CEO Insights

Source: IIoT

Officer & Director of Sarcos, about industrial robots.

Lucian Fogoros: The number of industrial robots deployed worldwide will increase to around 2.6 million units by 2019. That’s about one million units more than in the record-breaking year of 2015. Broken down according to sectors, around 70 percent of industrial robots are currently at work in the automotive, electrical/electronics and metal and machinery industry segments. In what other sectors should we expect a growth?

Ben Wolff: Most of the industrial robots that are in use today are intended to perform repetitive tasks in highly structured environments better, faster or cheaper than humans.  Structured or predictable environments have historically been more conducive to automation and robotics because the number of variables are fewer and the problem set far more limited.  But advancements in the areas of sensors, machine learning and computing are enabling a new category of robots that are able to perform meaningful tasks in increasingly unstructured environments.

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