The rise of AMRs and how they interact with the workspace

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AMRs, or autonomous mobile robots, have become more and more popular in recent years as they can accomplish repetitive tasks and speed up operations. Unlike autonomous guided vehicles which rely on tracks or predefined paths and need operator oversight, autonomous mobile robots are able to understand and move through its environment independently. 

Here’s what you should know about its use in the manufacturing industry and how its used: 

Increased Use Within the Manufacturing Industry

According to a report by Fortune Business Insights, the global AMR market size is anticipated to grow from $1.97 million in 2021 to $8.70 billion by 2028. This is largely driven by the COVID-19 pandemic as more and more people began to rely on e-commerce to buy, sell, and ship goods. To increase speed and keep up with large demands, more and more companies began to use AMRs to smoothen their workflow. 

An example of this is UPS Supply Chain Solutions which designed AMRs in April 2020 to pick up and transport goods for consolidation, track end-to-end supply chain activities, and meet customer’s needs. Some of its features include high sensitivity video sensors, mapping and localization, and built-in stereo cameras that are capable of programming its route within a warehouse. As the technology continues to improve and speed up processes, more and more companies are projected to rely on AMRs to accomplish a variety of everyday tasks. 

Benefits Within the Workspace

Here are just a few reasons you should consider using AMRs in your business: 

Enhanced Worker Safety: From using complex chemicals throughout the manufacturing process to carrying heavy products, AMRs help employees and businesses stay safe by completing tasks that would otherwise be harmful. It also cuts out the risk of having employees work in extreme conditions. 

Increased Flexibility: By using simultaneous location and mapping solutions, AMRs can easily adjust to their environment and complete tasks without needing someone to oversee it. 

Improved Efficiency and Productivity: As AMRs are able to take on more complicated and lengthy tasks, you and your employees can focus on things like customer support. 

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