Advancements in Robotics Drive
Digital Business Models

IDC defines robots as machines that can perform tasks based on current state and sensing, without human intervention.

IDC’s commercial robotics research coverage includes:

  • Advances in key robotics physical components including processors, grippers, batteries, and vision systems
  • Developments in software technology supporting robotics, particularly the use of cognitive approaches to improve learning
  • The integration of robotics into existing corporate processes
  • The use of service robots in industry

IDC Predicts...

By 2020, 45% of newly installed robots will have at least one intelligent feature.

By 2022, one-third of fulfillment centers will use robots for picking and packing functions.

By 2027, the first commercial healthcare robot will be launched, offering robot-care delivery models and human-robot fusion applications.