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?

Recently Profiled Companies

  • Shield AI

    Autonomous drones for government applications

    Sep 20, 2016

  • Quanergy

    Compact mechanical and solid-state lidar sensing for trucking, military, and passenger vehicle applications

    Sep 20, 2016

  • Airinov

    Drone operating service and sensor developer for agricultural applications

    Sep 18, 2016

  • Measure

    Company offering drone-as-a-service (DaaS)

    Sep 6, 2016

  • Aerobo

    Drones-as-a-service company with emphasis on entertainment services

    Sep 6, 2016

  • ING Robotic Aviation

    UAVs for aerial imaging and surveying

    Sep 6, 2016

  • Iron Goat Tech

    In-field pelletizing machinery for forage crops

    Sep 4, 2016

  • Clearpath Robotics

    Rugged mobile robots for research and development

    Aug 23, 2016

  • SMP Robotics

    Outdoor mobile robotics manufacturer

    Aug 23, 2016

  • Robotic Drilling Systems

    Robotic drilling rig for unmanned land and deepwater drilling operations

    Aug 17, 2016

  • Wirewax

    Develops software to create interactive videos

    Aug 17, 2016

  • Leddartech

    Solid state lidar for automotive and drone applications

    Aug 17, 2016

Sample Autonomous Systems 2.0 Topics

Robotic/system components:

  • Grippers, end effectors
  • Sensors
  • Actuators
  • Controls
  • Software (e.g. perception, machine learning)
Autonomous (or semi-autonomous) systems:
  • Industrial robots
  • Humanoid robots
  • Autonomous vehicles
  • UAVs/drones
  • Service robots
  • Surgical robots
Automation infrastructure:
  • V2X
  • Industrial internet (M2M)
  • Data analytics
  • Advanced manufacturing
  • Agriculture
  • Automotive
  • Exploration and Production
  • Hazardous environment operations
  • Heavy transport
  • Inspection
  • Logistics/Materials handling
  • Mapping
  • Mobile health
  • Medical procedures
  • Predictive Maintenance
  • Security and surveillance

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