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  • [New] Within 5 to 10 years, new and emerging technologies such as robotics, Artificial Intelligence, and VR/AR will continue to expand to represent over 25% of the total ICT spending. Navigate the Future
  • [New] Autonomic behavior has already made itself known through recent deployments in complex security environments, but in the longer term, will become common in physical systems such as robots, drones, manufacturing machines and smart spaces. The NFA Post
  • [New] A few days ago, Union Pacific from the US announced the purchase of self-operating cranes that will work like high-tech robots in its intermodal terminal in Illinois.
  • [New] NASA and its Australian counterpart have agreed to cooperate on a future robotic lander mission where Australia will provide a small rover as part of a test of resource utilization technologies. SpaceNews
  • [New] The market for collaborative robots is expected to grow by 30% per year from 2020-25.
  • [New] A range of robot technologies have reached a mature stage - The global market for robots is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate of around 26% to reach just under 210 billion U.S. dollars by 2025.
  • [New] Robots will be a feasible option for more than 50% of SMEs within the next three years due to a global trend towards proven robotics which has reduced both the cost and complexity of implementing robots.
  • [New] Automation - 54% agree and only 29% disagree that By 2040 robots and artificial intelligence will be performing the majority of everyday roles in the workplace and across society - from lawyers, police officers, and teachers through to chefs, pilots, and journalists. LinkedIn
  • [New] The market for retail robots will reach $55.8bn by 2028 compared with a level of $7.1bn in 2020. RETAIL INSIDER
  • As IoT has wide application in robotics, the rising demand of robots is expected to majorly drive the global Industrial IoT market. Yahoo Movies
  • Automation is predicted to double annual economic growth rates globally by 203555 with initial productivity gains expected to arise from automation of routine tasks in manufacturing through the use of robots, or in transport through more autonomous vehicles. European Parliament
  • Researchers at Hitachi R&D Group and University of Tsukuba in Japan have developed a new method to synthesize emotional speech that could allow companion robots to imitate the ways in which caregivers communicate with older adults or vulnerable patients. Tech Xplore
  • Over the coming decade, we will see a proliferation of mobile robots of different shapes and sizes - and Visual Perception will power them all. Logistics Matters
  • The scale, scope and speed of killer robot systems-ruled by one targeting algorithm, deployed across an entire continent - could make misidentifications by individual humans like a recent U.S. drone strike in Afghanistan seem like mere rounding errors by comparison. Tech Xplore
  • In terms of global surgical robots, the market size was estimated at USD 2.3 billion in 2020 and is expected to reach USD 3.6 billion in 2021 (Grandview Research). Forbes
  • The added credibility of being a part of the Locus Robotics family should help reduce the barriers to acceptance, diminish the risk for new clients, and shorten sales cycles. Robotics Business Review
  • NASA plans to pause most of its robotic Mars exploration efforts in October for safety reasons associated with the Red Planet's position in space. Space
  • A company called ClearSpace is working with the European Space Agency to build a satellite that will use robotic arms to grab onto dead satellites and remove them from space. Leonidasfyt
  • Because the robotic arm was developed with Defense Department funding, DARPA expects Space Logistics to show the potential benefit of having a persistent servicing capability in GEO orbit that can serve the needs of the U.S. government through commercial contracts with us. SpaceNews
  • All surgeries will have some robotic participation in twenty years, with fully autonomous robotic surgeries increasingly accounting for the majority of procedures. 15 Minute Business Books | First Friday Book Synopsis
  • Asia-Pacific collaborative robots market will grow at a 2020-2026 CAGR of 45.46% with an addressable cumulative market value of $13.17 billion over the next 7 years in terms of cobot hardware.
  • If Sony's Spresense passes its satellite mission, it will then be used to control JAXA's transformable robot on the surface of the moon on a mission slated for 2022.

Last updated: 24 October 2021