Automated rail lines, which enable autonomous control of trains with minimal human oversight, hold the promise of increased efficiency, lower costs, and, perhaps most importantly, more consistent safety.
The next wave of robotic industry growth is coming. This paper explores the implications of robotics growth trends for innovators, investors, and Fortune 500 companies across a range of industries and applications. It also presents a series of challenges that successful vendors will need to meet in order to participate in this industry.
Not long ago, domestic reserves of natural gas were believed to be all but exhausted. The U.S. was viewed as a huge market for liquid natural gas imports. The government put in place disincentives to the construction of new natural gas-fired power plants, believing supply was insufficient for long-term use. This was all, however, before the advent of unconventional natural gas.