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.
Robotics Summit & Expo 2022 Recap
In Episode 78 of The Robot Report Podcast, Steve Crowe, Mike Oitzman and Dan Kara review the recently held Robotics Summit & Expo and Healthcare Robotics Engineering Forum.
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.
Media / Analyst Registration Open For Robotics Summit & Expo
The Robotics Summit keynotes and sessions, along with exhibiting companies, provides members of the media and analyst communities with many news, interview and photo / video opportunities with world’s leading robotics professionals, as well as access to the latest robotic systems and technologies.
Test Drive Boston Dynamics’ Spot Quadruped at Robotics Summit & Expo
Robotics Summit & Expo attendees will have a chance to walk Boston Dynamics’ quadruped robot Spot. They’ll also hear from Kevin Blankespoor, VP and GM of warehouse robotics at Boston Dynamics.
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.
Dexterity’s Samir Menon on Robotic Picking. Plus SPAC Problems and China’s Tech Crackdown
In this Robot Report podcast, Dexterity CEO Samir Menon discusses funding and developing a full-stack robotic picking solution. Also, Plus’ SPAC difficulties and Garick’s last mile delivery solution.
Zebra Technologies’ Melonee Wise Discusses New Fetch AMRs, Plus Softbank Robotics Europe Sale & AutoStore IPO
In this Robot Report podcast, Melonee Wise, Fetch Robotics Founder and VP of Robotics Automation at Zebra Technologies, discusses the autonomous mobile robotics (AMRs) sector and logistics automation. Plus possible Softbank Robotics Europe sale and the AutoStore IPO.
Pitney Bowes Deploys Ambi Robotics’ E-Commerce Solution, Plus Waymo’s Dead Ends & Armed Quadrupeds
Stephanie Cannon of Pitney Bowes discusses deploying robotics systems from Ambi Robotics to support E-commerce. Plus Waymo’s self-driving cars and Sword Defense’s robotic sniper rifle.
MAB Robotics – Start-Up Profile – Value Drivers Strong for Tunnel Inspection Using Quadrupeds
Inspection and service work in underground tunnels is the poster child for work that is “dirty, dull and dangerous”. It is also time consuming and costly. MAB Robotics is meeting the challenge with a compact, ruggedized, quadrupedal robot.
Overcoming the Robotics Tower of Babel
Developing SLAM systems is resource intensive, technically challenging, and expensive. In addition, the lack of common and shareable approaches for understanding the operational environment shared by robotics systems and humans has resulted in a multitude of system specific, spatial intelligence silos. There has to be a better way.
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.
Softbank’s New Robotics Direction and Interact Analysis’ Jason dePreaux on RaaS models. Also, AutoStore’s Mike Demko on Micro-fulfillment Centers.
In this Robot Report Podcast, Steve Crowe and Mike Oitzman review the new direction for Softbank’s robotics efforts. Also, Interact Analysis’ Jason dePreaux examines the robotics industry services market, plus AutoStore and MFCs.
A3’s Jeff Burnstein on Q1 NA Robot Orders, NYPD Jettisons Spot Quad & Wireless AMR Charging
In this podcast, Association for Advancing Automation’s president Jeff Burnstein comments on NA robot orders for Q1 2021. Also, NYPD ends trial of Boston Dynamics’ Spot quadruped and WiBotic’s wireless AMR charging.
Construction Robotics Featured at RoboBusiness Direct – May 20, 2021
In this RoboBusiness Direct session, attendees will learn about construction robotics solutions available today, what is on the horizon, and the critical need for new construction automation technologies.
Motiv Develops Perseverance Rover’s Arm, Oxbotica’s AV Software, & Boston Dynamics, Waymo News
In this Robot Report podcast, Motiv Space Systems’ Tom McCarthy discusses the development of the robotic arm on the Mars 2020 Perseverance Rover and Cold Operable Lunar Deployable Arm. Solutions from Oxbotica and Boston Dynamics also reviewed.