With another CES in the books, Motley Fool analysts Rex Moore and Eric Bleeker have already identified Apple and autos as big winners this year. But as an investor, there is much more that you need to know about, including the intriguing triumvirate of robots, drones, and virtual reality.
Of the three, virtual reality holds the most promise. Facebook's(NASDAQ:FB) Oculus Rift will launch in March with a selling price of $599. HTC, meanwhile, showed major progress at CES with its own Vive virtual reality system. The Vive Pre features a front-facing camera that merges the physical and virtual worlds, and is scheduled to launch in April (HTC has yet to announce a price).
Drones and robots have fewer investable ideas, but Ambarella's (NASDAQ:AMBA) chip solutions are critical for the HD video processing in drones (as well as cameras in other sectors). Intel (NASDAQ:INTC) is also all-in with its acquisition of drone company, Ascending Technologies. Intel RealSense powers a collision-avoidance feature that allows a drone to follow you without running into trees or your tall uncle.
But the important concept to grasp is that all three of these areas -- robots, drones, and virtual reality -- are a subset of the larger trend of artificial intelligence. If you find the right companies excelling in AI, you will be setting yourself up for success.
Rex and Eric discuss all this and more in the video below.
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