The Way forward for Robotics: Group, Purposes & Relationships

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What was our greatest studying about the way forward for robotics throughout our current go to to Automatica 2022?

After each commerce honest and occasion, there is a vital interval of reflection. We expect again over what we noticed, heard, and discovered throughout the occasion. We take into consideration the concepts, traits, and modifications that we skilled in comparison with the earlier model of the identical occasion.

We’ve now had fun to suppose after our current go to to the large Automatica commerce honest, throughout which we printed dwell protection of your entire occasion.

Considered one of our massive takeaways from the occasion was the importance of neighborhood, purposes, and relationships inside our trade.

It was very clear how essential the neighborhood is for persevering with to drive innovation and adoption in robotics. With a view to create actually groundbreaking merchandise, it’s important we have now a robust neighborhood of specialists and customers to share data and greatest practices.

Connections: our high takeaway from Automatica 22

Among the finest issues about commerce occasions like Automatica is the prospect to satisfy so many individuals from completely different international locations who’re passionate concerning the purposes of robotics.

It is all the time inspiring to see the most recent improvements in our trade and listen to concerning the new ways in which individuals are making use of robots to their processes.

At Automatica, we created lots of new connections with new robotic customers. Many individuals had been excited about seeing how they may use robotic know-how to satisfy their enterprise targets and overcome the challenges they had been dealing with.

We additionally had many nice alternatives to construct our present relationships with different robotics suppliers within the trade. Numerous different cubicles had been utilizing Robotiq elements of their demos, so we had a devoted assist workforce readily available to assist these companions with their integration questions.

Such connections are important each for serving to our neighborhood sturdy and dynamic. The present Robotiq neighborhood was one motive we may so efficiently climate the Covid-19 international pandemic.

People discussing automation at Automatica 2022

Why is the neighborhood such a significant side of contemporary robotics?

In contrast to another applied sciences, robotics is a collaborative know-how by nature. You’ll be able to’t do all of it by your self. Even these suppliers that do purpose to supply your entire vary of robotic elements — such because the Large 4 robotics suppliers and newer arrivals like Neura that appear like they could go in that course — cannot function in a vacuum. A single firm normally cannot excel at every part. Customers usually request third-party {hardware} and software program platforms. Distributor networks and integrator partnerships are additionally a core a part of most robotic firm methods.

The worldwide pandemic has been a making an attempt time for us all. However the energy of the robotics neighborhood has been a drive that has stored the entire trade collectively.

Our CEO Samuel Bouchard talked about this significance of neighborhood in his interview on the occasion.

Why purposes are the brand new massive factor in robotics

Palletizing, machining, welding, and different self-contained purposes had been clearly the star of the present at Automatica this yr.

Why has there been such a strong transfer in the direction of utility kits lately?

Lots of the new wave of robotic customers haven’t got the experience to observe a DIY strategy to robotic integration. They wish to get began as quickly as attainable and haven’t got the time to waste to coach their folks in typical industrial robotics.

Because of advances in plug-and-play robotic applied sciences, there at the moment are many extra robotic utility options than there have been earlier than. These options are user-friendly and may be deployed to a enterprise in a matter of days or perhaps weeks. This makes robotic automation extra accessible than they had been up to now.

This pattern towards utility kits is why we’re persevering with to broaden our vary of utility options, similar to our new machine tending resolution

People watching the CNC Machine Tending Demo from Robotiq at Automatica 2022

Variety and ecosystem well being will safe the way forward for robotics

The Automatica Discussion board was a part of the supporting program on the commerce honest. It included a sequence of displays and discussions on matters regarding robotics and the trade.

One theme that got here out of that supporting program associated to our core takeaway from your entire occasion — the necessity for a robust, various ecosystem and neighborhood.

Esben Ostergaard additionally touched on the significance of a robust ecosystem in his opening keynote of the Automatica Discussion board. He talked about how the sturdy ecosystem was a core a part of the success of collaborative robotics. He additionally highlighted a probably regarding new legislation about AI in robotics, which we should always tackle as a neighborhood.

Variety was additionally a core focus. Variety is essential as a result of it helps us to study from one another to create a stronger robotics neighborhood total. By working along with a robust vary of backgrounds and views, we will create a vibrant future for robotics.

What’s subsequent for robotic communities?

As our robotic applied sciences and options proceed to evolve, so too do the communities that assist it.

Now that the Covid-19 pandemic is essentially behind us, there’s a pattern towards extra in-person occasions. This pattern will proceed to develop over the next years.

We expect that the continued curiosity in utility kits will deliver increasingly folks into the robotics neighborhood. These folks will be part of us at occasions like Automatica to share concepts and study from one another. Although many aren’t skilled roboticists, their views will assist us all to make robotics a invaluable know-how for everybody.

In the end, the transfer to extra various communities means that the way forward for the robotics neighborhood is wanting vibrant. We will not wait to see the way it will proceed to develop over the approaching years!

How essential are communities for you in robotics? Inform us within the feedback beneath or be part of the dialogue on LinkedIn, Twitter, Fb, or the DoF skilled robotics neighborhood.

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