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Latest Trends in the North American Consumer Robotics Market
Emerging from difficult economic times, the consumer robotics industry is back on track. This extensive Robotics Trends research report on the North American market reveals what buyers want now and in the years ahead.
(February 29, 2012)
Mining the Seafloor with Robots
Gold, rare earth elements, and other sea riches could sustain humanity for centuries, while providing enormous opportunities for robotics developers.
(February 01, 2012)
The Promise and Pitfalls of Open Source in Robotics
Open source technologies provide a low barrier to entry and foster communities of contributors accelerating advancements, but developers need to pay close attention to licensing nuances and weigh commercial trade-offs.
(November 01, 2010)
Willow Garage Puts Stake in Ground for Universal ROS
With a stronghold in the research community, the Robot Operating System is being positioned to become a de facto standard for commercial robotic application developers.
(September 01, 2010)
Manipulation: Key Functionality and Leading Opportunity
Productization and commercialization opportunities for manipulation technology, both simple and advanced, are numerous and varied.
(August 01, 2010)
The Food Industry’s Appetite for Robotics
Slow out of the gate due to strict regulatory requirements and other technical hurdles, the use of robotics for food production has expanded considerably, but there is still a wide range of opportunities for companies of all sizes.
(July 01, 2010)
Opportunities in Educational Robotics
Commercial opportunities in the educational robotics marketplace are numerous, but to optimize chances for commercial success, solution providers must also understand and fully exploit the strategic elements driving the marketplace.
(May 01, 2010)
Full Warehouse Automation Is the Goal and the Opportunity for both Providers and Investors
Opportunities in warehouse and distribution center automation are linked to improving efficiency while reducing costs. AGVs and intelligent, mobile robots that increase system flexibility and extend the overall warehouse automation chain do just that.
(March 01, 2010)
A Look at the Robotic Lawn-Mower Marketplace
The market potential for robotic lawn mowers greatly exceeds current sales. Price, skepticism, overfunctionality, and unfamiliarity all play a role.
(January 01, 2010)
Current State and Future Needs of the Robotics Workforce
Robotics Business Review surveyed companies that develop, resell, or use robots and robotic technology to determine the makeup of their current and future labor force, hiring trends, and training practices, with the goal of driving the robotics industry.
(October 01, 2009)
Selection Criteria for Consumer Robotics Products
‘Consumer Robots,’ which includes Smart Toys, Educational Robotics/Hobby Kits, Hobbyist Robots, Home Care/Lawn Care Robots, Home Healthcare Robots and Personal Robots, are robotic technology products that are purchased by an individual for use in the home.
(January 01, 2009)