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IDC FutureScape: Worldwide Robotics 2020 Predictions

IDC FutureScape: Worldwide Robotics 2020 Predictions

This IDC study presents the IDC Worldwide Robotics' analysis of key drivers related to robotics and drone technologies."The interplay and convergence between technologies, such as 5G, edge computing, mobility, open source, cloud AI, and human–robot collaboration, will remain the key forces driving technical innovation in robotics and drones for the next few years," says Dr. Jing Bing Zhang, research director, Worldwide Industrial Robotics and Asia/Pacific Manufacturing Insights, IDC Asia/Pacific. "End users will benefit from such innovation only if they stay on top of the trends and prepare themselves for the implications and changes," he adds.

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Prediction 1. By 2025, 25% of G2000 Manufacturing Organizations Will Be Exploring the Use of 5G Secured Communication for Robots to Improve Data Collection and Remote Operation Capabilities
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Prediction 2: By 2023, Over Two-Thirds of Leading Manufacturing Organizations Will Be Deploying Edge Computing Technologies to Drive Deeper Integration of Industrial Robots with Cloud Enterprise IT Systems
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Prediction 3: By 2022, Manufacturing Organizations That Integrate Machine Vision into Robotics Systems Can Expect a 50% Increase in Their Operational Flexibility and 35% Improvement in Product Quality
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Prediction 4: By 2022, 30% of Robotics Systems Will Integrate Swarm Intelligence to Enable Self-Configuration in Variable Workflow Environments, Thus Decreasing the Reliance on Function-Centric Assets by 45%
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Prediction 5: By 2023, 45% of All Commercial Drones Will Be Equipped with Cameras That Produce High-Resolution Images and Utilize 5G to Deliver Imagery at Less than 30% of the Cost of Using a Manned Aircraft
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Prediction 6: By 2024, Organizations Using Open Source–Enabled Robots Will Be Able to Benefit from the Latest Crowd Innovations in Robotics Three Times More than End Users Who Are Locked to Proprietary Solutions
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Prediction 7: By 2023, 50% of All Industrial Robots in Use Will Be Enabled by AI for Operations, Coordination, and Analytics as Organizations Expect a 30% Improvement in Productivity and 50% in Process Automation
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Prediction 8: By 2024, Collaborative Robots Will Routinely Incorporate Advanced Sensorial Functionalities, Permitting Full Two-Way Interactions with People and Successfully Replacing 20% of Screen-Based User Interface
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Prediction 9: By 2023, 65% of Warehousing Activities Will Use Robots and Situational Data Analytics to Enable Storage Self-Optimization, Thus Increasing Capacity by Over 20% and Cutting Work Order Processing Time in Half
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Prediction 10: By 2022, Companies Will Augment Their Robots with IoT, Analytics, and Cloud, Leading to a 30% Increase in Robotic Capabilities, such as Ambience Awareness, Learning, and Adaptable Task Execution
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Advice for Technology Buyers
External Drivers: Detail
The Age of Innovation — Driving the Future Enterprise
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The Platform Economy — Competing at Hyperscale
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Sense, Compute, Act — Maximizing Data Value
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Intelligence Everywhere — AI's Opportunity and Implications
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Rising Customer Expectations — More Convenience, Customization, and Control
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Reimagining the Material World — Revolutionized Materials and Processes Expand Digital Technology Reach
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The Future of Work — Agile, Augmented, Borderless, and Reconfigurable
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