Autonomous Solutions, Inc (ASI) has been elected to Robotics Business Review (RBR) fifth annual RBR50 list for the second straight year. ASI has been recognised as one of the most noteworthy companies in the global robotics industry for 2016 alongside robotic giants such as Google, FANUC, and Foxconn.
RBR50 companies are recognised based on their innovation, groundbreaking applications, commercial success and potential, and represent many different levels and facets of the robotics ecosystem.
"We are thrilled to be elected to the RBR50 for a second year in a row. After 15 years in business the technology readiness and customer demand are finally converging for what looks to be an exponential adoption curve," says Mel Torrie, ASI founder and CEO.
"We have seen more demand in the last 18 months than we’ve seen in the previous 15 years and we’re fortunate to have assembled the needed productisation team to complement our research capability.
"We could not have accomplished this organic growth without patient and forward-looking early adopter partners and we are thankful for their support."
ASI’s hardware and software robotic building blocks are used in productising driverless ground vehicle systems for applications like mining, agriculture, cleaning, security, and automotive. Customers are starting to realise the benefits of this technology including higher safety, dramatically lower maintenance costs, and maximum productivity. Thanks to the downward trend of sensor and processor costs the return on investment is getting higher and faster.
ASI has a very busy 2016 ahead of it according to Jared Pratt, vice-president of business development. Pratt says the interest for this kind of technology is only growing: "There is so much opportunity right in front of us in some of our larger industries that we could see the need for doubling our more than 100 staff just to keep up."
With the robotics industry becoming more competitive than ever, new innovations, technologies, and companies are emerging faster than ever. The RBR50 list outlines those companies who should be kept on your business radar.
This international compilation spans 11 countries and in addition to the large conglomerates, 23% of the list is comprised of lesser-known startups. The RBR50 list is dynamic, with robotics companies entering and leaving on an annual basis and therefore creating a list that is indicative of where the global robotics industry as a whole is headed.
"The World Economic Forum cites 2016 as the launch of the Fourth Industrial Revolution and has tabbed robotics as the lead player in that transformation.
"Each of the RBR50 for 2016 should be duly proud that the robotics community has selected them to lead this charge," said Tom Green, RBR editor-in-chief.