Rian Whitton

Research Focus

As part of the Strategic Technologies research team, Rian provides an analysis for Robotics, Automation, and Intelligent Systems. 

He has also written actively on the industrial and commercial applications for robots and covers emerging robotics technologies including collaborative systems, mobile robotics, unmanned aerial vehicles, and exoskeletons. Rian has spoken at numerous industry events, including Robo Business and the Boston Robotics Summit. He also contributes to a wide array of media outlets and has been quoted in numerous articles on robotics. Rian is on the advisory board for RoboBusiness and an advisor to VDEI, an industry trade group dedicated to furthering the understanding of the exoskeleton market.


Rian graduated in 2017 with a Master’s degree in Science & Security from King’s College London, researching the intersection of technology and defense. Prior to that, he was an undergraduate at the University of Sheffield, studying History and Politics.

Rian has been an editor and contributor to the conflict comment, a media outlet that focuses on international relations. He has experience of public speaking, most recently giving a presentation on missile defense at the University of London in September 2017.

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Rian Whitton

Rian Whitton

Senior Analyst


London, U.K.

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Topics Covered

Artificial Intelligence, Robotics and Automation

Contributes To

AI & Machine Learning

Cobots and Collaborative Robotics in Industrial Applications

Industrial, Collaborative & Commercial Robotics

Industrial & Manufacturing