Top Robotics Trends to Drive Innovation in 2021

Applied Tech Review | Wednesday, September 15, 2021

In 2021 and beyond, emerging trends in industrial robots are predicted to shape robotics.

FREMONT, CA: Robots have advanced from costly devices with limited functionality to affordable machines capable of performing a wide range of tasks over the last few decades. Industrial robots, in particular, are widely used by people all over the world. Furthermore, according to recent trends in robotics, industrial robots are progressively utilized in manufacturing facilities, resulting in rapid advancement, expansion, and evolution.

The manufacturing industry has seen a growing use of robotics engineering and technology in its production processes due to significant technological breakthroughs in robotics. Industrial robots are versatile manipulator machines that are autonomously controlled, reprogrammable, and programmable. Welding, ironing, painting, assembling, pick and place, product inspection, palletizing, and testing are all typical industrial robot applications that require a high level of endurance, speed, and precision. In addition, industrial robots perform repeatable operations and eliminate the need for human labor. Furthermore, industrial robots can work in hazardous and hazardous conditions that people cannot.

Industrial Internet of Things technology adoption

The Industrial Internet of Things, well known as Industry 4.0, revolutionizes how firms, particularly those in the manufacturing industry, function. The Internet of Things (IIoT) refers to the vast number of equipment, devices, and other items that a company employs that now get connected to the internet. There is an infinite number of applications in the comprehensive technology that has many ramifications in the industrial robotics sector. Surprisingly, smart sensors and actuators get expected to be increasingly used by robots near the edge of the manufacturing line. IIoT leverages data through enhanced use cases that employ real-time analytics and smart machines. One feature that differentiates IIoT applications from other industrial robot trends is their ability to transmit critical information helpful in making accurate and real-time business decisions.

Collaborative Robots or Cobots

Cobots, or collaborative robots, are robotic automation designed to operate alongside humans in a collaborative workspace. A collaborative robot performs menial and repetitive tasks which would otherwise deplete humans. It also protects industry personnel by preventing them from performing vital and dangerous tasks. The capabilities of collaborative robots in industrial radar differ significantly from those in other industries. Advanced sensors and software are built into industrial collaborative robots, allowing them to recognize and respond to any human intervention into their environment.

Robots go digital

Industrial robots can communicate with each other without the assistance of humans are increasingly getting considered a means of speeding up manufacturing. Industrial robots are essential components of digital and networked production as part of Industry 4.0. Meanwhile, VDMA and Open Platform Communications Foundation (OPC) experts produced the' OPC Robotics Companion Specification.' Industrial robots can connect to the Industrial Internet of Things using this technology (IIoT).

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