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The Impact of COVID-19 on Manufacturing Technology Adoption

ABI Research outlines four main scenarios for recovery and a set of best practices for suppliers to come out strong.

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As China Emerges from Lockdown First, What Does It Mean for Smart Home?

As the huge global manufacturing and national consumer market returns, it will act as a bellwether for many industries and countries as they seek to do the same.

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Brain Corp and Avidbots Powering Scrubbing Robots in the Post-COVID-19 World

With over 10,000 scrubbers enabled with autonomy and thousands deployed, Brain has deployed more active Autonomous Mobile Robots (AMRs) in retail stores than any other vendor.

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Pandemic Surfaced Limitations in Rural Connectivity

The U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) granted temporary Special Temporary Authority (STA) access to Fixed-Wireless Internet Service Providers (WISP) on March 26, 2020. 

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SAP Provides Startups with Mentorship, Integration with S/4HANA, and Access to Enterprise Clients via SAP.iO

SAP.iO Fund & Foundries supported 92 startups during 2019 and has the goal to help 200 startups within the next five years.

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Why Is the LiDAR Scanner in the iPad Pro Important for the Augmented Reality Market?

Apart from Apple, other key players in the smartphone industry such as Samsung, Huawei, and Oppo, have already introduced Time-of-Flight (ToF) cameras in the past to improve both traditional camera usage and AR use cases.

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Rian Whitton
Rian Whitton
Senior Analyst

After Amassing a Record US$46 Billion In 2019 Funding, the Robotics Industry is Braced to Weather the Coronavirus Storm

The robotics industry received record investment in 2019, totaling in at US$46 billion. According to ABI Research, a total of US$17.8 billion went to acquisitions and a further US$29 billion went into investments. Most of the funding was focused on autonomous passenger vehicles (APV’s), surgical robotics, and warehouse automation, with significant growth for field robotics and drone services.

Despite not having commercialized their technology, autonomous passenger vehicle developers like Waymo, Cruise, Zoox and company have continued to amass enormous funding from the corporate and VC world,” said Rian Whitton, senior analyst. “Surgical robots also received huge funding, and have already been commercialized to a considerable extent, with Intuitive Surgical selling over 5,000 Da Vinci robot systems to date.” 

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Leo Gergs
Leo Gergs
Research Analyst

A New Brand of Private Network Operators and Private Spectrum for Enterprises Put Telco’s Enterprise Ambitions at Risk

With the popularity of private cellular networks growing among enterprises, there are currently initiatives in 15 countries for enterprises to deploy private networks, finds ABI Research. This includes both arrangements for enterprises to acquire spectrum directly from the regulator, as well as spectrum assets held by mobile network operators, that focus entirely on providing private cellular networks for enterprises. Either way, private cellular network operators are a growing threat to traditional Telcos.

The rising number of these spectrum initiatives underpin the strong momentum for private cellular networks that we see within enterprises around the globe,” says Leo Gergs, Research Analyst for 5G Markets. “With the very economic pricing, we will see even more enterprises expressing interest, as the ecosystem for 5G connectivity matures.

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COVID-19 accelerates the adoption of smart city tech to build resilience

Smart Cities World

Dominique Bonte, vice president, end markets, at ABI Research, highlighted that many of the measures taken by city governments during Covid-19 have been decided on-the-fly requiring high levels of improvisation. He added, though, that this has resulted in a rich “laboratory type learning experience” in terms of how to take advantage of the inherent flexibility of technologies to address emergency situations and challenges linked to demand-response management of assets and services.

“This will have a lasting impact, coming out of Covid-19 during and after the drawn-out recovery period, in the form of a step change in how resilience is approached and generalised, allowing to prepare better for future calamities, a distinct silver lining on a very dark Covid-19 cloud,” he said.

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How to Create Immersive Learning Experiences on Mobile Devices

Ed Tech

Immersive technologies such as AR and VR have the potential to transform student learning in the K–12 classroom. They can help educators provide a hands-on approach to learningaccommodate students’ diverse needs and promote a sense of curiosity and wonder.

“In an ongoing quest to maintain students’ attention, new visualization and interaction tools are a natural fit,” says Eric Abbruzzese, principal analyst at ABI Research, in a press release for their “Augmented and Virtual Reality in Education” report.

Yet many schools still face barriers to adopting immersive technology, such as high hardware costs, according to the ABI report. “Head-mounted experiences provide the most immersive experiences possible but can be challenging when it comes to price and implementation,” the report notes.

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