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Artificial Intelligence (#AI) and #Robotics #Stocks Directory Update; One of Top Trends for 2017 says IHS Markit (Nasdaq: $INFO)

Artificial Intelligence (#AI) and #Robotics #Stocks Directory Update; One of Top Trends for 2017 says IHS Markit (Nasdaq: $INFO)

Point Roberts, WA, Delta BC ,  December  21 , 2016 – Investorideas.com, a global news source and investor resource releases its updated Artificial Intelligence and Robotics stock directory for investors following the sector.

According to research from IHS Markit (Nasdaq: $INFO) Artificial Intelligence is the number 2 top trend for next year.

“From artificial intelligence to the Internet of Things (IoT), far-reaching innovations are unfolding in virtually every technology sector around the globe, continuing to change the way consumers, businesses and machines interact while also spurring the next revolution in tech market growth, according to a new white paper from IHS Markit (Nasdaq: INFO), a world leader in critical information, analytics and solutions for the major industries and markets that drive economies worldwide.

Trend #2 – Artificial Intelligence (AI) Gets Serious
• Already, personified AI assistants from a handful of companies (Amazon’s Alexa, Apple’s Siri) have access to billions of users via smartphones and other devices.
• However, even bigger, more profound changes are on their way as levels of human control are ceded directly to AI, such as in autonomous cars or robots. “


Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Robotics Stocks
ABB Ltd. (NYSE:ABB) provides power and automation technologies for utility and industrial customers worldwide. The company’s Discrete Automation and Motion segment provides motors, generators, variable speed drives, programmable logic controllers, robots and robotics, solar inverters, wind converters, rectifiers, and excitation systems, as well as power quality and protection solutions, electric vehicle fast charging infrastructure solutions, components and subsystems for railways, and related services for discrete automation, process industries, transportation, and utilities
Accuray Inc. (NasdaqGS:ARAYis a radiation oncology company that develops, manufactures and sells precise, innovative tumor treatment solutions that set the standard of care with the aim of helping patients live longer, better lives. The Company's leading-edge technologies deliver the full range of radiation therapy and radiosurgery treatments. Robotics: CyberKnife M6
Amazon.com, Inc. (NasdaqGS: AMZN) is guided by four principles: customer obsession rather than competitor focus, passion for invention, commitment to operational excellence, and long-term thinking. Customer reviews, 1-Click shopping, personalized recommendations, Prime, Fulfillment by Amazon, AWS, Kindle Direct Publishing, Kindle, Fire tablets, Fire TV, Amazon Echo, and Alexa are some of the products and services pioneered by Amazon. AI: *Amazon leverages AI technology in a number of ways. On the consumer-facing side of its business, Amazon's machine algorithms power its website recommendations and Alexa personal assistant. However, in true Amazon fashion, the company has also created an entirely new source of revenue from its own internally developed AI capabilities. *Source: http://www.fool.com/investing/2016/12/02/how-top-artificial-intelligence-stocks-are-perform.aspx
Apple Inc. (NasdaqGS:AAPL) designs Macs, the best personal computers in the world, along with OS X, iLife, iWork, and professional software. AI – Siri
Baidu, Inc. (NasdaqGS: BIDU) is the leading Chinese language Internet search provider. As a technology-based media company, Baidu aims to provide the best and most equitable way for people to find what they're looking for. In addition to serving individual Internet search users, Baidu provides an effective platform for businesses to reach potential customers. *AI: investing heavily in areas like image recognition, speech recognition, natural language processing, robotics, and big data. This has led Baidu to gain a possible lead in emerging AI growth markets like self-driving cars *Source: http://www.fool.com/investing/2016/12/02/how-top-artificial-intelligence-stocks-are-perform.aspx
Black Knight Financial Services (NYSE:BKFS) is a leading provider of integrated technology, data and analytics solutions that facilitate and automate many of the business processes across the mortgage lifecycle. Black Knight is committed to being the premier business partner that lenders and servicers rely on to achieve their strategic goals, realize greater success and better serve their customers by delivering best-in-class technology, services and insight with a relentless commitment to excellence, innovation, integrity and leadership.
Boeing Co (NYSE: BA) is the world's largest aerospace company and leading manufacturer of commercial jetliners and defense, space and security systems. A top U.S. exporter, the company supports airlines and U.S. and allied government customers in 150 countries. Boeing products and tailored services include commercial and military aircraft, satellites, weapons, electronic and defense systems, launch systems, advanced information and communication systems, and performance-based logistics and training. AI – Frontiers Magazine
Breaking Data Corp. (TSX:BKD.V) is a technology provider of semantic search, machine learning (AI) and natural language processing ("NLP").  The Company's technology platform has many practical applications, in multiple business and consumer verticals that are immersed in massive media and data rich settings.  The Company's showcase app, BreakingSports, utilizes semantic machine learning and NLP to track social media in a fully automated, real-time manner for significant sports information and events and distributes summarized information through real-time push notifications to consumers.  The Company also enables mobile application providers to generate revenue into their apps via its "Poynt-Enabled" SDK and owns Poynt, an award winning local mobile search app.
Cognex (NasdaqGS:CGNX) designs, develops, manufactures and markets a range of products that incorporate sophisticated machine vision technology that gives them the ability to “see.” Cognex products include barcode readers, machine vision sensors and machine vision systems that are used in factories, warehouses and distribution centers around the world to guide, gauge, inspect, identify and assure the quality of items during the manufacturing and distribution process. Cognex is the world's leader in the machine vision industry. Robotics
Cyberdyne Inc. (Tokyo:7779.T) is a venture firm which is established by Dr. Yoshiyuki Sankai, University of Tsukuba, Japan, in order to materialize his idea to utilize Robot Suit HAL® for the benefits of humankind in the field of medicine, caregiving, welfare, labor, heavy works, entertainment and so on. Robot Suit HAL® was developed with the technologies created in Sankai Laboratory of Tsukuba University as an application of “Cybernics*” advocated by Prof. Sankai. *Cybernics is a new domain of interdisciplinary research centered on cybernetics, mechatronics, and informatics, and integrates neuroscience, robotics, systems engineering, information technology, “kansei” engineering, ergonomics, physiology, social science, law, ethics, management, economics etc.
Delphi (NYSE:DLPH) is a high-technology company that integrates safer, greener and more connected solutions for the automotive sector. Headquartered in Gillingham, U.K., Delphi operates technical centers, manufacturing sites and customer support services in 44 countries.  Self Driving Cars
Eaton Corporation (NYSE:ETN) is a power management company. Eaton provides energy-efficient solutions that help our customers effectively manage electrical, hydraulic and mechanical power more efficiently, safely and sustainably. Eaton sells products to customers in more than 175 countries. Robotics
Ekso Bionics Holdings (NasdaqCM:EKSO) is a leading developer of exoskeleton solutions that amplify human potential by supporting or enhancing strength, endurance and mobility across medical, industrial and defense applications. Founded in 2005, the company continues to build upon its unparalleled expertise to design some of the most cutting-edge, innovative wearable robots available on the market. Ekso Bionics is the only exoskeleton company to offer technologies that range from helping those with paralysis to stand up and walk, to enhancing human capabilities on job sites across the globe, to providing research for the advancement of R&D projects intended to benefit U.S. defense capabilities. The company is headquartered in the Bay Area.
Electronic Arts (NasdaqGS: EA) is a global leader in digital interactive entertainment. The Company delivers games, content and online services for Internet-connected consoles, personal computers, mobile phones, tablets and social networks. EA has more than 220 million registered players and operates in 75 countries.  In fiscal 2012, EA posted GAAP net revenue of $4.1 billion. Headquartered in Redwood City, California, EA is recognized for a portfolio of critically acclaimed, high-quality blockbuster brands such as The Sims™, Madden NFL, FIFA Soccer, Need for Speed™, Battlefield™ and Mass Effect™  *AI - Taking on an AT-ST in Electronic Arts Inc’s (EA) Star Wars Battlefront? You’re going up against the game’s AI. *Source: http://investorplace.com/2016/04/artificial-intelligence-ai/#.WFLgglMrL3g
Emerson Electric Co. (NYSE: EMR) is a global leader in bringing technology and engineering together to provide innovative solutions for customers in industrial, commercial, and consumer markets around the world. The Company is comprised of five business segments: Process Management, Industrial Automation, Network Power, Climate Technologies, and Commercial & Residential Solutions. Emerson Process Management, an Emerson business, is a leader in helping businesses automate their production, processing and distribution in the chemical, oil and gas, refining, pulp and paper, power, water and wastewater treatment, mining and metals, food and beverage, life sciences and other industries. The Company combines superior products and technology with industry-specific engineering, consulting, project management and maintenance services. Automation/Robotics
Facebook (NasdaqGS:FB) operates as a social networking company worldwide. FAIR- Facebook Artificial Intelligence Research
Fanuc Corporation (Tokyo: 6954.T) is a Japan-based manufacturing company mainly engaged in the provision of factory automation (FA) machinery. The Company operates in three business divisions. The FA division is engaged in the development, manufacture, sale and maintenance of FA products, such as computer numeric control (CNC) systems and laser products. The Robot division is engaged in the development, manufacture, sale and maintenance of robotic products. The Robot Machine division is engaged in the development, manufacture, sale and maintenance of robodrill, roboshot, robocut and robonano products.
FARO Technologies (NasdaqGS:FARO) is the world's most trusted source for 3D measurement, imaging and realization technology. The Company develops and markets computer-aided measurement and imaging devices and software. Technology from FARO permits high-precision 3D measurement, imaging and comparison of parts and complex structures within production and quality assurance processes. The devices are used for inspecting components and assemblies, rapid prototyping, documenting large volume spaces or structures in 3D, surveying and construction, as well as for investigation and reconstruction of accident sites or crime scenes. Robotics: Robot Calibration
General Motors Corporation (NYSE:GM) and its partners produce vehicles in 30 countries, and the company has leadership positions in the world's largest and fastest-growing automotive markets. GM’s brands include Chevrolet and Cadillac, as well as Baojun, Buick, GMC, Holden, Isuzu, Jiefang, Opel, Vauxhall and Wuling. Robotics Artificial Intelligence
Google Inc. (NasdaqGS:GOOGL) is a global technology company. The Company’s business is primarily focused around key areas, such as search, advertising, operating systems and platforms, enterprise and hardware products. *AI: aside from well-known areas like self-driving cars, Alphabet is already applying its AI and machine learning algorithms to its core operations to keep its profit-printing search engine at the head of the pack… Alphabet clearly understands that AI will matter immensely to the company over the long term. *SOURCE:  http://www.fool.com/investing/2016/12/02/how-top-artificial-intelligence-stocks-are-perform.aspx
Hiwin Technologies Corp (Taiwan:2049.TW) manufactures and sells a range of motion control products worldwide. The company offers ballscrews, linear guideways, bearings, robots, linear motor systems, linear actuators, and positioning measurement systems.
Honeywell International Inc (NYSE: HON) is a Fortune 100 diversified technology and manufacturing leader, serving customers worldwide with aerospace products and services; control technologies for buildings, homes and industry; turbochargers; and performance materials. Robotics: August 2016-Honeywell Acquires Intelligrated-Intelligrated's supply chain and logistics solutions include automated storage and retrieval systems, palletizers, robotics solutions, software and tote-handling systems. 
International Business Machines (IBM) (NYSE:IBM) engages in the development and manufacture of the advanced information technologies, including computer systems, software, storage systems, and microelectronics. AI: IBM has been researching, developing and investing in AI technology for more than 50 years. Source: http://research.ibm.com/cognitive-computing/ostp/rfi-response.shtml
Intuitive Surgical (NasdaqGS:ISRG) headquartered in Sunnyvale, California, is the global technology leader in robotic-assisted, minimally invasive surgery. Intuitive Surgical develops, manufactures and markets robotic technologies designed to improve clinical outcomes and help patients return more quickly to active and productive lives. The Company's mission is to extend the benefits of minimally invasive surgery to the broadest possible base of patients. Intuitive Surgical - Taking surgery beyond the limits of the human hand™
iRobot (NasdaqGS:IRBTdesigns and builds robots that empower people to do more. The company's home robots help people find smarter ways to clean and accomplish more in their daily lives. iRobot's portfolio of solutions features proprietary technologies for the connected home and advanced concepts in navigation, mobility and artificial intelligence.
Keyence (Tokyo:6861.T) is a Japan-based manufacturing company mainly engaged in the development, manufacture and sale of automatic controlling equipment, measuring instrument, information equipment and other electronic application equipment, as well as related systems. Its products include sensors, meters, projectors, image processing device, Programmable Logic Controllers, touch panels, among others.
Krones AG (Xetra:KRN.DE; Frankfurt:KRN.F) plans, develops and manufactures machines and complete lines for the fields of process, filling and packaging technology. Its product portfolio is rounded off by information technology, factory planning and products from Krones’ subsidiaries as intralogistics, valve production etc. *Robotics: Factory Automation Robots *Source: http://www.nanalyze.com/2016/03/a-list-of-20-publicly-traded-robotics-companies/
KUKA (Xetra:KU2.DE; Frankfurt: KU2.F) is a Germany-based company focused on automating manufacturing process using robots, and holding company of the KUKA Group. Its business model comprises a Systems division and a Robotics division. The Robotics division supplies industrial robots including the lightweight robot (LWR) researched and developed by the independently operating KUKA Laboratories within the Advanced Robotics section. The Systems division plans, designs and builds automated manufacturing systems.
Lincoln Electric Holdings (NasdaqGS:LECO) is the world leader in the design, development and manufacture of arc welding products, robotic arc welding systems, plasma and oxy-fuel cutting equipment and has a leading global position in the brazing and soldering alloys market.
Lockheed Martin Corp. (NYSE: LMT) Headquartered in Bethesda, Md., Lockheed Martin is a global security company that employs about 113,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products and services. Robotics:
Magna International Inc (NYSE:MGA) is a leading global automotive supplier with 312 manufacturing operations and 98 product development, engineering and sales centres in 29 countries. We have over 155,000 employees focused on delivering superior value to our customers through innovative products and processes, and World Class Manufacturing. We have complete vehicle engineering and contract manufacturing expertise, as well as product capabilities which include body, chassis, exterior, seating, powertrain, electronic, active driver assistance, vision, closure and roof systems. News Release December 2016: Magna Brings Innovative Car of the Future Experience to CES 2017
Microsoft Corp. (NasdaqGS:MSFT) is the leading platform and productivity company for the mobile-first, cloud-first world, and its mission is to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more.
AI: Microsoft AI and Research Group - is the leading platform and productivity company for the mobile-first, cloud-first world, and its mission is to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more.
Mobileye (NYSE:MBLY) is the global leader in the development of computer vision and machine learning, data analysis, localization and mapping for Advanced Driver Assistance Systems and autonomous driving. The Company's technology keeps passengers safer on the roads, reduces the risks of traffic accidents, saves lives and has the potential to revolutionize the driving experience by enabling autonomous driving. The Company's proprietary software algorithms and EyeQ® chips perform detailed interpretations of the visual field in order to anticipate possible collisions with other vehicles, pedestrians, cyclists, animals, debris and other obstacles. The Company's products are also able to detect roadway markings such as lanes, road boundaries, barriers and similar items; identify and read traffic signs, directional signs and traffic lights; create a Roadbook™ of localized drivable paths and visual landmarks using REM™; and provide mapping for autonomous driving. The Company's products are or will be integrated into car models from 25 global automakers. The Company's products are also available in the aftermarket.  AI: Artificial Vision Technology Research
Nabtesco (Tokyo:6268.T) is a Japan-based industrial machinery manufacturer. The Company engaged in four business segments. The Precision Machinery segment designs, manufactures, sells, maintains and repairs industrial robot parts, semiconductor manufacturing equipment and liquid crystal board manufacturing equipment, among others. The Transportation Equipment segment offers break control systems, safety equipment and automatic door systems for automobiles and railroad vehicles, ship control equipment, fire extinguishing systems and others. The Aircraft and Hydraulic Equipment segment provides aircraft parts, construction machinery equipment, devices for wind generators, as well as components. The Industrial Equipment segment supplies automatic doors, smoke elimination equipment, platform safety equipment, welfare and nursing care equipment, food equipment, packing machinery, machine tools, textile machinery and others.
Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) is a leading global security company providing innovative systems, products and solutions in unmanned systems, cybersecurity, C4ISR, and logistics and modernization to government and commercial customers worldwide. Robotics
Nuance Communications, Inc. (NasdaqGS:NUAN) is a leading provider of voice and language solutions for businesses and consumers around the world. Its technologies, applications and services make the user experience more compelling by transforming the way people interact with devices and systems. Every day, millions of users and thousands of businesses experience Nuance’s proven applications. AI-powered natural language understanding (NLU) technologies
Nvidia Corp (NasdaqGS:NVDA) awakened the world to computer graphics when it invented the GPU in 1999. Today, its processors power a broad range of products from smartphones to supercomputers. NVIDIA's mobile processors are used in cell phones, tablets and auto infotainment systems. PC gamers rely on GPUs to enjoy spectacularly immersive worlds. Professionals use them to create 3D graphics and visual effects in movies and to design everything from golf clubs to jumbo jets. And researchers utilize GPUs to advance the frontiers of science with high performance computing. The company has more than 5,000 patents issued, allowed or filed, including ones covering ideas essential to modern computing. Deep Learning & AI
NXP Semiconductors N.V. (NasdaqGS:NXPI) provides High Performance Mixed Signal and Standard Product solutions that leverage its leading RF, Analog, Power Management, Interface, Security and Digital Processing expertise. These innovations are used in a wide range of automotive, identification, wireless infrastructure, lighting, industrial, mobile, consumer and computing applications. Robotics Products
OMRON Corporation (Tokyo:6645.T) is engaged in the automation business. The Company is involved in businesses, including industrial automation, electronic components, automotive electronic components, social infrastructure systems, healthcare and environmental solutions.
Parker-Hannifin (NYSE:PH) is the world's leading diversified manufacturer of motion and control technologies and systems, providing precision-engineered solutions for a wide variety of mobile, industrial and aerospace markets. The company has operations in 49 countries around the world.
Rockwell Automation (NYSE:ROK) the world’s largest company dedicated to industrial automation and information, makes its customers more productive and the world more sustainable. Headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Rockwell Automation employs approximately 22,000 people, serving customers in more than 80 countries.
SAP AG (NYSE: SAP) is the largest global enterprise software company exclusively focused on managing and mobilizing information from the data center to the point of action. Robotics
Salesforce.com (NYSE:CRM) is the enterprise cloud computing leader. Using salesforce.com's social and mobile cloud technologies, companies can connect with customers, partners and employees in entirely new ways. Based on salesforce.com's real-time, multitenant architecture, the company's platform and apps give customers the tools to create a social front office and revolutionize the way they sell, service, market, collaborate, work, and innovate.  AI: Salesforce Einstein
Teradyne Inc. (NYSE:TER) is a leading supplier of Automatic Test Equipment used to test semiconductors, wireless products, data storage and complex electronic systems which serve consumer, communications, industrial and government customers. Robotics: Our Industrial Automation products include Collaborative Robots used by global manufacturing and light industrial customers to improve quality and increase manufacturing efficiency. 
Tesla Motors, Inc. (NasdaqGS:TSLA) designs, develops, manufactures, and sells electric vehicles, electric vehicle powertrain components, and stationary energy storage systems in the United States, China, Norway, and internationally. It also provides development services to develop electric vehicle powertrain components and systems for other automotive manufacturers. The company sells its products through a network of Tesla stores and galleries, as well as through Internet. AI – Self Driving Cars
Yaskawa Electric (OTC:YASKY) engages in the motion control, robotics, system engineering, and other businesses in the Americas, Europe, the Asia Pacific, and Africa.
Yushin Precision Equipment (Tokyo:6482.T) is principally engaged in the development, manufacture and sale of take-out robots and related equipment including laborsaving systems. The Company's products include servo traverse robots, optical disk-related equipment, air traverse robots, stock systems, swing robots, production management factory automation (FA) systems, side entry robots, take-out robots for vertical molding machines and downstream equipment.

ETF:
Robo Global Robotics & Automation Index ETF (NasdaqGM:ROBO)

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