ELKHART, INDIANA – Furrion, a global leader of innovative products and services, announced today that Matt Petrill has been hired as its new Vice President of Operations for North America. The addition of Petrill comes at an opportune time as Furrion experiences unprecedented growth, including expanding into the home and business markets in 2017.
ELKHART, INDIANA – Today Furrion unveiled its Innovation Center and Institute of Technology (ICIT) which will serve as its US headquarters. The 35,000 square foot center sits on eight acres and features the latest in technology from biometric security entry to a complete solar array on the roof. The building will house executive, sales and marketing, customer care, design, R&D, robotics and product testing. A 12,000 square foot showroom showcases Furrion’s latest products for mobile living, the home and for business. The opening of the ICIT also marks the first time Furrion Robotic’s Prosthesis, the world’s first exo-bionic racing mech, will be shown in motion.
ELKHART, INDIANA – Today at the grand opening of Furrion’s Innovation Center and Institute of Technology (ICIT) campus, Furrion’s Prosthesis, the world’s first exo-bionic racing mech, will take its’ first steps. While at first glance, it looks like an intimidating robot, Prosthesis is actually a responsive, stable and powerful human-controlled exo-bionic platform that amplifies the motions of the pilot. Prosthesis is the first machine of its kind, ushering in a new era of large scale, high-performance mech technology. It represents a departure from conventional, human scale exo-bionics, integrating off-road racing technology with industrial motion control to produce an entirely new breed of machine. Debuted at the Consumer Electronics Show in January, today marks the second phase of development which is pilot training. At the grand opening, Prosthesis will be demonstrated by its’ creator and first pilot, Jonathan Tippett the Co-Founder and CTO of Furrion Robotics.
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