Industrial Robots

Bright Machines and Software-Defined Manufacturing

“Why software is eating the world” was the title of a famed blog post published in 2011 by venture capitalist Marc Andreessen which addressed concerns in the investment community of another tech bubble. He argued that “new software ideas will result in the rise of new Silicon Valley-style start-ups that invade existing industries with impunity.” […]

Is Teradyne an Industrial Robot Stock Yet?

Because we write about exciting disruptive technologies, we’re read by a large number of eager first-time investors who are trying to find the next Microsoft and unaware of just how easy it is to lose money in the stock market. The fact that we’re now in the longest bull market ever doesn’t help much either. […]

Robotic Inspection for Non-Magnetic Surfaces

Any truly disruptive technology will always have some controversy surrounding it that provokes people’s emotions. Gene editing at the germline, DNA testing for IQ, and brain to computer interfaces, are all heavily debated topics by people with various motivations. For artificial intelligence, the controversial topic du jour is to yell “bias” whenever the algorithm provides a […]

Automated Warehouse Robots Made in China

“I Worked at an Amazon Fulfillment Center; They Treat Workers Like Robots,” was the title of an article by Time Magazine which went on to talk about how workers were having a hard time enduring “the agony of walking 15 miles a day and doing hundreds of squats.” They shan’t be worried about that for […]

Latest Robotic Technology for the World’s Worst Jobs

Nary a week goes by that we don’t hear about how the latest robotic technology will take our jobs away. The newest piece of news on this theme of “automation taking jobs” comes from the Brookings Institution, a Washington, D.C.-based think tank that spends its time figuring out how much we’re screwing up the future […]

7 Warehouse Robots for Retail Automation

Really good science fiction movies help us imagine a more exciting future, where giant robots engage in combat for our viewing pleasure or there’s a cure for baldness. These films also remind us just how far those fantastic visions are from our more mundane reality. By now we should all own flying cars and be […]

Is Teradyne Becoming an Industrial Robotics Stock?

With many new disruptive technologies, you will find few pure-play stocks out there for retail investors to take part in. That’s certainly not the case with robotics however, and we’ve written quite a few articles on investing in robots, from buying robot ETFs to buying Japanese robot stocks. Still, we’re always on the lookout for […]

Two ETFs for Artificial Intelligence and Robotics

The best way for investors to get exposure to any given investment theme is by finding an Exchange Traded Fund (ETF) that tracks said theme. The problem with many of these ETFs is that they aren’t exactly focused on pure plays. The creators of the ETF want a broad enough selection of stocks within the […]

4 Chinese Industrial Robot Stocks to Invest In

China has recently surpassed the US to become the world leader in GDP counted in Purchasing Power Parity (PPP) exchange rates, surpassing both the United States and the European Union. If you’ve forgotten about what PPP is from your college econ classes, it’s a hypothetical rate used to calculate GDP which simply puts everyone on the same playing field. […]

10 Interesting Chinese Robotic Startups

The United States can still claim to be the largest economy in the world, at an estimated $18 trillion. For now. It’s no secret that the People’s Republic of China is gunning to be No. 1. Boasting an $11 trillion economy and 6.7 percent growth in 2016 (against 1.6 percent in the United States), it’s […]