The International Roadmap Initiative for Robotics and Automation (IRIRA): The goal of IRIRA is to collect a technology roadmap for the selected topics in robotics and automation that may interest industry and commercial sectors for their reference. The outcome presents the collected views of industry and research community that are arranged in terms of possible scenarios, including a vision of the industry at a set time in the future; what new types of products or services markets will require in the future; the enabling technologies to create those products or services; the feasibility of creating the enabling technologies; the technological alternatives for achieving the needed technologies; and how to address these technology needs through R&D. The roadmap will provide a broader view of the technologies required for meeting the various business and market needs, human resources needs, governmental and nongovernmental barriers, and many other related topics.
In general, technology roadmapping helps the a society members such as companies, industries and R&D organizations plan what they must do to succeed in future markets. Technology roadmaps:
Technology roadmapping is a first step toward ensuring an industry’s future competitiveness.
Available roadmaps will most likely be quite different, both because of different scopes but also due to regional differences in the (so far identified) needs for new robot technologies. In total, this calls for a community effort.
Document provided by Bruno Sicilianotab_roadmap.doc