36 robotics investments accounted for US $620M, with funding for firms providing drone enabled data and analytics services particularly strong.
January 2023 Robotics Investments Total $521M
Robotics funding for the month of January 2023 totaled US $521M, the result of 41 investments. Firms providing robotics solutions for autonomous ground transportation such as sensors, autonomy ‘stacks’ and ‘drivers’, and autonomous platforms, was particularly strong.
What Slowdown? – December 2022 Robotics Investments Reaches $1.14B
December 2022’s 55 robotics investments totaled US $1.14B, a 7.7% increase over December 2021’s funding total. Investment into companies providing robotics solutions for autonomous ground transportation such as sensors, autonomy ‘stacks’ and ‘drivers’, and whole cloth systems, was particularly strong.
Motion Control Solutions for Robotics: New Opportunities, New Solutions – Available On Demand
In this webinar session, available on demand, attendees will learn how support for robotic motion control has improved with the introduction of new products and technologies, and how they allow for new capabilities, new applications, and entry into new markets.
RoboBusiness & Field Robotics Engineering Forum Preview
In Episode 93 of The Robot Report Podcast, Steve Crowe, Mike Oitzman and Dan Kara review the upcoming RoboBusiness Conference & Expo and the Field Robotics Engineering Forum, highlighting the robotics luminaries speaking at the event.
Overcoming Autonomous Farming Misconceptions in California
Monarch Tractor’s recent petition to Cal/OSHA may have been denied, but this outcome is not the setback many fear. CEO Praveen Penmetsa shares why.
Agricultural Robotics: Technologies, Solutions and Opportunities – Webinar Available on Demand
In this webinar, attendees will be provided with an overview of the agricultural robotics sector including a review of existing ag robotics systems, as well as highlighting current opportunities and gating factors. In addition, the latest platforms and technologies used to create agricultural robotics systems will be reviewed.
Autonomous Mowers & RaaS – A Conversation With Scythe Robotics CEO Jack Morrison
In this Robot Report Podcast, Jack Morrison, co-founder and CEO of Scythe Robotics, discusses the commercial market for autonomous mowers and how Scythe is going to market using a Robots-as-a-service business model.
Field Robotics Engineering Forum Call for Presentations Deadline Extended to July 8th
The Field Robotics Engineering Forum seeks session submissions that focus on the design and development of robotics systems that operate in outdoor, unstructured and dynamic environments, such as construction worksites, open mines, and farm fields, as well as busy urban centers.
RoboBusiness 2022 Call for Presentations Extended to July 8th
The robotics and automation sector’s premier business development event seeks session submissions that highlight commercial opportunities for robotics solution providers, and speak to robotics and business innovation in all its forms.
2022 RBR50 Robotics Innovation Awards Reviewed
In Episode 76 of The Robot Report Podcast, Steve Crowe. Mike Oitzman and Dan Kara discuss some of the their favorite innovative solutions that were honored in the 2022 RBR50 awards.
Blue River Technology’s Willy Pell on John Deere & Autonomous Tractors. Plus Cruise’s Robot Taxis
In Episode 75 of The Robot Report Podcast, Steve Crowe and Mike Oitzman interview Willy Pell, VP of Autonomy at Blue River Technology. Plus Cruise’s robot taxis gets pulled over.
Robotics Business Review Announces 2022 RBR50 Robotics Innovation Award Honorees
The RBR50 awards honor technology, business, and market innovations, as well as the robotics and automation organizations worldwide that were responsible for them.
Savioke’s CEO Steve Cousins on the Relay+ and Autonomous Delivery, Plus the World Ag Expo
In Episode 69 of The Robot Report Podcast, Steve Crowe and Mike Oitzman interview Steve Cousins, the founder and CEO of Savioke Robotics.
InsightTRAC Autonomously Removes Almond Mummies with Pellet Gun
The Mobile Robot Guide attended the 2022 World Ag Expo in Tulare, California. At the show, all kinds of agriculture related vendors demonstrated their solutions to prospective buyers. We had the opportunity to see a demo of a unique new autonomous agriculture robot by InsightTRAC, and interview the inventor, founder and CEO of the…
What’s Next for Robotics & Automation – Portents & Predictions for 2022
In this Robot Report podcast, WTWH Media’s Robotics Group – Steve Crowe, Mike Oitzman and Dan Kara – discuss the leading trends, themes, and opportunities that will drive the robotics, automation and intelligent systems sector forward in 2022.
GUSS Automation – Start-Up Profile – Autonomous, Precision Orchard Spraying Delivers Business and Social Benefits
GUSS Automation’s autonomous, precision orchard spraying solution provides growers with a rapid ROI, along with other benefits such as simplified operations, increased efficiency, enhanced safety and reduced labor costs.
What is the Future of Robotics? The Commercial Drone Market Provides Clues
It is advanced software, working in conjunction with hardware systems, that has driven the commercial drone sector to new heights. Similarly, software is the key capabilities enabler for other types of robotics systems going forward, including mobile robots.
John Deere’s Acquisition of Bear Flag Robotics, Robotics Investments, More
In Episode 50 of The Robot Report Podcast, Dan Leibfried, Director, Autonomy and Automation, John Deere, and Igino Cafiero, Co-founder & CEO, Bear Flag Robotics, discuss Deere’s recent acquisition of Bear Flag robotics for $250 million.
A Review of the 2021 RBR50 Robotics Innovation Awards
In this session, Steve Crowe and Mike Oitzman are joined by Dan Kara, VP of the Robotics Group at WTWH Media, to discuss how the RBR50 has evolved over the years, how the 50 winners were selected, and the many forms of innovation.
Farming with Driverless Tractors… is it Possible?
Most industry experts agree that the technological capabilities for driverless tractors are there… and many farmers and technology providers believe it is more a matter of “when” than “if.”
RBR Essential Robotics Announcements – March 12 – 19, 2021
RBR essential announcements for the interval ranging from March 12 – 19, 2021 include notices from FORT Robotics, Piaggio Fast Forward, Trimble, Monarch Tractor, Cruise and AEye.
Tertill CEO Helen Greiner on Gardening Robots, Plus Aurora Partners With Toyota
In this podcast, Helen Greiner, the CEO of Tertill, discusses the development of the company’s consumer class weeding robots. Also covered is Aurora’s partnership with Toyota to develop robotaxis.
Agricultural Robotics: The Next Multi-Billion Dollar Robotics Opportunity – RoboBusiness Direct Session
In this RoboBusiness Direct session, a panel of agricultural robotics thought leaders discuss the agricultural robotics sector, including existing solutions, enabling technologies and ongoing opportunities.
American Robotics’ FAA Approval and BLOS Operations, Boston Dynamics Dancing Humanoids, and Cruise’s New $2B Round
In this podcast, American Robotics CEO Reese Mozer, CEO of American Robotics, the first drone company approved by the FAA to operate automated drones without human operators, discusses BVLOS. Also, Boston Dynamics’ Founder Marc Raibert reflects on dancing humanoids.