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Welcome to Episode 88 of The Robot Report Podcast, which brings conversations with robotics innovators straight to you. Join us each week for discussions with leading roboticists, innovative robotics companies and other key members of the robotics community.
Our guest this week is Peter Finn, managing director of Cowen’s Industrials investment banking group. Peter joins the podcast to discuss the state of investment into the robotics industry. He breaks down how inflation, higher interest rates, and other world issues changed investors’ approach with robotics companies. He also shares the trends he’s seeing, markets he’s excited about, investment advice and thoughts about Amazon’s pending acquisition of iRobot.
Mike and I also recap the more interesting stories of the week, including iRobot laying off 10% of its staff, RoboTire installing its first system at Discount Tire and a new restocking robot that’s making its way into 300 convenience stores in Japan.
Links from today’s show:
- Restocking robots deployed in 300 Japanese convenience stores
- iRobot laying off 10% of staff
- RoboTire installs its first system at Discount Tire
- Cowen website
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