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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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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Self-Assembling Robots

A new generation of robots can now self-assemble, merge, split and repair themselves.

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Commercial Quadrupedal Robots

Quadrupedal robots have four articulated legs and can move around difficult terrain, making them useful tools for inspections and security applications.

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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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