Trends related to 5G, Robotics & the Industrial Internet of Things

Personal Robots and Robot Butlers

Personal robots and robot butlers, capable of carrying out multiple tasks in domestic and everyday environments, have entered the market.

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Ethical Manufacturing

Robots could bring an end to forced labor and lead a new era of ethical manufacturing.

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Robot Rights

Some believe that we have moral obligations to our machines, and that, like people, robots should have rights too.

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Smart Dust

Smart dust, also known as “microelectromechanical systems” or MEMS, represent a new kind of atomic-level materials engineering.

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5G Triggers a Surge of New Businesses

The latest (or fifth) generation of mobile networks, 5G is an upgrade from today’s 4G (or LTE) networks and will offer higher speeds, low or even no latency in data transfer, and the ability for billions of devices to connect to each other.

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Capturing IIoT Metadata

The industrial internet of things (or IIoT) refers to all of the hardware that’s collecting, sharing and using data within industrial settings.

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Robots as a Service (RaaS)

Cloud robotics and automation is a field in which physical robots share data and code and perform computations remotely via networks, rather than within their containers alone.

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Collaborative Robots

Collaborative robots—or cobots—work alongside humans or together with other machines.

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Autonomous, Programmable Robot Swarms

Most robots are designed to work independently or on a factory line, not as part of a team, leaving massive untapped opportunities for the emerging field of swarm robotics.

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