Gartner Research

Hype Cycle for Drones and Mobile Robots, 2018

Published: 18 July 2018

ID: G00349968

Analyst(s): Brady Wang


Drones and mobile robots are deployed to sense and manipulate data in remote areas that are hard for humans to reach. They can also provide improved safety, superior proficiency and lower costs.

Table Of Contents


  • What You Need to Know
  • The Hype Cycle
  • The Priority Matrix
    • Transformational Benefit
    • High Benefit
    • Innovation Profiles Added
  • Off the Hype Cycle
    • Renamed Innovation Profiles
    • Dropped Hype Cycle Profiles
  • On the Rise
    • Air to Deep Sea Communications
    • Biotech — Cultured or Artificial Tissue
    • Drone Traffic Control Systems
    • Robot Knowledge Sharing
    • Lithium-Air Batteries
    • Microsupercapacitor Batteries
    • Aluminum-Air Batteries
    • Solid-State Lithium-Ion Batteries
    • Internet of Things Authentication
    • Drone Management Platforms
    • Swarming Robotics
    • Emotion AI
    • Robot Interactive Interface
    • Robotics Middleware (Ex: Hardware Robot Operating System)
    • Multilens Cameras
    • Copper Foam Batteries
    • Personal Robot
    • 5G
    • 3D Geofencing
  • At the Peak
    • Drone Countermeasures
    • Open-Space Optical Communication
    • Smart Robots
    • Autonomous Mobile Robots
    • Machine Learning
  • Sliding Into the Trough
    • 3D Sensing Cameras
    • Solid-State MEMS Scanning Lidar
    • Computer Vision
    • Commercial UAVs (Drones)
    • Lighter-Than-Air Communication Platforms
    • Augmented Reality
    • Sensor Fusion
  • Climbing the Slope
    • Micro Fuel Cells
  • Appendixes
    • Hype Cycle Phases, Benefit Ratings and Maturity Levels

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