3 Amazing Robotic Discoveries: Disruptive Technology for Big Gains
- Three amazing new robotic discoveries are disrupting multiple industries, offering lucrative investment opportunities.
- The global robotics market is projected to catapult 1,180% from $39 billion in 2017 to $499 billion by 2025.
- One investment tool that you can use to leverage the rise of robots today.
“25 Splat Points!”
This was the statistic displayed prominently on my exercise class’ TV monitor last week.
For those who may not know, “Splat Points” is a term used by an exercise company that’s touted as the “future of fitness.”
This company is Orangetheory Fitness, and it is all the rage among those interested in group fitness classes today.
What makes Orangetheory so viral is its unique trifecta of technology, science and coaching. Class attendees wear heart-rate monitors and use proprietary equipment to track their fitness goals.
Those Splat Points are Orangetheory’s way of counting calories burned long after the exercise class is over.
Without even trying, new-world technologies are steadily becoming part of our daily lives.
I’m talking about technologies such as wearable devices that monitor your heart rate, artificial intelligence that helps cars parallel park or household robots that map and clean our floors.
At Bold Profits, we write and talk a lot about mega trends and disruptive technologies transforming our everyday lives.
So many new inventions are being discovered, developed and deployed at lightning speed. It’s almost impossible to keep up.
But we do our very best to keep you up to date on these new discoveries with major profit potential.
Today’s article is no exception.
Right now, three new and amazing robotic discoveries are disrupting multiple industries.
As with some disruptive technologies, these discoveries have the potential to be lucrative opportunities.
The size of the global market for all types of robots is projected to catapult 1,180% from $39 billion in 2017 to $499 billion by 2025.
It’s an invigorating market ready for investment.
So, let’s begin.
Amazing Robotic Disruptor No. 1
SlashGear is reporting that Electrify America has joined forces with Stable Auto. Electrify America is a subsidiary of Volkswagen Group of America that runs an electric vehicle (EV) charging network across the U.S. And Stable Auto is an EV fleet charging company based in San Francisco, California.
Together, both companies are working to solve a future problem: how to charge autonomous EVs when no humans are present. A new technology to handle the needs of other disruptive technologies.
Today, when a car driven by a human runs low on power or gas, the driver simply plugs the vehicle in for a recharge or visits a local gas station to fill up the tank manually.
But, with the advent of autonomous EVs — especially fleet vehicles — these cars will need to be recharged as well. But there will be one major element missing: humans.
That’s where Electrify America and Stable Auto come in.
As seen in this image, they’re developing the charging stations of the future using Electrify America’s robot arms.
Self-driving fleet vehicles will be able to pull up to an electric charging station. A robotic arm will insert itself into the vehicle’s charging port, charge the vehicle, and then the vehicle will drive away to its next destination.
Electrify America says it is as easy as, “Pull up, get charged and drive away.”
The first station is expected to open early next year in San Francisco. Per SlashGear, the station will use Electrify America’s 150-kilowatt charger with Stable Auto’s scheduling software and underlying robotic technology that attaches the chargers to the self-driving vehicles.
Here’s an image of what the “fueling stations” of the future might look like.
Amazing Robotic Disruptor No. 2
Keeping with the autonomous vehicle theme, a massive retirement community in central Florida is employing self-driving cars to help transport residents around the city.
The Villages Florida subdivision is home to more than 130,000 residents, covers an area of 50 square miles and has 750 miles of roadways.
A Palo Alto, California-based company called Voyage sees The Villages as a fertile ground for their innovative, disruptive technology.
According to GPS World, for the past two years, Voyage has been working to develop fleets of autonomous shuttle vehicles that cater to residents of retirement communities.
It’s important to note that the aging population is thriving, and is a great market for investment opportunities.
As Fast Company recently reported: “The world is graying. Globally, 55-year-olds will outnumber 5-year-olds by 2020, and by 2050, the number of people aged 50 and older will rise to 3.2 billion, a twofold increase since 2015.
“In the United States, those 50 and older accounted for $7.6 trillion of economic activity in 2015, almost half the country’s gross domestic product. Worldwide, spending among older consumers could reach $15 trillion next year.”
So, Voyage’s driverless technology is tapping into a market on the verge of massive gains. The company’s driverless shuttles help keep active seniors mobile by offering door-to-door, on-demand shuttle service around the community.
The company’s motto is: “Delivering on the promise of self-driving cars.” Its goal is to bring driverless cars to those who need them most.
Currently, the company has six shuttle vehicles in action, working within The Villages to transport residents. For now, while they are still in beta testing, each vehicle does operate with a safety driver who monitors every turn, stop and move the vehicle makes.
Its second-generation vehicle, known as Voyage G2 (pictured below), is hard at work refining its self-driving taxi service. The vehicles are equipped with LIDAR, an enabling sensor that gives the vehicles continuous, 360-degree visibility and depth information.
The director of operations at The Villages stated: “Villagers love their lifestyle and driverless technology offers a promising new option for staying mobile and active in a safe, affordable way.”
Amazing Robotic Disruptor No. 3
Make way for the microbots.
These miniature robots are poised to make waves in the medical field and are showing promise for treating tumors.
According to ScienceDaily, a pair of researchers in Caltech’s Division of Engineering and Applied Science are diligently collaborating on a brand-new treatment process: “Microrobots that can deliver drugs to specific spots inside the body while being monitored and controlled from outside the body.”
The microbots could become viable alternatives to invasive surgeries or chemotherapy treatments.
A professor at Caltech stated: “The microrobot concept is really cool because you can get micromachinery right to where you need it. It could be drug delivery, or a predesigned microsurgery.”
How to Invest in Robots
One way to invest in this market is through the Global X Robotics & Artificial Intelligence ETF (Nasdaq: BOTZ). This exchange-traded fund (ETF) seeks to track the performance of the Indxx Global Robotics & Artificial Intelligence Thematic Index.
As you can see, robotic inventions are entering the world at whirlwind speeds. To call them a disruptive technology is fitting. Consider becoming an active participant in these innovations by investing in BOTZ today.
Until next time,
Director of Investment Research, Banyan Hill Publishing