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Power Technologies for Drones and Autonomous Robots – Lithium Batteries Preferred Despite Increasing Competition from Emerging Technologies – Research and Markets

May 23, 2016
By Business Wire News


Research and Markets has announced the addition of the “Power Technologies for Drones and Autonomous Robots (TechVision) “ report to their offering.

The adoption of drones and autonomous robots are steadily increasing in various industries, foremost being healthcare, defense and industrial. Therefore, it’s very important that the power sources used in these bots and drones support them to sustain in tough conditions and extreme environment.

This research study focuses on identifying the various power sources that can be used for drones and bots across various industries along with the key expectations that these power sources should satisfy. The study also assess the current and emerging power technologies and utilizes a scenario modeling approach to forecast the future adoption potential of various power sources.

Key Findings:

  • End-user needs’ of autonomous robots converge into a single theme, which is to have a higher performance power source in terms of energy and power density than existing ones, thus allowing it to operate longer and perform multiple tasks.
  • Lithium-ion battery is the most used battery nowadays because it offers high performance with a small footprint. Low cost is the main factor that influences current robot developers choice of the incumbent power sources, which are lithium-ion battery, lead acid battery, compressed gas, and combustion engine.

Key Topics Covered:

1. Executive Summary

2. Demand Side Analysis

3. Current Technology Analysis

4. Emerging Technology Analysis

5. Innovation Models

6. Scenario Modeling-Future Option Analysis

7. Key Patents

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