December 20, 2009      

Once cell phones became small enough to easily fit into a pocket, the market for them exploded. One key enabler was battery technology, which will also play a critical role in the growth of the mobile robotics market. The demand robotic systems place on batteries is far greater than that of cell phones, which require only that batteries be small and remain charged for long periods of time.

Compared with cell phones and other consumer electronic devices, robots and robotic technology are more co...

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