Must-See Robotics at RoboBusiness 2015

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Robots Offering a Cutting Edge Retail Experience

Imagine walking into a hardware store looking for a certain brand of screw, and being led straight to it by a friendly robot worker that was not only able to recognize EXACTLY what you needed, but lead you to it and tell you everything about it along the way. The combination of robotic autonomy and business intelligence, correctly consolidated and leveraged, spells a major improvement in live customer support for professional retailers, not to mention less dependency on manual labor. The latest robotic innovations will not only provide a novel user experience by waiting on customers, they can stock shelves, deliver clothes to the dressing room, and monitor for security purposes, freeing humans up for more complex and creative tasks on the shop floor.

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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