Dan focuses on a wide spectrum of robotics innovation beginning with core research advancements, through supplier technologies, products, and services, and on to their application by end-user companies across a range of industries including manufacturing, healthcare, and agriculture.
In his role as Research Director, Robotics at ABI Research, Dan provides deep, informed analysis of automation, robotics and intelligent systems business and technical trends across various industries, and works with industry stakeholders to highlight opportunities, identify emerging markets, and build new, profitable, lines of business. Prior to joining ABI, Dan was Chief Research Officer for Myria RAS, a research and advisory services firm focused on robotics and intelligent systems trends, and President of Robotics Trends, an integrated media and research firm. Dan has also worked as Executive Vice President of Intermedia Group, Director of Research at Ullo International, and Chief Technical Officer of Software Productivity Group.
He holds a MS in Computer Science from Boston University.
Blogs by Dan Kara
- Weep Not For Unbounded Robotics
- RACE Platform Reduces Automotive E/E Complexity, Enables Autonomous Driving
- Software and Domain Knowledge Trump Commodity Hardware for Precision Ag Drone Suppliers, Endusers
Dan Kara in the News
- The Reality Of Robots In Manufacturing
- Manufacturers rapidly rolling out 'collaborative' robots, but half of low-skilled US jobs still at risk
- These Robots Are Using Static Electricity to Make Nikes
- The Reality Of Robots In Manufacturing
- Robotic Exoskeleton “Evolves” While It’s Worn
- Hate Mowing? A Robot Can Cut Your Lawn
- Robotics are Helping Paralyzed People Walk Again, but the Price Tag is Huge
- Softbank Bets on Boston Robotics Firm
- Are Drone Deliveries And Robotic Gofers Ready To Serve You?
- The 'Cobots' Are Coming. Is Your IT Team Ready?
- Meet the LiveWorx Robotics Lineup
- Robot Exoskeletons Are Finally Here, and They’re Nothing Like the Suits from Iron Man
- The Next Big Thing in Construction Robotics is Building Big
- Robots in the Cloud: How Robotics-as-a-Service Can Help Your Business
- The Number of Robots Sold in the U.S. Will Jump Nearly 300 Percent in Nine Years
- Learn to Use Machine Learning
- Your IDE Won't Change, But YOU Will: HELLO! Machine Learning
- Robotic Exoskeletons Are Changing Lives in Surprising Ways
- Investing in the Robotics Sector
- There’s a New Home for Robots and their Makers in Boston
- Ready For Social Robots?
- Robots Could Push 'Fight For 15' Backers Out Of Work
- Massachusetts Robotics Companies Report Banner Year in 2015
- Massachusetts Robotics Companies Employed 4,700 Workers and Generated $1.6 Billion in Revenue
- How Artificial Intelligence Could Revolutionize Construction
- Meet The Robot Chef That Can Prepare Your Dinner
- Rise of the Robots
- Ride Service Bridj Plans Package Deliveries, with Robots Helping
- When Robots Go Their Separate Ways
- Ready for the Internet of Robotic Things?
- The Internet of Robotic Things
- E-commerce and the Drive to Automate the Supply Chain
- The Cutting Edge of Robots: Your Lawn
- Use of Robot to Kill Dallas Gunman Spurs Debate Over Killer Tech
- The Business of Automation, Betting on Robots
- New Ventures in Robotics
- Robots Looking For A Good Home
- Robots Company Hopes to Get Back on Its Feet
- Forget Drones: This Year's SXSW Will Usher in the Era of Real-World Robots
- The Opening Bell: Investment Strategies Based Off the Top News Stories and the Commercial Drone Market is Taking Off and What ‘Ticketing’ Actually Is
- Apple's Purchase of Emotient Fuels Artificial Intelligence Boom in Silicon Valley
- Iron Man versus Invisible Chairs: Fighting for the Future of Robot Exoskeletons
- Robotic Exoskeletons Stepping Out Of Science Fiction
- Collaborative Robotics Market Exceeds $1 Billion by 2020
- The Future of Drones: Uncertain, Promising and Pretty Awesome
- Past Failures Position iRobot to Lead Consumer Robotics Industry
- DJI Launches Manifold, a PC for Drones
- Sony Drones' Supply Chain Future is Murky but Bright
- The Robots Chasing Amazon
- This New Trend Makes Robotics an Industry to Watch