The factory Of The Future With Robotics Automation.
Companies are increasing their use of Robotics, According to the International Federation of Robotics, with the integration of artificial intelligence and other improvements in Robotics including reduced costs, Companies around the world will continue to increase the use of Robotics and Robotic Automation within their businesses.
A frequently asked question, is how Robotics will impact production processes, particularly globally traded sectors such as manufacturing. If we look at the last technology wave which was driven by information technology, this could be described as destabilizing in nature. This enabled the geographic distribution of far-flung supply chains to the edge in search of cheap labor.
The frequently asked question of whether technology innovation based on Robotics will have the opposite effect is often asked, however there is considerable excitement surrounding the forth Industrial revolution.
The term automation was originally coined in 1945 and today it describes any production process that is controlled by machines with little or no input from an operator. To date most Robot automation has happened within manufacturing environments where they perform a wide variety of manual tasks super efficiently.
Robot automation is now spreading to other sectors including agricultural and hospitality and because Robots are becoming cheaper, have more autonomy and are hugely more flexible, insiders predict Robot Automation will continue to penetrate more sectors.
We know the global economy is in desperate need of new technologies and whilst Robotics are already driving increased productivity, we also know that investment in Robots contributed to 10 per cent of GDP growth per capita in organization for economic cooperation and development countries from 1993 to 2016.
As Robots and other autonomous systems continue to improve at the rate they are, their impact on productivity will be huge. We know that some Countries lead the way when it comes to the implementation of Robotics whilst others lag considerably behind. We don’t have a definitive answer to why this is but we know that wage levels are not the only factor.
We know that Robot use differs by industry with the automobile Industry generating the largest demand for Robotics. We also know that government plays a huge role in the implementation opportunities and impact that Robotics have on a country and we know that the leading Countries have established national strategies to support Robotic innovation and adoption.