Key considerations when choosing a robot’s operating system

Sarah Dickinson

Sarah Dickinson

on 13 September 2018

Whether it be down to technological advances, rising market demand or just the ‘cool’ factor, the increase in robotics is happening and across numerous industries from healthcare, industrial to retail. According to IDCworldwide robotic spending, encompassing hardware, software and related services, is set to reach US$230.7bn by 2021.

Much like the wider internet of things (IoT) industry, this trend has inevitably seen an increase in the amount of robots being produced from both new start-ups and more established organisations.

Any robotics manufacturer needs to consider how their OS will influence both the speed and efficiency of development and then how that performs in production to provide a stable yet supportable product in the long run. These considerations are even more important in such a fast-moving and competitive market.

Download this whitepaper to discover more including –

  • How to maximise and leverage the skills of your existing engineers to accelerate your development process
  • Ensure a smooth integration with your other infrastructure and hardware to enhance compatibility and reduce friction
  • Secure a long-term, stable and profitable lifespan for your robot

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