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Three key trends driving the robotics sector in 2019

James Baird
By James Baird
In 2018, Loup Ventures Research predicted that the industrial robots sector would grow by 175% over the next ten years, primarily due to a rise in collaborative, assisting platforms rather than traditional automated machinery.
 
Three key trends driving the robotics sector in 2019
Moreover, ABI Research also predicted that the robots market will surge to $1 billion in total revenue by 2020, just one year away. With so much growth on the horizon for the robots sector, we thought we would take a look at what some of the top trends experts are saying will be driving this growth over 2019 and beyond.
 

Say hello to cloud connected robots

We write about the cloud a lot on the Dynamic Networks blog and with good reason as this new technology continues to grow in it’s uses and benefits. The robotics industry is no exception when it comes to cloud adoption, and as we move through 2019, the experts are predicting a significant rise in the number of cloud connected robots. This is a bit of a no brainer too as connecting robots to the cloud comes with advantages like increased storage and computation and better communications.
 

Expect to see more robots across more industries

The manufacturing industry in particular is no stranger to robots, having been using them in production processes for years now. However, 2019 looks set to be the year this will change. Industries like food production, healthcare, warehousing, logistics and even retail are all predicted to start embracing robotics this year. That means more and more of us will also find ourselves working alongside robots too, increasing efficiency and even reducing operation costs. Amazon is already a great example of a business using robots alongside the human workforce in a harmonious and mutually beneficial way, and in 2019, more businesses are expected to start working like this.
 

Robots in the home

It won’t just be robots at work that we’ll need to get used to either, there are going to be more robots in the home as well. We’re already used to the idea of robotic vacuum cleaners (successful because they fulfil a real need) but elsewhere, home assistance robots so far have failed to take off. That’s because as yet, businesses in the robotics sector have failed to get a full understanding of what people do and don’t want from robotics. As soon as that question gets answered though (and experts think the answer isn’t all that far away), get ready for a whole swathe of new robotic assistants.

And there you have it, three of the top trends driving growth in the robots sector this year. To explore even more trends influencing the rise of robots right now, we recommend this article from Analytics Insights and this news release from Globe News Wire.

Happy reading.

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