Sila Nanotechnologies Sets New World Record Robot Build Time
A new World Record Robot Build Time of 21:32 (twenty one minutes and thirty two seconds) was set on July 17th, 2019 replacing the previous record by 1 minute and 3 seconds set by Zymergen on December 12, 2018 of 22:35 (twenty two minutes and thirty five seconds). It’s no surprise as Sila is working on one of the most relevant technologies going forward in the world: more energy from batteries in electric cars, mobile devices, and other devices craving longer run times with less size and weight.
Sila uses higher volumetric energy density to push more storage into the same space allowing greater distance and longer run times with the same physical size and weight. Unlike much of the speculative battery world promises, their silicon-dominant anode products drop into existing battery manufacturing processes, replace graphite entirely, and deliver significantly higher energy density at the cell-level with lower swelling – today, now!
How did they break the record?
We observed characteristics of great teams, and this same passion for immediately applying knowledge to results, at work with team Bio-Roids from Sila. During the build there was always 3 to 4 sets of hands on the robot at the same time. As a team they were able to engage the integration process of the robot parts much earlier than the instructions show, and much earlier than most if not all other teams. There was no down time from any of the builders. They were always searching for something to do, understand better, or assist with a teammate. They were proactive versus reactive. Finally, they had a strategic view of the build process. Someone took the initiative, time and forethought to understand the entire process, and from this macro perspective was able to increase the efficiency of the build.
A strong combination of (1) focused attention to detail – building each component correctly the first time – AND (2) a strategic overview approach that allowed for modifications to the assembly process that actually benefited the team, allowed Bio-Roids to be our new World Record Robot Build current Champion!
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