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

  • 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

  • Aerotas

    UAV consulting firm

    Jun 28, 2016

  • 5D Robotics

    Ultra-wideband positioning technology for mobile robotics applications

    Jun 28, 2016

  • 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

  • Perrone Robotics

    Platforms and technologies for autonomous vehicles

    May 31, 2016

  • Skyfront

    Hybrid-electric-powered UAVs

    May 31, 2016

  • Otonomo

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

    May 17, 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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