The world of robots is constantly developing. These incredible machines have become so advanced that they can speak of a real "robotic revolution". We could define it as the next step (if not obligatory) to the industrial revolution: something we knew would happen.
The innovation introduced by artificial intelligence and modern cloud technology could only lead to this result. But what are the industries that could be positively affected by this revolution? What are the sectors that would benefit from the new robotic technologies?
New robots are becoming more affordable, costs have already started to drop and sales are rising. The pandemic only increased the use and demand for autonomous machines in industry.
There is not nothing to do: the future of business is precisely robotics.
Robots in the logistics industries
The first industries to be disrupted by the robotic revolution were the "logistic" ones, and they will be more and more. Industries dealing with logistics and those managing warehouses could benefit from the use of robots. By combining robotics with artificial intelligence and big data, companies can leverage new machinery to make their businesses even more efficient.
Last year, shipments of industrial robotics around the world exceeded 400.000, bringing the value of this market to a whopping 50 billion dollars.
A few examples are already present, and they help us to better illustrate the future of robotics in this sector. THE autonomous trolleys, robots that take care of the picking and transport of materials from one space to another: for this field, the robotic revolution could mean fewer employees, more speed and greater savings.
The first huge changes will be visible in the next few years, with big companies like Amazon at the top of the list. The impact on employment will be evident, in spite of the efforts of workers to regain respect and ground.
Safety and Production
Two other sectors that could be positively affected by the robotic revolution are those dedicated to safety and production.
Speaking of safety, we know that i robot drones they are already quite common in the military and private security services. They are often used for surveillance purposes, but also as a silent means of data collection. In the UAE, police presented the idea of the first "robotic policeman" as early as 2017. The British military, on the other hand, is currently testing the use of autonomous robots for freight transport.
Similarly, several industries are trying to create robotic machines that are advanced enough to help manage the manufacturing process.
The goal, as mentioned, is to integrate Big Data, artificial intelligence and the Internet of Things into their industrial technologies. Production processes could thus accelerate, improving the quality and speed of service. A first example comes to us from Dubai, where robots started producing license plates without human intervention. This new trend could then expand to several other sectors, completely transforming the way we see manufacturing.
The future robotic revolution is increasingly present. The hope is that robot technology will be able to integrate with the human factor without damaging it, and without causing too great a disruption.
Industries have the task of controlling the different processes and allowing everyone to make the most of this revolution. Very soon, we will find out if they have succeeded.