Thanks to faster computation and higher storage capabilities, intelligent autonomous robots aren’t science fiction anymore. They are already at work within industry today. In the future, up to 60 per cent of our jobs are expected to be automated. How will this development transform manufacturing and the maintenance of machinery in the future?
In the latest edition of SKF‘s knowledge-sharing “Let’s Talk” symposiums, industry experts explore how intelligent autonomous robots are expected to transform manufacturing and the maintenance of machinery in the future. The popular symposium specifically covers smart robotics and how it will affect the factory of the future.
The recent “Let’s Talk” event focuses on Smart Robotics and how it will affect the factory of the future. Speakers are Danica Kragic, Professor for Computer Science, Royal Institute of Technology, KTH; Daniel Wäppling, Head of Product Architecture, ABB Robotics and Roberto Napione, Head of Machine Centre of Excellence, SKF.
Roberto Napione, SKF, says: “Pushing innovation with smart robots, which are able to assemble bearings in different sequences will improve the industry’s operational efficiency and reduce maintenance times. However, the robot itself will not be enough. It needs to be integrated into a smart, Big Data environment within the factory. In this regard, smart robots will not necessarily reduce jobs, but rather transform them. In the future, we will see factories with people who are collaborating with robots, building environments, conditions and software between them.