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July 13, 2016updated 22 Sep 2016 12:48pm

What is robotics?

Find out all about robotics and its applications.

By Joao Lima

As NASA puts it, robotics is all about studying… robots. This is the science that looks at the way robots are designed, built, operated and even used in ‘real-world’ conditions.

The main verticals behind robotics are mechanical engineering, electrical engineering and computer science.

Robots are today as intelligent as never before and a wide range of them is now able to operate independently.

Robots are built in similarity with the human body by mimicking muscles, the way they move, contract and bend to carry out their functions.

The robotics market is one in pure expansion as the IoT and IIoT push for more intelligent robots also with a boom in artificial intelligence technologies.

According to the International Data Corporation, the robotics market is expected to grow to $135.4bn by 2019, up from 2015’s $71bn, at a CAGR of 17%.

The Asia-Pacific region seems to be leading the robotics boom, followed by EMEA.

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