Artificial intelligence (A.I.) combined with robotics technology has the potential to transform and improve the world. A.I. provides excellent capabilities for robots to disrupt a wide range of businesses. According to a recent report, the robots market is expected to grow from 11.9 billion U.S. dollars in 2018 to 34 billion U.S. dollars by 2024, at a CAGR of 19.15%. That's why companies should focus on robotics development and implementation to boost productivity, reduce the effect of potential errors and serve their customers better. Let’s delve into details below!
Surgery, rehabilitation, therapy, patient companionship are not all healthcare practices that can be changed with robotics. Robotic solutions applied to take over the duties of health care professionals, but rather to simplify their work. As an example, the da Vinci Surgical System uses the hand movements of the operating surgeon to control tiny, precise instruments inside the patient’s body that provides minimally invasive procedures in surgeries such as cardiac, colorectal, gynecologic, head and neck, thoracic, and urologic. Aethon Inc.‘s TUG robots are used in healthcare facilities for tasks such as delivering medications from a pharmacy to nursing stations throughout the facility. The TUG robot has been installed in about 140 hospitals throughout the U.S.
To help increase productivity while reducing overall costs, the agriculture industry has been actively working to adopt different forms of robotic technology. Robotic vision systems are used to detect, segment, classify or track the objects fruits, plants, livestock, people, etc. That enables to understand “what” is “where” and “when” in the field. Robotic vision in agriculture requires robustness to changes in illumination, weather conditions, image background, and object appearance, e.g., as plants grow while ensuring sufficient accuracy and real-time performance to support onboard decision making and vision-guided control of robotic systems.
In marketing, robotics solutions are used to enhance customer experience and engagement. Also, with the robotic solution, marketing team can code automated email marketing campaigns or messages and publications in social networks, segment prospects, based on big data analysis, schedule posts to be published, etc. One such example is Pepper, SoftBank’s humanoid robot, which is capable of capturing emotional cues from people and adapting its behavior appropriately. Leading organizations such as Nestlé are planning on using intelligent robots to inform customers about their offerings in an exciting way, ensuring increased engagement. The popularity of smart robotic technology is evident by their positive impact in the market.
Robotic solutions have become a reality for the warehousing. Already employed, robots help to ramp up output and decrease errors throughout production processes. At this moment more companies are planning to follow this strategy and benefit with advantages from it in the warehouse ecosystem. The robots can handle routine tasks increase productivity without negatively impacting quality, do not require breaks and lunch periods to rest so that they want to continue working, uninterrupted, throughout a long shift, and can work 24/7 that reduce the chances of serious accidents that could impact a human employee’s health and safety. As an example, at the DHL distribution center, the autonomous mobile robots help manage an entire logistics chain of spare parts, from order intake to customer delivery.
Robotics solutions are transforming many global industries. This technology will have the most significant impact on large sectors of the economy. Above mentioned examples provide enough evidence to suggest that once fully mature, AI-enabled robots will play a significant role in a high number of industries to increase productivity, automate time-consuming processes and provide new unique experience engaging more customers, etc. We, at Provisionlab, have vast technical expertise and ready to implement any idea into an attractive and effective robotic solution.