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Abstract

This IDC FutureScape presents the IDC Worldwide Robotics team's analysis of key drivers relating to robotics and drone technologies, and how these drivers are likely to shape the development of robotics and drones in the planning horizon of 2019 through 2024. The development and deployment of robotics (including drones) in various industries continued to accelerate in 2017, with double-digit growth based on IDC research.

"Robots are becoming more intelligent, safer, and simpler to deploy, and more digitally connected to further empower user organizations in their ongoing digital transformation journeys. We continue to see the fast advancement of robotics technology and their accelerated deployment in more industry verticals with added new use cases," said Dr. Jing Bing Zhang, research director, Worldwide Industrial Robotics and Asia/Pacific Manufacturing Insights, IDC Asia/Pacific. "Integrating robots with enterprise information systems and to industrial IoT platforms provides new opportunities for increasing overall operations efficiency and agility, enabling organizations to deliver higher-quality products and services with greater efficiency," added Zhang.


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