The time is now because of unprecedented levels of internet enabled connectivity coupled to inexpensive computing power on a chip and research advances in sensing, planning, control, human interaction interfaces and certification. The talk will describe some of the advances underway in research and innovation from the Edinburgh Centre for Robotics, and the cross sector applications including the newly created ORCA Hub - Offshore Robotics for Certification of Assets, and competition podium success in the Amazon Alexa Challenge.