In their Emerging Technologies and Trends Impact Radar report, Gartner report provide key findings related to the development of robots and drones.
The technologies behind robots and drones are enabling rapid growth which will accelerate as greater autonomy increases the applicable use cases while reducing the cost of deployment. Enterprises can deploy, and get value from, a handful of robots or drones, without investing millions of dollars. Installations can then be scaled with demand, building up to provide world-changing services.
Product leaders at technology and service providers must closely evaluate upcoming robot and drone technologies to ensure they are able to match use cases to them when, or before, they reach maturity.
Upcoming robot and drone technologies will also have significant impacts on the types and capabilities of products a technology and service provider can develop and offer to the market. Leveraging new technologies in a timely fashion can also yield competitive advantages if correctly managed.
This report provides insight into a number of technologies pertinent to the development of robots and drones. These can be divided into three major areas:
- Autonomous Things: robots and drones designed to meet a specific need or use case, often requiring a combination of technical enhancements to reach practical deployment
- Enabling Technologies: technologies which can enhance the capabilities of a robot or drone
- Supporting Systems: mechanisms and systems which will be needed to enable widespread deployment of robots and drones within specific applications
Gartner, Emerging Technologies and Trends Impact Radar: Drones and Mobile Robots, 21 September 2021, By Bill Ray, Farhan Choudhary Et Al.
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