Report: Worldwide Robotics Predictions

In a report titled “IDC FutureScape: Worldwide Robotics 2017 Predictions” by International Data Corporation (IDC) we can discover the future of robots. Dr. Jing Bing Zhang, Research Director, revealed the top 10 predictions and major robotics trends that will present opportunities as well as challenges to IT players during 2017 and beyond.

Robotics Predictions for 2017 & Beyond  

  1. ROBOT AS A SERVICE. 30% of commercial service robotic apps will be in the “Robot as a Service” form business model By 2019 that will lessen costs for  deployment of robots.
  2. ROBOTICS TALENT CRUNCH. Robotics growth will perk up race of talent by 2020, leaving 35% jobs related to robots vacant, while the pay on average will boost by around 60%.
  3. CHIEF ROBOTICS OFFICER. 30% of prominent organizations will have a role of Chief Robotics Officer role and/or define a function specific to robotics in the business by 2019.
  4. EVOLVING COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE. Firms will have a greater array of vendors since new players enter the Information & Communications Technology (ICT) market to support robotics deployment by 2020.
  5. Robotics Will Face Regulation. By 2019, the Government will start rules regarding robotics in order to preserve jobs and to address security, safety, and privacy issues.
  6. Software Defined Robot. 60% of robots will depend on cloud-based software in order to define new skills, cognitive capabilities, and application programs by 2020, leading to a “robotics cloud” marketplace formation.
  7. Collaborative Robot. 30% of all new robotic deployments will be smart collaborative robots by by 2018 that works faster than robots at the moment by 3 times and are secure for work around humans.
  8. Robotics for E-commerce. 45% of the 200 top global e-commerce and omni-channel commerce companies will have robotics systems in their order fulfillment warehousing and delivery operations by 2018.
  9. Intelligent RoboNet. 40% of commercial robots will become connected to a interlaced structure of shared intelligence, that would result in 200% betterment in robotic efficiency in terms of operations on the whole by 2020.
  10. Growth Outside Factory. By 2019, 35% of leading organizations in logistics, health, utilities, and resources will explore the use of robots to automate operations.


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