The robots are here - with Derek Degeest

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The Woodworking Network Podcast
September 23, 2021

WWN PodcastWill Sampson talks about new advances in robotic technology including an interview with Derek Degeest, president of Lesta USA, which is marketing self-learning robots to the finishing industry. This episode was recorded live at the AWFS Fair.

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Intro music courtesy of Anthony Monson.

Derek Degeest
President, Lesta USA
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Will Sampson
Editorial Director, Woodworking Network / FDMC Magazine