Softbank’s New Robotics Direction and Interact Analysis’ Jason dePreaux on RaaS models. Also, AutoStore’s Mike Demko on a Possible IPO.
On this Robotic Report Podcast, Steve Crowe and Mike Oitzman overview the layoffs and new route for Softbank’s robotics efforts. Additionally, Work together Evaluation’ Jason dePreaux examines the robotics business providers market and AutoStore’s doable IPO.
Welcome to Episode 46 of The Robotic Report Podcast, the place every week Robotic Report editor Steve Crowe and Cellular Robotic Information editor Mike Oitzman overview the most recent robotics, automation and clever methods information and bulletins, and interview main roboticists, leaders of revolutionary robotics firms, and different key members of the robotics group.
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In Episode 46 of The Robotic Report Podcast, Steve Crowe and Mike Oitzman talk about the layoffs and new route for Softbank’s robotics efforts. For the reason that podcast was recorded, nonetheless, the information has change into worse for the Pepper humanoid robotic. Softbank reportedly stopped manufacturing of Pepper in 2020. Softbank, which manufactured 27,000 Pepper robots because it was launched in 2014, is focusing extra on its Whiz cleansing robotic and others that’ll have extra business and monetary success.
Mike Oitzman additionally has two nice interviews for the podcast. The primary is with Jason dePreaux, a market analyst for Work together Evaluation, one of many main evaluation corporations overlaying the robotics business. Mike and Jason talk about the robotics business providers market and why it’s very important to each robotics producers and prospects.
Oitzman additionally sat down with Mike Demko, head of AutoStore’s micro-fulfillment middle enterprise line. AutoStore is a number one supplier of AS/RS methods. The 2021 RBR50 Robotics Innovation Award winner just lately bought a 40% stake in its enterprise to Softbank for US $2.eight billion. The Norwegian robotics agency is now reportedly eyeing an IPO at a $10 billion valuation. To view the whole record of RBR50 Robotics Innovation Award winners, click on HERE.
Crowe and Oitzman additionally talk about the brand new Robotics Week program launched by WTWH Media’s Robotics Group. The Robotics Week program consists of three digital occasions, every centered on on a key robotics subject and enabling know-how, which runs over the course of 1 week.
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