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This article was contributed by Sergey Amosov, CEO of Hardware for Software
The robotics market includes a wide and constantly expanding range of products. After numerous years of collaboration with both Eastern and Western clients, it is possible to predict the future evolution of the robotics and robotics industry.
As per demand, large market share will include professional service applications. Changes in consumer behavior have emerged as a key driver of industry growth. For example, delivery services and online markets have increased the demand for robotics in the areas of product customization and logistics. The recent need to automate more and more food delivery operations has resulted in an increase in the use of robotic methods in these areas. Soon after the recognition and implementation of demand and automation in the food industry, rovers were developed to transport food orders to customers around the world. Now, more and more businesses are employing delivery robots, adding robotics to various aspects of restaurant operations, and so on. Given the future of robotics, it is likely that this trend will continue and spread to more industries.
Personal support and support growth through the use of mobile services is also being established. These include robotic companions who can help the elderly population with personal fitness, household chores and other activities of daily life. This trend is likely to continue as the future of the robotics industry expands.
It is already possible to find Android-type robots with flexible manipulators on their hinges at world robotics exhibitions. These robots are capable of performing tasks such as:
- Pour water into a glass
- Wash the dishes
- Serving goods
Impressively, a humanoid robotic arm capable of solving Rubik’s Cube without human assistance was also developed by the staff of the OpenAI Analytical Center for Artificial Intelligence. In the near future, robots will be able to adapt and learn with unforeseen events, thanks to advances in artificial intelligence. Consequently, these techniques will be particularly effective in non-repetitive operations.
Technologies are slowly moving to replace manual labor and improve the efficiency of existing manufacturing processes. In response to customer demand for environmentally friendly products, waste recycling processes will be optimized and more complex solutions will emerge for the “intelligent” classification and distribution of recyclable materials and industrial waste. We should keep in mind that there is already a shortage of manual labor in the market and in a number of complex areas where the recurrence of operations is not so high, resulting in the need for technical solutions like AI.
Given the future of robotics, advanced AI will expand the possibilities for collaboration between humans and robots. We will be able to interact with machines more easily and seamlessly due to better sensors, better AI flexibility and improvements in voice recognition and analysis technology.
Scalability has always been important for industrial applications, and it is just as important for robotic industrial applications. Automated devices will be mobile, easier to integrate into existing manufacturing systems, and have longer life cycles. In particular, this means the advancement of robots for mass production. Most of these are manipulator and conveyor robots. The work of AI will be monitored, modified and adjusted by humans.
The efficient and rapid integration of robotic devices into existing environments and processes will define the pace of future projects and the future of robotics. Over the next decade, robots will become increasingly integrated into new areas of human life and technological processes.
Sergey Amosov is CEO of Hardware for Software
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