In the last couple of years, robotics has become an indispensable part of our everyday lives. The pandemic has further served as a catalyst in making robotics an indispensable part of our professional and personal arena. Unforeseen events such as labor shortages, repercussions of COVID-19, supply chain disruptions, etc., also added to the demand for robotics.
Besides, development in areas like artificial intelligence, IoT, etc., is impacting how we work, learn and enjoy things every day. In the USA alone, the robotics market is expected to reach US $7.26 Billion by the end of this year.
Let’s explore different robotics trends we expect to see in the upcoming days.
Business will no longer face the issue of a lack of experience and hefty expenses pertaining to robotics ownership. Just Like SaaS, RaaS is the new reality in business. Now businesses do not have to buy expensive robots and hire robotics experts to operate the same. Instead, they can hire and subscribe to different RaaS models to increase productivity.
RaaS offers businesses the advantage of rapid scalability, upgradation as per requirement, and cost-effective robotics services.
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2) Robotic Process Automation
RPA, or Robotic Process Automation, will eventually become the standard technology in every business. It helps businesses to automate their repetitive tasks. Sectors like hospitality, education, etc., often rely on robotic process automation to free their staff of repetitive tasks and give them ample time to focus on other important work.
As per the reports, the RPA market across the globe will reach as high as $29.3 billion in the next 7 years.
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3) Multi-purpose Cobots
Cobots or collaborative robots are the next big thing, especially in the retail industry. After the pandemic, the e-commerce sector has witnessed terrific growth. As a result, retailers are now relying on cobots to tackle issues like labor shortages, a small workforce, and so on.
These collaborative robots are not a threat to human jobs. Rather, these cobots have been designed in a way that they work hand-in-hand with human employees. Cobots will gain prominence in the upcoming time as they enhance the overall productivity of organizations as well as offer a safe work ambiance for human workers.
4) Autonomous Mobile Robots for Data Acquisition
AMRs, or Autonomous Mobile Robots, are the biggest craze in the world of robotics. Factors like mass personalization of goods, e-commerce growth, and labor shortage have further escalated the demand for AMRs in different companies and business enterprises.
The reason behind the immense popularity of AMRs is their ability to offer real-time data to businesses as well as carry out multiple activities autonomously. Basically, autonomous mobile robots prove to be extremely helpful in streamlining available data and automating day-to-day operations.
5) Foodservice Robots
The food industry is more likely to embrace robotics in the upcoming time. Although, you won’t be seeing robot chefs cooking delicacies anytime soon. Yet, restaurants are planning to incorporate food service robots for everyday jobs.
Restaurants like Creator, Wilkinson Baking Company, Buffalo Wild Wings, etc., use kitchen robots for baking burgers, bread, and frying food, etc. Some robots are also programmed especially to make food deliveries and clean tables and kitchen counters.
Wrapping It Up!
Robotics is the biggest buzzword that you will listen to every day- thanks to the rapid digitization across the world. It is high time that we make room for robotics in our day-to-day life and learn more about this trending topic.
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