M2M Devices Will Come to Life as the Internet of Robotic Things (IoRT) Takes Shape

'Jimmy', Intel's humanoid robot Image Credit: Intel

From Internet-of-Things(IoT) to Internet-of-Everthing (IoE) and now Internet of Robotic Things (IoRT), newer concepts are rolling into the marketplace as the IoT space expands to cover more industry verticals, more technologies and hence, more widespread applications. ABI Research, a provider of research and analysis services, via its recent publication 'The Internet of Robotic Things', said that the IoRT describes a web of intelligent devices which can monitor events, fuse sensor data from a variety of sources, use “intelligence” to determine a best course of action, and then act to control or manipulate objects in the physical world, and in some cases while physically moving through that world.

According to ABI Research, its report describes the many ways IoT infrastructure and services intersect with robotic technologies to deliver advanced functionality, along with novel applications, and new business and investment opportunities. ABI Research said that with robotics being integrated into the IoT space, IoT will now see the millions of connected edge devices coming to 'life', interacting with other physical elements in the world based on real-time data communications enabled by high-speed wireless connectivity. The report also explored, among others, the impact brought about by the robotics technology to the existing IoT space,how the robotic technology itself is now enhanced by M2M connectivity and some of the early applications expected in the marketplace. 

"Currently, most IoT initiatives are focused on using connected devices with simple, passive sensors to manage, monitor and optimize systems and their processes, usually as part of supply chain optimization efforts. The combination of advanced sensing, communication, local and distributed processing, and actuation take the original vision for the IoT to a wholly different level, and one that opens up whole new classes of opportunities for IoT and robotics solution providers, as well as users of their products.”

-        Dan Kara, Practice Director, Robotics at ABI Research


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