The Robot Report covers the full range of innovations in the commercial robotics industry, as well as 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 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 partner with organizations including the world’s top robotics clusters, professional organizations, investors, and trade groups.
The Robot Report Team
Steve Crowe, Executive Editor, Robotics
Steve Crowe is Executive Editor, Robotics, WTWH Media and Chair of the Robotics Summit & Expo and RoboBusiness. He also created and hosts The Robot Report Podcast. 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].
Dan Kara, VP, Research & Analyst Services
Dan Kara, noted technology business analyst and integrated media veteran, is Vice President, Research & Analyst Services at WTWH Media. 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].
Courtney Nagle, Senior Vice President
Courtney Nagle serves as Senior Vice President at WTWH Media, where she is responsible for strategic planning of the industrial division. Courtney joined the company in 2012 and holds a B.A from Bowling Green State University. She lives in Austin, TX with her husband and two kids. She can be reached at [email protected].