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Welcome to the 2022 RBR50 Robotics Innovation Awards
What do a universal operating system, mobile robot interoperability standard, sorting robot, and robotaxi have in common? Well, if you are reading this paragraph, you can probably guess “robotics,” and you would not be wrong.
But the similarities do not end there, and they are more pointed and correlated. All the examples are representative of winners of the 2022 RBR50 Robotics Innovation Awards (RBR50).
For more than a decade, Robotics Business Review has produced the RBR50, which recognizes and celebrates forward thinking companies from across the globe and the original, impactful solutions they have created. Widely recognized throughout the world as a leading indicator of robotics innovation leadership, the RBR50 Robotics Innovation Awards are also a critical indicator of robotics sector growth.
For the robotics sector, the role, importance, and impact of innovation has never been greater. Moreover, it is the confluence of multiple, diverse innovation determinants – technological, business, and market – that act to accelerate robotics sector growth overall.
The 2022 RBR50 Robotics Innovation Awards reflect that diversity of innovation, and celebrates robotics innovation in all its forms including:
- Business and Management Innovation – Business and management initiatives or practices that enhance a company’s commercial standing, fosters robotics sector growth or improves society.
- Technology, Products and Services Innovation – New commercial solutions that have the potential to positively impact markets or the whole robotics sector.
- Application and Market Innovation – Industry specific, newly developed applications that deliver value, provide entry to new markets, or improve performance over existing approaches (i.e. improve productivity, increase quality, reduce cost, etc.).
The editors in WTWH Media’s Robotics Group enjoyed the challenge of evaluating and selecting the 2022 RBR50 awards winners, and learned much during the process. We hope you share that enthusiasm, and the 2022 RBR50 Robotics Innovation Awards also acts to increase your understanding of the global robotics sector. In that small way, the RBR50 will have done its part to drive the robotics sector forward.