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Nov 2016 - IDC FutureScape - Doc # US41118517

IDC FutureScape: Worldwide Robotics 2017 Predictions

Table of Contents

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Figure: IDC FutureScape: Worldwide Robotics 2017 Top 10 Predictions

Executive Summary

IDC FutureScape Predictions

Summary of Key Drivers

Predictions: Impact on Technology Buyers

Prediction 1: By 2019, 30% of Commercial Robotic Applications Will Be in the Form of a "Robot as a Service" Business Model, Reducing Costs for Robot Deployment

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Prediction 2: By 2019, 30% of Leading Organizations Will Implement a Chief Robotics Officer Role and/or Define a Robotics-Specific Function Within the Business

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Prediction 3: By 2020, Companies Will Have a Greater Choice of Vendors as New Players Enter the US$80-Billion ICT Market to Support Robotics Deployment

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Prediction 4: By 2020, Robotics Growth Will Accelerate the Talent Race, Leaving 35% of Robotics-Related Jobs Vacant While the Average Salary Increases by at Least 60%

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Prediction 5: By 2019, the Government Will Begin Implementing Robotics-specific Regulations to Preserve Jobs and to Address Concerns of Security, Safety, and Privacy.

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Prediction 6: By 2020, 60% of Robots Will Depend on Cloud-Based Software to Define New Skills, AI Capabilities, and Application Programs, Leading to the Formation of a Robotics Cloud Marketplace

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Prediction 7: By 2018, 30% of All New Robotic Deployments Will Be Smart Collaborative Robots That Operate Three Times Faster Than Today's Robots and Are Safe for Work Around Humans

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Prediction 8: By 2020, 40% Of Commercial Robots Will Become Connected to a Mesh of Shared Intelligence, Resulting in 200% Improvement in Overall Robotic Operational Efficiency

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Prediction 9: By 2018, 35% of Leading Organizations in Logistics, Health, Utilities, and Resources Will Explore the Use of Robots to Automate Operations

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Prediction 10: By 2018, 45% of the 200 Leading Global eCommerce and Omni-Channel Commerce Companies Will Deploy Robotics Systems in Their Order Fulfilment Warehousing and Delivery Operations

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Advice for Technology Buyers

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