2015 - Day 1

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The Flagship Publication of the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) ® It Is Innovation Our daily lives have been improved thanks to ad- vances in robotic technology. T ere are robots that clean our f oors, secure our homes, maintain our gardens, monitor our pets and f y through the sky. Whether we notice it or not, robots have become a part of everyday society. According to a CEA consumer survey conducted in 2013 and 2014, an increasing majority of consum- ers are interested in robotic assistance. T e most popular tasks for robots that consum- ers expressed interest in were household chores (62 percent), home security systems (59 percent) and gardening (46 percent). In Mike Bergman's section of CEA's 2015 edition of Five Technology Trends to Watch, he describes society's take on the use of robots: "In- creased acceptance in consumers' lives is coming from the ef orts of companies like these (Amazon and Google) and from the increased capability that makes an autonomous product or service successful. As autonomous devices become more intelligent they will be more useful and ef cient, and f nd more applications in consumer lives." Read more about robotics and other machines in CEA's 2015 Five Technology Trends to Watch report, available at CE.org/FiveTechs. Robots now come in many dif erent shapes, forms and sizes. At the 2015 International CES, the Robotics Marketplace, presented by Robotics Trends will be the hot spot for all things robots. T is Marketplace connects you to the intelligent, autonomous machines that are changing the way we live. Check out the latest in robot technology like Budgee™ the robot assistant or Double Robotics' telepresence robot. Encounter the next generation of robots from around the globe at the Robotics Rise of the Robots Marketplace located at CES Tech West in the Sands, Level 2. Unmanned Systems Marketplace At the forefront of the robotic revolution are the unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), otherwise known as drones. For business use or personal pleasure, UAVs are revolutionizing the way we cap- ture, monitor and assist our world. T ey provide aerial coverage for sports, travel and real estate; enhance search and rescue, law enforcement and disaster relief. UAVs have the potential to transform industries. Within the next ten years, spending on UAVs is forecast to increase from $6.4 billion this year to $11.5 billion, according to the Teal Group, an aero- space and defense industry research f rm. In her November column "Disruptive Commercial Drones" for It is Innovation (i3) magazine, Susan Schreiner touched on how commercial uses for drones are poised to make a big impact on many industries. "UAVs will be used to provide package delivery to customers from companies such as Am- azon or via shipping companies like FedEx, DHL or UPS," wrote Schreiner. "We are on the cusp of the commercial era of UAVs. Imagine delivering pizza by f ying drone. Is this an impossible dream or an innovative business plan?" Read more at CE.org/i3. Drones, UAVs and other unmanned systems have taken of as a unique tool for everyday life, re- gardless of whether f ight is controlled by onboard computers or remotely from the ground. Experience the variations in design and function- ality of this technology in the all-new Unmanned Systems Marketplace located at CES Tech East in the LVCC, South Hall 2. Drones, UAVs and other unmanned systems have taken off as a unique tool for everyday life. Conference Track and SuperSessions T e Robotics Business Review organized a half-day robotics conference track, scheduled for January 8. T is track explores how consumers will benef t from the rise of robots and how robots f t into the broader spectrum of lifestyle technology. Sessions include: • "A Robot in Every Home" • "Wearable Robots: From Healing to Enhancement" • "Robots & Society: Attitudes, Obstacles and Opportunities" Engadget is hosting a SuperSession, "T e Future of Robotics," on January 6. Hear top industry leaders talk about to current state of robotics and where the technology is headed.

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