The Robolliance is Dead

By: Dan Gelinas, Published on Oct 01, 2018

The Robolliance has died.

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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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****** * ***** *** to *******, *** ******-******* ********* machine ** ** ****, having ******* ******* **** sometime ** *** ***** half ** ****. **** originally ******** **** ******* **** *** Robolliance, ** *** ****** robots, *** *******.

*** **** * ***** have **** ***** *** robots, ********* ****** (***-*********** member) ***********, *** *** drawn *********** ********* *** criticism.

**** ***** **** *****, the ******* ** *** Alliance, ***, *** **** promoter ** *** ********, a ********** *** ********** the *********** * '****' and ******** ********* ******* about *** ****** ** security ******.

  • **** ** **** ******** To *** ***********
  • ******** **** ********'* ******* And *******
  • ******* *** **** ****
  • ******* *** ******* *** Robots ** *** ******** Today

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What ******** ** *** ********?

**** ***** **** *****, the ******* ****** *** backer, ***** **** *** Security *******, ** *** Robolliance:

***** *** ************ *** Robotics ******* ** *** US. **** ******** *** Intellos ******* *** *********** marketing ******* ... ********* *** question ** *** ***** ended *** ******** ******* (including *** ******** ******* and *********** ********* *******): Sharp *** ******** **** acquired ** ******* [**** no ****** *********]. ** with *** ***** *****-******** organization ******* ***** * lot ** **** ********* analyzing ***** *** *** existing ******* ********* ** well ** ***** **** wanted ** **** *** newly ****** *****-******* ******** and **********. ** *** decided **** *****/******* ***** be ******** ** ***** categories *** **** ********** category *** *** ** line **** **** *** vision.

*************** ***** ** ******** 2016.

***** **** ******* *** discussion **** **** **** from ******** *&* *** focused ** *** ********* benefits ********:

*** ******** ********* ** the ******* *** ** shine * ********* ** the ************* *** ******** of ********** ********. ****** it *** ***** ******** to ** ** *********** program, ** ******* ** achieved **** ****.

***** *** *** **** do *** **** *******'* decision ** *** ********* and *** *********** ********* badly ** *** ******** for ****** ** *** security ********:

** ** ***********, *** a ******* ** ***** technology ******** **** ***** types ** ********* ********* must ** ****. **** decision ** ** ** way * ********** ** our ******* *** ******* in *** ********* *** this ******** *** ******, but ****** ** ******** business ********** ******** ** focus ** ***** ***** of ******* ******** *********** that ***** **** *** new ******* ********* *** vision.

Tracing *** **** ****

** ** ****, ** looked **** *** *********** was ***** ****** **** that ****** *******, ****** ** * ***-*** West ** ******** *********** ******** *** ***** below:

*******, * **** *****, signs ** * ****** began ** ****. ***, the *********** ******* *****.***********.************ *******'* **** *******. * ****** ****** *** "Robolliance" ******* ** *********** feature ** ******** ***** & Integration,*** *********** ******. *** **** *********: "This *** ********* ****** feature, *********** ******, **** offer ********* ******* ******** by *******-****** ******* ** explore *** ****** ** the ********** ******** ***********." Robolliance ********* *** ****** ** December ** ****:

*** ********* *** * ****** up in ***** ** ****:

** ***** *** **** a ** **** *******.

Bill ******* (*** ******** *******)

**** ***** ******* ******** **************** *** *** **** Bozeman [**** ** ****** available] ***** **** **** wrong:

*** ***** *********** ****’* go **** ****. ** when ***** ********** *****'* go **** ****, *** news ******* **** ******** ... ** ******* *** leadership ** *** ******** is ************. **’* *** nature ** ******** ... We’re *** *** **** takers. ******** ** *** the ***** ** **** a ******.

******* *** **** ***** to ***** **** *****'* assessment **** **** ********* was *** * ****-****:

* ***** ******* **’* a ****** ** ****, not **. **** ** not *****, *** ** were ****** *** **** thing ***** ************* **** years *** *** ** were ****** "** ****** going ** ****?" *** now ** ****. ***** about **** *********. ******** integration ** ******* ********. It ***’* ******** *** of *** ******** *** other ********** ** ******* robotics ... *** ***** security ** ** *********. We’re *** **** **** smarter ** **** **** dumber **** ***** **********. It **** ****** **. It’s **** * ****** of ****. *** ****** to *** *********** ** the ****: *** *********. Just **** **** *****. Get ** *** ***** edge.

Mike ******* (******** **** *****'* ******** ******** *********)

**** ******* [**** ** longer *********] *** *****'* former ******** ***** ********, Robotics ********* *-*** ***** June ** ****. **'* been ******* ******** ******** at **** ******* ***** June ****. ******* ***** with **** ***** ****** and *** **** **** of ********* ** *****:

*'* **** ******* ** the ****** ** ******** in ********. *** ***** product **** ***** ******* to *** ********, ******—*** A-UGV—wasn’t ***** **** *** market ******. ** *** a ***** *******, *** people ****'* **** **.

Steve ******** (

**** ***** **** *** founder ***** ******** [**** no ****** *********] *** was *** ********* *** Robolliance **** ****:

**** ** ****, ** was ********* * ****. There *** ** *********** to **. ** ***** be **** *** ********** to ** ******* **** and ******* ***** *** great **** ***.

******** ***** ******* ***** shut **** *** ****** robot ******** ** **** Q1:

** ***** **** **** maybe ***** ** ****. I *** * ****** calls **** **** ** their ********* *** ****** to ******* ********** **** us.

***** **** **** ****** would ******** ** **** in ******** ***** **** figured *** **** *** purpose ** * ******** robot **.

***’* ******* ** **** instead ** ****. **’** going **** ** **** before ** *** ******** dishwashers. **’** ******* ****** and **’** ******** "**** can ** ****** **** people **** **** *** make ** **** *****? Well ****** **** * machine ** **** ******!" And ** ***** **** that * *********** *****. At *** *** ** 20 ** ** ***** of ***********, *** ***** have * ***** **** puts *** **** ** the ********. ** ***** point ** * ***’* like *** **** *****. Robots *** ****** **** things ** *********** **** don’t **** * **** yet. * ***** ** a ***** ***** *** call ** * ********** ... ** *’* ********** a ******** *****, * don’t **** ** ** do *** *** ****** a ***** *** **. I **** ** ** do * *** ******** things. * ******** ******** robot? ***** ********, *********, yeah. *** *****’* ******** a ****** *** ** do ** **** **** there’s * ****** *** to **** * *********** robot **** ****** ** be ******** *** **** up * ***** *** pour ***** **** **.

Other ****** ** ******

** ***** ******** ****** ******* ******* ("Seven **** ****** **** Create—Or ******") **** *****'* another ****** *** ******* **** of ***** ************ ** the **** ** ************* robots:

Robots ** ******** ***** *******

*** ****** ** ****** in ******** ***** ** not **** ******* **** where ** *** *** ***** ago. ***'* ******* **** they **** "*** ********* moving *** ********," *** noted **** *** *** work **** ******** *** RAD. **** ***** **** wide-spread ******** ** ****** in ******** ***** *****. 

**** *******' ******* **** adoption *** ********, ***** on ********* ******** ************** technology:

*** ****** ** **** is **** ** ******* the ****. **** ** becomes *** ****, **** security ****** **** ****** the ****.

***'* ******** *** * similar ******:

* ***** *** **** by *** *** ** 2020 *’* ***** ** challenge **** ****** ** go *** **** ******* seeing **** **** ** security ***** *********. ** some ***** ** ******** by ****.

*******, **** ** *** key ******* ****** ******** robots *** ************* *** price *****. ** ** likely **** ****** **** need ** ******* ***** a *** **** ** terms ** *************—******** ********, and ********, *** *******—***/** come **** ** ***** before **** *** ****** accepted *** ******* ** the **** ** ********.

Comments (8)

***'* ******* **** **** were "*** ********* ****** the ********,"

**** *********** ** ********* I ***** ** *** from * ******* **** tested * ******** *****. It *** ***** ** loose ****** ** ** infrastructure ********. ** *** definitely "*** ********* ******" when *** ******** ***** went ** ***** ** it, ****** ** *** making * ****** ******. Pretty **** *** ***** of *** ****** *** security ******.

* ***** ******** ****** will ***** ** ***** on ***** *-* ***** after *********** ********* *** the ******** **-********* *** approach ******* *** **** and ********* ** *** current ********.

*** ****** ** ****** in ******** ***** ** not **** ******* **** where ** *** *** years ***.

*** ** ******** **** IPVM... ** *** *** hand, ******* ******** ** not **** **** ******* in *** **** * years.

**** *** ******* ** the ***** ** ********** towards ******** ****** ***** serious ****** ** *** industry. **** * ********* perspective, **** ** **** bad. *********** *** ** happy ** **** ******* with ****** ****** *** building ***** **** **** buyers ** ******* ******** is ***.

** **** ** * company **** *** **** working ** ******** ************ for ****** ** ***** I *** *** ***** hand **** ***** ** a ****** *** **** product *****. * **** in **** ***** *********** them **** *** *** to ******* *** ******** offered. *** **** * can ******* *** ** that * **** ***** few ************* *** ******** know **** ***** ** be ******** ** **** infant ******. ** ******* of ********* - *** promises **** *** *** work. ***** *** ***** there *** ************ **** it **** **** ** - *** ************* **** the *** ******** ***'* work - *** ****.  

****, * ** **** there ** '* ******' for ******** ****** *****. It ** **** * very ***** ****** ******** to *** ****** ** companies ** *** ***** and ** *** ****** of ********* ****** *** there. **** ***** ** hard *** **** ** sell *** ****. **** of **** ***** ********* up ***** **** * few ***** ***.

** ** *****, * am *** ******* ***** security ****** ** ******** niche ************.

**** *** *** **** time **** *** ********** (i.e. ******** ** **** money) ********** *** ********* by ** '********' ** manufacturers?

****** *** ****** *** Robolliance '****** *********' ** robotics ** *** ******** industry ** **** ******** someone *** ****** ** joined *** *** ******* Robolliance.

** ***/** ** ****** that ******** ****** ***** and **** ***** *** at ***** * *** start-ups *** **** ********* others ** ****** ** their ********** *********** ******.

**** ** ** ****, instead, **** ** '******' our **** *** ****** in ** ********* **** actually ****** ******** ******** - **** ***** ********* had ** ****** *** before *** ******* ** customers ******* ****** ****.

* **** ****** **** until ******* ***** * Johnny * ******** *****

*** ****** **** *** not **** **** ***** to **. *** ***** manfacturer **** *********** ** sell ******? *** **** Value **** *********** *** to ******?

****** **** *** *** integrators. ** **** ****** security *********** ** **** were ********** ** ****** to **** ******* ****** ** their ***-**** *********. * assume ************* ** ****** would **** ******** *********** to **** **** ** they ***** **** ***** off ** ************* ******.

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