReadySight is very difficult - it requires optimizing for mobility, size, temperature and moisture, battery life, and a secure backend video platform. Our team is up to the challenge, but out of respect for first responders and others with dangerous jobs, we simply will not put a robot into their hands unless it meets our high criteria for reliability and performance.
We also respect the urgency facing those who are eagerly waiting for the services the ReadySight robot provides. We are thrilled to announce that our Special Insights Team (SIT) partners will begin beta testing the ReadySight robots in the coming weeks. For first responders, every day counts, every day brings a chance for circumstances where situational awareness could make a meaningful difference. We respect the urgent need that each and every one of our customers face, and want to meet that demand.
As my team and I face difficult decisions, we focus on the fundamentals, on our core values, and on how best to respect and honor our mission while maintaining the level of trust our customers bestow upon us. We take the time to earn our stakeholders’ respect and to deliver a product and program worthy of it. Thank you for your patience as each day the ReadySight robot takes one step closer to serving you, ensuring safety and awareness when you and your community need it most.
For the past two years, I have been working alongside the incredible Company Six team to deliver a reliable, effective and affordable robot that can protect those who protect us. Company Six was built on the notion that personal robots can help people do their jobs better, and can create safer communities by allowing people with dangerous jobs to make better decisions in real-time.
We have learned a lot throughout our journey, and while the road has not been as smooth as we had hoped, we relied on our company core values, namely teamwork, customer focus and innovation to get us through. I’d like to share an example.
Like so many other organizations, Company Six has been dealing with the ramifications of current events that no one could have predicted. The pandemic and other geopolitical forces have delayed delivery and availability of critical components, requiring us to push back the launch of the first ReadySight robot. However, we used this time to conduct more testing and customer discovery on our ReadySight™ robot.
Company Six is dedicated to protecting those who protect us, and values each and every customer. We anticipate the first set of ReadySight robots going into the field this fall with members of our Special Insights Team, and being available to the public soon after. We look forward to hearing your stories of how the ReadySight robot serves you and those you serve.
CEO, Company Six