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Robots becoming more capable and pervasive, disrupting industries and beginning to enter consumer markets

Robots becoming more capable and pervasive, disrupting industries and beginning to enter consumer markets

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Definition Definition
  • Intelligent automated machines and systems that perform work autonomously or alongside humans
Outlook Outlook
  • Increased penetration of robots in industrial markets, replacing humans in performing low-skilled functions and assisting people to perform more complex tasks
  • Enhanced sophistication of personal robots, including those equipped with facial recognition and tracking capabilities, interactive voice systems and basic emotion engines
Implications Implications
  • Enabling work process automation, driving human workers to focus on higher-value, non-repetitive activities
  • Threatening existing businesses and geographies that rely heavily on non-automated processes
  • Enabling return of manufacturing from low-cost to highly-skilled regions
Innovators

Innovators

    iRobot Corp., Rethink Robotics Inc., Kiva Systems LLC, Universal Robots A/S, Alderaban Robotics, Chronocam, Perrone Robotics, Alphabet Inc., Starship Technologies
Where might there be opportunities to replace or augment repetitive work in your business, redeploying teams to focus on higher-value activities?
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