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2016 is the third year of bringing you our Robotics Business Review webcast series. It has been wildly successful thanks to our ever-growing and loyal fan base. Thanks ever so much.
We now stream out to over 45 countries in all 12 time zones, with audiences eagerly looking forward to “joining the conversation” on our monthly Thursday webcasts.
With thousands of our very loyal and highly engaged fans, together with the support of our dedicated sponsor base, we are looking forward to our best year yet with 2016’s Webcast Series.
As you can see from the list of webcast topics for 2016 below, robotics has entered a dynamic new phase both in its technology and science, as well as with its business and multiple impacts on society.
We feel that our webcasts for 2016 reflect this dynamism and go to the heart of the forces driving it along.
We hope you can join us for yet another exciting year of webcasting to the robotics community worldwide.
Here are our offerings for your review and consideration:
Consumer Electronics Show 2016 Wrap-up
New Year’s doubleheader! Join us for a wrap-up of our consumer robotics conference session at the annual Consumer Electronics Show, as well as a special kick-off guide to our picks of the very best in consumer/home/ personal robots for the upcoming buying season.
Share the highlights, take-aways, and wisdom from our expert sessions at our CES 2016 conference: personal/ home robots and how they will change the way we live and work; technologies that enable robots to think, speak and learn.
Plus, a special PDF download detailing our picks for the hottest personal/home robots for 2016; what we call The Sweet Sixteen for 2016. Get your copy during the webcast. Can’t wait? Get your copy right now!
Robotics, the Next General Purpose Technology
General-purpose technologies (GPTs) have changed the world: networking, the computer, electrification, railroads, and the steam engine are the best known. GPTs are few but powerful; they represent the most disruptive technologies ever produced by humankind, technologies that change forever our lives and how we work.
Robotics has been crowned the newest GPT disruptor. Join us for Robotics, the Next General Purpose Technology, and see the why, the how, and where it’s bound. Hear from leading experts in the field; share their insights and intuition on this nascent GPT’s effects on business and commerce, the workplace, and in our own personal lives.
See how robot-driven automation will become this new GPT’s most dominant creation.
Industrial Automation and the “New” Productivity
Productivity, on a steep decline since 2000, has a new ally that is being hailed as a new force in everything from manufacturing to logistics — robot-driven automation. The London School of Economics is out with the first empirical study of the disruptive role of robots at reversing the productivity decline. It’s what we’re calling the “New Productivity.” It’s real, it’s here, and it’s being deployed.
The evidence is in! Join us for an eye-opening webcast with the facts, news and views—who’s doing what, where and why—as robot-driven automation pushes back all the boundaries that held real gains in productivity in limbo for nearly two decades.
See also why the New Productivity is not the cruel job thief as portrayed in the media. Yes, new technology obsoletes many jobs, but creates many more than it takes. The more pressing problem: How to educate and train the massive new workforce necessary to meet the demands of the New Productivity?
Investing in Robotics 2016
The smashing success of our Investing in Robotics 2015 webcast and research report is reprised again for 2016, as once more we dive into upcoming robotics investment opportunities for 2016 with our special insider experts.
Get the lowdown on equities, themed funds, ETFs, even motif investing.
See how and why the evolution of robotics is driving automation growth at double-digit rates.
Who will be the winners, losers and also-rans of robot-driven automation?
Go inside on mergers and acquisitions, major investment trends, and venture capital’s winning picks (including the whopping jump in VC investments for 2015).
Be on the lookout throughout 2017 for our quarterly investment reports. Get ahead with the webcast, and stay ahead with our quarterly reports.
A new army of industrial robots is descending; robots that can work with and alongside humans in performing work tasks previously needing separation between robot and human.
Today, ever since the first appearance of robots in manufacturing over fifty years ago, human-robot collaboration has finally arrived with robots integrating with humans in real-world settings on the factory floors of both large and small manufacturers.
This webcast will explore advancements in the field of collaborative robot technology, its applications, safety implications, human impacts as well as those all-important impacts on productivity, business and investing.
Healthcare Robotics to the Rescue
The numbers are staggering as U.S. healthcare hits $3.09 trillion in 2014—including 36 million admitted patients—and will soar to $3.57 trillion by 2017. That’s 18 percent of the U.S. GDP!
In nearly every category, from surgical and direct patient care to hospital services, pharmacy, rehabilitation, and prosthetics, even as potential aides for 54 million U.S. seniors, robotics has made a huge impact on healthcare—and its influence on the healthcare system is rapidly increasing.
What is robotics presently doing to affect care; can robotics do more; can robotics corral runaway expenditures?
What are the trends, challenges, and opportunities facing healthcare robotics?
Who’s driving robotics in the space with new technologies for direct patient care, diagnostics, and lab research, and who’s pushing boundaries with disruptive, breakthrough advances?
Join us as our webcast experts illuminate who’s doing what and where, and as they help to frame the healthcare market for robotics investment opportunities both today and tomorrow.
Self-driving Vehicles: Autonomy Just Up the Road
No longer a futuristic fantasy, self-driving vehicles, are projected to be 10 million strong on U.S. roads by 2020, while over 50 percent of all cars, trucks and busses will come with many automated “features” as standard equipment. Globally, the scenario is very similar.
From Detroit to Silicon Valley, from car manufacturers to tech companies, and in a host of innovative labs and manufacturing facilities worldwide, autonomous vehicles have the green light to roll out as soon as possible.
In addition to autonomous driving technology, insurance and regulatory issues abound and are growing ever more prominent.
From semi-autonomous to fully autonomous vehicles to the state of the industry, please join us for an in-depth look at where it’s all at today and where it’s all going.
We analyze the self-driving vehicle market to see how the self-driving vehicle industry will look in the next five years. We’ll look at the economic impact that self-driving vehicles can have and look at the current barriers to success facing the industry.
Collaborative Robots’ Impact on Workplace Safety Standards
A new ISO technical specification was recently released to address collaborative robot safety standards in industrial settings. This opens up new market opportunities for collaborative robot vendors and creates a reference point for robotics end users evaluating the safety of this new class of robotics systems. This webcast will unpack the standard, put into perspective the status of collaborative-class robotic systems and offer practical recommendations for adoption and implementation of collaborative robots in human-populated environments.
The Industrial Internet of Things: Putting It All Together
Digitization, miniaturization and communication are coming together “under the Cloud” to revolutionize how we manufacture, ship, warehouse, and sell just about everything.
The “Industrial” Internet of Things is on the build yoking a Universe of Things together where every machine communicates with all others and all are controlled from anywhere on virtually any device. Leading the charge will owe much to robot-driven automation.
This webcast will take a look at how and where the pieces are coming together, what the projected impacts and outcomes are, and how robotics is at the center of all this automation activity.
Yes, IoT is nascent; yes, there are lots of variables and elusive answers to many of its basic questions; and yes, it’s a work in progress. However, it’s on the move and the consequences of its development will change business and life as we know it.
Robot Harvest: Agribotics for Farm, Field and Orchard
The farm of the future is on its way.
It’s a high-tech enterprise that today’s farmers can barely imagine coming at them, although they will be the ones who will drive the rise of the automated farms, fields and orchards of tomorrow.
Living on a planet that feeds 7 billion people today, that will balloon to 9 billion mouths to feed by 2050, will need a revolution in automation in order to sustain our way of life. All of which will take land management, agricultural resource development, and robotics.
Today’s agribot technologies are just beginning to show themselves. Self-driving machinery and flying robots that are able and capable of automatically surveying and treating crops, will become commonplace on farms that practice what’s come to be called precision agriculture. Automated planters, robot fruit and vegetable pickers, robotic dairies, new machines for autonomous farming, crop maintenance and harvesting capabilities of every sort are nearing final development or are already on the job.
But still, it’s just a beginning.
Join us for an exciting and informative journey of discovery to the Farm of the Future; see how close it is at hand, and what high-tech agribotics is up to in the here and now, as well as what is still needed to optimize both agricultural inputs and outputs for the future.
Construction Robotics: Infrastructure, Buildings & Housing
According to the American Society of Civil Engineers’ Report Card for America’s Infrastructure, there is a trillion dollars of U.S. infrastructure desperately in need of attention, plus over two trillion more needed by 2020 to put the country on stable footing.
In addition, come 2050, housing, buildings, and totally “new” infrastructure will be a critical need to accommodate the urgent crisis of an expanded population.
As of today, real-world solutions for those perilous scenarios are few. Construction robotics presents one of the few all-purpose technologies that is a viable source for solutions to these near-intractable threats to humanity.
Where in the construction industry is robotics on the rise?
What are the macro plans, if any, for widespread adoption of robotic building techniques?
Who is driving the development and implementation of construction robotics
Is there any systematic organization to the construction robotics industry or is it more diffuse with advances made on a more ad hoc nature?
How can construction robotics best impact infrastructure, buildings and housing?
Robots at the Door: Consumer, Personal & Home Companions
Early December is time once again for our annual consumer robotics webcast.
A dozen shopping days before Christmas and a month prior to the 2017 Consumer Electronics Show, Robotics Business Review rolls out a look back at 2016 and its impact on home and personal robotics, consumer preferences, and how the segment is doing in the marketplace, i.e. how did our Sweet 16 picks for 2016 actually do?
Then we take a look ahead at 2017. From our upcoming, annual half-day consumer robotics session at CES2017, then further out, looking at which robots might fare best with consumers for 2017.
Reviews, views, trends, and prognostications, the ups and downs of the industry and its developers will be discussed with analysts, techies and business people.
We’ll size the market and size how receptive consumers are toward a live-in robot companion.
What will consumer robotics do next? Join the conver