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Five ways robots are going mainstream

At the same time that robots’ capabilities are expanding, they are becoming easier to use and more affordable.

How Industry 4.0 changes business

In the industrial IoT, data and AI-based analytics transform complex systems into growth engines.

Besides blockchain, what’s missing from the internet of things?

The IoT will become a much richer phenomenon, an internet of not just connected things, but a collaboration environment where machines as well as humans can interact, at scale.

Service robots: The next big productivity platform

Innovative new capabilities in robot cognition, the physical manipulation of objects, and interaction with humans—delivered in loosely coupled, modular packages—define the dawn of an emerging market in service robots.

The role materials play in powering the 3D printing revolution

As resolutions improve, material choices expand, and methods to control their properties evolve, 3-D printing will find uses beyond rapid prototyping.

Software innovations: Simplifying the 3D printing experience

As the experience of sourcing, creating, optimizing and printing 3D models becomes simpler and robust, 3D printing will find uses beyond prototyping.

Develop the ability to “think 3D printing”

3D printing could lead to a gradual, long-term transformation of internal and external value chains that span design, manufacturing, use, and service.

Augmented reality: A catalyst for the coming cognitive revolution

Augmented reality can extend humans’ cognitive potential, reduce cognitive burden, and provide a new view to business operations.

3D capabilities that are shaping the future of augmented reality

Innovations across 3D perception, 3D modeling, 3D mapping, and 3D display will bring augmented reality solutions to the 3D physical world.

The road ahead for 3D printing

As 3D printers become faster, easier to use, handle multiple materials, and print active components or systems, they will find use beyond rapid prototyping.

Contacts

Chris Curran

Principal and Chief Technologist, PwC US Tel: +1 (214) 754 5055 Email

Vicki Huff Eckert

Global New Business & Innovation Leader Tel: +1 (650) 387 4956 Email

Pierre-Alain Sur

US Technology Industry Leader Tel: +1 (646) 471 6973 Email