Advancements in artificial intelligence and sensor technologies improving situational awareness and autonomous mobility have created opportunities for arms manufacturers to discover a wide range of solutions for homeland safety and defense applications. Reduction in casualties, optimization of battlefield performance, integration of enabling robotics technologies, and adoption of smart devices are encouraging advancements in autonomous weaponry systems industry.
Robotic platforms are expected to be pivotal in the development of autonomous weaponry systems. Apart from remotely operated vehicles, it is essential for the development of unmanned aerial, ground and underwater vehicles which can autonomously perform tasks assigned to them. Applicability of robotics in ISR, safety and rescue operations, fire-fighting, EOD, combat support, mine clearance and transportation can be expected to have a high impact in development of robotic technologies with improved and autonomous functionalities.
The scope of this report is limited to robotic technologies based on its segmentation and applicability in defense sector. This technology and innovation report focuses on providing a snapshot on the classification of robotics technologies based on its applications and emerging technologies enabling development of robotics in the defense industry.
Technologies profiled in the report include unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), unmanned ground vehicles (UGVs) and unmanned underwater vehicles (UUVs) used in applications such as Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR), fire-fighting, safety and rescue (SAR) operations, explosive ordnance disposal (EOD), mine clearance, transportation and combat support. A global analysis on the current development of technologies enabling autonomous weaponry systems was done to assess the future of robotic technology development and its future applications which will lead to making autonomous weaponry systems a reality.
Key questions addressed in the research service:
1. What are the various types of robotic technologies?
2. What are the benefits and applications of the technology?
3. What are the key innovations impacting technology development?
4. What are the factors influencing the development of robotic technologies for defense?
5. What is the technology/ application pipeline for automotive safety systems?
6. What are future growth opportunities?