Bond, a tech startup in New York, has created a business model around that rarest of gifts—a handwritten note.  But what’s unique about the service is that it’s enabled by some innovative software plus some really nifty robot technology.

Sonny Caberwal, founder and chief executive, along with “his chief technology officer, Kenji Larsen, developing hardware and software systems that could re-create the look and feel of a handwritten note. They built their own hardware, a writing machine that has robotic arms for holding a pen, a paintbrush, or a marker. Download the basic version of the Bond app and you can type out a message, pick a card and handwriting style.”  Pretty cool, huh!

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