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URG acquired Robotnik, Jan 2023

URG acquired Robotnik, Jan 2023

SoftBank involved in yet another robotics M&A transaction, this time via minority share in Germany robotics company URG.

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Trade Show report: NRF, New York, 2023

Trade Show report: NRF, New York, 2023

ARE WE FINALLY BACK TO NORMAL? The 2022 NRF show was a dud with plenty of exhibitor + visitor cancellations due to Covid restrictions. This year's edition was pretty much back to normal and visitor numbers felt as if they hit pre-pandemic levels. Yours truly in front of the entrance hall at Javits Center (picture from the new wing). Filling up pretty quick down there. The perspective is probably a bit deceptive (or my camera is bad), but there was no shortage of attendees for sure. A LACK OF INNOVATIVE IDEAS/CONCEPTS Our immediate impression of the show was a certain lack of...

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STIQ Reports - Which to read? How do they relate to each other?

STIQ Reports - Which to read? How do they relate to each other?

STIQ MARKET REPORTS How do STIQs market reports relate to each other and which reports should you read if you are interested in a particular topic? To date, STIQ has published free market reports on 10 topics. Some of these reports have been published annually for 5 years, such as the Goods to Person Solutions report (G2P Solutions). But, did you know that all STIQs reports relate to and overlap with other reports?   The image below highlights the relations between the reports. These relationships are based on the technology covered in the report.   eGrocery Infrastructure For example, if you are interested in online...

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Market Research: A market worth $51bn by 2030!

Market Research: A market worth $51bn by 2030!

Quote a Very Large Number Here at STIQ we are often confused by the very large numbers banded around for market sizes, especially for the warehouse automation market size. Recently we noted an interesting linkage of how such numbers can be used in a number of interesting ways. FedEx For example, FedEx published a news article on Jan 26th, 2022 sourcing a market size figure of $51bn from an online article by McKinsey. Source: FedEx, Jan 26, 2022 (link) McKinsey McKinsey used the same $51bn figure on their website, properly sourced (not linked though) pointing to an article published in the online magazine...

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Festival Report: BT Robotics Festival

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Festival Report: BT Robotics Festival

The 2022 BT Robotics Festival was held at Adastral Park in Ipswhich, United Kingdom. BT AND ADASTRAL PARK... Ad Astra Adastral Park is where BT do all their "top secret research" into future technologies like 5G, 6G, 7G, etc. We learned that "Ad Astra" means "To the Stars" in Latin... and on another note, there's a space film with the same name, for anyone interested in yet another Brad Pitt movie (link). The "Robotics Festival" was highly marketed as the place to be. And with BT backing it, we had high hopes from the second we added our details on...

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