In transition to Automation

We believe that 2021 will be the year when the world transits to a new normal. The pandemic in 2019 was a wakeup call for many enterprises as it exposes the vulnerabilities of labor-intensive operations- a lack of flexibility and scalability. The struggle to cope with the lack of labor and surge in consumer demands during the crisis has forced many businesses to rethink operations and seek longer term solutions such as autonomous robots to automate their processes. As industries begin to see the necessity in automating for today’s rapidly evolving landscape, it is just a matter of time before automation starts impacting every industry.

Machines have evolved significantly in recent years, from basic, stationary production machines to autonomous, collaborative robots better suited for today’s demands. Industrial robots are now smarter and nimbler than ever before. From hospitals to manufacturing factories, autonomous mobile robots are used for material movement in factories, restocking retail shelves, delivering medications to patients, and many more. Let us look at how AMRs have been utilized in some industries.

Trolleys, forklifts, and pallet jacks are common equipment used in the manufacturing and logistic sector to transport goods from one point to another. However, they are often laborious, inefficient, and time-consuming over long operation hours. As economic growth calls for production to scale and optimize, factories and warehouses have turned to AMRs, for manual labor, such as loading, unloading, and transportation of materials across various operational processes.

MAG Pallet Lifter Robot

AMRs such as Botsync’s MAG robots have higher capacity and are customizable to meet varying payload needs between 300 to 1000 kg, from lifting pallets to towing trolleys. MAG robot solutions are easy to implement into existing workflows, which makes them cost effective and efficient helpers in the long run.

The benefits of AMR have also found its ways into hospitals where safe distancing and minimal human contact is required. Hospitals around the world are deploying AMRs to disinfect areas and distribute medication to patients in quarantine zones. Packed with powerful built-in sensors, these mobile robots can navigate dynamically around on its own. Not only are they collaborative enough to work alongside humans, they also free medical workers up to attend to patients that require more human support.

Automation has an important role to play in an increasingly globalized and competitive economy. Robotics will continue to expand into new markets as robots continue to prove their worth in addressing complex challenges across industries. The benefits of adopting autonomous robots will continue to expand as they become more sophisticated. The cost of adopting these solutions will also reduce, leading to higher consumer adoption.

Are you looking for autonomous mobile robots to handle laborious, time-consuming manual operations in your facility? Write to us at contact@botsync.co to know more about our flexible robotic solutions!

Published by botsyncblog

Botsync is a robotics startup that builds autonomous mobile robots to automate point to point goods movement process for the logistics and manufacturing industry. Simultaneously with our academic division, Botsync Labs, we actively support robotics research and re-skilling of the industrial workforce for Industry 4.0 by building research and learning robots and providing robotics training materials.

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