The Robolliance is Dead

Author: Dan Gelinas, Published on Oct 01, 2018

The Robolliance has died.

rip robolliance 2

Formed 2 years ago to fanfare, the robots-focused marketing machine is no more, having slipped quietly away sometime in the first half of 2018. When originally launched IPVM covered that the Robolliance, if not actual robots, had arrived.

The past 2 years have been rocky for robots, primarily around (non-Robolliance member) Knightscope, who has drawn significant attention and criticism.

IPVM spoke with Sharp, the founder of the Alliance, PSA, the main promoter of the alliance, a competitor who considered the Robolliance a 'sham' and multiple companies bullish about the future of security robots.

  • Look At What Happened To the Robolliance
  • Feedback From Alliance's Backers And Leaders
  • Tracing The Last Days
  • Discuss The Outlook For Robots In The Industry Today

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Comments (8)

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