PODCAST: Inside the RBR50 Robotics Innovation Awards

Welcome to Episode 45 of The Robot Report Podcast, which brings conversations with robotics innovators straight to you. Join us each week for discussions with leading roboticists, innovative robotics companies, and other key members of the robotics community.

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This week’s podcast recaps the RBR50 Robotics Innovation Awards, which were announced earlier this week by sister publication Robotics Business Review. The RBR50 awards honor technology, business, and market innovations, as well as the robotics and automation organizations worldwide that were responsible for them.

NASA JPL won an RBR50 Robotics Innovation Award for its Mars 2020 Mission. | Credit: NASA/JPL

Dan Kara, Mike Oitzman and I discuss how the RBR50 has evolved over the years, how we picked the 50 winners, and what we consider to be innovation. We each also share three of our personal favorite winners, breaking down the innovations and what they mean for each respective company and the market(s) they operate in. To view the complete list of RBR50 Robotics Innovation Award winners, click here.

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Written by

Mike Oitzman

Mike Oitzman is Senior Editor of WTWH's Robotics Group, cohost of The Robot Report Podcast, and founder of the Mobile Robot Guide. Oitzman is a robotics industry veteran with 25-plus years of experience at various high-tech companies in the roles of marketing, sales and product management. He can be reached at moitzman@wtwhmedia.com.