Frank Tobe is the owner and publisher of The Robot Report. After selling his direct marketing and computer services business and retiring from 25+ years as vendor/consultant to the Democratic National Committee and major presidential, senatorial, congressional, mayoral campaigns and initiatives all across the U.S., Canada and internationally, he has energetically pursued a new career in researching and investing in robotics. “Early in 2008, in a personal effort to learn about the robotics industry and the future of robotics, with an eye toward selectively investing in publicly-traded and privately owned robotics businesses, I began an intensive research project that took me to Japan, Korea, China, Switzerland, Germany and all over the Internet. My eyesight has suffered but not my mind. I love what I’m doing and finding out and, in an effort to share my research, I set up this website, The Robot Report, to track the business of robotics. Early in 2009 I set up the Everything-Robotic blog to supplement The Robot Report with periodic in-depth personal insights.” Frank is also a panel member for Robohub’s Robotics by Invitation series. Robohub is a Swiss-based online platform that brings together leading communicators in robotics research, start-ups, business, and education from around the world.