WHAT IS ROBOTICS?
Robotics is an interdisciplinary branch of engineering and science that includes mechanical engineering, electronic engineering, information engineering, computer science, and others. Robotics deals with the design, construction, operation, and use of robots, as well as computer systems for their control, sensory feedback, and further information processing.
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The key benefits of connecting robots to the cloud are what you'd expect: Increased computational power, storage, and communications, to name a few. Cloud-connected robots will be able to communicate with each other and operations teams seamlessly.
"The industry is witnessing rapid adoption of industrial robots into new markets," says Soft Robotics' Vause. "Traditionally, the industrial robot market has been dominated by the automotive and electronics industries. Over the past year, we have seen significant adoption and growth in markets like food and beverage, warehousing, and logistics."
Open Robotics' Gerkey believes there might be some big progress in consumer robotics in the year ahead.