Rise Of The Machine
The robotics industry is one of revolution, as startups develop new autonomous robots to increase the efficiency of human workers or perhaps free them for tasks that are less dangerous or that add value to a business. Driven by advances in artificial intelligence and other technologies, as well as worker shortages in numerous industries, startups have launched robots for construction work, machine operating, landscaping and even pizza-making. Meanwhile, a number of robotics startups also continue to disrupt the warehousing market, including with AI-powered robots that are capable of performing labor-intensive tasks such as piece-picking or 3-D scanning and mapping.
Interestingly enough, many if not most of the technologies being developed by robotics startups are available on an as-a-service basis, with the manufacturers or their representatives charging for the latest robots based on time used or for specific tasks.
CRN offers a list of 10 of the coolest robotics startups this year, which features drones, delivery robots, UV-C disinfectant robots, robots for construction and more.
Judging by the growth and momentum at a number of leading robotics startups, it shouldn’t be long before you can expect to see autonomous robots coming to places they’ve never gone previously.
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