Frank Tobe

Co-founder, ROBO Global - Owner & Publisher, The Robot Report


Frank Tobe is the owner and publisher of The Robot Report and co-founder of ROBO Global which has developed a tracking index for the robotics industry: the ROBO Global™ Robotics & Automation Index. The index of 82 companies in 13 subsectors tracks and captures the entire economic value of this global opportunity in robotics, automation and enabling technologies.

For the 25 previous years Frank was founder and CEO of Below, Tobe & Associates Inc. and Applied Political Technologies, both computer services and direct marketing suppliers for Democratic candidates and agencies of all levels, local to presidential, PR firms to the Democratic National Committee.

Frank is also a panel member for Robohub’s Robotics by Invitation series. is a Swiss-based online platform that brings together leading communicators in robotics research, start-ups, business, and education from around the world.

In early 2013, with some entrepreneurial financial partners, Frank Tobe co-founded ROBO-GLOBAL™ LLC, and helped develop a tracking index for the robotics industry: the ROBO-Global™ Robotics & Automation Index. On November 12, 2013, with a one-armed robot and a 3-fingered robotic hand, along with friends and business partners, in a widely seen media event, the ROBO-Global™ family rang the closing bell of the NASDAQ exchange in celebration of the launch of an ETF predicated on that index.

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