Must-See Robotics at RoboBusiness 2015

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Robots Enabling 'Manufacturing Anywhere'

A higher level of robotization in factories means being less dependent on labor market fluctuations (whether the cost of labor or access to labor is a challenge). For that reason, the past several years have seen a trend toward reshoring manufacturing activities that were previously outsourced to lower labor cost regions. In addition, as robotic technologies mature, machines become easier to deploy and maintain, but also more agile and flexible, allowing a higher level of customization of goods produced. In fact, the need for large production facilities driven by economy of scale is being replaced by the need to produce as close as possible to the point of consumption: "Manufacturing anywhere" is becoming the norm.

Robots are far more than a buzz word. They are changing the way we work and live on a daily basis. These smart machines are driving a new era of manufacturing productivity, redefining technology markets, inspiring new business models and taking over more and more tasks now performed by humans. In short, robots are transforming our global economic future. In fact, the application of advanced robotics in health care, manufacturing and services could have an annual economic impact of between $1.7 trillion and $4.5 trillion worldwide within the next decade.

Increasingly, robotics innovation is offering companies a competitive business advantage and humans a better quality of life. Robotic hardware combined with cognitive intelligence and cloud computing capabilities signifies a host of new opportunities in advanced manufacturing, transportation logistics, surgery, retail and hospitality services, and even home and family care. It's more than a fad, it's a sea change: By 2025, the number of automatable tasks will increase to 25 percent across ALL market sectors. Robots stepping in to fulfill those tasks will boost productivity by 30 percent in many industries.

In this slideshow, RoboBusiness, the world's must-attend robotics event, takes you on a tour of some of the robots transforming business as we know it and the trends you need to be tracking to stay ahead of the robotics curve. Don't miss seeing these robots live at RoboBusiness, Sept. 23-24, in San Jose, California.

For more, be sure to sneak a peek into the future of robotics and business at RoboBusiness 2015.

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