Beyond conventional process automation lies an area of dramatic innovation. Semi- and fully autonomous systems promise to change the way things are made, and how goods and people are transported. This area is rapidly emerging and innovation in hardware, software, and system integration is critical to ensure reliable and efficient automation that meets the needs of end-users. From sensors and controls to data analytics, the area is ripe with uncertainty – and opportunity. There are numerous ways for corporations to participate in the value chain, or simply benefit from using the next generation of autonomous systems in their businesses, and the Autonomous Systems 2.0 service is dedicated to bringing these opportunities to the forefront.
The Autonomous Systems service will address questions such as:
What sensor technologies on the horizon improve the viability of autonomous systems?
How much can software and machine learning compensate for less sophisticated sensors?
How will policy and safety dictate the adoption of autonomous vehicles and drones?
How will mobile robotics enable new efficiencies in logistics?
Who are the leading robotics start-ups and research groups globally?
Sample Autonomous Systems 2.0 Topics
- Grippers, end effectors
- Software (e.g. perception, machine learning)
Autonomous (or semi-autonomous) systems:
- Industrial robots
- Humanoid robots
- Autonomous vehicles
- Service robots
- Surgical robots
- Industrial internet (M2M)
- Data analytics
- Advanced manufacturing
- Exploration and Production
- Hazardous environment operations
- Heavy transport
- Logistics/Materials handling
- Mobile health
- Medical procedures
- Predictive Maintenance
- Security and surveillance