RIA Reports Best Quarter Ever For Industrial Robot Sales
Indeed, what is alternately called biomimicry or bio-inspiration?across robotics and other industries?could represent $300 billion annually of U.S. gross domestic product (GDP) in 2010 dollars within 15 years, according to the Da Vinci Index, a biomimicry report developed by a consortium that includes San Diego Zoo Global, Point Loma Nazarene University, in San Diego, and the University of San Diego.
The Da Vinci Index, which measures number and value of biomimicry-related research grants, scholarly articles, and patents to estimate the extent of the marketplace. Forecasts show that biomimicry could account for 1.6 million U.S. jobs by 2025 and represent about $1.0 trillion of global GDP.
As head of Worldwide Automotive Industry Solutions Operations for Delmia, Digital Manufacturing & Production, a unit of Dassault Systems, Shree Harsha has a front-row seat on an industry that’s rapidly evolving. “How many cars have you owned over the past decade?” he asks, in order to illustrate the vast number of choices consumers possess and…
With applications ranging from the military to medical rehabilitation to life-changing assistance for the handicapped, several companies are betting their new-generation exoskeletons will become robotics’ next big thing
Two months after the magnitude-9.0 earthquake and tsunami devastated northern Japan, leaving some 26,000 people dead and causing apocalyptic damage, workers finally entered the reactor buildings at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant.
The market potential for robotic lawn mowers greatly exceeds current sales. Price, skepticism, complexity, and unfamiliarity all play a role.