5 Major Robotics Trends To Watch For in 2019
Robots have revolutionized the manufacturing and industrial world in recent decades, and are starting to make their move into the wider world of business as well as our homes, too.
While robotic workers are now commonplace in sectors such as automobile and electronics manufacturing, 2019 should see increasingly widespread adoption across food production, retail, healthcare, and distribution operations.
So here's my rundown of some of the top predictions of where automation and robotics are set to make waves in 2019.
Robots becoming increasingly commonplace in our homes
Besides robotic vacuum cleaners, the idea of home assistance robots has been slow to take off so far. Could that change in 2019? Indeed a whole breed of startups and established companies are betting that it will. From robotic companions for the elderly to robots designed to feed, play with and care for pets while their owners are out, the apparent applications are plentiful.
The breakthrough will come when companies have gathered and analyzed real-world data on what people do, and don’t, want from robots. Robotic vacuum cleaners took off because they filled a real need, and were able to affordably carry out the duty they were designed for. Other robotic assistants – such as mobile virtual assistants – have not been so warmly received. READ MORE ON: FOR