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Robotics and the Internet of Things: Capabilities, Opportunities, and Business Innovation

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The IoT is expected to be the next great technological innovation and business opportunity, exceeding in size and importance both the personal computer and mobile communications markets. Currently, however, most IoT initiatives are focused on using connected devices with simple, passive sensors to manage, monitor and optimize systems and their processes, usually as part of supply chain optimization efforts. In this session, Dan Kara, Practice Director, Robotics at ABI Research, will introduces the concept of the Internet of Robotic Things (IoRT), where intelligent devices can monitor events, fuse sensor data from a variety of sources, use “intelligence” to determine a best course of action, and then act to control or manipulate objects the physical world, and in some cases while physically moving through that world. The combination of advanced sensing, communication, local and distributed processing, and actuation take the original vision for the IoT to a wholly different level, and one that opens up whole new classes of opportunities for IoT and robotics solution providers, as well as users of their products. Attend this session to learn.

  • How the characteristics of robotics technologies distinguish them as a separate, unique class of IoT objects, and one that that differs considerably from the common understanding of IoT edge nodes as simple, passive devices.  
  • How the key features of robotics technology, namely movement, mobility, manipulation, intelligence and autonomy, are enhanced by the Internet of Things paradigm, and in what ways, in turn, the IoT is augmented by robotic “objects” as edge devices.  
  • How IoT and robotics technologies combine to provide for Ambient Sensing, Ambient Intelligence and Ambient Localization, which can be utilized by new classes of applications to deliver value. Promising markets and applications are be highlighted.  
  • How IoT and robotics technologies combine to provide for Ambient Sensing, Ambient Intelligence and Ambient Localization, which can be utilized by new classes of applications to deliver value. Promising markets and applications are be highlighted.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

  • 1. Robotics, Automation and Intelligent Systems Practice
  • 2. A 65-Year-Old Vision
  • 3. Edge Devices
  • 4. Robotics and the IoT
  • 5. IoT and Robotics Working Today
  • 6. Scenarios and Use Cases
  • 7. Conclusions