Jacob Biba
Staff Reporter at Built In
Expertise: Robotics and hardware
Education: University of North Carolina-Asheville

Jacob Biba is a Built In staff reporter covering robotics and hardware. Prior to Built In, he worked as a freelance writer and photographer. His work has appeared in the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Intercept and The New Republic. Biba has a degree in sociology from the University of North Carolina–Asheville.

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A robot are pressing the space bar on a laptop computer as a part of their robotic process automation.
Robots are ready to take over the tedious back-office tasks humans no longer want to do.
Smiling human-looking social robot
Social robots interact with people, and can even help children build social skills or support people with dementia.
A laptop surrounded by web development icons.
From branding and website copy to full-stack overhauls, these website development companies help their clients stand out.
A retro computer surrounded by vapor.
Vaporware that captured our imaginations — but then dropped off the face of the earth.
Beauty product smeared on glass dishes.
These beauty companies are using the latest in beauty tech and health standards to advance the industry.
An IoT device with multiple IoT sensors.
These IoT sensors are the glue keeping the Internet of Things connected.
A digital battery with a lightning bolt icon.
Could one of these new battery technologies be a viable alternative to lithium-ion batteries?
An eVTOL landing on a helicopter pad.
Electricity-powered flying taxis are almost ready for liftoff.
An autonomous truck driving across a bridge.
The trucking industry has its sights set on a driverless future.
A VC tech firm employee holding a plate of money through a laptop screen.
Meet the VC firms backing the products you use every day.
Devices from top hardware companies lying on a table.
These hardware companies are building the next big thing.
A city created in the metaverse filled with metaverse companies.
Meet the companies building the metaverse.