Robotics

Why The Future of Robotics May be Four-Legged

Every so often, social media throws us a bone. To welcome in the New Year, Boston Dynamics decided to make their robots dance. And dance they did. Even His Holiness Elon Musk took a break from his 17-hour workday to share this amazing piece of video with social media. One commentator on Twitter rightly wondered […]

Why We’re Trimming Our Gains in Teradyne Stock

In the age of Instagram influencers, authenticity has been increasing in value as an asset. Authenticity is about saying what you think and then seeing who happens to be attracted to it. In the finance world, that hasn’t traditionally been the norm. You’re always putting on dog-and-pony shows that attract new clients while convincing existing […]

Reviewing Two Autonomous & Electric Vehicle ETFs

In our recent piece on 13 Artificial Intelligence Trends for Investors to Watch, we noted that the transformational benefits of autonomous driving are still 10 years away. That’s good, because we still haven’t figured out what investments we ought to be making to get a piece of the $7 trillion dollar-autonomous vehicle opportunity. Last week, […]

Four LiDAR Stocks That Debuted in 2020

You don’t need to be educated in a particular topic to speak knowledgeably about it. All too often, educated people who should know better say daft things like, “Elon Musk’s net worth plunged $16.3 billion Tuesday, the largest single-day wipeout in the history of the Bloomberg Billionaires Index.” This non-news headline should read “Elon Musk’s paper wealth fluctuates rapidly […]

The Autonomous Vehicle Companies in the Self-Driving Race

If you needed any further proof of how unhinged the stock market has become, just look at the outsized and outlandish IPO for DoorDash (DASH) this week. The company stands at a $70 billion market cap for food delivery. On paper, that makes DoorDash more valuable than General Motors (GM), one of the world’s oldest […]

Robocath Commercializes Robotic Heart Surgery System

We recently profiled an AI healthcare startup called AliveCor, which has developed machine learning algorithms that turn smartphones into clinical-grade electrocardiogram (ECG) recorders using only a small handheld device. It fit snugly into our ongoing coverage of remote patient monitoring in the Age of Rona. We’ve also written quite a bit about the increasing role […]

Ocado Group is Becoming a Technology Stock

We thought that only a Fool would consider Amazon an artificial intelligence stock, but there’s no shortage of pundits stating the same. To be fair, it’s rather difficult to place Amazon in any GICS-type industry classification bucket. As the world’s second-largest retailer by sales, Amazon is not considered a pure-play online retailer either. The company […]

7 AI Robotics Startups for Advanced Automation

We recently introduced our lovely readers to the concept of telexistence – the merger of virtual reality and robotics – in which a human plugs into the Matrix to operate a remote humanoid-like machine. At the moment, it’s more of a parlor trick, but practical applications are literally out of this world, with one use […]

Flying Drones For Better Warehouse Management

Almost exactly one year ago, our MBAs were doing field research at cannabis dispensaries in the Pacific Northwest and looking into “How Fruit Packing Warehouses Use Technology.” In the small town of Bingen, Washington, there’s a new fruit packing warehouse that transformed its entire operation using automation and robotics. They’re just one of more than […]

Contactless Drone Delivery Companies Close to Scaling

The world has a very bad and serious case of cooties – and no one wants to catch it. That means many people have turned into hermits, avoiding contact at all costs. But this is the 21st century, so today’s recluse needs stuff, lots and lots of stuff. Naturally, e-commerce continues to soar (as Amazon […]