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Time to invest in robotics? (part 1)

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

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Jonathan Cohen
Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva for New Managers:

The London-based, Swiss-born manager of the RoboCap UCITS Fund, talks to Opalesque about investing in the robotics revolution.

RoboCap launched in January 2016 and focuses on global robotics and automation listed equities. It is up 23.64% YTD and up 40.74% since inception. The strategy manages more than $70m.

Opalesque: How do you define robotics?

Jonathan Cohen: We define a robot as any machine which is controlled by a microprocessor, which means that it can be programmed and reprogrammed. We would include self-driving cars, drones, industrial robots, 3D printing, surgical robots, exoskeletons, robots for logistics, artificial intelligence, key components on the software side and on the hardware side, so the whole value chain.

Opalesque: It's not only machines, it's also software, hardware, artificial intelligence.

Jonathan Cohen: Yes, so a machine can recognize its environments, it needs a software for vision recognition. Once it has recognized the objects, it can interact with it, then you can have some decision making. For example, a self-driving car needs to recognize trees or humans crossing the road, and then incorporate the information to make decisions.

Opalesque: So what do you......................

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