I have recently been examining all the known superstitions of the world, and do not find in our particular superstition (Christianity) one redeeming feature. They are all alike founded on fables and mythology.” — Thomas Jefferson (1743–1826)
on artificial intelligence, Goldman’s researchers charted projections made by IFR World Robotics on the state of the growing industry.
In short, military robots are still the most in-demand type, and they’re expected to stay that way.
Robot sales for defence applications are expected to maintain a solid lead as the most highly-demanded service robots: Average sales from 2014-2017 are expected to be almost twice as high as the next-largest sector (milking robots). Goldman Sachs, IFR World Robotics
Elderly and handicapped assistance is another major growth area: It remains one of the smaller sectors of demand, but the average annual sales are expected to be several times higher than 2013’s. That’s true of mobile platform AI too.