The novel coronavirus pandemic hit many industries hard, leaving analysts unsure of when things might bounce back for those sectors. However, the combination of the robotics industry and COVID-19 could be beneficial. Here are five reasons why.
It is clear to everyone in the supply chain industry that piece-picking technology is an essential core solution that enables predictable and scalable order fulfillment operations, especially during times like these.
These remote control and highly modular autonomous robots are proving to be valuable assets in the fight against Covid-19. Fitted with maxon motors, these versatile robots are also capable of supporting the unit in large-scale incidents. A report on an heroic collaboration.
The COVID-19 pandemic has forced changes to our daily lives, but when it comes to technology, not all changes have been unwelcomed. In many ways, shifting the way we live has accelerated the use of technology to a level that we were only beginning to dip our toes into.
There are several industries that I believe will take off in the post-pandemic era. First and foremost are e-commerce and contactless shopping; this is an industry in which new protocols are expected to continue as social distancing has become mandatory.
Universal Robots' VP of Operations and Supply Chain, Martin Kjærbo shares with us his thoughts on how Universal Robots is managing through the pandemic as well as insights into what the future of Robotics and Automation may be.
The use of cobots is on the rise and their use is encouraged to stay safe during the pandemic, as some businesses were severely affected due to the social-distancing orders. The collaborative robot market is experiencing an exponential growth.
Humanoid robots are gaining popularity as the human touch has to be reduced to prevent the virus from spreading. Hospitals in many parts of the world are using these robots for providing various services to COVID-19 patients.
After a weak 2019, we originally expected the 2020 robot market to recover strongly, but COVID-19 changed the market revenue growth forecast from 4.8% to -3.6%.
In the long run, the pandemic will accelerate existing trends for industrial automation
Matt Wicks, Chief Robotics Solutions Architect at Honeywell Intelligrated shares with us his thoughts on how Honeywell Intelligrated is managing through the pandemic as well as insights into what the future of Robotics and Automation may be.
Jim Kircher, the Chief Commercial Officer at FAULHABER MICROMO shares with us his thoughts on how FAULHABER MICROMO is managing through the pandemic as well as insights into what the future of Robotics and Automation may be.
IPR Robotics offers a wide range of servo-driven 7th axis linear rails for industrial robots. These rails come in ten different sizes and are constructed from modular high strength extruded aluminum sections to handle payloads of 100 kg to 1600 kg or from steel to handle 2000 kg payloads. This variety of rail sizes allows each application to be sized correctly, controlling the space required and the price point. The drive train design of these rails utilizes helical gear-racks and is proven over 10 years to be repeatable and reliable, even in tough foundry applications.