What will the robots of the near future be like?

Robots of the near future

Impact artificial intelligence (AI) is setting a new pace in software development robotics and automation. Artificial intelligence enables personalized and optimized software solutions that transform the manufacturing experience. Logistics is expected to see significant growth with an annual growth rate of 46%, where automation will become key to addressing labor shortages and improving efficiency. In addition, the integration of information technology (IT) and manufacturing process control (OT) technologies using data is envisioned as a strategic approach to improve quality, profitability, and predictability in manufacturing. As 2024 progresses, an exciting year of advancements in robotics development and the widespread adoption of artificial intelligence is expected.

Anders Billeso Beckvice president of the company Universal Robots Strategy and Innovationpresents several predictions for 2024:

New developments in robotics

The artificial intelligence (AI) is setting a new pace in the development of robotics and automation by significantly changing the world software development. This revolution makes software development more economical, fast and efficientbe AI a key ingredient for automation. Developers can now create highly efficient software solutions. personalized and optimized solve different tasks and challenges. Analogously, if software development is often compared to digging with a shovel, deployment AI It is the equivalent of incorporating two horses and a plow into the process. Although AI promises a revolution in production, experience in automation It will continue to be a valuable and rare resource on this journey of transformation.

Machine learning

It’s fascinating to watch AI It affected the lives of office workers before it reached the processes of most factories. Benefits are expected by 2024 machine learning will be extended to a larger number of companies. The AI is already a reality, with many of our partners developing applications that leverage this technology and enable our robots to perform more complex and diverse functions. As an example, AI allows bots to get a human perception, handle variations, move parts accurately, adapt to changing environments and learn from your own experiences. Over time, these unprecedented capabilities will lead ka flexibility, quality and reliability exceptional in the field of production.

Robotic software development

Advances in software development lead to greater collaboration and reuse in the robotics field. The software acts as a vital link that connects users with their robotic counterparts, providing digital connectivity that goes beyond physical interaction.

In this sense, a new dimension opens up in the way of cooperation thanks advances in software development. These advances not only connect humans with robots, but also predict developments by 2024 that will reach a new level of sharing and reuse. Let’s imagine a world where instead of thinking the wheel, we leverage existing software assets like components, interfaces, and algorithms across different applications. This principle already forms the basis of our UR+ partner ecosystem, optimizing innovation and significantly reducing time to market. We look forward to seeing how this trend develops in the coming year.

Companies merge IT and OT

The future of manufacturing is being shaped through the integration of information technology (IT) and manufacturing process control (OT) technology, where data They become a fundamental pillar for innovation and efficiency. The manufacturing industry has led the adoption of cloud software services and we are currently seeing customers using them to improve quality, profitability and predictability. This leads us to foresee the growth of production and logistics systems based on data for the year 2024.

The potential of the cloud goes beyond mere collection and storage datait achieves its transformative capacity when cloud software services connect people and machines, making it easier for manufacturers to simplify complex processes and make smarter decisions.

Remote access to production data

The benefits of this digital development are remarkable because remote access to production data enables rapid response to issues and supports continuous improvement of automation. In an environment where dynamic systems are essential, cloud technologies offer advanced security and next-generation services. Industrial Internet of Things (IIOT) companies are highlighting this development by delivering greater efficiency and reducing downtime through total equipment effectiveness (OEE) visualization and predictive maintenance.

Throughout 2024, manufacturers will reap the benefits of these improvements, achieving higher quality, reduced downtime, better predictability and cost optimization. The transition to this strategic need enables a shift towards high-volume and diverse production, resilient supply chains, competitive utilization data and compliance with sustainability goals.

Installation of robots in all industries

By early 2023, Interact Analysis predicted a significant increase in robot installations across all industries, emphasizing logistics compound annual growth rate (CAGR) 46% for the period 2023-2027. It’s no surprise that the non-industrial applications market is experiencing accelerated growth.

In parallel with the manufacturing industry, many logistics companies are facing a serious labor shortage. The pressure on your operations is increasing due to globalization, e-commerce and more complex multi-channel supply chains. More logistics, warehouse and distribution centers are expected to turn around by 2024 automation offer faster and more accurate services.

Collaborative robots from Universal Robots

A prominent example is a logistics company that has partnered with Universal Robots to revolutionize its delivery center collaborative robots. The automation increased efficiency by 500%, greatly improving order accuracy. During high-volume events such as Black Friday, one bot fulfilled more than 4,400 orders, with a small human team only needed for replenishment.

The robotsalong with intelligent usage data, are poised to transform logistics businesses across the value chain, from package receipt to shipping operations. As the pace of robotics development continues to be impressive, we look forward to another exciting year of progress.

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