The Robot Report provides engineering, technology, and business professionals with a single source for breaking news, product information, independent analysis, and in-depth research. Our articles, webinars, downloadable reports, and print supplements focus on the development, integration, and use of commercial robotics 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, Editor
Steve Crowe is Editor of The Robot Report. He joined WTWH Media in January 2018 after spending four-plus years as Managing Editor of Robotics Trends Media. He lives just outside of Boston, Mass., the robotics capital of the world, with his wife and three daughters. He 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.