Before you ever "Liked" a single thing on Facebook, Lane Merrifield was busy building Club Penguin into a hugely popular social site for kids, which Disney snapped up for $350 million. With his new venture, he's trying to develop a healthier work, life balance. Trying.
"Robots give us this really unique tool to look into the mind of a human," Adam Setapen, a roboticist at Romotive, which makes the iPhone-powered robot Romo, says in a new Fast Company video. Meanwhile, by building the mind of a robot, humans learn valuable lessons on efficiency and creativity.
At the center of every great project--whether Google Maps, a podcast, or Nashville--lies a conversation. Just ask Daniel Graf, Connie Britton, and Marc Maron, three of this year's Most Creative People in business.