For nearly a decade, Robotics Business Review has produced the RBR50, which recognizes and celebrates forward thinking companies from across the globe and the original, impactful solutions they have created. Widely recognized throughout the world as a leading indicator of robotics innovation leadership, the RBR50 is also a critical indicator of robotics sector growth. For the robotics sector, the role, importance, and impact of innovation has never been greater. Moreover, it is the conﬂuence of multiple, diverse innovation determinants – technological, business, and market – that act to accelerate robotics sector growth overall.
The RBR50 reﬂects that diversity of innovation, and celebrates robotics innovation in all its forms including:
- Business and Management Innovation – Business and management initiatives or practices that enhance a company’s commercial standing, fosters robotics sector growth or improves society.
- Technology, Products and Services Innovation – New commercial solutions that have the potential to positively impact markets or the whole robotics sector.
- Application and Market Innovation – Industry speciﬁc, newly developed applications that deliver value, provide entry to new markets, or improve performance over existing approaches (i.e. improve productivity, increase quality, reduce cost, etc.).