Latest Trends In Robotics
These trends are sure to aid you in keeping your business ahead of competition taking into account all the latest developments.
Gone are the days when robots only managed to achieve the near impossible in movies. A rapidly evolving technology, robotic automation has become ubiquitous in factories across the globe. And they only continue to grow bigger and better as they add to the productivity and the bottom lines of organizations.
The swell of collaborative robots, or cobots, has lent itself to enhancing efficiency while at the same time tackling the fear that these machines are here to outdo or annihilate humans. Have a look at the trends listed for the year ahead. These trends are sure to aid you in keeping your business ahead of competition taking into account all the latest developments.
Now, even the easiest tasks undertaken by a robot would require a 3D machine vision. Not only will that be imperative for better productivity but also vital to feed data into AI technology. To expect a robot to get hold of an object, for example, without knowing its locations beforehand would definitely not be an easy task without the help of machine vision that is totally capable of reconstructing a 3D image. Apart from that, AI wold also need to translate this visual information into a meaningful action on the part of the robot.
ROBOTICS AS A SERVICE (RAAS)
Instead of going whole hog and handing over robots at an upfront cost, manufacturers have come up with the option of paying for a service that enables users to increase their efficacy while at the same time takes care of the costs like maintenance and management for the manufacturers. Users pay a particular amount at a stipulated rate, instead of paying up for a whole robot at once.
USING INDUSTRIAL INTERNET OF THINGS (IIOT) TECHNOLOGY
Robots will now capably deploy smart sensors at various levels of production so as to be able to collect data easily. This data wasn’t earlier accessible to manufacturers. This trend is as of now being developed and is currently being worked on. Also this trend is sure to greater levels of productivity and efficiency.
Drones are making sure that interest in their existence keeps growing. According to recent studies undertaken, it was predicted that the drone market would go up from just $2 billion in 2016 to more than $125 billion by 2020.
Apart from being able to transport raw materials as also finished parts from one place to the other, drones are quite capable in monitoring production lines too. They easily assess quality while at the same time take care of the inventory. This lets the humans take on other important facets of manufacturing with ease.
Another trend to take note of would be the increased market segmentation. Once upon a time, the production of robots was a standardized process, however, now we see for ourselves that robots are present in many different markets and niches. There are specific models that cater to welding or handling materials and even working on the assembly line.
KEY TAKEAWAYS - DRIVING PRODUCTIVITY WITH ROBOTICS
Although the argument of robots taking away our jobs will continue endlessly and some of it will actually even come true, we can assure you that this is not all bad news. There are cases where robots take away the mundane part of our jobs and leave us to take care of the more important facets. Also they can handle menial tasks, apart from the more dangerous ones. All in all, robots have a lot to offer to quite a few domains in the coming years.