RBR essential announcements for the interval ranging from April 9 – 16, 2021 include notices from Cruise, Ocado Group, Oxbotica, Canvas, Multiply Labs, Pickle Robot, Gaussian Robot, and Memic Innovative Surgery.
RBR essential announcements for the interval ranging from March 19 – 26, 2021 include notices from Skycatch, ForwardX, ABI Research, Korber, Libiao Robotics, AVALON SteriTech, SoftBank Robotics, Hesai Technology, Kodiak Robotics, and Pison Technology.
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.
RBR essential announcements for the interval ranging from March 5 – 12, 2021 include notices from Nimble Robotics, Axon, Skydio, Bedrock Ocean Exploration, Refraction AI, ForSight Robotics, GreyOrange and Vicarious.
The next production revolution will be a boon for a global economy that is sputtering and experiencing lagging growth and investment. This new technology wave should lead to a virtuous cycle of increased investment, higher productivity, more spending, and more investment.
In this Robot Report podcast, Greg Smith, President of Teradyne’s Industrial Automation Group discusses the company’s robotics acquisition strategies and future plans.
The five most popular RoboBusiness Direct sessions are available on demand. Topics include 1) robotics investment models, 2) robotics for logistics tasks, 3) the frontiers of manufacturing, 4) robotics commercializing strategies, and 5) the future of human-robot-collaboration.
RBR essential announcements for the interval ranging from January 8 – 14, 2021 include notices from Hyundai Robotics, MakinaRocks, Oceaneering International, WeRide.ai, Energy Robotics, DreamVu, Quicktron, Leadec, maxon Group, Fourier Intelligence and Naïo Technologies.
Robotics Business Review reviews Dive Technologies’ recent equity funding round.
RBR essential announcements for the interval ranging from December 25, 2020 to December 31, 2020 include notices from Flexiv, Distalmotion, EHang, Alpine 4 Technologies, Vayu, IISART, and the FAA.
While the number of transactions involving robotics companies has held steady through this year, the total value in November 2020 was half of that in November 2019.
Although robotics investments, mergers, and acquisitions may have dropped a bit in October 2020, autonomous vehicles, drones, and healthcare applications continued to receive funding.
The total number of robotics transactions held steady year over year, but the autonomous vehicle and manufacturing automation providers received less investment. Healthcare systems, field robots, and drones got funding in September 2020.
China has witnessed significant robotics sales and investment in 2020, a continuation of an earlier pattern. Still, young Chinese robotics companies face many challenges including a price sensitive domestic market, relatively low labor wages, trade conflicts and geopolitical tensions.
Despite the ongoing pandemic, robotics investment and acquisition activity did not slow down in August 2020, with funding flowing to autonomous vehicles, industrial automation, and drones.
Robotics fundings, mergers, and acquisitions in July 2020 stayed at comparable levels with transactions from a year ago and June.
Even before the advent of the Covid-19, autonomous mobile robot companies, notably those producing robots for use in e-commerce fulfillment centers, factories and warehousing, were experiencing a boom in investment. The pandemic is only accelerating investments in the AMR market.
In June 2020, investment and acquisition activity picked up a bit for autonomous vehicles, mobile robots, healthcare systems, and industrial automation.
For startups, including hardware centric, robotics companies, securing outside financing is essential to reach their commercial potential and continue to expand. In this comprehensive review, a popular source of start-up funding, venture capital, where capital is exchanged for equity, is examined.
Softbank’s most promising robotics investments are not those targeting the experimental technologies, nor the massive funding rounds for self-driving vehicles, but rather the mid-range investments in mobile robots for industrial and commercial applications.
The novel coronavirus pandemic slowed global manufacturing as investors look to the future of transportation.
Despite strong economic headwinds from global shutdowns in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, some funding and merger activity continued in April 2020, particularly in healthcare, transportation, and manufacturing.
As the COVID-19 pandemic slowed global manufacturing and trade, investments in robots, drones, and self-driving cars continued in March 2020, with both more shutdowns and an eventual recovery to come.
Field robots, industrial automation, self-driving vehicles, and healthcare systems received funding in February 2020.
In January 2020, robotics investments and mergers and acquisitions showed continued strength across applications, even as economic challenges affected manufacturing and food service robots.