With the global economy spiraling downwards, the tech sector has proven to be one of the rare bright spots of expansion and growth. The diversity of the market and the nature of the products being generated is a powerful insurance against the volatility affecting other sectors, such as housing or finance, whose lights shone more brightly in past years. In this Boston.com article, Rod Brooks’ Heartland Robotics is mentioned as an entity to watch for growth, expansion and innovation in the years to come. The company, itself a spinoff of Brooks’ successful iRobot Corporation, has been surrounded by a buzz of excitement since it was announced earlier this fall. To read the Boston.com article, click here; to learn more about Heartland Robotics, please visit their webpage.