Inbound Logistics | January 2022


that halts the productivity of the facility. It is expected that this critical issue will be addressed to promote further development and avoid stagnation in the robotics market. 6. More Delivery Robots The market for delivery robots is expected to see tremendous growth in the next few years. Key factors include the reduction of delivery costs in last-mile deliveries as well as increased venture funding. In addition, there’s an increased demand for delivery robots in the retail and food industries. 7. Improved Abilities During the past 10 years, the demand for robotics has increased steadily across industries and is expected to grow exponentially in the next 10 years as well. As more manufacturing facilities, warehouses, and distribution centers automate their processes, industrial robots will be able to operate faster, more efficiently, and more accurately.

3. Autonomous Mobile Robots as Data Acquisition Platforms The demand for autonomous mobile robots is rapidly growing, driven by e-commerce, labor shortages, and personalization of goods. They carry out a wide range of tasks autonomously, such as scanning inventory levels or measuring temperatures, and provide real-time data to streamline operations. 4. Multipurpose Cobots Many retail managers reap the benefits of robot adoption when it comes to moving inventory and cleaning the floors. As shopping demands continue to grow, retailers are expected to add multi-purpose cobots, or collaborative robots, to their teams to carry out multiple tasks at once. 5. Addressing Interoperability Interoperability allows robots to communicate with each other and other systems to enable an efficient and safe working environment. If not tackled, it can be a pain point

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