Autonomous mobile robots (AMRs) have proven to increase the productivity and reduce the cost of warehouse automation operations. While the costs of AMRs continue to drop, even as their capabilities increase, there are often hidden, and sizable, costs associated with their deployment. Here’s what to look for, and how to mitigate their impact.
Robots and industrial automation enable disproportionate GDP gains, but are they resilient to disruptions and changing demands?
Increased automation—with its ability to significantly boost societal productivity—is needed to help modern nations address seemingly intractable challenges such as sluggish wage growth, aging populations, rising health care costs, environmental restorations, global competitiveness, and often-worrisome levels of public sector debt.
The emergence and rapid proliferation of collaborative robots have resulted in the proliferation of a new class of ‘lean’ integrators specially adapted to the needs of SMEs who wish to leverage automation. The lean integrator has evolved precisely to deliver robot installations that yield higher productivity at a lower price point, and that can be installed in a fraction of the time of a traditional robot work cell.
New research by MIT economist Daron Acemoglu shows that since 1987, automation has taken away jobs from lower-skill workers without being replaced by an equivalent number of labor-market opportunities.
Both China and the US are incorporating AI into their industrial manufacturing operations… China from the top down and the US from the bottom up.
The RBR50 Robotics Innovation Awards, widely recognized as a leading indicator of robotics innovation leadership, have been broadened in 2020 to celebrate robotics innovation in a wider range of forms.
Organizations looking to deploy autonomous mobile robots within their environments visit with several companies at HighJump event.
Partnership with COAST Autonomous enhances campus transportation at Catholic university.
As states continue to legalize cannabis, increased demand will likely drive the adoption of automation and robotics.
Safety considerations and additional programming work can benefit workplaces utilizing collaborative robot technologies.
Impact of automation yet to be felt, and workers remain optimistic that it will help their future work.
Continued growth, shifting attitudes, new roles all expected in the year and decade to come.
Enormous opportunities exist for companies looking to improve efficiencies and save money on customer delivery.
Several hidden costs, as well as hidden benefits, exist in the calculation of a robotic deployment.
Different ways that robots are helping automotive manufacturers improve their automation processes.
First deployment aims to provide multiple procedures via robotic system.
Company’s multi-robot RightPick installation to launch at new PALTAC Corp. warehouse.
Creating jobs and expanding opportunities some of the key themes from this year’s conference.
Mobile robots from MiR used to automate internal logistics processes.
Consulting group says robotaxis will arrive in 2021; private self-driving cars will carry hefty price tag.
Strategic partnership has ‘Chuck’ mobile robots working with SuperPick piece-picking robot.
AI processing, Internet of Things and cloud computing driving growth for nascent market.
Partnership terms will offer solutions beyond grocery retail automation.
Large-scale projects in warehouse automation could see a revenue dip in 2021, but that provides opportunities for smaller robotics companies.