Articles About Robotics
Last month, the U.S. added a seasonally adjusted 916,000 jobs. As a result, the Labor Department said the jobless rate fell to 6%.
The startling turnaround bodes well for economic growth in the second half of this year.
But hidden in this excellent news is a problem in need of a high-tech solution. Older workers are retiring now faster than they have been in nearly a decade, leaving many firms at risk of a talent shortage.
That’s why there’s a “tech employment” sector with prospects even better than the economy at large.
It combines high-speed semis, complex software, machine learning, even AI.
Of course, I’m talking about machines – robots to be precise. Even as workers return to their jobs, there’s just no slowing robot adoption.
Statista believes the sector will be $498.6 billion in 2025.
But you want to make a move before that happens to make the biggest gains.
Like with this one investment…
When it comes to moving packages, FedEx Corp. (FDX) isn’t willing to stay stuck in the 20th century.
Their largest shipping hub is a marvel of modern robotics. Every day, it takes in 1.4 million parcels, and, with automation technology, can have each one of them ready to ship out again in only 15 minutes.
This cutting-edge facility is even capable of sorting out half a million packages in just one hour. It’s that technology that makes FedEx willing to offer shipping between New York City and Los Angeles in less than 24 hours.
That’s a distance of nearly 2,500 miles covered in just one night. Back during the mid-1800s, it took ten days to send a message by Pony Express over a shorter route.
But this high-tech miracle doesn’t plan on stopping with FedEx. The same robotics technology that makes this possible is coming right to American homes.
No wonder the sector is on pace to have a value of $158 billion.
I’ve identified a small-cap leader that is a great pure play on this growing field.
Let’s have a look at why it’s on pace to double in value in three years…
Even as businesses open back up and people go back to work, disruption from the coronavirus pandemic continues to unfold. According to a Thomas survey in April of this year, 64% of almost 900 North American manufacturing and industrial sector professionals are “likely to bring manufacturing production and sourcing back to North America.”
Without semiconductors, there is no American economy. That’s because the American economy is driven by tech, and tech is driven by semiconductors. After an outstanding jobs report, big media is finally coming around to my point of view that tech investors have lot of upside ahead, and very few reasons to be worried. In times like these, it’s important to look for the pick-and-shovel plays that will be supporting development in as many breakout sectors as possible. The right semiconductor plays will be able to profit from the rollout of 5g wireless, along with advances such as cobots, robots that cooperate with humans in the workplace. With new breakouts just around the corner in 2020, you’re not going to want to miss the firms that will be holding it all together. Click here to watch.
Let me tell you about Frank Frankovsky.
As the hardware chief at Facebook Inc. (Nasdaq: FB), Frankovsky’s team invented a way to use Blu-ray discs to save the oodles of photos that we all upload on that site every day. While Facebook still keeps its frequently accessed data on hard or flash drives, its deeper archives now reside on thousands of Blu-rays.
Frankovsky’s system – which involves robotic arms, thousands of discs, and hundreds of racks – turned out to be tremendously successful for the social-media giant. Facebook says the system cut costs by 50% and energy use by 80% compared to the hard disk drive system it was using.
So it’s no surprise that Frankovsky broke off from his “corporate overlords” back in 2014, opened up his own shop – Optical Archive Inc. – and started selling his system to other companies with Big Data storage needs.
If you’ve never heard of Frankovsky, that’s okay.
His beard may be a bit flamboyant – but he and Optical Archive operated in what I like to call “stealth mode”… quiet and under the radar.
But one once-struggling tech giant saw what was going on – and bought Frankovsky’s company in 2015.
That company was also operating in stealth mode at the time. After years of decline, it needed to stay quiet in order to rebuild.
In fact, around that time, it made three big stealth moves that have now put it back on the map.
It’s no longer in stealth mode… it’s absolutely crushing the market… and it’s just getting restarted.
Today I’ll tell you about the three big moves it made.
And I’ll show you how you can join in – and ride along as reclaims its place as one of the world’s preeminent technology companies.
Take a look…
If there’s one thing you can count from Wall Street, its repetitious analysis of big tech news.
Take the Amazon.com Inc. (Nasdaq: AMZN) purchase of Whole Foods Market Inc. (Nasdaq: WFM) for $13.2 billion last week.
A steady, predictable stream of stories quoting analysts about the “death of retail” followed the announcement.
Don’t get me wrong – that’s a big, ongoing story. It’s one I wrote about in the past, as recently as May 23.
What they missed is how this is a boon for technology: mobile commerce, Big Data, machine vision and learning, chips, sensors… and especially robots.
Robots already are all over Amazon’s warehouses and are a big part of its success.
Now they’ll be in Whole Foods’ warehouses, checkout lines, and maybe even a part of making deliveries.
You could buy Amazon – and I recommend you do establish a position if you haven’t yet – but that’ll cost you.
You could buy a robotics stock, but that will only scratch the surface.
Or you could make this one move and get at least double the market’s return…
As many of you know from our past chats, sailing is one of my real life passions.
And living out here in the San Francisco Bay Area, I was thrilled to get to see some of the just-concluded America’s Cup competition, which was one for the ages.
In fact, Yachting World‘s David Glenn called it “a comeback story of unbelievable proportions.”
Down a stunning eight races to one, and facing elimination, the U.S. entry known as Team Oracle refused to accept defeat – and won eight straight races to take yachting’s most prestigious prize.
I found myself thinking about Team Oracle’s miracle rebound yesterday for one very good reason: It reminded me of another comeback saga – a turnaround involving a tiny-and-troubled robotics company whose “we-won’t-quit” attitude has thrust it back toward the top of the heap.
But the best part of the story is still to be told.
And that means that this $7 tech stock still has plenty of room to run …
Robots are getting smarter, faster, more independent, and more valuable – almost by the day.
You can find them today scrubbing floors, assembling cars, even performing hair transplants on human patients. With a new $149 accessory debuting this summer, your smartphone can go to work for you as a robotic pet, babysitter, or even your “personal avatar.” Before long, robots will be roaming the halls of your hospital, providing patient monitoring and beaming your vitals back to the attending physician.
Indeed, robots are making a growing list of industries and businesses more efficient and more productive. The “Robotics Revolution” is unfolding at an almost unbelievably rapid pace right now.
Some of you might find that a little unnerving – especially if you’ve watched “Terminator 3” or “Blade Runner” or “I, Robot” recently…
I urge you instead to see this for the tremendous (and fast-moving) tech profit opportunity it is.
Robotics is about to take off in a big way – for two reasons:
- First, a series of breakthroughs in machine learning is making today’s robots smarter and easier to program.
- Second, and even more important for investors to know about, is a new software service that will let robots join one of the hottest trends in high tech today – “cloud computing.” It promises to help the next generation of advanced robots gain a whole new level of independence and make them lighter, cheaper, and more useful.
Today I want to show you the importance of this second development – and the potential boon for investors.
Let’s go to the cloud.
Robots are becoming more human all the time.
I predict that in the near future, robots will be so human-like that it will seem natural for us interact with them. We’ll also see the advent of people who are what I call “bionics” – those who put computer chips or other devices in their brains or bodies.
As I see it, we are fast approaching the day in which man and machine become fused together.
Just in the last few days, researchers reported major breakthroughs that promise to do just that. In a moment, I’ll tell you all about it.
First, remember the new hydrogel we investigated Tuesday – the material that could greatly improve human health and aging by replacing damaged cartilage? Turns out there’s another part of the part of the story we need to know about.
This type of hydrogel could play a vital role in the cutting-edge field of robotics, too.
See, we’re getting very close to the day in which we augment robots with “smart” human tissue. We’ll grow tissue in labs and equip it with onboard electronics made possible by nanotech circuits.
That’s where the hydrogel would come in handy. We won’t just replace damaged cartilage in people. We’ll use that or something like it to link sensor-laden tissue inside robots or in people with organ transplants or artificial limbs.
Just two weeks ago, a research team from MIT and the University of Pennsylvania said they had blurred the boundary between biology and machines even further. They genetically engineered skeletal muscles for robots that work by responding to light.
This is just amazing…