Automation & Robotics

Automation & Robotics Information and Reports

Robotics may be characterized by three distinct generations of development. First generation robots were involved with automation, performing simple repeated tasks. Second generation robots include high-end military robots, R&D robots, low-priced cleaning robots, and entertainment oriented bots. Third generation robots include humanoid-like machines that understand natural languages and people’s behavior leading to evolution of autonomous robots.

Coincident with this third stage of robotics development, automation is moving beyond the traditional realm of manufacturing to many different enterprise verticals. Both physical robots and logical bots are finding their way into many enterprise applications as well as consumer products and services ranging from entertainment to security. Read More