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Matt Fisher

Robot entrepreneur

Kumotek Robotics, Richardson, Tex.

Selected by the State of Texas as a “Leading Innovator of Tomorrow,” Matt Fisher founded Kumotek, which develops robots for the hobbyist as well as for tactical and rescue missions. The KumoTek-X (KT-X) is a low-cost, bipedal robot that can walk, run, somersault and pick up itself up from lying down, all while controlled with a standard PlayStation® wireless gamepad. The 13.5-inch-tall robot is available either fully assembled or in a kit, and can be programmed with little or no experience necessary.