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Robots Driving Manufacturing and Factory Floor
Robot technology already has a robust stand in factory floor and is getting strengthened as the time passes. Growth in adoption of robots has also been observed because of lowering prices of both mobile and fixed-arm robots. Incorporating robots in the manufacturing line and other processes has boosted the efficiency and saved timed for manufacturers leading to higher productivity. All these factors coalesce to forecast of an aggressive embrace of robots in coming years.
Robot technology has shown significant growth over the past few years making it more feasible and useful in factories. One key technology that made the most impact is SLAM (Simultaneous Localization and Mapping) which enables robots to move around unstructured environment without an inbuilt map. The technology involves swarm intelligence and sensor fusion enabling mobile robots to move in an unstructured environment such as a factory warehouse. Introduction of machine learning and artificial intelligence in the robot technology is leveraging the tech to boost the efficiency to new heights making them a more reliable option in the industry.
The manufacturing industry is among those few which embraced robots in their early stages and still is the leading one to welcome new technology and tools to enhance the efficiency. The various advantages of robots that makes them the first preference of the factory owners are-
• Consistency: The key benefit of robots, that they are capable to maintain consistency in processing. The chances of errors are least resulting in high productivity.
• Reduced cycle Time and Floor utilization: With fast processing speed robots enable the owners to reduce cycle time and gain higher output in the same time. Meanwhile, floor space utilization is also one of the pros of the tech.
• Quality and Reliability: With consistency robots also bring quality output each time to make them, highly reliable.
• Reduced Waste.
• Lower Production Cost
Apart from manufacturing industry many other sectors are also embracing the robot technology and seek to optimize it for the business benefit. The characteristics that the technology holds within itself have the potential to revolutionize the market and factories. Certainly, robots and robot technology is the future of all sectors either directly or indirectly.