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

  • UAV-IQ

    Viticulture-focused UAV operation and aerial imagery processing

    Jun 14, 2016

  • Iam Robotics

    Fully autonomous warehouse picking solution

    Jun 14, 2016

  • Xenex

    Automated disinfectant robot for the prevention of hospital-acquired infections

    Jun 14, 2016

  • Skyfront

    Hybrid-electric-powered UAVs

    May 31, 2016

  • Perrone Robotics

    Platforms and technologies for autonomous vehicles

    May 31, 2016

  • Otonomo

    Cloud-based marketplace and platform for vehicle-to-vehicle connectivity

    May 17, 2016

  • BrightWay Vision

    Active gated imaging system for automotive applications

    May 17, 2016

  • Valens

    HDBaseT chipsets for high-speed multimedia connectivity

    May 3, 2016

  • Autotalks

    Vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-infrastructure communication chipsets

    Apr 29, 2016

  • Ocean Aero

    Wind-sail surface drone with subsurface capabilities for autonomous data collection

    Apr 19, 2016

  • Redbird

    Drone data analytics platform for heavy industry operation sites

    Apr 19, 2016

  • Hazon Solutions

    UAV services company for industrial infrastructure inspection

    Apr 5, 2016

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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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