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

Re-shoring, Robotics, Automation and Globalisation. Likely Impacts on Industrial Strategies of the Covid-19 Pandemic

Manufacturing and Globalisation. Are we standing at a crossroads?  In 2020, the world changed. The Coronavirus pandemic has had such an impact on societies and...

/ April 8, 2020

COVID-19 Will Cause Long-term Behavioural Shift in Consumer Habits – With Strong Implications for Warehouse Automation Providers

Not all sectors of the economy will be damaged by the current Coronavirus pandemic. As in wartime, some industries will benefit. And we aren’t just...

/ March 18, 2020

Robotic Fork Trucks Set for Lift Off

Whilst mobile robots used in ecommerce and fulfilment centers – or ‘bots’ as they’re sometimes known – have received most of the attention in recent...

/ February 10, 2020

Teradyne Doubles Down on Mobile Robots with AutoGuide Acquisition

Teradyne this week announced that it would be acquiring mobile robot vendor AutoGuide for $165m. This announcement comes 18 months after it acquired AMR vendor...

/ October 23, 2019

6 River Systems to be Acquired by Shopify for $450m – Our Analysis

Key points: 6 River Systems announced last night that it would be acquired for $450m by Shopify – 60% in cash and 40% in Shopify...

/ September 10, 2019

Mobile Robots – 2019

An updated analysis of AGVs & AMRs used in manufacturing & logistics.

/ September 3, 2019

Order Fulfilment Mobile Robots Start to Deliver – more than 500,000 to be installed in next 5 years

The acquisition of Kiva Systems by Amazon and its subsequent dominance of online retailing through heavy adoption of robotics and automation has triggered two significant...

/ July 24, 2019

Key Trends at ProMat & Automate 2019

Last week’s ProMat and Automate shows in Chicago saw more than 60,000 attendees and 1,500 exhibitors descend on Chicago for the co-located events covering supply...

/ April 18, 2019

ProMat & Automate 2019 Highlight Unstoppable March of Mobile Robots

For the past few years, ProMat has been one of the leading supply chain industry events, and last week’s event did not disappoint. Co-located with...

/ April 16, 2019