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Mobile Robotics: Technologies for Autonomous Navigation

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Actionable Benefits

  • Learn about the technologies needed to help mobile robots sense, process and act.
  • Learn about different form factors and subcategories of mobile robots.
  • Understand the challenges of deploying mobile robots.

Critical Questions Answered

  • What are the primary sensors and AI techniques utilized for mobile robots?
  • What are the market projections for mobile robots?
  • Who are the market leaders?

Research Highlights

  • Market forecasts.
  • Expos√© of visual navigation vendors.
  • Breakdown of different vendors for processors and computing hardware.

Who Should Read This?

  • Roboticists.
  • Potential end users.
  • Associated technology vendors in the AI space.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

1.1. From One to Many
1.2. There Is No Infrastructure-Free Mobile Robot

2. MOBILE ROBOT CATEGORIES

2.1. What Is a Mobile Robot?
2.2. AGV
2.3. AMR
2.4. ROV
2.5. APV

3. FORM FACTORS

3.1. Wheeled Robots
3.2. Omnidirectional Wheels
3.3. Tracked Robotics
3.4. Quadrupeds and Bipeds

4. EXAMPLES

4.1. Autonomous Guided Cart
4.2. Forklifts
4.3. Data Collection Platforms
4.4. Autonomous Floor Scrubbers
4.5. Mobile Manipulation
4.6. Heavy Autonomous Systems

5. COMPONENTS

6. SENSING

6.1. Deployment and Callibration
6.2. Perception
6.3. Landmarking for AMRs
6.4. Sensor Modalities
6.5. Cameras
6.6. Camera Vendors
6.7. LIDAR

7. PROCESS

7.1. Navigation
7.2. SLAM
7.3. Processing
7.4. NVIDIA
7.5. Qualcomm
7.6. Intel
7.7. Competition

8. ACT

8.1. Charging and Batteries
8.2. Motion Control

9. TAKEAWAYS

9.1. Market Projections
9.2. The System Comes before the Robot
9.3. There Is No Such Thing as Infrastructure-Free
9.4. Consolidation Is Coming, but Room Remains for Specialists
9.5. Some Form Factors More Promising Than Others