Reasons Why 2017 Will Be the Year of Robotics

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February 23, 2017

2016 was such a great year for robotics. A lot of progresses were made in various fields, and more and more people have started to realize how robotics can improve work, education, and life.

But this is nothing compared to what will happen in 2017. In this year of robotics, many ideas will be transformed into actions and real advances!

Business Takeaways:

  • Although some industry observers predicted that 2016 would be the year of the social robot, this year is more likely to see robots spread into more workplaces, public areas, and even homes.
  • Small and midsize enterprises are most likely to benefit from the spread of collaborative robots, but costs will remain a challenge.
  • Advances in safety, machine learning, and applications will make cobots, drones, and service robots more user-friendly. French startup Niryo is working to include these capabilities in its own robot.

Here are several ways in which 2017 will be the year of robotics:

Cobots spread in industry
As I discussed in a previous post, current industrial robots are way too expensive and not user-friendly. That was totally normal until a few years ago, when some companies started to launch collaborative robots.

Well, what if we tell you that cobots are just getting started? Robotic co-workers will likely revolutionize industry, particularly for small and midsize businesses.

Robots become accessible for everyday life
Cobots are starting to change a lot of things in the industry. But what about small companies, schools, universities, and people’s homes? If you thought that robots for home are just a thing you see in movies, then be prepared for...

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