10 Robotics Trends Revolutionizing the World


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Autonomous Vehicles Driving Change

Whether moving people, hard and soft goods, or raw materials, robotics will revolutionize how we think about transportation, as well as industries that rely on heavy, mobile machinery, like farming and mining. Already, companies including Caterpillar, John Deere, Uber and every automotive OEM worth their salt, have a self-driving strategy. By 2030, the self-driving car industry alone will become an $87 billion business opportunity with autonomous car sharing perhaps marking the beginning of humans riding, not only with other humans, but with packages scheduled for delivery. Meanwhile, fleets of self-driving trucks will transport goods from farm to table and from mine to factory at a never-ending pace. Still, the dawn of self-driving vehicles requires a complete re-think when it comes to safety, infrastructure, insurance and more, representing a huge opportunity for companies that can innovate to meet the demands of increasing autonomy.

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