Meet the RBR50 Robotics Innovation Award Winner
RBR50 celebrates robotics innovations around the world and the forward-thinking organizations behind them.
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Robotics Business Overview and parent company WTWH Media today announced the winners of the 2023 RBR50 Robotics Innovation Award (RBR50). For more than a decade, the annual RBR50 list has celebrated forward-thinking organizations and their original creations that make an impact. Recognized worldwide, RBR50 is also a critical measure of the growth of the robotics sector.
“This year’s RBR50 Robotics Innovation Awards highlight the critical innovations, and the organizations responsible for those innovations, that will spur the development of new robotics solutions and drive robotics adoption forward around the world,” said Steve Crowe, Executive Editor, Robotics, WTWH Media. “Congratulations to all the winners.”
The 2023 RBR50 Robotics Innovation Awards are awarded to the following classes of innovation:
Business Innovation and Management – Business and management initiatives or practices that enhance a company’s commercial status, drive growth in the robotics sector, or improve society.
Technology Innovation, Products and Services – New commercial solutions that have the potential to positively impact the robotics market or sector as a whole.
Market Applications and Innovations – Sector specific, newly developed applications that provide value, provide entry into new markets, or improve performance over existing approaches (increase productivity, improve quality, reduce costs, etc).
The editors at WTWH Media’s Robotics Group – Steve Crowe, Mike Oitzman and Brianna Wessling – enjoyed the challenge of evaluating and selecting the 2023 winners and learned a lot in the process. We hope you share your enthusiasm and that the 2023 RBR50 Robotics Innovation Awards also enhance your understanding of the global robotics sector.
In that small way, the RBR50 will do its part to move the robotics sector forward.
To see the 2023 winners, peruse the table below or our April 2023 Digital Edition (PDF).
RBR50 Robotics Innovation Award 2023
|ABB||ABB introduces the smallest ever robotic arm|
|Agility Robotics||Humanoid Agility’s Digit targets logistical tasks|
|Alert Innovation||Alert Innovation was acquired by Walmart to increase compliance|
|Amazons||Amazon looks to automate the ‘Holy Grail’ with Sparrow’s robotic arm|
|amd||The AMD Kria KR260 platform makes robotics development easy|
|American Robotics||American Robotics extends drone services to the oil and gas industry|
|Australian Droids + Robots||Robots explore dangerous caves to assess vulnerable bat colonies|
|Boston dynamics||Boston Dynamics Stretch found a successful early demolition trailer|
|Brain Corp||Brain Corp added a floor cleaning robot with a dual purpose|
|Kionik||The cionic bionic sleeve helps people with mobility problems|
|Clearpath Robotics||Clearpath OutdoorNav software makes mobile robotics development easy|
|Coalition Against Armed Robots||Coalition against armed robots|
|deepmind||Deepmind open source MujoCo physics engine|
|fox gloves||Foxglove standardizes robotics data recording with MCAP|
|GelSight||The MIT spin-off creates an affordable mini tactile sensor|
|HEBI Robotics||HEBI applies modularity expertise to mobile robots|
|Enter||Inbolt simplifies the use of vision servoing with unique applications|
|Essential||Intrinsic acquires Open Source Robotics Corp|
|Intuitively||Inuitive vision technology increases robot autonomy|
|The James Webb Space Telescope||The James Webb Space Telescope revolutionized astronomy|
|Johns Hopkins University||NASA succeeds in its first planetary defense test mission|
|Robotics Locus||Locus Robotics surpasses 1 billion choices with AMR|
|Machine Lab||Machina Labs uses robots to manufacture titanium sheet metal parts|
|Main Street Autonomy||Main Street Autonomy simplifies sensor calibration|
|Mass Robotics||MassRobotics aims to diversify the robotics talent pool|
|Meijer||Meijer uses robots to clean up the Great Lakes|
|NASAJPL||Perseverance Rover completes first multi-sol drive on Mars|
|Nauticus Robotics||Nauticus dives into the future of underwater robotics|
|NVIDIA||NVIDIA improved the ROS 2 pipeline processing with hardware acceleration|
|onRobot||OnRobot D:PLOY lowers the barriers to robotics adoption|
|Open Source Foot Project||The open source foot project democratizes prosthetic development|
|Ottomans||Yeti’s delivery robot independently distributes packages|
|Photoneo||The MotionCam-3D Color camera captures dynamic scenes|
|PickNik Robotics||MoveIt Studio offers a low code robotics development environment|
|Fast Robotics||Rapid Robotics brings flexibility to the robotic work cell|
|RoboTire||RoboTire redefines the tire changing process|
|Skyline Robotics||Skyline Robotics is disrupting the B window cleaning industry|
|Spacee||Spacee Deming offers a simplified approach to rack-scanning robots|
|Spark||SparkAI helps John Deere solve the challenge of agricultural autonomy|
|layer||Stratom makes vehicle refueling safer, more efficient|
|Tatum Robotics||Tatum creates a revolutionary communication tool for the deaf and blind|
|Teleexistence||Telexistence deploys restocking robots in Japanese convenience stores|
|Teradyne||Teradyne combines subsidiaries AMR, AutoGuide & MIR|
|Tusrobot||Tuskrobots developed a new AMR/AGV to automate pallet movement|
|UC Berkeley||The DayDreamer algorithm enables robotic learning without simulation|
|Universe Robots||The UR20 is the fastest and most powerful enterprise cobot ever|
|Via Robotics||Viam combines open-source robotics systems with integrated cloud services|
|Waymo||Waymo continues its robotaxi expansion|
|WILL||WHILL independently carries passengers at the 1st North American airport|
|WiBotic||WiBotic brings the benefits of wireless charging technology to ASRS|
WTWH Media acquired Robotics Business Overview in December 2019. You can view the previous listing under WTWH Media’s management here: 2022 | 2021 | 2020