Robotics

Technology Map Detailed Contents June 2020

Importance of the Technology

The Technology in Brief

  • Industrial Robots
    • Advantages and Disadvantages
    • Industrial-Robot Hardware
    • Industrial-Robot Control Systems
    • Industrial-Robot Programming
    • Industrial-Robot Sensors
    • Machine-Vision Systems
  • Nonindustrial-Robot Technologies
    • Nonindustrial-Robot Architecture
    • Sensors for Nonindustrial Robots
    • Motion Systems, Actuators, and Manipulators
    • Power Technologies
    • Communication Systems
    • Control Systems and Robot Software
    • Collaborative Robotics
    • Neural and Bioelectric Interfaces

Commercial Development Parameters

  • Industrial Robots
    • Demand Factors
    • General Constraints
    • Synergistic Technologies
    • Competing Technologies
    • Required Resources
    • Regulatory Factors
  • Nonindustrial Robots
    • Demand Factors
    • General Constraints
    • Synergistic Technologies
    • Competing Technologies
    • Required Resources
    • Regulatory Factors

Areas to Monitor

  • Industrial Robots
    • Role of China and India
    • Convergence with Nonindustrial Robots
    • Technology and Applications Advances
    • Robotics-Industry Structure
  • Nonindustrial Robots
    • The Aging Society
    • Human-Augmentation Technologies
    • Power and Motion Technologies
    • Human-Robot Relationships
    • Killer Applications
    • Artificial Intelligence
    • Robot Safety and Liability
    • Bio-Robotics Interface
    • Military-Robot Implementation
    • New Materials and Manufacturing Methods for Robotic Components
    • Nonindustrial-Robot Industry Structure
    • Sliding Autonomy
    • Networks and Wireless Technologies
    • Toy or Tool?
    • Media Attention
    • Cultural and Regional Differences

Implications of Commercialization

  • Possible Futures
  • Change Has Consequences

Opportunities

  • Industrial Robots
    • Industry Structure
    • Opportunities
  • Professional-Service Robots
    • Industry Structure
    • Opportunities
  • Defense Robots
    • Industry Structure
    • Opportunities
  • Health Care and Assistive Technologies
    • Industry Structure
    • Opportunities
  • Logistics Robots
    • Industry Structure
    • Opportunities
  • Entertainment, Hobbies, and Education
    • Industry Structure
    • Opportunities
  • Domestic Robots
    • Industry Structure
    • Opportunities
  • Technology Diffusion
    • Industry Structure
    • Opportunities

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