Robotics Business Review (RBR), a sister publication of Robotics Trends, has unveiled its fifth annual RBR50 list comprised of the most noteworthy public and private companies in the global robotics industry for 2016. With the robotics industry more competitive than ever, new companies are popping up all the time. Of those companies, the RBR50 list outlines those who should be kept on your business radar.
These visionaries were recognized based on their innovation, groundbreaking application, commercial success and potential, and represent many different levels and facets of the robotics ecosystem.
This international compilation spans 11 countries and in addition to the large conglomerates, 23% of the list is comprised of startups. The RBR50 list is dynamic, with robotics companies entering and leaving on an annual basis and thus creating a list that is indicative of where the global robotics industry as a whole is headed. There are several consumer robotics companies on the list, including 3D Robotics, Alphabet (Google), iRobot, Jibo and more.
“The World Economic Forum cites 2016 as the launch of the Fourth Industrial Revolution and has tabbed robotics as the lead player in that transformation. Each of the RBR50 for 2016 should be duly proud that the robotics community has selected them to lead this charge,” said Tom Green, RBR Editor in Chief.
RBR tracks each of these 50 companies throughout the year on their interactive company pages. This creates a one-stop shop for reporting on their partnerships, product pipelines and business growth to keep readers informed on where each company stands in the market and why. Regularly checking on the RBR50 can offer a fascinating bird’s-eye view on the direction of the entire industry.