The service robot sector has been developing especially fast in recent years.

The benefits of robotics in workplace can already be seen in various reports such as the International Federation of Robotics ones.
What is a robot in workplace? Work robot’ is a colloquial term that is popularly used and usually refers to an industrial robot or a service robot.

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The robotisation process is advancing and establishing itself in more and more industrial sectors, although the automotive industry is still at the head, accounting for around 30% of the total demand each year.

At every point in history, humans have developed the necessary tools to carry out their work. Now, mobile robotics is the key to Industry 4.0. It is no longer just about automating industrial processes, but about intelligent automation in which mobile robotics optimises production and profitability, and makes tasks easier for employees.

Robots in the workplace are not here to replace humans at all, but to provide better working conditions.

6 benefits and advantages of working robots

  1. Increased productivity: An Autonomous Mobile Robot, AMR, canperform full shifts so that production runs 24 hours a day without interruption.
  2. Reduced accidents at work: there are tasks that pose a risk to workers. For example, tasks in deteriorated environments with the possibility of collapse, work with toxic substances or handling very heavy loads. Robots can perform these tasks, increasing occupational safety for operators.
  3. Error reduction: it is assumed that in every production line there is a percentage of errors. However, a robotic system has the precision to significantly reduce that percentage. This is one of the main benefits of robots in the workplace: the precision of a robot or mobile manipulator reduces the possibility of production errors and increases the quality of certain processes.
  4. Increased flexibility: there are many types of robots in the workplace, therefore the number of tasks that a robot can do has also increased considerably. Within a single industry, robots can be adapted to various applications, thus increasing flexibility and cost-effectiveness.
  5. New job opportunities: more and more people are required for designing, programming and manufacturing robots, as well as for different areas of research and technological development. Furthermore, as productivity increases, it is logical that the company will grow and require more staff.
  6. Betting on the future: in today’s highly competitive, demanding and globalised industrial landscape. Being at the forefront of technology is a matter of business development. Betting on intelligent automation through robotic systems is equivalent to building a solid foundation for a business to remain profitable, competent and sustainable.

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Many of Robotnik’s customers are opting for more intelligent robots, with more safety guarantees and more intuitive for end users.
It is all about using the possibilities offered by technology to become more competitive.

Examples of robots at work

However, some companies believe that there are obstacles. For example, bringing robots into the workplace requires a large infrastructure as well as a large investment.

On the one hand, collaborative robots such as those manufactured by Robotnik are designed to operate with humans in the same workspace without the need for a safety perimeter, making them easy to deploy in any factory. Moreover, these systems are scalable: they can be tested in a given area and then expand their operating zone thanks to their capacity for mobility. The same goes for the number of units: it can be progressively expanded depending on the results.

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On the other hand, it is common to find new customers who think that if their company is an SME, they cannot afford to incorporate robots into the workplace, but this approach is wrong.
There are currently more than 5 000 Robotnik mobile robots in the market, working in various industries and companies, which have seen how the investment in mobile robotics has had a return in the short-medium term.

Want to see some videos of robots at work?:

  • RB-ROBOUT in an industrial production system.
  • RB-KAIROS+, the Mobile Manipulator for industry.
  • RB-VOGUI for indoor and outdoor logistics.