Robotics

Built Robotics and Autonomous Construction Equipment

In the U.S. alone, 453,200 construction equipment operators plied their trade in 2018, many of whom used earth moving machines to move dirt around for various reasons. While operating an earthmover may sound like fun to an 8-year-old, the job itself mostly fits the three d’s – dull, dirty, and dangerous. Many road construction projects […]

Autonomous Ships from Sea Machines on Cruise Control

In our brave new world of contactless contact, automation is accelerating, whether it’s robots sanitizing hospital rooms or AI managing queues at retail operations. The trend is even spurring drone delivery by air and by ground-based robotic vehicles for last-mile deliveries. The eccentric billionaire that everyone loves to hate and short sell, Elon Musk, claims […]

6 Robotic Surgery Stocks for Retail Investors

Earlier this year, we wrote about the increasingly important role of healthcare robotics in smart hospital settings to help cut down on infections, as well as other nasty viruses and bacteria. Service robots can help deliver medications or sanitize hospital rooms, with the goal to reduce contact between human petri dishes in critical care conditions […]

Velodyne Lidar – The First LiDAR Pure Play Stock

About four years ago, we first discussed a technology called LiDAR, and in that piece we talked about a startup called Velodyne whose LiDAR products were being used in 25 different self-driving car programs at the time. Today, Velodyne has emerged as a leader in the LiDAR space having advanced surprisingly far in just under […]

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.” […]

Flying Motorcycles and Jetpacks: Fantasies Do Come True

It’s been nearly a decade since venture capital firm Founders Fund published its manifesto complaining about the slowing rate of innovation, encapsulated by the tagline: “We wanted flying cars, instead we got 140 characters.” (The line has been attributed to the firm’s founder and co-founder of PayPal, Peter Thiel, though the essay itself was penned […]

7 Healthcare Robots for the Smart Hospital of the Future

Funny how quickly a little pandemic can change your perspective. For years, we’ve been writing about what kind of jobs robots will do in the future – and how many humans will end up doing value-added tasks in the unemployment line. There’s certainly some valid concern about the loss of high-paying white-collar jobs, as well […]

10 Israeli Robotics Startups from the Startup Nation

While many of our readers call the United States of ’Murica home, we think it’s important to expose you to emerging technologies from around the world. There’s one little corner that burns especially bright with innovation, despite being inhabited by less than nine million people. Israel is the Startup Nation for good reason, and we’ve […]

CMR Surgical Deploys Its Surgical Robotic System Versius

In this day and age where we’ve turned over initial medical diagnoses to artificially intelligent bots, it’s hard to imagine a time when technology did not play a central role in healthcare. Yet leeches were still considered high-tech as recently as the 19th century – and are making something of a comeback today in some […]

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. […]