All posts by Ash Sharma

Ash has spent close to 20 years in technology research on several sectors, including industrial automation and smart manufacturing, smart home, solar power and energy storage, drones and robotics, medical technology and building automation. Ash is Senior Research Director for our robotics & warehouse automation research, amongst other topics. Read more

Interact Analysis and Association for Advanced Automation Sentiment Survey Reveals Buoyant Optimism of Automation Industry

This March the US-based Association for Advanced Automation (A3) is running its annual trade show – Automate Forward – and conference as a virtual event....

/ March 22, 2021

Locus Robotics Hits ‘Unicorn’ Status With a $1bn Valuation: Mobile Robot Competition Intensifies as Start-Ups Grow Up

Following on from today’s news that Locus Robotics has achieved ‘unicorn’ status with a $1bn valuation, Ash Sharma, senior research director at Interact Analysis, says:...

/ February 18, 2021

Over A Million AMRs For Order Fulfillment To Be Installed By End Of 2024

Autonomous Mobile Robots (AMRs) are arguably one of the most exciting technologies in the robot market. They are differentiated from the other key technology in...

/ September 29, 2020

The Mobile Robot Market – 3rd Edition

3rd edition of the well-respected Interact Analysis market report providing insight and analysis into the mobile robot industry.

/ September 18, 2020

The Future of Smart Logistics Automation: Geek+ Decathlon AMR whitepaper

Logistics automation company Geek+ recently helped sporting goods retail company Decathlon radically accelerate its warehouse automation program. We have worked closely with Geek+ and Decathlon...

/ July 8, 2020

Investment in Autonomous Mobile Robot (AMR) Companies Accelerates As Market Set For Next Phase Of Growth

The investment-potential of AMRs has been recognised   “We have always envisioned a world where robots make the lives of people safer, easier, and more productive,”...

/ July 2, 2020

$6bn Could Be Wiped From Warehouse Automation Market in 2020 by COVID-19, But Net Gains in Long Run

Warehouse automation revenues could take a major hit in 2020 as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to our recent research. Our latest analysis...

/ May 19, 2020

COVID-19 Will Eliminate $0.5bn Mobile Robot Revenues in 2020, but Market Predicted to Nearly Double in 2021

Delays in both new project signoffs and also project commissioning due to social distancing measures will eliminate $450m of AGV & AMR revenues that could...

/ May 19, 2020

COVID-19: Changing the Face of Retail and Fulfilment Automation Strategies

The internet has most likely never been more important to us in our daily lives than it has during the COVID-19 lockdown. For many of...

/ May 13, 2020