Autonomous robotics systems
Turnkey smart robotics solutions fostering transformation to autonomous operations.
Conventional robotic systems have automated certain industrial operations for the past 50 years. Recent advancements in AI and computer vision technology have enabled a paradigm shift toward smart robotic systems that can be integrated into informational and operational systems while expanding use cases.
We believe smart robots are intelligent systems that can:
As we look ahead, smart robotic workcalls may be a requirement to achieve fully autonomous or "Dark" facilities.
Of organizations believe that professional or consulting service providers in robotics will be critical or helpful to their success.
Of organizations expect to increase their spend in robotics by up to 5% per year.
Of people will buy AI and applications services by 2024.
* Gartner surveyed 250 professionals who play a role in selecting, buying, or managing industrial physical robotics and related services in businesses with revenues of $500m+.
When deployed across a network of operations, smart robotic workcells generate a return on investment while tackling key challenges in physical operations today.
A global pandemic accelerated a decreasing workforce for physical operations. Robots collaborate with personnel to fill the void and meet demand.
Smart robots leverage computer vision and machine learning to reduce errors, shifting focus toward complex problems and strategic initiatives.
With robotics as a service (RaaS), drive down initial capital expenditures (CAPEX) to create value and impact margins immediately.
A fleet of smart robotic workcells can work together to increase throughput while making operations efficient by realigning the workforce.
Smart robots continuously improve to reduce waste and energy, helping organizations reach their sustainability objectives.
Integrated smart robotic workcells use business and robot data to collaborate and dynamically operate, addressing variability in demand.
Research* shows >75% of companies ramping up or optimizing their robotics capabilities, which means the benefits of robotic systems in physical operations are clear. However, while demand is growing, 37.5% of companies report worse than expected return on investment (RoI). They list the following reasons:
As a turnkey smart robotics solution provider and operator, our capabilities are designed to address deployment challenges while guiding organizations through a robotics journey that generates a return on investment.
Prioritize automation opportunities towards ROI and pre-engineer workcells to meet expected deployment times.
Grow and maintain a strong ecosystem of vendor relationships and create commercial constructs to reduce implementation costs and meet robot demand.
Simulate, prototype and develop smart robotic workcells that are integrated into business sytems.
Standarize workcells to scale toward successful deployments and provide 24/7 operations and maintenance support to ensure uptime and performance
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What is a smart robotic system?
Smart robotic Systems combine the best of computer science and engineering to streamline and automate repeatable processes through autonomous robotics, specifically in manufacturing, distribution, and logistics. These systems utilize IIOT sensors and robots with autonomous solutions to learn from their environment, analyze data, and operate in dynamic, unstructured environments with human and machine collaboration.
What are the different types of industrial robots?
Collaborative industrial robotics involves robots that are compact in size and can work alongside people safely through a quick and cost-effective introduction. The different types of industrial robots are Cartesian (moving in straight lines on 3 axes; SCARA (like Cartesian, but also with rotational movement); Articulated (a robotic arm with multiple rotary joints); Cylindrical (cylindrical work area with an extendable sliding arm); Parallel (three arms connecting to one base); Spherical (One arm with two rotary joints and one linear joint); and Cobots (involve human and machine collaboration).
What is the latest technology in robotics?
Technology in robotics is ever-changing, and what is a hot topic in smart robotic systems today will probably be moved down the hot list next month or next year. A key robotics focus is for companies to simulate, prototype and develop smart robotic work cells that are integrated into business systems. This involves services like work cell-level (physics-based) and plant-level simulation, robotics rapid prototyping, work cell configuration and customization, warehouse integration (WMS/WCS/WES), and robot data security and risk management.
Where are robots used in manufacturing?
How robots are utilized in manufacturing varies depending on a variety of factors – but mainly the type of manufacturing business, the size of manufacturing business and the budget a company has for robotics and autonomous systems. Some of the more common manufacturing areas for robots are Product Assembly; Handling of Raw Materials; Material Movement; Welding; Painting; Filling; Sealing; and Product Handling and Packaging.