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The Trump Administration and Robotics: Our Initial Analysis

The Trump Administration and Robotics: Our Initial Analysis

Last night, President Donald Trump reiterated many of his campaign promises in his first formal address to the U.S. Congress. He promised to protect U.S. manufacturing, make a “big, big” corporate tax cut, and spend up to $1 trillion on...

The New World of Subscription-Based Robotic Solutions

The New World of Subscription-Based Robotic Solutions

As companies in more industries beyond manufacturing consider robots, the emerging robots-as-a-service (RaaS) business model is helping with adoption and management. As with software as a service or SaaS, enterprises can apply robotic solutions to their processes, immediately implement new automation,...

Transactions Report: Q4 2016

Transactions Report: Q4 2016

Industrial automation and robotics investments go well together, but interested parties need to understand current trends. They include a a broadening landscape, being receptive to end-user feedback, and certain hot sectors, as we examine in RBR's Q4 2016/Year-End Transactions Report.

Transactions Report: 3Q2016

Transactions Report: 3Q2016

In 3Q2016, neither Brexit nor roiling markets nor uncertainty on Wall Street could keep robotics from its appointed M&As, investments, and overall upward acceleration. Following the money In the East, China and Japan get the most attention when it comes to robotics...

Robot Harvest: Agribotics for Farm, Field and Orchard

Robot Harvest: Agribotics for Farm, Field and Orchard

This report offers insight, analysis, and industry news  on the convergence of agribotics, smart farming, Farming 4.0, and the Internet of Things in agriculture. From 7 billion people to 9 billion by 2050! Three grand challenges face a rapidly-growing world...

Transactions Report: 2Q2016

Transactions Report: 2Q2016

Waiting for the right deal? In terms of robotics investments announced, signed, or closed during the second quarter of 2016, the transportation sector was No. 1, but for the really healthy investments, you had to look elsewhere. Transportation, which we...

Research Report: Self-driving Vehicles: Autonomy Just Up the Road

Research Report: Self-driving Vehicles: Autonomy Just Up the Road

This report unpacks how the convergence of rapidly improving technology and changing consumer preferences is creating an inflection point for the transportation industry not seen in decades. “Investors no longer wonder who in the auto industry is involved in automated vehicles. Now,...

ISO/TS 15066 Explained

ISO/TS 15066 Explained

ISO/TS 15066 It’s been a long journey for the ISO committee containing members from 24 participating countries, including representatives from leading collaborative robot manufacturers, who began work on ISO/TS 15066 back in 2010. Designed to supplement the requirements and guidance...