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Softbank: How Large Companies Approach Robotics, with Brady Watkins

Brady Watkins gives insights into how a large company like Softbank Robotics approaches the Robotics market
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NVIDIA and ROS Teaming Up To Accelerate Robotics Development, with Amit Goel

Amit Goel, Director of Product Management for Autonomous Machines at NVIDIA, discusses the new collaboration between Open Robotics and NVIDIA. The collaboration will dramatically improve the way ROS and NVIDIA's line of products such as Isaac SIM and the Jetson line of embedded boards operate together.
23 October 2021, by

Sense Think Act Podcast: Melonee Wise

In this episode, Audrow Nash speaks with Melonee Wise, former CEO of Fetch Robotics and current VP of Robotics Automation at Zebra Technologies. Melonee speaks about the origin of Fetch Robotics, her ...
11 October 2021, by and
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Autonomous Bricklaying by FBR, with Mark Pivac

In this episode, Ron Vanderkley interviews Mark Pivac, Chief Technical Officer and co-founder of FBR (formerly Fastbrick Robotics) about the world’s first end-to-end autonomous bricklaying robot, ...
18 September 2019, by

China’s strategic plan for a robotic future is working: 500+ Chinese robot companies

In 2015, after much research, I wrote about China having 194 robot companies and used screen shots of The Robot Report's Global Map to show where they were and a chart to show their makeup. We've just...
07 June 2017, by

SoftBank invests $5 billion into Didi Chuxing and $4 billion more in Nvidia

SoftBank, the giant telecom company, is venturing out into the world of robotics and transportation services. DealStreet Asia said that SoftBank is trying to transform itself into the 'Berkshire Hatha...
24 May 2017, by



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24 research reports that dissect the robotics industry

After reading the press releases for this batch of 24 research reports, although they vary widely in their forecasts, they almost all agree that most segments of the robotics industry are expected to...
05 May 2017, by

iRobot, KUKA and other robotic stocks exceed earnings expectations

iRobot (IRBT on the NASDAQ stock exchange) jumped from $70 to $80 per share on news that iRobot's quarterly earnings were so good that the company raised their forecast for 2017 to new highs. KUKA a...
04 May 2017, by

As DJI dominates camera and commercial drone sales, drone funding falls

According to AgFunder's 2016 AgTech Investing Report (supported by The Robot Report's own research), 2016 drone funding fell 64% from 2015 levels. Also, the type of companies getting funded were sens...
03 May 2017, by

The startup Launch Pad Competition blasts off at Automate 2017

What does Magic Johnson and a twenty foot robot have in common? You guessed it, Automate 2017. While this might seem like an odd pairing, it accurately reflects the current state of the robotics indu...
13 April 2017, by

Billion $dollar acquisitions continue: ABB acquires B&R

ABB, one of the Big Four global robot makers, has acquired Austrian industrial automation integrator and components manufacturer B&R (Bernecker & Rainer) Automation for an undisclosed amount b...
04 April 2017, by
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RoboBusiness Exhibition, with RoboBusiness 2014

In this episode, Audrow Nash speaks to several robotics companies at the company showcase at RoboBusiness 2014, which took place in Boston, Massachusetts....
29 May 2015, by

Launching RoboJobs: The new dedicated jobs board for the global robotics community

RoboJobs is a new dedicated jobs board for the global robotics community that connects both seasoned robotics experts and recent top graduates with entrepreneurs and established businesses seeking the...
22 April 2014, by

Robo-Stox: A dream come true

Throughout my 35-year career in the computer business, I always read and thought about what disruptive technology was ahead. When I had an IBM mainframe, I was looking at the DEC mini-computers and ev...
23 October 2013, by

Boston is actually living up to the hype this year!

The definitive list of private funding in robotics--or at least the most widely cited is the Hizook VC Funding for Robotics list.  The list for 2012 is out.   Please help make it complete by adding...
11 June 2013, by

iRobot stock jumps 15% on Q1 earnings and 2013 projections

iRobot’s stock (ISRG:NASDAQ) jumped 15% today on yesterday’s earnings report which exceeded analysts’ expectations for both the quarterly earnings and the annual projections....
24 April 2013, by

ExOne IPO Successful: Shareholders Contribute Random Passers-by

Before I start bashing bankers, I’d like to congratulate the ExOne Company on a successful initial public offering (IPO).  I haven’t seen much about ExOne [NASDAQ:XONE] on the robotics sites, b...
21 February 2013, by

Bolt closes funding round and opens applications

Bolt, Ben Einstein's hardware and robotics accelerator in Boston, today announced the close of their first funding round and the opening of the first round of applications for 2013 hardware startups. ...
20 February 2013, by

So long, and thanks for all the bots!

So, depending on who you ask, Willow Garage is shutting down, pursuing commercial interests, or changing direction. But things are not as dire as some may think: ROS is fine (the OSRF will support it)...
12 February 2013, by

RobotsLab launches BOX at TCEA 2013

We all know that robots are the gateway to STEM education, so what's not to love about getting 4 robots in a box, complete with lessons preloaded on a tablet. As both the US and UK undergo core curric...
06 February 2013, by

Samsung launch accelerator and $1.1 billion in funds

Samsung today offered hope to robot startups with the launch of its new Catalyst Fund, a $100 million commitment to the development of components, subsystems and disruptive technology. This is almost ...
05 February 2013, by

ROS on a stick

One of the exciting announcements at Automate 2013 is also one of the smallest. Gumstix, providers of Linux computers-on-modules (COMs) are offering ROS on a stick. For $45, Gumstix provide a bootable...
29 January 2013, by







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