Business Needs Are Driving Robotics Technology Trends
Modern businesses face pressure to move faster and meet ever-growing customer expectations while realizing higher levels of business efficiency. To meet this challenge, companies are looking for ways to implement robotics and help ensure that employees can focus on the most-critical and -meaningful tasks. They’re finding a virtually limitless number of valuable use cases, such as autonomous concierge robots in shopping malls, robotic arms in manufacturing plants, last-mile delivery robots, and even sanitation and cleaning robots.
Across all industries, robotics manufacturers want to find the right balance of price, performance, and form factor with their robotics hardware. Manufacturers need to deliver outstanding results via flexible, scalable designs. They require tools and technologies to deliver the right functionality—including AI inference—at the right cost and location, via the right form factor or robot type.
Robotics is used across many industries to enable workers to focus on the most critical and valuable tasks. Industrial and manufacturing organizations, warehousing and logistics companies, healthcare providers, and retail, banking, and hospitality companies are using robots to deliver enhanced business outcomes.
Robotics manufacturers need to deliver cutting-edge, scalable solutions at optimal prices. They’re seeking to deliver flexible, high-performance designs to help their customers achieve their goals.
Robots need to be able to see, plan, and act. To do so, they require sensors (such as cameras) that allow them to intake information about the world around them—plus processing power to help them analyze the information and make a decision. Finally, they need actuation tools that allow them to take action in the physical world.
Artificial intelligence software is critical to enabling robots to function autonomously. It allows them to understand the information captured by their various sensor technologies and quickly make a logical decision based on the inputs.