The Internet of Robotic Things: A review of concept, added value and applications

Pieter Simoens, Mauro Dragone, Alessandro Saffiotti

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The Internet-of-Robotic-Things (IoRT) is an emerging vision that brings together pervasive sensors and objects with robotic and autonomous systems. This survey examines how the merger of robotic and IoT technologies will advance
the abilities of both the current IoT and the current robotic systems, thus enabling the creation of new, potentially disruptive services. We discuss some of the new technological challenges created by this merger, and conclude that a
truly holistic view is needed but currently lacking.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-11
Number of pages11
JournalInternational Journal of Advanced Robotic Systems
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 26 Feb 2018


  • Internet-of-Things
  • Cyber-Physical Systems
  • Distributed Robotics
  • Network Robot Systems
  • Autonomous Systems
  • Robot Ecology

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Computer Science (miscellaneous)
  • Computer Science Applications


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