The Robot Report delivers first-hand reports, features news and stories focusing on general robotics, industrial robots, AI for robots, robot software, and mobile robots of all types. The Robotics Summit & Expo is a multifaceted educational forum and showcase dedicated to addressing the technical issues involved with the design, development, manufacture and delivery of commercial robotics and intelligent systems products and services.
Covering the complete robotics value chain
The Robot Report covers the full range of innovations in robotics and intelligent systems, including the latest research and breakthroughs coming from universities and research institutions.
The site also tracks enabling technologies such as sensors and imaging systems, actuators and motors, grippers and manipulators, and development tools. We follow artificial intelligence and machine learning as they are relevant to robotic cognition, actuation, mobility, navigation, and human-machine interaction.
In addition, our team analyzes developments in industrial and collaborative robots, mobile platforms, drones, autonomous vehicles, and service robots across multiple markets, including manufacturing, supply chain, and healthcare.
The Robot Report was launched in 2008 by robotics industry veteran Frank Tobe. In July of 2017, it was acquired by WTWH Media LLC.
Engineering the future at the Robotics Summit & Expo
WTWH Media is also the producer of Robotics Summit & Expo, an international event for robotics engineers to learn about how the latest tools and techniques can help them design, manufacture, and manage robots and intelligent systems. The conference also features keynotes by technology leaders, expert sessions and panels, and networking receptions.
The Robotics Summit & Expo also includes exhibits and demonstrations by key robotics suppliers, hands-on workshops, and career-development opportunities. The Robot Report and the Robotics Summit & Expo partners with organizations including the world’s top robotics clusters, professional organizations, investors, and trade groups.
The Robot Report Team
Dan Kara, VP, Robotics and Intelligent Systems
Dan Kara, noted technology business analyst and integrated media veteran, is Vice President, Robotics and Intelligent Systems at WTWH Media. Kara leads the company’s robotics and intelligent systems business lines including The Robot Report, the Robotics Summit & Expo, and other initiatives. He can be reached at [email protected].
Steve Crowe, Editorial Director, Robotics and Intelligent Systems
Steve Crowe is Editorial Director of Robotics and Intelligent Systems at WTWH Media. He joined WTWH Media in January 2018 after spending four-plus years as Managing Editor of Robotics Trends Media. He lives outside of Boston, Mass., the robotics capital of the world, with his wife and three daughters. He can be reached at [email protected].
Mike Oitzman, Editor, Robotics and Intelligent Systems
Mike Oitzman brings 25 years of product management and product marketing experience to the role of technologist and editor. Mike is a respected expert in the mobile robot market, he was a pioneer in this market as a product leader for Adept Technology’s mobile robot product line and he is a frequent panel leader and speaker at events and tradeshows. He can be reached at [email protected].
Brianna Wessling, Associate Editor, Robotics and Intelligent Systems
Brianna Wessling is an Associate Editor of Robotics at WTWH Media, where she covers all things robotics and automation. She joined WTWH Media in November 2021, and is a recent graduate from the University of Kansas, where she studied English and journalism. She can be reached at [email protected].
Frank Tobe, Founding Editor
Frank Tobe is the Founding Editor of The Robot Report, which he launched in 2008 and sold to WTWH Media in 2017. He is also the co-founder of ROBO-Global, a robotics and automation exchange-traded fund (ETF), and developed a tracking index for the robotics industry: the ROBO-Global Robotics & Automation Index.
Paul Heney, VP and Editorial Director
Paul is a dynamic editor, writer and public speaker with more than 20 years experience in b2b magazines, online content and editorial management. He is the Editorial Director for Design World at WTWH Media LLC, helping design engineers parse the flood of information available online today—so they can receive critical information for performing their jobs more efficiently. He leads an editorial team comprised of engineers, technical journalists and freelance writers.