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Ash has spent more than 15 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 Research Director for our commercial drone & robotics research, amongst other topics. Read more

Investment in Warehousing Automation Continues with Fetch Robotics

This week, mobile robot supplier Fetch Robotics announced it had closed its Series B funding round of $25 million, led by Sway Ventures. This was preceded by its peer, Locus Robotics, which just two weeks earlier announced that it had also closed its Series B round for the same amount,...

/ December 7, 2017
Autonomous mobile robots in factory

Mobile Robots – 2018

An analysis of the opportunity for mobile robots in material handling applications.

/ October 6, 2017

Intel announces “Insight” data platform for enterprise UAV customers – partners with Delair

On September 6th at Interdrone 2017, Intel CEO Brian Krzanich revealed a new data analytics platform called Intel Insight during his keynote speech. Having a drone hardware offering which is coupled with an Intel data platform brings considerable credibility which could allow for faster penetration for drone hardware vendors into...

/ September 12, 2017
intelligent automation will commercial UAVs consumerize

Will commercial drones consumerize and commoditize?

The use of UAVs (drones) in commercial applications really began with the media sector and the implementation of ‘prosumer’ (professional-consumer) type UAVs that were easy to fly by any photographer. Now the number of use cases for drones in commercial applications is ballooning. From supporting police and fire service, to...

/ August 7, 2017
Commercial UAVs Report 2017

Drone manufacturers turn to commercial market to revive fortunes

The consensus at last week’s AUVSI Xponential show in Dallas was that the footfall and size of the show was probably lower than the year before in New Orleans. This might have been surprising to those not familiar with the industry who have seen the increasing media attention and news...

/ May 22, 2017
drone flying over solar panels

UAVs offer solar industry benefits, but at a cost

The use of UAVs (or drones) in the solar industry has been limited to date, though has the potential for change. Two of the biggest opportunities for deploying UAVs in this sector are for the surveying of sites and roofs to allow for quicker and more accurate solar installation design,...

/ April 18, 2017