Robotics trends 2024: what will robots be used for?

Robotnik brigns some robotics trends for 2024: new use cases, new applications and new industries are coming.

In 2023, significant changes occurred in the robotics sector, solidifying technologies that undoubtedly expanded the capabilities of autonomous mobile robots.

So, what are robots used for right now? The rise of generative Artificial Intelligence has redefined how Autonomous Mobile Robots (AMR) support people, extending beyond cargo transport.
This year brings new use cases, applications, and industries embracing intelligent process automation.

ROBOTICS TRENDS IN 2024

The outlook for robotics in 2024 is shaped by trends making autonomous mobile robots more accessible across industries. Technological innovation, smarter robots, and new scenarios are key trends Robotnik anticipates.

🔺Artificial Intelligence
AI has been a focus in 2023 and is expected to be so in 2024.
One of the main focuses of mobile robotics and automation (in addition to navigation and the processing of large amounts of data) is the development of software. This makes it possible to offer solutions that are better adapted to the needs of each industry. In this sense, Artificial Intelligence provides enhanced human-robot connectivity, more autonomy and complexity in the tasks they perform, and greater capacity for collaboration.

🔺Collaborative robots
Most industries have workspaces in which both robots and people are involved. In distribution centers, factories, and warehouses, collaborative robotics is more in demand than ever, as it guarantees safety in this type of scenario and facilitates the deployment of mobile robots without the need to modify the infrastructure.

🔺Robotics in the logistics sector
The shortage of workforce and the high competitiveness in a globalised sector highlight the current need to streamline production processes in logistics environments. Robots and mobile manipulators carry out tasks such as transporting goods, handling parts, controlling stock or feeding production lines autonomously, constantly and quickly, without interruption.

🔺New roles for robots
The evolution of AI is just what makes it possible that by 2024 there will be autonomous mobile robots taking on new roles beyond traditional automation. Robots will move out of warehouses to increase their presence in public spaces and more unstructured outdoor environments where they are expected to perform more intelligent tasks.

🔺Fleets of robots
The time when companies incorporated only 1 or 2 AMRs into their work processes is coming to an end, thus erasing the scepticism about the value they could bring. Today, the focus in automation is on the deployment of large fleets of robots to significantly boost productivity.

2024 heralds a year full of new robotic solutions. Interested in use cases featuring Robotnik's mobile robots and manipulators implemented across various industries?

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