Frank Tobe | Founding Editor of The Robot Report
Frank Tobe is the Founding Editor and Publisher of The Robot Report which he launched in 2008 and sold to WTWH Media in 2017. He is also the co-founder of ROBO-Global, a robotics and automation exchange-traded fund (ETF), and developed a tracking index for the robotics industry: the ROBO-Global Robotics & Automation Index, because he believed that robotics was going to be the next big thing.
After selling his business and retiring from 25+ years as a provider of computer direct marketing and consulting to the Democratic National Committee, major presidential and other campaigns and initiatives, Tobe has energetically pursued a new career in researching and investing in robotics. The Robot Report started as a comprehensive worldwide database of public and private companies that are participants in the robotics industry, split into two segments: publicly traded stocks and privately-owned companies, and further sliced into 50+ robotics-related groupings. In the process of studying the industry, Tobe gathered and reported industry news thereby tracking the business of robotics, providing a much needed insight into the rapidly changing robotics industry in the last decade. You can follow him on Twitter at @ftobe