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10 Critical Components Driving the Robot and Drone Revolution

Published: 20 October 2017

ID: G00328769

Analyst(s): Dale Kutnick


Hyper-automation using robots, drones and intelligent operational systems will dramatically improve efficiency in all physical-movement industries during the next five to 10 years. CIOs should leverage 10 key technology component synergies to drive future use cases for intelligent mobile machines.

Table Of Contents


  • Triple Tipping Point
  • 10 Critical Components for Robot Evolution
    • Sensors
    • Software
    • AI and Algorithms
    • Motors and Actuators
    • Processors
    • Wireless Networking
    • Micronavigation and Macronavigation
    • Material Science
    • Memory
    • Energy Management and Storage
  • Bottom Line

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