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 […]

Robotic Vacuums Sweep iRobot Shares Higher

It’s been a little over a year since we first wrote about iRobot (NASDAQ:IRBT) a consumer robotics company that largely sells robotic vacuums. Since that article, shares of IRBT have risen +81% compared to just a +10% return for the NASDAQ index as a whole. In the last 3 months alone, IRBT stock has jumped +37% […]

Investing in Consumer Robotics with iRobot (IRBT)

In a recent article, we highlighted a mobile robotic telepresence (MRT) company called Double Robotics which is addressing a niche application of robotics called “mobile robotic telepresence” or MRT. MRT is one of the two niche applications for robotics that falls under the “consumer business” segment, the other being home cleaning and maintenance. One publicly-traded company that all but […]