Trends related to 5G, Robotics & the Industrial Internet of Things
Personal robots and robot butlers, capable of carrying out multiple tasks in domestic and everyday environments, have entered the market.
Robots could bring an end to forced labor and lead a new era of ethical manufacturing.
Some believe that we have moral obligations to our machines, and that, like people, robots should have rights too.
Smart dust, also known as “microelectromechanical systems” or MEMS, represent a new kind of atomic-level materials engineering.
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.
The industrial internet of things (or IIoT) refers to all of the hardware that’s collecting, sharing and using data within industrial settings.
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.
Collaborative robots—or cobots—work alongside humans or together with other machines.