Must-See Robotics at RoboBusiness 2015

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Robots Sold as a Service

The face of hospitality may soon be a robotic one, thanks to robotics innovators offering attentive and immediate customer service robots for enterprises such as hotels, restaurants and airports around the world. A far cry from the rigid manufacturing industry, these robots operate in unstructured environments and may be on call or not based on major ebbs and flows in clientele. This opens up the opportunity for robotics to utilize a business model first popularized by the IT industry: charging for the robots, not up front, but ongoing as services are rendered. The selling-as-a-service trend can be applied in numerous ways: based on data collected, the type of service rendered, or the number of times a task is performed. All this is signifying a change in the way robots are perceived and able to be used as a tool by businesses.

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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