In recent times, the future of manufacturing seems to be oriented towards the Factory of the Future, the Intelligent Factory or Industry 4.0, which will revolutionise the portfolio of services of company offers.
This is a new concept within the industry which has been recently proposed and which encompasses the major technological innovations from the fields of automation, computer vision and information technology. The production processes tend to become increasingly efficient, customisable, autonomous and more productive by the use of Cyber-physical systems, Internet of Things and Internet services.
Artificial intelligence is also becoming increasingly important and influential in today’s world. The constant evolution of this sector allows the systems to gradually add more advanced competences and begins to establish an important role factor in the labour market.
The integration of artificial intelligence into the workforce will have significant implications for virtually every employee and organization across the globe.
The introduction of collaborative robots in the future industry allows an automatic multi-directional flow of information, not only between machines but also between humans and the integrated production system.
A new way of understanding robotics has broken out in the industry. These solutions are based on collaborative robots, capable of working side by side with employees without the need for a security fence. This new generation of robots are designed to work without safety fencing, enabling them to operate in symbiosis with staff in assembly lines.
Collaborative robots are the perfect solution for the small and medium-sized businesses, largely because it is easy to set and often free from complicated security systems, allowing robots and humans to operate together effectively.
All studies support this: sales reports, market studies and growing implementation in important sectors, such as the automotive industry, show that robotics will be increasingly present in the industry.
Automation will ensure increased productivity at reduced costs through quality process execution and using robots to collaborate with staff for repetitive tasks. However, an increase in this trend will create a challenge of managing points of contact between manual and automated tasks. Here is where the collaborative robots show their importance in the increasing presence of robotics.
In brief, collaborative robots are the new ideal co-worker that will be a turning point for an increase in productivity, in addition to energy and material savings.