The automotive industry was the first to implement smart factory solutions that included the use of industrial robots on assembly lines, which have dominated traditional automobile production for more than a century. Networked interaction of robots and autonomous guided vehicles - or rather autonomous mobile robots - is the way of the future (AMRs). These mobile robots, which are equipped with cutting-edge navigation technology, are far more flexible than traditional production lines. On driverless transport systems, car bodies are transported. They can be diverted away from the assembly line flow and to assembly stations where individually equipped variants can be assembled. When completely new models are introduced, all that is required is to reprogram the robots and AMRs rather than dismantling the entire production line. Robot suppliers report robots working side by side with humans without fencing, as the integration of human-robot collaboration workstations gains traction.
Furthermore, the automotive industry is not the only industry where robots are streamlining processes and increasing efficiency; consumer/retail, healthcare, and electronics are just a few other examples. With such efficacy, robots will be seen in nearly all industrial processes and even used in everyday activities in the not-too-distant future.
At this juncture, there is a wide variety of Robotics solution providers entering the industry with a set of advanced and integrated offerings. To help companies navigate through the bestof-breed solution providers, CIOApplications Europe has compiled a list of the leading players in the field. This edition also offers a combination of thought leadership from subject-matter experts with real-life stories on fostering robust partnerships and exclusive insights from CIOs and CXOs. We hope this edition will provide you with the right assistance in choosing the best Robotics solution providers and service companies according to your requirements.
We present to you CIOApplications Europe’s “Top 10 Robotics Companies - 2021”.