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Hype Cycle for Drones and Mobile Robots, 2019


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.

Published: 12 July 2019

ID: G00369522

Analyst(s): Bill Ray

Table Of Contents


  • What You Need to Know
  • The Hype Cycle
  • The Priority Matrix
  • Off the Hype Cycle
  • On the Rise
    • Robot Knowledge Sharing
    • Air-to-Underwater Drone Communications
    • Lithium-Air Batteries
    • Drone Traffic Control Systems
    • Aluminum-Air Batteries
    • Robot Interactive Interface
    • 5G Security
    • Copper Foam Batteries
    • Emotion AI
    • Swarming Robotics
    • Drone Management Platforms
    • Light Cargo Delivery Drones
    • Personal Robot
    • Solid-State Lithium-Ion Batteries
    • Warehouse Picking (Humanoid) Robots
  • At the Peak
    • Smart Robots
    • Open-Space Optical Communication
    • Drone Countermeasures
    • Autonomous Mobile Robots
    • Machine Learning
  • Sliding Into the Trough
    • 3D Sensing Cameras
    • Computer Vision
    • Multilens Cameras
    • Solid-State MEMS Scanning Lidar
    • Commercial UAVs (Drones)
    • Lighter-Than-Air Communications Platforms
    • Autonomous Vehicles
    • Sensor Fusion
  • Climbing the Slope
    • Micro Fuel Cells
  • Appendixes
    • Hype Cycle Phases, Benefit Ratings and Maturity Levels

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