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

  • Leddartech

    Solid state lidar for automotive and drone applications

    Aug 17, 2016

  • Dedrone

    UAV detection and tracking

    Aug 17, 2016

  • RE2 Robotics

    Manipulation technologies for mobile applications

    Aug 9, 2016

  • EcoRobotix

    Autonomous weeding robot for row crops

    Aug 7, 2016

  • Cybe Construction

    3D concrete printing material, software, and hardware

    Jul 27, 2016

  • Archon Dronics

    Automation company specializing in multiple UAV security deployments

    Jul 26, 2016

  • Shadow Robot Company

    Dexterous human-like robotic hand

    Jul 26, 2016

  • FFRobotics

    Automated fruit harvesting equipment

    Jul 24, 2016

  • Magazino

    Item-specific logistics robot

    Jul 12, 2016

  • Revolve Robotics

    Telepresence robot using a tablet as an interface

    Jul 12, 2016

  • Blue River Technology

    Automated lettuce thinning and weeding system

    Jul 10, 2016

  • Enova Robotics

    Mobile robots for indoor and outdoor applications

    Jun 28, 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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