The largest sensor suppliers sell automation technology or other industrial equipment as their primary business, often building in sensors to new equipment and provide aftermarket sensors to retrofit legacy equipment.
As the level of cooperation grows, OEMs will need to tread a fine line between forming partnerships to provide a better consumer experience and ensuring they maintain their core brand identify.
After being something of a secondary player in the robotics industry, the United States has a lead in one of the most dynamic parts of the industry.
While the entire domestic robotics industry is currently playing catch-up, major Chinese industrial robotics vendors are growing at a fast pace.
The years 2016 and 2017 saw massive movements by the major industrial suppliers to create and offer their own IoT solutions and build partnership ecosystems.
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