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Thursday, June 22, 2023

Finding Use Cases for Robotics

Space we addressed to help make it clear.  This does a good job.  Note eight forms mentioned, Small excerpt.

Find The Right Use Cases For Your Robots in Forrester.

Paul Miller, VP, Principal Analystas

June 22, 2023

Among other achievements Melonee Wise founded Fetch Robotics, and until recently she was VP of robotics automation at Zebra Technologies. I spoke to her during my early research for the automation triangle, and one of her passing comments stuck. She described physical automation (robots) as “a task replacer, not a people replacer.” Well, quite. Once you realise that, and accept that a general-purpose robot really doesn’t exist, you start to think more sensibly about the ways in which robots can (and cannot) be introduced into specific workflows.

My latest report, Focus On The Use Case When Evaluating Physical Automation, does just that, and I’ll be providing more detail in a client webinar on 14 September.

The report discusses six broad classes of task ripe for automation (assembling, painting, picking, delivering, tending, and inspecting). It also highlights pros and cons associated with eight forms of physical automation (industrial robots, cobots, automated guided vehicles, autonomous mobile robots, robotic dogs, drones, exoskeletons, and humanoid robots). Despite all the depressing marketing froth about ‘autonomous’ machines, the report also shows how little of this market is really autonomous yet (or soon): I will definitely be returning to that theme.... ' 

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